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Only as a team can Bayern stop Ronaldo – Boateng

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Berlin (AFP) – Jerome Boateng says only a defensive team effort can prevent Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his mind-blowing tally of nine goals in six games against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Bayern host Real in a blockbuster Champions League semi-final, first-leg, at the Allianz Arena with Ronaldo in goal-scoring form.

Bayern’s Heynckes fears Ronaldo in heavyweight semi-final clash

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admitted he fears Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were handed a Champions League semi-final against the holders in Friday’s draw.

Last year, Ronaldo scored a second-leg hat-trick as Real edged out Bayern in a thrilling quarter-final after extra time.

Bayern’s Heynckes fears Ronaldo in heavyweight semi-final clash

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Berlin (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes admitted he fears Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, after his side were handed a Champions League semi-final against the holders in Friday’s draw.

Last year, Ronaldo scored a second-leg hat-trick as Real edged out Bayern in a thrilling quarter-final after extra time.

Holders Real confident ahead of semi-final draw

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid will find out their semi-final opponents on Friday as they continue their bid for a third straight Champions League title, with Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Roma the only remaining challengers to their crown.

Zinedine Zidane’s men came through one of the most dramatic European ties in recent memory to reach the last four as a last-gasp Ronaldo spot-kick finally saw off a valiant Juventus on Wednesday.

Buffon rages as Ronaldo’s late penalty puts Real into semi-finals

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career looks likely to end in a red mist of rage after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty on Wednesday rescued Real Madrid from a pulsating Juventus comeback.

Buffon’s anger earned him a red card from English referee Michael Oliver, moments before Ronaldo slammed a 97th-minute penalty into the top corner to send Real into the semi-finals.

Buffon rages as Ronaldo’s late penalty puts Real into semi-finals

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career looks likely to end in a red mist of rage after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty on Wednesday rescued Real Madrid from a pulsating Juventus comeback.

Buffon’s anger earned him a red card from English referee Michael Oliver, moments before Ronaldo slammed a 97th-minute penalty into the top corner to send Real into the semi-finals.

Ronaldo dismisses Juve protests as Real survive Champions League scare

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo insists Juventus should have no complaints about the dramatic late penalty he scored to send Real Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals.

Ronaldo held his nerve at the Santiago Bernabeu to score and seal a 4-3 aggregate triumph for Real after Juve had staged a sensational comeback to lead 3-0 on Wednesday and draw the tie level.

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals on Wednesday, taking them through despite a 3-1 defeat.

Real had looked certain to make the last four following last week’s 3-0 first-leg victory in Turin, but Juve staged a sensational comeback in the return at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo rescues Real Madrid after sensational Juventus comeback

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid from a shock Champions League exit as his injury-time penalty allowed the holders to edge out Juventus in the most dramatic of quarter-finals on Wednesday, taking them through despite a 3-1 defeat.

Real had looked certain to make the last four following last week’s 3-0 first-leg victory in Turin, but Juve staged a sensational comeback in the return at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Last-gasp Ronaldo penalty takes Real into Champions League semis

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo smashed home a penalty in the seventh minute of stoppage time to take Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, despite a 3-1 defeat on the night to Juventus after a remarkable comeback attempt by the Italians.

Juve had produced a stunning performance at the Santiago Bernabeu, Mario Mandzukic’s brace and a Blaise Matuidi goal putting them 3-0 up in little over an hour, levelling the tie on aggregate after Real’s 3-0 victory in Italy last week.

Ronaldo a symbol of Real like Di Stefano – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano.

Di Stefano was the face of Real´s domination during the 1950s and 1960s, when they won five European Cups and he scored more than 300 goals.

Ronaldo a symbol of Real like Di Stefano – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano.

Di Stefano was the face of Real´s domination during the 1950s and 1960s, when they won five European Cups and he scored more than 300 goals.

Ronaldo looking better than ever ahead of Juventus return

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has already broken one record in this year’s Champions League but against Juventus in their quarter-final return on Wednesday he can edge closer to beating a bigger milestone of his own.

Ronaldo’s bicycle kick in Real Madrid’s 3-0 first leg victory last week ensured he passed Ruud van Nistelrooy’s feat by scoring in 10 consecutive Champions League games.

After Ronaldo magic, Juventus bid to keep home fires burning at Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – After a spectacular loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, Juventus travel Saturday to meet Benevento, a side from outside Naples propping up the bottom of the Serie A table.

Ronaldo’s two goals - including a stunning overhead bicycle kick - condemned Juventus to a 3-0 defeat in the Champions League Wednesday.

After Ronaldo magic, Juventus bid to keep home fires burning at Benevento

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Milan (AFP) – After a spectacular loss to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, Juventus travel Saturday to meet Benevento, a side from outside Naples propping up the bottom of the Serie A table.

Ronaldo’s two goals - including a stunning overhead bicycle kick - condemned Juventus to a 3-0 defeat in the Champions League Wednesday.

Ronaldo hails Juve bicycle kick as one of finest goals of his career

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted his stunning bicycle kick in Real Madrid’s win over Juventus on Tuesday was probably the best goal of his whole career.

Ronaldo earned a standing ovation even from the home fans at the Juventus Stadium after his acrobatic volley beat Gianluigi Buffon in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo hails Juve bicycle kick as one of finest goals of his career

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted his stunning bicycle kick in Real Madrid’s win over Juventus on Tuesday was probably the best goal of his whole career.

Ronaldo earned a standing ovation even from the home fans at the Juventus Stadium after his acrobatic volley beat Gianluigi Buffon in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for ovation after video-game goal

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League.

“For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin.

Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for ovation after video-game goal

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Juventus fans for their generous applause for his overhead bicycle kick which helped Real Madrid gain a three-goal advantage over the Italians in the Champions League.

“For me it was an unbelievable moment,” said Ronaldo, who scored two goals in the two-time holders’ 3-0 Champions League quarter-final, first-leg win in Turin.

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.

Record-breaker Ronaldo lauded after ‘most beautiful goal’ buries Juve

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record-breaking goal and a stunning overhead bicycle kick to bury Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s Champions League final.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games after just as Real Madrid beat Juventus 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals in Turin, but it was his second goal that everybody will remember.

Ronaldo magic fires Real past 10-man Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, taking him to 14 goals in this season’s competition.

Ronaldo magic fires Real past 10-man Juventus

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg.

Ronaldo grabbed the opening goal in Turin after just three minutes and added a second on the hour with a sensational overhead bicycle kick, taking him to 14 goals in this season’s competition.

‘Chameleon’ Ronaldo amazes Juve coach Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Monday he was amazed by the extraordinary ability of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to change his style of play in his thirties.

“I have to congratulate Ronaldo as a player at 33 years he’s changing his playing style, it is something extraordinary,” Allegri said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash between the two teams in Turin.

‘Chameleon’ Ronaldo amazes Juve coach Allegri

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Monday he was amazed by the extraordinary ability of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to change his style of play in his thirties.

“I have to congratulate Ronaldo as a player at 33 years he’s changing his playing style, it is something extraordinary,” Allegri said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash between the two teams in Turin.

Ronaldo’s last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

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Zurich (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international on Friday, winning his personal duel with Mohamed Salah who had put the seven-time African champions ahead.

Ronaldo, appearing in his 900th career match, made his mark to devastating effect as time ran out.

Ronaldo’s last-gasp two-goal show steals Salah limelight

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Zurich (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo hit two goals in stoppage time as European champions Portugal defeated Egypt 2-1 in a friendly international on Friday, winning his personal duel with Mohamed Salah who had put the seven-time African champions ahead.

Ronaldo, appearing in his 900th career match, made his mark to devastating effect as time ran out.

Ronaldo ‘from another galaxy’ – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – 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 put Real in front with an emphatic near-post finish.

Ronaldo ‘from another galaxy’ – Zidane

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Madrid (AFP) – 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 put Real in front with an emphatic near-post finish.

Ronaldo double gives Real narrow win over Eibar

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Eibar (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue again as Real Madrid followed up their thumping win over Paris Saint-Germain with a narrow victory against Eibar.

Ronaldo scored twice, his second six minutes from the end, as Real won 2-1 and avoided another slip-up in La Liga.

Ronaldo double gives Real narrow win over Eibar

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Eibar (Spain) (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo came to the rescue again as Real Madrid followed up their thumping win over Paris Saint-Germain with a narrow victory against Eibar.

Ronaldo scored twice, his second six minutes from the end, as Real won 2-1 and avoided another slip-up in La Liga.

Ronaldo does it again as Real Madrid dump PSG out of Europe

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Ronaldo had scored twice - including his 100th goal for Real in the competition - as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club’s hopes of progressing.

Ronaldo does it again as Real Madrid dump PSG out of Europe

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Paris (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro got the goals for Real Madrid as the holders won 2-1 away to a Paris Saint-Germain side missing Neymar to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Ronaldo had scored twice - including his 100th goal for Real in the competition - as they won 3-1 in the first leg in Spain last month, and his header early in the second half at the Parc des Princes effectively ended the French club’s hopes of progressing.

For down-at-luck Brazilian football club, dreams live on

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Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Tiny Sao Cristovao Football Club gave Ronaldo “the Phenomenon” his start and a quarter century later manager Antonio Carlos Dias hasn’t given up dreaming that he might discover Brazil’s next superstar.

Viewed from the club’s weatherbeaten grandstand in a gritty part of Rio de Janeiro, Dias’ ambition might sound far-fetched.

Ronaldo passes 300 La Liga goals in Real win over Getafe

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became only the second player ever to score 300 goals in La Liga as his double fired Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over 10-man Getafe on Saturday.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu before Ronaldo followed Lionel Messi in hitting his 300th and 301st goals after just 286 matches in the Spanish top flight.

Ronaldo passes 300 La Liga goals in Real win over Getafe

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo became only the second player ever to score 300 goals in La Liga as his double fired Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over 10-man Getafe on Saturday.

Gareth Bale opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu before Ronaldo followed Lionel Messi in hitting his 300th and 301st goals after just 286 matches in the Spanish top flight.

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China Cup: Luis Suarez Wallops Away Opener Against Czech Republic, Becomes First Uruguay Player To Reach 50 International Goals (Video)

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With Wales kicking off the China Cup with a 6-0 rogering of the hosts on Thursday afternoon, the other two competing nations Uruguay and Czech Republic followed suit today.

Just eight minutes in, Luis Suarez went a-sprawlin' to win La Celeste a penalty before duly smacking the resulting spot-kick past Jiri Pavlenka from 12 yards.

‘I’m Not Proud Of It, But It Helped Me Relax’ – Ronaldo Reveals Cunning Strategy Behind World Cup 2002 Horror Hair

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To this day, it remains one of the most derided haircuts in World Cup history and now, 16 years on, Ronaldo has revealed the cunning plan behind that most dodgy of all barnets his incomplete crop at the 2002 tournament in South Korea and Japan.

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Ronaldo has scored more Champions League goals than Liverpool

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Cristiano Ronaldo added another two Champions League goals to his tally this evening in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Juventus, the second of which was astonishing.


OH. MY. WORD!

Cristiano Ronaldo with an outrageous overhead kick!

Insane!

Ronaldo Hits 50th Hat-Trick

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Many strikers have a shelf or perhaps a cabinet to show off their hat-trick match ball collection. Cristiano Ronaldo needs a new house for his.

The former Manchester United superstar hit the 50th of his career on Sunday evening as Real Madrid defeated Girona 6-3 at the Bernabeu.