Cristiano Ronaldo

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Wednesday Kickoff: Courtois unsure of future, Ronaldo rested and more

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While one star's future looks like it may be in Madrid, one of Real Madrid's current stars is due for a rest.

Thibault Courtois says he is unsure of his future with Chelsea following extended links to Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be a part of Real Madrid's clash with Leganes on Wednesday as Zinedine Zidane looks to rest his biggest star.

Emery’s PSG under pressure after Madrid setback

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain find themselves under pressure for the first time this season after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

Unai Emery’s men have blown away all before them domestically this term, but with world-record signing Neymar failing to fire and captain Thiago Silva left to sulk on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, Cristiano Ronaldo led struggling Real to a 3-1, first-leg win.

Emery’s PSG under pressure after Madrid setback

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Paris (AFP) – Runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain find themselves under pressure for the first time this season after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.

Unai Emery’s men have blown away all before them domestically this term, but with world-record signing Neymar failing to fire and captain Thiago Silva left to sulk on the Santiago Bernabeu bench, Cristiano Ronaldo led struggling Real to a 3-1, first-leg win.

Zidane expects Real to ‘suffer’ in Paris after first-leg win

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane warned his Real Madrid players that they can expect to suffer in the return leg of their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a 3-1 comeback victory on Wednesday.

The reigning European champions stunned the PSG of Neymar in the last 16, first-leg showdown with two goals in the final seven minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu from Ronaldo and Marcelo.

Zidane expects Real to ‘suffer’ in Paris after first-leg win

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane warned his Real Madrid players that they can expect to suffer in the return leg of their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a 3-1 comeback victory on Wednesday.

The reigning European champions stunned the PSG of Neymar in the last 16, first-leg showdown with two goals in the final seven minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu from Ronaldo and Marcelo.

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo Makes History As Real Madrid Come From Behind To Beat PSG In Bernabeu Thriller (Video)

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Real Madrid came from behind to beat Paris St-Germain 3-1 on Wednesday, in a highly entertaining clash at the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the match-winner for the La Liga giants, with the superstar becoming the first player ever to net 100 goals for a single club in the Champions League.

Delight for Ronaldo after match-winning display against PSG

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted at the manner in which Real Madrid kept going to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 with two late goals in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown.

“It was a very important victory. We started the match well but then conceded the goal. But this is the Champions League and Real Madrid know from experience that games last 90 minutes and here at home we wanted a good result,” the Portuguese superstar told UEFA.

Delight for Ronaldo after match-winning display against PSG

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was delighted at the manner in which Real Madrid kept going to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 with two late goals in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown.

“It was a very important victory. We started the match well but then conceded the goal. But this is the Champions League and Real Madrid know from experience that games last 90 minutes and here at home we wanted a good result,” the Portuguese superstar told UEFA.

Real fully deserved victory against PSG – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane felt his side were worthy winners after the title-holders came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

“We can be happy with the way we played. We kept going to the end.

Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain with a big 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have not scaled their usual heights this season and this was still not perfect, but they do look to be finding some form just in time for a potentially season-defining tie with the French side.

Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain with a big 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have not scaled their usual heights this season and this was still not perfect, but they do look to be finding some form just in time for a potentially season-defining tie with the French side.

Manchester United are top club online in China – report

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Shanghai (AFP) – Manchester United have held onto their position as the top football club online in China, with Barcelona star Lionel Messi the number one player, a report said.

The annual Red Card report by Shanghai-based sports digital consultancy Mailman found Jose Mourinho’s side are the best-performing club for the second year in a row despite their lack of recent Premier League success.

Manchester United are top club online in China – report

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Shanghai (AFP) – Manchester United have held onto their position as the top football club online in China, with Barcelona star Lionel Messi the number one player, a report said.

The annual Red Card report by Shanghai-based sports digital consultancy Mailman found Jose Mourinho’s side are the best-performing club for the second year in a row despite their lack of recent Premier League success.

Cup upset leaves Real with only Europe

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted his encouragement for his club and their fans on Thursday, hours after Real Madrid suffered a humiliating elimination by lowly Leganes in the Copa del Rey.

“Courage team. Courage Madrid fans. We still have many battles to win,” wrote Ronaldo in his official Twitter account.

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points - and 19 ahead of Real - as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.

Real defy crisis talk as Barca extend lead

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

But Barcelona still extended their lead to 11 points - and 19 ahead of Real - as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit a brace in a 5-0 romp at Real Betis.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Cristiano Ronaldo Uses Mobile Phone To Check Out Facial Injury During Win Over Deportivo (Video)

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Real Madrid returned to winning ways in convincing fashion on Sunday, with Zinedine Zidane's struggling side battering Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 at the Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both netted braces, with the Portuguese also indulging in the most Ronaldo-esque behaviour possible.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Ronaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.

Real Madrid defy crisis talk with Deportivo hammering

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid moved back into the top four of La Liga by thumping lowly La Coruna 7-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, with Cristiano Ronaldo ending a miserable run of league form with a late double.

Ronaldo had only scored four league goals before Sunday’s clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real’s fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

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Madrid (AFP) – A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

The 21-year-old midfielder converted a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the box.

That ended a run of three matches without victory for Zinedine Zidane’s struggling galaxy of stars, even though the likes of world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh winger Gareth Bale and French striker Karim Benzema were left out.

Late Asensio strike gives Real Madrid Cup win

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Madrid (AFP) – A last gasp goal from Marco Asensio gave a virtually second string Real Madrid a 1-0 first leg Spanish Cup quarter-final victory at Leganes on Thursday.

The 21-year-old midfielder converted a cross from French full-back Theo Hernandez from the centre of the box.

That ended a run of three matches without victory for Zinedine Zidane’s struggling galaxy of stars, even though the likes of world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Welsh winger Gareth Bale and French striker Karim Benzema were left out.

CRISTIANO RONALDO TO LEAVE REAL MADRID | WELCOME NEYMAR

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‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award

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Dubai (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn’t present in person to receive his trophy.

The Portuguese international also won the prize, organised by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association) in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award

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Dubai (AFP) – Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named Globe Soccer’s Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn’t present in person to receive his trophy.

The Portuguese international also won the prize, organised by the EFAA (European Association of Football Agents) and ECA (European Clubs Association) in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Madrid obliged to keep title race alive in El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are “obliged” to beat Barcelona on Saturday (1200GMT) if they are to maintain any hope of retaining their La Liga title, according to Real captain Sergio Ramos.

The European champions picked up a record fifth trophy of the year to cap a fine 2017 at the Club World Cup last weekend, but trail Barca by a mammoth 11 points at the top of La Liga albeit with a game in hand.

Madrid obliged to keep title race alive in El Clasico

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid are “obliged” to beat Barcelona on Saturday (1200GMT) if they are to maintain any hope of retaining their La Liga title, according to Real captain Sergio Ramos.

The European champions picked up a record fifth trophy of the year to cap a fine 2017 at the Club World Cup last weekend, but trail Barca by a mammoth 11 points at the top of La Liga albeit with a game in hand.

From Cruyff to Cristiano – the boot deal bonanza

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and the rest of the world’s top footballers may earn eye-popping salaries but the sums they make from long-running boot deals can be equally astounding.

In July 2017 the new face of French football, Kylian Mbappe, pursued by Europe’s elite clubs, caused a frenzy of excitement by announcing on Twitter he had a big announcement to make.

Farewell Kaka: Bask In Every Single One Of The 104 Goals Tricky Ricky Scored For Milan (Video)

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Earlier in the week, Kaka announced that, with his Orlando City contract now expired, he is now officially retiring from football.

It was reported that two of his former clubs, AC Milan and Sao Paulo, offered short-term deals to the 35-year-old but, after consulting with his friend 'upstairs', the former World Cup winner decided to knock it all on the head.

The Club World Cup repeats the obvious

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The soccer news starts with Real Madrid lifting the Club World Cup for the second year running. Surprising no one. Cristiano Ronaldo was the difference, scoring in the 53rd minute in the 1-0 shutout of Gremio. In the 3rd-place game, Pachuca had no problem beating Al Jazira 4-1.

ESPN FC's Tim Vickery makes a point about what the Club World Cup really says about the state of soccer.

Ronaldo propels Real Madrid to third FIFA Club World Cup title

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2017 has been a magical year for Real Madrid, winning of four trophies in the span of four different competitions.

Saturday saw Los Blancos add to their trophy-case as they defeated Brazilian outfit Gremio 1-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi. Cristiano Ronaldo propelled Zinedine Zidane's to their fifth trophy in the year, scoring from a wonderful free-kick.

‘The Numbers Speak For Themselves’ – Cristiano Ronaldo Stays Humble After Firing Real Madrid To Record-Equalling Third Club World Cup Title (Photos & Video)

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A Cristiano Ronaldo free-kick fired Real Madrid to victory in the Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, with the La Liga giants beating Brazilians Gremio 1-0.

The win gave Real their third Club World Cup title, a joint-record along with fellow Spaniards Barcelona, with two of those wins coming in the last two seasons.

Returning Bale rescues Real from Al Jazira upset

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Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Gareth Bale came off the bench to book Real Madrid’s place in the Club World Cup final as the European champions recovered from the shock of going behind to beat Emirati champions Al Jazira 2-1 on Wednesday.

Despite dominating throughout, Madrid trailed at half-time to Romarinho’s opener in a match also marred by use of the video assistant referee (VAR) that ruled out a goal for both sides.

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Klopp hails ‘perfect’ Liverpool Champions League display

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Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised hat-trick hero Sadio Mane and his side’s “perfect” performance after they all but booked their place in the Champions League last eight on Wednesday by thumping Porto.

The five-time champions romped to a 5-0 victory at the Portuguese league leaders, and when asked if Liverpool had put in a perfect performance, Klopp told BT Sport: “Yes.

Record breaker Kane fuelled by doubters

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London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his record-breaking year was fuelled by a desire to silence the doubters by earning his place alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kane’s hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday proved a landmark moment for the England star.

Record breaker Kane fuelled by doubters

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London (AFP) – Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his record-breaking year was fuelled by a desire to silence the doubters by earning his place alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kane’s hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday proved a landmark moment for the England star.

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Chelsea offered £100m + world-class forward for £200k-per-week star

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According to the Express, Real Madrid are preparing an offer of £100m plus Gareth Bale to sign Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

Los Blancos have been eyeing the Belgian international for some time, viewing him as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, and reports suggest they’re ready to make a big bid to land him.

Art Of Football Produce Cracking Animated Love Letter To The Beautiful Game, Complete With Commentary From Martin Tyler (Video)

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Art of Football have forged themselves a well-earned reputation for quality over the past year or two, principally for their rather excellent splotchy t-shirts and prints.

With things continuing to go from strength to strength for the Nottingham-based collective, the Art of Football chaps have gone big to celebrate their four-year anniversary by creating their very first animated short film which they call a "love letter" to the beautiful game.

Role Reversal

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Happy New Year Everyone!
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Sadly, for Real Madrid, the mid-point of the 2017-2018 season... the beginning of 2018 hasn't been a happy one. I am honestly sick and tired of all the ‘celebrating' over what a great calendar year 2017 has been for Real Madrid. This is football people - and in football, we measure time by ‘seasons', not by calendar year.

Rather Unflattering Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Sculpture Unveiled In Moscow Park Ahead Of Russia World Cup (Photos)

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To help promote the upcoming World Cup in Russia, an exhibition of ice sculptures has been placed in situ at the Park Pobedy in Moscow which features over 40 carvings, all said to be "symbols" of the various competing countries.

Of course, Portugal's entry is a large glacial rendering of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Wednesday Kickoff: Ronaldo in doubt for El Clasico, Dortmund after Can and more

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One of the world's biggest stars could miss one of the world's biggest games on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a second day of team training ahead of this weekend's El Clasico. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund is reportedly interested in pursuing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can while Juventus has also reportedly registered interest.