The team finished runners-up to Barça in La Liga and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the third year in a row, where they were eliminated by Borussia Dortmund 3–4 on aggregate. Real Madrid began the season by winning the Supercopa de España, defeating Barcelona on away goals.  Higuaín scored a hat-trick and Callejón scored his first official goal for Real Madrid.  The following day, attacking midfielder Sergio Canales joined Valencia on loan for two seasons with Valencia retaining a purchase option of €12 million at the end of each season.  Messi scored just before halftime following a failed clearance of a corner kick by Real Madrid and a subsequent backheel assist from Gerard Piqué to give Barcelona a 2–1 lead at halftime. Official Website with information about the next Real Madrid games and the latest news about the football club, games, players, schedule, and tickets.  The original fine to Mourinho was upheld along with a €20,000 fine assessed to Real Madrid for crowd trouble.  Álvaro Arbeloa made his 100th appearance for Real Madrid but was sent off late in the match. Ronaldo opened the scoring and Benzema then added a brace.. There’s talk that Marcelo could depart even though he has another year left on his contract, and Ferland Mendy has also failed …  Sixty million people watched the match from China as a result. Real Madrid Official Name: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol Formed: 1902 Ground: Santiago Bernabéu (80,354) Manager: José Mourinho [POR]  Tomer Hemed scored with a header in the 39th minute for Mallorca before Higuaín and José Callejón scored second half goals to give Madrid the win.  Xabi Alonso shot through traffic during a corner sequence for the equalizer nine minutes into the second half. , On 4 March, Real Madrid extended their streak of wins in La Liga to ten games by beating Espanyol at home 5–0. It shows all personal information about the players, including age, nationality, contract duration and current market value.  Four days later Real Madrid blanked Villarreal 3–0 at home with three first half goals. During penalties, Iker Casillas made two saves but Ronaldo, Kaká and Ramos failed to convert their spot kicks and Madrid lost 3–1, bowing out of the Champions League in a heartbreaking fashion.  Benzema scored his first two goals in La Liga while Ronaldo converted a penalty and Higuaín added a late goal.  Fitness coach Rui Faria was sent off early in the match for protesting a refereeing decision and was subsequently suspended for two matches and fined €600. Real Madrid's origins go back to when football was introduced to Madrid by the academics and students of the Institución Libre de Enseñanza, which included several Cambridge and Oxford University graduates.  Despite resting Ronaldo, Iker Casillas and Pepe, Real Madrid scored four goals in the opening 20 minutes through Benzema, Callejón, Özil and Higuaín.  Callejón and Benzema scored again after halftime before Fatos Bećiraj and Ivan Tomečak added late consolation goals.  Four days later, Real Madrid defeated Osasuna 7–1 in their first ever noon kickoff, scheduled to cater to Asian audiences.  Former Castilla winger José Callejón was brought back after three seasons at Espanyol for a reported fee of €5 million on 23 May.  Pepe was also booked after the game for insulting the referee, which led to a two-game suspension for him.  On 7 January, Real Madrid won their first La Liga game of the year 5–1 against Granada at home. , Real Madrid continued their transfer activity on 27 June, signing teenage French central defender Raphaël Varane from Lens for six seasons on a reported €10 million transfer. , Real Madrid started the European leg of their pre-season world tour with a triumph over newly promoted Bundesliga team Hertha BSC on 27 July in front of a sold out Olympiastadion. 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