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Mariano Diaz's ruthless scoring streak could put Karim Benzema out of a job

Alexis Nunes and Craig Burley square off in predicting some of the more notable fixtures during week 5 of La Liga.

It wasn't the first impression the Santiago Bernabeu had of Mariano Diaz. The home fans on Wednesday had already seen their most recent addition develop from their under-18 side to Real Madrid Castilla before featuring in the first team under Zinedine Zidane.

Those memories were peppered with nostalgia, given extra weight, and then a 21-goal season in Ligue 1 had given them a chance to miss him. On Wednesday against Roma, fans got to assess for themselves whether the dispatches from France they...

Vinicius Jr. included in Real Madrid squad for first time since €45 million move

Alexis Nunes and Craig Burley square off in predicting some of the more notable fixtures during week 5 of La Liga.

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. has been called into the Real Madrid squad for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, taking the youngster closer to his debut for the European champions following his move from Flamengo.

Vinicius, 18, has not been called into the first-team squad for a game since he moved to Spain in the summer, a year after completing his €45 million transfer. He has instead been playing for Real's reserve side Real Madrid Castilla in the third tier of Spanish football.

Vinicius...

Why Gareth Bale isn't angry anymore at a post-Ronaldo Real Madrid

Everyone had gone except Gareth Bale. "Together, let's go," said Sergio Ramos, leading his team out the dressing room. But as they headed through the door, Bale sat there still, just him and a kit man gathering up a few things. Eventually, he stood, paused briefly, looked back and then broke into a gentle jog, the sound of his studs on the floor breaking the silence as he went out the room and into history.

When he came back in again an hour or so later, he had a Champions League winners medal...