Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scores and sent off

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was then sent off as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg. Gerard Pique slid Marcelo’s cross into his own net before Lionel Messi levelled with a penalty. Ronaldo, who was a substitute, restored Real’s lead when he ran from halfway before smashing an effort home….

Classy Real Madrid beat Man Utd in Super Cup

Manchester United were outclassed as Spanish and European champions Real Madrid retained the Uefa Super Cup victory in a sweltering Skopje. Madrid dominated from the start and led when Casemiro – who earlier hit the bar – slid in a half volley. They doubled their lead when Isco calmly slotted in from eight yards after…

Man Utd beat Real Madrid on penalties after Lindelof error

Manchester United beat Real Madrid on penalties after their pre-season game finished 1-1 in Santa Clara. Anthony Martial created Jesse Lingard’s first-half opener for United with a brilliant piece of skill on the left. Casemiro levelled for Real from the penalty spot after United’s new £31m defender Victor Lindelof brought down Theo Hernandez with a…

Gossip: Hamilton to Ferrari rumours, plus Alonso's Real Madrid gift

Tuesday, 18 July Renault are weighing up the prospect of running Robert Kubica at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test to further evaluate whether he can make a comeback next year. (Autosport) Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has rejected talk linking three-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton with a switch to Ferrari. (Eurosport) Formula 1 should…

Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid stint

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid’s head coach. Portuguese-born Mourinho is accused of defrauding Spain of €3.3m (£2.9m; $ 3.6m) in taxes between 2011 and 2012. He has yet to comment on the claim. A prosecutor said he did not declare…

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world. But now a source close to the player now says he “doesn’t want to stay in Spain” because he is “upset” after being accused of tax fraud in the country. Ronaldo, 32, joined…