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Ronaldo rested again for Granada trip

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo was again left out of the Real Madrid squad for Saturday’s La Liga trip to relegated Granada following his Champions League heroics against Atletico Madrid in midweek.

The Portuguese striker, 32, has been rested for four of Real’s last five away league games to ensure he is in prime condition for their assault on becoming the first side to retain the Champions League.

Ronaldo says hard work the secret to his record feats

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.

Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid and extended his advantage as the top scorer of all-time between the two sides with 21 in Madrid derbies.

Ronaldo says hard work the secret to his record feats

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.

Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid and extended his advantage as the top scorer of all-time between the two sides with 21 in Madrid derbies.

Ronaldo leads charge into Champions League semis

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Paris (AFP) – Europe’s hottest strikers from record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo to potential heir Kylian Mbappe take centre stage this week in two tasty Champions League semi-final first legs.

Ronaldo and Real host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Mbappe’s attacking Monaco welcome Juventus the next evening as Europe’s biggest club competition approaches its climax.

Ronaldo leads charge into Champions League semis

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Paris (AFP) – Europe’s hottest strikers from record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo to potential heir Kylian Mbappe take centre stage this week in two tasty Champions League semi-final first legs.

Ronaldo and Real host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Mbappe’s attacking Monaco welcome Juventus the next evening as Europe’s biggest club competition approaches its climax.

Ronaldo defies Real boos to make it 101 not out

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo defied boos from Real Madrid’s infamously demanding fans to “demolish” Bayern Munich and set another personal milestone with 101 Champions League goals.

On a night of high drama and controversy at the Santiago Bernabeu the Portuguese striker once again dominated the headlines with a hat-trick to send the holders into the semi-finals for a record seventh straight year.

Hat-trick hero Ronaldo first to 100 Champions League goals

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals as he scored a hat-trick in Tuesday’s quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

The Portugal star, who racked up a century of goals in Europe in the first leg, headed in his first of the game on 76 minutes before firing Real back ahead in the tie on 105 minutes.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real Madrid win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“I wanted to reach this record. To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is even better,” Ronaldo, who scored both goals, told BeIN Sport Spain.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“It was an important step in the tie, but there is still the return to come against a great team that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” warned captain Sergio Ramos after Ronaldo scored both Real’s goals.

Ronaldo hits 100th European goal as Real win at Bayern

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.

“It was an important step in the tie, but there is still the return to come against a great team that is one of the favourites to win the Champions League,” warned captain Sergio Ramos after Ronaldo scored both Real’s goals.

Ronaldo hits 100 as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 European goals as Real Madrid defeated Bayern Munich 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.

Chile international Arturo Vidal headed Bayern into a 26th-minute lead but then missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Wrinkles aside Ronaldo liked my work – bust sculptor

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Lisbon (AFP) – The man behind the grinning and now-infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday the Real Madrid superstar liked the sculpture - but did ask him to remove the wrinkles.

Emanuel Santos defended his work following less-than-flattering reviews on social media after the bust was unveiled on Wednesday at Madeira’s international airport, as it was renamed in honour of Ronaldo, the Portuguese island’s most famous son.

Wrinkles aside Ronaldo liked my work – bust sculptor

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Lisbon (AFP) – The man behind the grinning and now-infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday the Real Madrid superstar liked the sculpture - but did ask him to remove the wrinkles.

Emanuel Santos defended his work following less-than-flattering reviews on social media after the bust was unveiled on Wednesday at Madeira’s international airport, as it was renamed in honour of Ronaldo, the Portuguese island’s most famous son.

Madeira Airport renamed in Ronaldo honour — and ‘bizarre’ bust

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo had an international airport renamed in his honour on Wednesday but it was a newly unveiled bust of him that soon became a major talking point.

Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country’s prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born.

Madeira Airport renamed in Ronaldo honour — and ‘bizarre’ bust

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Lisbon (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo had an international airport renamed in his honour on Wednesday but it was a newly unveiled bust of him that soon became a major talking point.

Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country’s prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born.

Madeira airport renamed after island son Ronaldo

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Lisbon (AFP) – The airport of Madeira, the Atlantic Ocean island birthplace of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, was renamed in his honour on Wednesday.

“To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing,” said Ronaldo, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last year.

Madeira airport renamed after island son Ronaldo

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Lisbon (AFP) – The airport of Madeira, the Atlantic Ocean island birthplace of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, was renamed in his honour on Wednesday.

“To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing,” said Ronaldo, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last year.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

Video replay aids Spain as Sweden foil Ronaldo

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Paris (AFP) – Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming in Madeira.

Antoine Griezmann headed in what appeared to be the opening goal at the Stade de France shortly after half-time, but it was ruled out for offside after consultation with the video assistant referee.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Dutch suffer World Cup shock, Ronaldo in 70-goal landmark

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Paris (AFP) – The Netherlands’ hopes of reaching the World Cup finals suffered a major setback on Saturday when the three-time runners-up slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria.

The loss left the Dutch six points behind Group A leaders France, who beat Luxembourg 3-1, and down in fourth spot, three back from Sweden and two off Bulgaria with just the group winners guaranteed a place in the 2018 finals in Russia.

Reina out to stop old Premier League foe Ronaldo

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Milan (AFP) – If Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina reproduces the kind of form that was key to Saturday’s 2-1 win over Roma against Real Madrid in midweek, a Champions League upset could be on the cards.

But the former Barcelona and Liverpool shot-stopper would be forgiven for also hoping Cristiano Ronaldo forgets his shooting boots Tuesday when Napoli bid to overturn a 3-1 first leg, last 16 defeat against the 11-time European champions.

Ronaldo feels pain, misses Eibar clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo trained alone Friday after feeling pains and was ruled out of Real Madrid’s game against Eibar at the weekend.

“He felt something, but nothing serious. He didn’t train with us this morning,” coach Zinedine Zidane told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s La Liga game.

Ronaldo feels pain, misses Eibar clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo trained alone Friday after feeling pains and was ruled out of Real Madrid’s game against Eibar at the weekend.

“He felt something, but nothing serious. He didn’t train with us this morning,” coach Zinedine Zidane told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s La Liga game.

Ronaldo’s Indonesian protege hit by injury

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Jakarta (AFP) – An Indonesian tsunami survivor and Cristiano Ronaldo protege has been forced to take a break from his football career over a knee injury, he told AFP on Tuesday.

Nineteen-year-old Martunis, sometimes described as Ronaldo’s “adopted son”, said he was quitting Java-based PS TNI to return to his home province of Aceh.

Ronaldo’s Indonesian protege hit by injury

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Jakarta (AFP) – An Indonesian tsunami survivor and Cristiano Ronaldo protege has been forced to take a break from his football career over a knee injury, he told AFP on Tuesday.

Nineteen-year-old Martunis, sometimes described as Ronaldo’s “adopted son”, said he was quitting Java-based PS TNI to return to his home province of Aceh.

Lay off misfiring Ronaldo, Zidane tells Real Madrid fans

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Madrid (AFP) Zinedine Zidane urged Real Madrid's notoriously demanding fans to lay off Cristiano Ronaldo as the Real coach faces up to a mounting injury crisis on top of a congested fixture list.

Ronaldo was whistled as his sluggish start to 2017 continued with a wasteful display in front of goal as Madrid edged past Malaga 2-1 on Saturday thanks to two goals from captain Sergio Ramos.

Lay off misfiring Ronaldo, Zidane tells Real Madrid fans

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Madrid (AFP) Zinedine Zidane urged Real Madrid's notoriously demanding fans to lay off Cristiano Ronaldo as the Real coach faces up to a mounting injury crisis on top of a congested fixture list.

Ronaldo was whistled as his sluggish start to 2017 continued with a wasteful display in front of goal as Madrid edged past Malaga 2-1 on Saturday thanks to two goals from captain Sergio Ramos.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

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London (AFP) Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.

An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.

Real Madrid

Ronaldo: I was living the dream at Manchester United

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Despite all the glory and success that Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed since joining Real Madrid, our former number seven still hails his time at Manchester United as the most beautiful time in his career.

Alex Ferguson was a father for me in football. I learned many things, not just from the coach but the players.

Ronaldo Sets Another Record In Club World Cup Win

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Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick led Real Madrid to the FIFA Club World Cup title on Sunday, closing out a truly incredible season for the Portuguese. With the trophy, he became the first player to ever win the Champions League, European Championship, Club World Cup and Ballon d'Or in a calendar year.

Neymar

Upping The Ante: Eight Footballers Who Love To Play Poker

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Everybody needs a hobby, even lucky gitswho get paid handsomely to do their hobby for a living, i.e, professional footballers.

While many players are happy to limit it to tattoo sleeves and extensive video gaming, many leading lights have turned to the cut and thrust of professional pokerto keep their eye in.

Upping The Ante: Eight Footballers Who Love To Play Poker

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Everybody needs a hobby, even lucky gitswho get paid handsomely to do their hobby for a living, i.e, professional footballers.

While many players are happy to limit it to tattoo sleeves and extensive video gaming, many leading lights have turned to the cut and thrust of professional pokerto keep their eye in.

The Rest

Il Real passa all’Allianz Arena, Ronaldo da record. Atletico di misura sul Leicester

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Il Bayern di Carletto Ancelotti cade all'Allianz Arena contro il Real di Zinedine Zidane, nell'andata dei quarti di finale di Champions. Vittoria di misura, invece, per l'Atletico, al Calderon, contro il Leicester. I tedeschi partono forte e trovano il vantaggio con il cileno Vidal che, di testa, trafigge Navas.

Retro Football: Ronaldinho Scores First Ever Goal For Brazil (Assisted By Cafu) Against Venezuela, 1999 (Video)

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Ronaldinho is turning 37 years young today, so we thought we'd offer a simple tribute by traipsing right back to the far end of the Brazilian virtuoso's career.

The year was 1999, and theSelecao were playing Venezuela in their opening matchof the Copa America.

With Brazil already 4-0 up, a scrawny young bag of bones entered the fray in the 70th minute and promptly opened his international goal-scoring account just four minutes later.

Deal Close – £26m “Next Ronaldo” Could Join Man United Today As & Chelsea Lose Out

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Manchester United target Goncalo Guedes is set to say goodbye to Benfica today as he closes in on a January move away from the Portuguese side according to reports.

Guedes who has also been linked with both Chelsea and Monaco was left out of the team to face Tondela on Sunday afternoon with the hosts romping to a 4-0 win despite his absence.

Tuesday Kickoff: Ronaldo, Liga MX, Hodgson and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest superstar to face tax issues, while a women's league may soon be coming to Mexico.

The president of the union at Spain's tax authority says he expects Cristiano Ronaldo to face tax charges similar to those faced by Lionel Messi in recent months. (REPORT)

The 18 clubs that make up Liga MX have agreed to start an under-23 women's league.