2018/19 UCL: Old Trafford return for Ronaldo, Barca get tough draw

The draw for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stages Thursday evening matched Cristiano Ronaldo with his former side Manchester United, while FC Barcelona received one of the toughest groups. Ronaldo and his new club Juventus have been drawn in…

Bale can fill Ronaldo boots at Real – Giggs

Gareth Bale can cope with the pressure of replacing Cristiano Ronaldo as the star man at Real Madrid, says his Wales boss Ryan Giggs. Bale has become the main forward at Real since Ronaldo’s summer departure to Juventus, scoring in…

Ronaldo says he is hospitalised with flu

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo said on Sunday he is in hospital with a “bad flu” on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza but reassured fans that he will be out in a day. “Guys, I had a bad case of…

Ronaldo, Messi, Mo Salah top 2018 UCL squad of the season

UEFA released their 18-man strong Champions League Squad of the Season on Sunday, headlined by forwards Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi of Barcelona. Tournament winners Real were predictably well-represented, with Keylor Navas, Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modric,…

UCL: Real through with last-gasp Ronaldo penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 97th minute penalty sent Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals, crushing a devastated Juventus who fought back from their three-goal first leg deficit. With Lucas Vazquez felled in the final minute of stoppage time and Gianluigi Buffon sent…

Ronaldo is world’s most decisive player – Buffon

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon on Tuesday hailed Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as the most decisive player in the world, a week after the Portuguese scored an outrageous bicycle kick against the veteran goalkeeper in the Champions League. The Serie A…

La Liga: Messi sparks Barca, Ronaldo hits four

Lionel Messi delivered another masterful performance as Barcelona sailed past Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to take an 11-point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga. After putting Chelsea to the sword in the Champions League midweek, Messi…

La Liga: Ronaldo strikes twice as Real beat Eibar

Zinedine Zidane labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as “from another galaxy” after the striker’s double dragged Real Madrid to a 2-1 win over Eibar in La Liga on Saturday. Ronaldo headed in an 84th-minute winner at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium, having earlier…

UCL: Real on song as PSG falter again

Real Madrid showed their collective strength in a clinical 2-1 win over Paris St Germain to reach the quarterfinals as the hosts slumped to another early Champions League exit on Tuesday. Zinedine Zidane’s side prevailed at the Parc des Princes…

UCL: Historic Ronaldo stars in Real comeback against PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal for title-holders Real from the…

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