It was a good night for Real Madrid players last night as France beat Honduras 3-0 in their opening game of the World Cup – Karim Benzema becoming the first Los Blancos player ever to score a brace on his World Cup debut. Raphael Varane also impressed in the heart of the defence.
Tonight sees Germany take on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, and ahead of the game, the 29-year-old forward has been talking to the press about his state of health.
Ronaldo, who netted 51 goals for his club this season, said: “I wanted to be at 110% but I’m at 100%, which is a good level to be at to help your team.”
He then went on to talk more about his problem with tendinitis in his knee and that he doesn’t remember a game of football in which he hasn’t felt some sort of pain.
Elsewhere, Portuguese paper A Bola has claimed Real want to sign Benfica goalkeeper Jan Oblak. With some doubt over the future of Iker Casillas at the club, Los Blancos are eying the 21-year-old as a long-term replacement for the World Cup winner and club captain.
Finally, former Los Blancos player Arjen Robben has said he will never forget his time at the club and looks back on his spell as a Real Madrid player fondly. He also revealed that at the end of the Spain vs Holland game on Friday he sought out Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos to congratulate them for winning the Champions League.