Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid confirm Santiago Solari as coach until 2021

After thrashing Melilla in the Copa del Rey, they won 5-0 away to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, between victories over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.

published on : 14th November 2018

Julen Lopetegui sacked as Real Madrid coach, Santiago Solari put in temporary charge

The former Spain coach was appointed in June but five defeats in seven games, the last of them a 5-1 thrashing by Barcelona in El Classico on Sunday, have convinced Madrid to make a change.

published on : 30th October 2018

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui defiant despite thrashing by Barcelona in El Classico

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick to leave Lopetegui's future in serious doubt. After going more than eight hours without a goal earlier this month, Madrid have now managed just one win in six matches. 

published on : 29th October 2018

El Clasico: Barcelona await stumbling Real Madrid as Lopetegui looks for lifeline at Camp Nou

If Florentino Perez's mind is already made up, the result against Barcelona may not matter. A draw, or even a Madrid win, is not beyond the realm of possibility.

published on : 26th October 2018

Real Madrid victory buys Julen Lopetegui time but not security

Viktoria Plzen's openings were even clearer and the feeling afterwards at the Santiago Bernabeu was the European champions had been fortunate.

published on : 24th October 2018

La Liga: Pressure mounts on Lopetegui as Real Madrid beaten by Levante

For the rest of the half, Madrid were scatty and imprecise, their finishing spoiled by bad luck but a lack of composure too. 

published on : 20th October 2018

I believe in Real Madrid more than ever: Manager Lopetegui after Levante defeat

Defeat means Madrid have now gone five games without a victory and by the time Marcelo gave them hope of a comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu, they had gone 481 minutes without a goal too. 

published on : 20th October 2018

Gareth Bale fit as Real Madrid target morale-boosting win at Alaves

Madrid have gone three games without scoring, after their surprise Champions League loss to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday followed a draw against Atletico Madrid and defeat to Sevilla. 

published on : 5th October 2018

Sergio Ramos rested for CSKA Moscow to conserve energy: Julen Lopetegui

Madrid, who have won the past three Champions League titles, started this campaign with a 3-0 win over Roma.

published on : 2nd October 2018

Injured Gareth Bale misses Champions League trip to Moscow

Bale picked up a thigh injury during the goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday and had to come off at half-time. 

published on : 1st October 2018

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui praises Karim Benzema​​​​​​​

Lopetegui declined to take credit for the improvement of Benzema's play, stating that the players are the ones who play and overcome the difficulties.

published on : 15th September 2018

Gareth Bale can fill Cristiano Ronaldo void, says Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui

Lopetegui stressed that the Portuguese's departure represented a "fantastic opportunity" for Bale, who has been linked by Spanish media with a move away from the club, to stay and show his talent.

published on : 1st August 2018

Three things we learned today at the FIFA World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi.

published on : 16th June 2018

Sacked Julen Lopetegui gets behind Spain for FIFA World Cup

Lopetegui has given his backing to Spain at the World Cup, despite being fired as coach just 48 hours before their opening game at the tournament in Russia.

published on : 16th June 2018

Spain face Portugal in FIFA World Cup after Uruguay win

Cristiano Ronaldo's focus is on his fourth and probably last chance to win a World Cup at the peak of his powers.

published on : 15th June 2018
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