CRISTIANO RONALDO

  • Serbia can stop Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, says Branislav Ivanovic 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    Belgrade: Portugal have one of the world's top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation's captain Branislav Ivanovic said. Portugal are second in Group I with six points from three matches, one less than...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo faces possible sanction for 'Clasico' celebration 2 days ago

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona, the president of Spain's professional football league (LFP) said. Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Nou Camp, appeared to be urging...
  • La Liga: Luis Suarez scores as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 to extend lead 5 days ago

    Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid at Camp Nou on Sunday and extend their Spanish league lead to four points. Lionel Messi curled in a perfect free kick for Jeremy Mathieu to head in Barcelona's opener in the 19th minute...
  • El Clasico: Barcelona aim for decisive blow against Real Madrid 5 days ago

    Barcelona: A surging Barcelona have overhauled Real Madrid in the Spanish league standings, and the team now has the chance to open up a significant gap in the second "clasico" of the season on Sunday. Barcelona are on a run of 17 wins in their last 18 games and lead the...
  • Lionel Messi would be in my team ahead of Ronaldo, says Pele 6 days ago

    Brazil great Pele has stirred the pot ahead of this weekend's Clasico, saying he would rather have Barcelona's Lionel Messi as a team mate than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. The 74-year-old Pele, who scored a record 1,281 goals, mostly for Santos, has watched the two phenomenal goal hunters jousting for the...
  • Real Madrid need Cristiano Ronaldo at his best for Barcelona March 19, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid need Cristiano Ronaldo to channel his frustration into producing his top form as they face Barcelona in a top-of-the-table 'Clasico' showdown on Sunday that could decide the title race. The Portuguese has struck a moody figure in recent weeks as Real struggled to recapture the blistering form that...
  • La Liga: Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0 March 16, 2015

    Barcelona: Gareth Bale struck a brace to end his scoring drought and Real Madrid's winless run with a 2-0 victory over Levante on Sunday, keeping his side a point behind Spanish leader Barcelona before the title rivals meet next week. Bale had been the focus of criticism during Madrid's three games...
  • Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo as Barcelona beat Eibar 2-0 March 15, 2015

    Lionel Messi moved ahead of rival Cristiano Ronaldo with his 31st and 32nd Spanish league goals of the season as Barcelona won 2-0 at Eibar on Saturday to stay atop the standings. Messi earned and converted a penalty in the 31st minute before netting with a header in the 55th, giving...
  • Barcelona's 'MNS' is better than Real Madrid's 'BBC', says Neymar March 11, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona's Neymar reckons the club's forward line, which also includes Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is superior to Real Madrid's attacking trio, fanning debate over whose is best. On recent form, Barca's South Americans, known in Spain as 'MNS', have the edge over Real's European strike-force of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in the record books as Real Madrid advance to Champions League quarter-finals March 11, 2015

    European footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo helped himself to one goalscoring record and equalled another as holders Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo is now the all-time leading goalscorer in European competition after two goals in the upset 4-3 defeat against Schalke took...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, put La Liga lead in jeopardy March 8, 2015

    Barcelona: Spanish league leader Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, stumbling for a second straight week. Aritz Aduriz rose to head in the only goal in the 26th minute, and strike partner Inaki Williams outshone Madrid's star-studded attack led by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ballon d'Or holder was left...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid stumble to 1-1 draw with Villarreal March 2, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid stumbled to a costly 1-1 draw with Villarreal at home on Sunday to tighten the Spanish league title race. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Madrid the lead in the 52nd minute with a penalty he earned and converted. But Madrid squandered Ronaldo's league-leading 30th goal of the season when...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo scores to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Elche, extend lead February 23, 2015

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish league leaders capitalised on Barcelona's stumble to increase their advantage to four points. Madrid grasped the opportunity Barcelona had presented them with after a 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • Coach Ancelotti relieved after Ronaldo returns to goal-scoring form February 19, 2015

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti welcomed his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo's return to form as the striker netted one goal and set up another in his team's 2-0 win against German side Schalke 04 in a last-16 tie of the Champions League tournament. "Cristiano is back," Ancelotti...
  • Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in Champions League February 19, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo ended a brief goalscoring slump to help holder Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo headed home in the 26th minute of the first leg match, after going three matches without a goal in the Spanish league. He also set...
  • Champions League: Chelsea face PSG test; Real Madrid take on Schalke in round of 16 February 17, 2015

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo finds himself in a rare position: the goals are drying up for the Real Madrid star. The Ballon d'Or winner has not scored in his past three games and has netted just four times in the past 10 - totally unexpected giving that he started the season...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo slump not a concern, says Carlo Ancelotti February 15, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent sharp drop in form as the holders prepare to play at Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo made a blistering start to the season and looked well on the way to breaking the...
  • Real Madrid will win La Liga, says Cristiano Ronaldo February 9, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid's star striker Cristiano Ronaldo Monday insisted that his team will make a strong comeback from its Saturday's 0-4 loss to rivals Atletico Madrid and clinch the La Liga title this year. This was Real's heaviest defeat in recent years but they still top the league table ahead of...
  • La Liga: Atletico thrash Real 4-0 in Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish league title race. The defending champion set the tone from the start as Tiago Cardoso and substitute Saul Niguez scored early before Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic sealed Atletico's most...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo returns to lead injury-hit Real at Madrid derby February 7, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid will hope Cristiano Ronaldo's return from suspension will be enough to overcome a spate of injuries when they visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in another rematch of last season's Champions League final. James Rodriguez joined Madrid's list of injured players when he broke a bone in his right...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo worth 300 million pounds: agent February 3, 2015

    Madrid: Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday revealed that the Real Madrid prolific striker would sell for at least 300 million pounds if Spanish giants Real Madrid wish to set him free anytime soon. Asked how much Ronaldo was worth, Mendes said: "Cristano Ronaldo? One billion. His buyout...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent January 28, 2015

    Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday. Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his frustration saw him first lash...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's aggression at Cordoba must be punished: Neymar January 27, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona striker Neymar says players are often provoked, but must expect punishment if they retaliate as Cristiano Ronaldo did during Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba. Ronaldo was sent off on a straight red card for punching and kicking defender Edimar inside Cordoba's penalty area during a Spanish league clash....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real Madrid January 25, 2015

    Barcelona: A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas. Ronaldo was the inspiration behind that Spanish record-winning streak but he had one of his poorest matches in...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo sees red in Madrid win; Messi nets 2 as Barca rolls January 25, 2015

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid's 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a seventh straight season in the Spanish league on Saturday. Madrid completed its comeback when Gareth Bale converted an 89th-minute penalty, after Ronaldo was given a...
  • Real Madrid win 2-1 against Cordoba after Ronaldo sees red for kicking January 24, 2015

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as leaders Real Madrid beat Cordoba 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday thanks to late Gareth Bale penalty. The Portuguese kicked out at defender Edimar with seven minutes to go as Real struggled to create chances but they were gifted the win when a Bale...
  • Franck Ribery blasts FIFA Ballon d'Or as 'political' January 24, 2015

    Munich: Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political". Ribery watched his team-mate Manuel Neuer finish third in the ceremony earlier this month, the same spot the Frenchman himself finished a year earlier, reports espnfc.com. In both cases, the Bayern player...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo can overtake Messi to win more Ballon d'Or: Zidane January 20, 2015

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane insists that Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has more to give in the future and will end up winning more Ballon d'Or titles than rival Barcelona star Lionel Messi. "Ronaldo will win more Ballons d'Or," he told Goal.com on Monday. A week ago in Zurich, the 29-year-old Portuguese striker...
  • Irina Shayk denies Cristiano Ronaldo's family caused split January 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Russian model Irina Shayk has confirmed her split from star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, but denied his family was to blame for their break-up. The 29-year-old model made her acting debut along side Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules, and the Real Madrid superstar dated for five years,...