Real Madrid Update

Jose Morinho, Real Madrid Manager

Real Madrid captain Cristiano Ronaldo says his side are determined to break the dominance of their arch-rivals Barcelona – both at home and abroad.

El Clasico enemies Barca have cast a long shadow over their La Liga foes in recent years, with three consecutive league titles added to the 2009 and 2011 Champions League trophies.

“We have had this ambition for a couple of years. We are on the way to winning something, but the moment has not come yet,” said Ronaldo.

“But we are working hard to make this happen. We have to have hope. We have the players, we have a great coach and now we have to have the ambition to win the Champions League.”

The two clubs renew acquaintances in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana on August 14 and

Spanish Super Cup: FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Tickets on August 17.

“We are just concentrated on the preparation factor and when the game against Barca comes up, we will surely be fully prepared,” he said.

“We have a lot to work on. We are just concentrating on the training. This is what we have to think about.”

“And this is what we are going to try to do: to play well, to win in a physical way, and start the season in a better way.”

LA LIGA – SPANISH  LEAGUE

Real Madrid

Real Madrid pulls in approximately $390 million in revenue a year, making it the wealthiest football club on the planet - earning more than double what the teams ranked 10th - 8th in the Deloitte rankings cumulatively earn during an entire season. Real Madrid supporters can be found in every corner of the globe.

Barcelona

The most successful Spanish football club, FC Barcelona is also an important symbol of Catalan nationalism, with fans from this Mediterranean nation regularly filling Camp Nou at their club’s games at the 98,000-capacity home stadium. Barcelona also enjoys extensive support in other regions of Spain as well as in Latin America, bringing in $290 million every season.

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