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SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

2015/2016 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
14 Betis 0 0 0 0
15 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0
16 R Sociedad 0 0 0 0
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Gareth Bale urges Rafa Benitez to keep him in the middle for Real Madrid

Goals from James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale propelled Real Madrid over Tottenham and into the final of the Audi Cup.
Gareth Bale says he prefers playing in the middle for Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale says he can lead Real Madrid to trophies as long as he continues to play in his "best position" in the centre of attack.

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing from Real's lineup, Rafa Benitez gave Bale a central role in a 4-4-2 formation during his side's 2-0 win over Tottenham on Tuesday.

Bale provided the second of Real's goals in the second half and the former Spurs player told The Guardian after game that he prefers playing in the middle after two years on the right wing...

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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema injury confirmed amid Arsenal transfer talk

Rafael Benitez touches on Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent back injury, Karim Benzema's transfer rumours, and Gareth Bale's importance to the club ahead of the Audi Cup.
The ESPN FC crew discuss the hottest transfer rumours surrounding some big name players.
Speaking after lifting the Champions Cup China in Shanghai, Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez stated that Karim Benzema would not leave the club and is a "key player" for the La Liga side.

Karim Benzema has suffered a thigh injury, casting doubt over his availability for Real Madrid for the start of the season.

Benzema, 27, has been left out, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real's squad for the Audi Cup tournament in Germany with concerns over the attacking duo's fitness.

The France international has undergone tests which confirmed a thigh problem, although it has not yet be announced for how long he will be sidelined.

Benzema has been linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal but...

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Rafa Benitez won't hesitate to get tough on Real Madrid stars - ex-coach

Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez insists he's happy with his goalkeeping options as the possibility of signing Manchester United's David De Gea continues to loom in the balance.
Real Madrid head coach Rafael Benitez remains coy on rumours linking his club with David de Gea and Marco Reus.
Rafael Benitez touches on Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent back injury, Karim Benzema's transfer rumours, and Gareth Bale's importance to the club ahead of the Audi Cup.

Rafa Benitez will be strict with his superstar Real Madrid players when he needs to be, the man who coached him as a young Madrid player has told AS.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea boss was "a good coach" who would not be afraid to be tough on his high-profile squad, Rafa Guillen, who worked with a teenage Benitez in the mid-1970s, said.

Guillen, now retired, said: "I think Benitez deserves to return to what was his home.

"He's a good coach, as he has shown in the many clubs he has worked for....

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema miss Audi Cup tournament

ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Paul Mariner discuss the Audi Cup tomorrow and what the teams will offer with leagues starting up so soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have both been left out of Real Madrid's squad for the Audi Cup tournament in Germany with concerns over the attacking duo's fitness.

Ronaldo, 30, suffered "lower back pain" in his most recent training session, according to a club statement.

Benzema, 27, "over-used his right thigh" in the same session as Los Blancos step up their preparations for the new La Liga campaign.

Madrid begin their league campaign at Sporting Gijon on Sunday, Aug. 23.

Real Madrid coach...