Real Madrid Release (April 24-April 29) – Bridget Walsh

Real Madrid Release (April 24-April 29) – Bridget Walsh

Game Summaries:

Wednesday April 26: Deportivo vs. Real Madrid at the Riazor in La Liga

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Madrid run out handsome winners at Riazor

In a high scoring match, the Whites still have the La Liga title in sight. Real Madrid defeated Deportivo 6-2 in a dominant effort from the Whites. Madrid scored early, less than a minute into the match on a Morata goal assisted by Isco. The lead could have grown substantially throughout the first half if not for the performance of Deportivo’s Lux in goal.

Real Madrid’s other goals came from Isco, Vázquez, Casemiro, and two from Rodríguez. In a postgame interview, Isco stated that “it was a well-rounded game and the score line reflects that.”

Saturday April 29: Real Madrid vs. Valencia at the Santiago Bernabéu in La Liga

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No let-up from Real Madrid in quest for La Liga crown

With just four matches remaining in La Liga competition, Real Madrid came out with a strong performance against Valencia, winning 2-1 and clinching three points toward the La Liga crown.

The goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo on a header and Marcelo in the 87th minute to secure the win. By scoring in this match, Real Madrid has netted at least one goal in their last 58 matches.

Player News:

 

Isco’s 10 goals in La Liga

Isco’s goal against Deportivo set his new season high for goals in La Liga competition at 10. His previous mark of nine goals was set in his 2012-2013 season while he was playing for Málaga. This achievement places Isco at third goalscorer in the competition behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Morata.

James makes it five Real Madrid doubles

In Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Deportivo, James RodrÍguez scored twice marking his fifth double. The last time James had a double was in the first leg of the Copa del Rey against Sevilla. Overall in his career at the Club, James has doubled five times, three in La Liga and two in the Copa del Rey.

Marcelo, the foreign-born player with the most La Liga wins for Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s victory over Valencia marked the 212th win for Marcelo in La Liga competition. This game was also special for Marcelo because he netted the winning goal for the Whites. This mark also surpasses his compatriot Roberto Carlos as the foreign-born player with the most La Liga wins, even over teammates Cristiano Ronaldo, Di Stéfano, and Pepe.

Other Relevant Team Related News:

Julia Roberts’ El Clásico experience

Check out this video from Julia Roberts’ visit to the Santiago Bernabéu during El Clásico, Real Madrid’s matchup with Barcelona. The Hollywood star received her own Real Madrid jersey, interacted with various players, and more.

Upcoming Matches:

Tuesday May 2: Real Madrid vs. Atlético de Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu in First Leg of Champions League Semi-Final

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Saturday May 6: Granada vs. Real Madrid at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes in La Liga

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Featured Sources:

http://www.realmadrid.com/en

Image Source:

http://www.skysports.com/real-madrid

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