Mr Cole attempts the Champions League Challenge
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  1. Mr Cole attempts the Champions League Challenge

    After reading through several Champions League challenge stories, I too have decided to jump on the bandwagon and begin one myself.
    I have recently started a save with Real Madrid which I intended it being just a normal save but as I'm early on in the season I've decided to try and attempt the challenge with it.
    So lets begin.....


    Pre-season


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    Real Madrid 4-0 Castilla
    Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema, Luka Modric

    F.c Bayern 4-1 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain

    ESTAC Troyes 1-4 Real Madrid
    Luka Modric, Gonzalo Higuain (2), Sami Khedira

    AS Monaco FC 3-0 Real Madrid

    Boca 0-1 Real Madrid
    Sergio Ramos

  2. August


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    Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia
    Pepe, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal

    Getafe 1-3 Real Madrid
    Karim Benzema (2), Wellington Nem



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    Barcelona 2-1 Real Madrid
    Fabio Coentrao

    Real Madrid 5-2 Barcelona
    Karim Benzema (2), Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Luka Modric



    Transfers

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    A solid start to the league campaign was followed up with a great come back in the 2nd leg to win the Super cup against Barcelona. As I explained in my opening post, I wasn't planning on making this save into a story/challenge so these transfers are completely different to ones I would have probably made.
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  3. Good luck mate, will follow when I can!

  4. welcome aboard..gds luck

  5. September


    Other Transfer News

    Marouane Fellaini - PSG
    Yohan Cabaye - PSG
    Steven Jovetic - Chelsea
    Lars Bender - Chelsea
    Jeremy Menez - Tottenham

    The Champion's league draw has been made and here is our group


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    Should be pretty straight forward with only Schalke posing a possible threat.



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    Real Madrid 1-1 Granada
    Cristiano Ronaldo

    Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Benat, Mesut Ozil

    Rayo 0-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid 5-0 Deportivo
    Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo (3), OG




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    Real Madrid 5-2 FC Nordsjaelland
    Jese (3), Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain


    A slip up against both Granada and Rayo has given the edge to Barcelona in the early season race for the league title. On a plus side Cristiano Ronaldo has found his scoring boots after netting 5 goals in 4 league games this month.
    In other news, we've been drawn against Eibar in the 4th round of the spanish cup, with the 1st leg being played away.

  6. October


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    Fc Barcelona 5-0 Real Madrid

    Real Madrid 4-0 Celta
    Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo (3)

    Mallorca 1-2 Real Madrid
    Karim Benzema (2)



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    Basel 0-0 Real Madrid

    Schalke 1-4 Real Madrid
    Luka Modric, Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, OG


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    Eibar 3-2 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain (2)


    We couldn't have got off to a worse start to the month, an absolute battering by Barcelona at the Nou Camp leaves us sitting in 3rd currently 2 points behind the leaders. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 2nd hat-trick of the season at home to Celta, while Higuain seems to enjoy scoring away from the league. A minor blip in Switzerland was rectified with a thumping win over Schalke in Germany. Cant say im not disappointed in the defeat to Eibar as we ruled the match from start to finish but was unable to convert our many chances, oh well there's always the 2nd leg.

    If we are to win anything this season we need to sort out our away form as its been dismal with not being able to score as easily as we have at home.


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  7. November


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    Real Madrid 2-0 Zaragoza
    Cristiano Ronaldo (2)

    Levante 3-5 Real Madrid
    Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain (2), Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid 6-0 Athletic
    Mesut Ozil (2), Gonzalo Higuain (3), Wellington Nem

    Betis 3-2 Real Madrid
    Angel Di Maria (2)



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    Real Madrid 4-3 Schalke
    Gonzalo Higuain (2), Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric

    FC Nordsjaelland 0-2 Real Madrid
    Pepe, Angel Di Maria



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    Real Madrid 6-0 Eibar
    Marcelo, Wellington Nem (2), Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain, Pepe


    Apart from the defeat away to Betis it was a good month in the league which included big wins over Levante & Athletic Bilbao. We had originally leveled with Barcelona at the top until the loss which now sees us slip back into 3rd 3 points behind the Catalan giants.
    The win against Schalke saw us through to the Knock-out stages quite comfortably, despite already qualifying I still sent out a strong team to Denmark due to there still being 1st place up for grabs in which it paid off as we have now qualified top so we should get a easier draw.
    I wan't going to take any risks by sending out a weaker team again against Eibar. Quite pleased that Wellington Nem is getting among the goals recently.

    * We had made some inquiries to 3 right backs as I feel we are still weak in that area, they were:
    Ignazio Abate - £28.5m
    Micah Richards - £11.5m
    Lukasz Piszczek - Dismissed
    I wasn't willing to pay that much for a player that wasn't necessarily going to be 1st team so i turned Abate away and decided to sign Richards as he will provide cover for the Center Back role too. He will join on the 2nd January.

  8. December




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    Real Madrid 3-1 Osasuna
    Gonzalo Higuain, Marcelo, Karim Benzema

    Valladolid 1-4 Real Madrid
    Pepe, Angel Di Maria (2), Cristiano Ronaldo

    Espanyol 0-5 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain (2), Fabio Coentrao, Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo

    Malaga 0-0 Real Madrid




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    Real Madrid 1-1 Basel
    Marcos Legaz

    The draw for the 1st Knock-out round

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    Athletic 4-2 Real Madrid
    Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid 7-0 Athletic
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema (3), Fabinho, Luka Modric

    The Draw for the 5th round

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    Some good wins this month in the league but yet again inconsistency away from home is letting us down, we really need to improve this before its too late.
    We sent out a very young team out for the Basel game as we were already through as group leaders, least they went 1 better than my first team by actually scoring.
    We went 2-0 up after 18 minutes in the 1st leg and some how got blown away in the 2nd half, so I thought we'd be up against it in the 2nd leg oh how wrong was I??? 5-0 up after 34 minutes so I was quite surprised we couldn't get double figures.




    End Of Year Awards
    World Golden Ball: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben
    World Player: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Arjen Robben
    European Golden Boy: Eden Hazard



    Any Feedback welcome

  9. January


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    In

    Micah Richards - £11.5m
    Joao Moutinho - £35m


    Out

    Luka Modric - £25m

    Other Transfer News

    Andriy Yarmolenko - Man Utd
    Leighton Baines - Man Utd
    Pierre - Emerick Aubameyang - Fc Porto
    Douglas Costa - Fc Porto
    Nani - Bayern Munich




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    Real Madrid 6-1 Real Sociedad
    Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Pepe, Angel Di Maria (2), Mesut Ozil

    At. Madrid 3-2 Real Madrid
    Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain

    Valencia 3-3 Real Madrid
    Mesut Ozil (2), Angel Di Maria

    Real Madrid 6-0 Getafe
    Gonzalo Higuain (3), Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Wellington Nem





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    Granada 2-2 Real Madrid
    Angel Di Maria, Benat

    Real Madrid 1-0 Granada
    Gonzalo Higuain

    Real Madrid 4-0 FC Barcelona
    Mesut Ozil (2), Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo

    FC Barcelona 3-1 Real Madrid
    Cristiano Ronaldo






    A little disappointed to have dropped points against At. Madrid & Valencia but that was to be expected really with our lack of away form. We continue to batter other teams at home and we have now scored 41 goals in just 10 home games in the league this season while conceding just 3.

    Yet again our away form lets us down in the away leg against Granada after going 2-0 up early on, i was Confident however going into the return leg but would like to have scored more than just the 1. Next up was Barcelona at home, and yet again we delivered at home smashing them 4-0 although they were without Messi. The 2nd leg we were leading at half-time and Messi was kept quiet, the 2nd half however was a different story as they scored 3 in 10 minutes but it wasn't enough to deny us a meeting with At. Madrid in the final.




  10. February




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    Granada 1-6 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria (2), Karim Benzema (2), Fabio Coentrao

    Real Madrid 3-2 Sevilla
    Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Sergio Ramos

    Real Madrid 4-0 Rayo
    Angel Di Maria (3), Mesut Ozil

    Deportivo 0-1 Real Madrid
    Mesut Ozil






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    Paris St Germain 0-0 Real Madrid





    4 wins out of 4 in the league this month has definitely kept our title hopes alive and that's even with 2 away games thrown in the mix, Angel Di Maria has been great this month grabbing 5 goals in 4 games. We play Barcelona next with them being 2 points clear of us at the top.

    When the draw was made for the knock-out stages I was dreading being drawn against these after their big spending in the summer, and I had a reason to, if Javier Pastore had taken his chances then there wouldn't be any need to play a 2nd leg as he had 5 clear cut chances for his self. Could be a close game in the return game.






    March


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    Real Madrid 3-0 FC Barcelona
    Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Sergio Ramos

    Celta 0-2 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil

    Real Madrid 4-0 Mallorca
    Cristiano Ronaldo (4)

    Zaragoza 1-1 Real Madrid
    Gonzalo Higuain






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    Real Madrid 3-1 Paris St Germain
    Gonzalo Higuain (2), Cristiano Ronaldo


    Results from the 1st Knock-out stages

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    Another unbeaten month and it couldnt have got off to a better start as we climbed above Barcelona after demolishing them 3-0. Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be scoring for fun this season notching up another 6 goals this month.

    We completely out played PSG and we're through to the quarter finals where will play Ac. Milan.

    * Sorry not been able to post the League table as I forgot to take a screenshot.

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