CRISTIANO RONALDO

  • Juventus down Real Madrid 2-1 in 1st leg of Champions League semi-final 6 hours 46 minutes ago

    Turin: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez smashed home a second-half penalty as the hosts stunned holders Real Madrid with a 2-1 win in an absorbing Champions League semi-final, first leg on Tuesday. The irrepressible Argentine, playing some of the best football of his career, won the spot kick just before the hour...
  • Champions League: Real Madrid face another defensive barrier at Juventus 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Having battled to break down one of Europe's meanest defences in the quarter-finals, Real Madrid will have to do it all over again when they face Juventus in their Champions League semi-final. The defending champions took just under three hours to break down Atletico's resistance in the previous round, wining 1-0...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Sevilla 3-2 3 days ago

    Cristiano Ronaldo hit a record-breaking 25th La Liga treble as Real Madrid won a tricky match at Sevilla 3-2 on Saturday. Barca moved a step closer to their fifth La Liga title in seven years but Real trail them by only two points with three games left in the season. Champions Atletico...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid face tough test at Sevilla 4 days ago

    Real Madrid have defied injuries to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona and notched up over 100 La Liga goals but they now face arguably the toughest test of their title charge in an away match to Sevilla on Saturday. While Barca's attacking trident have hit a club record 102 goals...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo would be great anywhere, Lionel Messi wouldn't: Alex Ferguson April 26, 2015

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d'Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two...
  • Javier Hernandez goal puts Real Madrid into Champions League semis April 23, 2015

    Madrid: A late goal by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez gave Real Madrid a tense 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid and a place in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday. After the first leg of their quarterfinal had finished 0-0 last week, Hernandez missed three good chances to break the deadlock for...
  • La Liga: Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 April 19, 2015

    Cristiano Ronaldo made up for a missed a penalty by also scoring in injury time to reach the 50-goal mark for a fifth consecutive season as Real Madrid beat Malaga 3-1 at home to stay two points behind Barcelona with six rounds left. The win, however, proved costly with both Gareth...
  • Madrid derby: Atletico hold Real to a goalless draw in Champions League April 15, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final...
  • Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo may play for UEFA All-Star team April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Two of the most popular footballers in the world Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could play alongside each other in a All-Star match showcasing the best of European-based talent for European football's world governing body UEFA, according to media reports in Spain and England. Ronaldo and Messi would feature for...
  • Li Na among six nominated for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award April 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Retired Chinese tennis star Li Na is up against Serena Williams in a six-woman field for sportswoman of the year in the Laureus World Sports Awards. The other nominees are Valerie Adams, Marit Bjorgen, Genzebe Dibaba, and Tina Maze Xinhua reported on Tuesday. In the men's field, Real Madrid star...
  • Madrid derby in quarters a re-run of last Champions League final April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Defending champions Real Madrid travel to last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid for the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final with more than a hint of revenge about it. Last year, Madrid lifted the silverware by beating an exhausted Atletico 4-1 after a very late Sergio Ramos goal extended the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo strikes again as Real Madrid win to pressure Barcelona April 11, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his Spanish league-leading 38th goal of the season to help Real Madrid ease to a 3-0 win over Eibar on Saturday and keep the pressure on Barcelona. Madrid pulled to within one point of leader Barcelona which later visits a Sevilla side that hasn't lost at home...
  • Real Madrid, Barcelona win as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo score April 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez netted two goals after Lionel Messi opened the scoring to guide Spanish league leader Barcelona to a 4-0 victory over Almeria on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo later made sure that Real Madrid stayed in contention for the league title by scoring his competition-leading 37th goal of the season in...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid hammer Granada 9-1 April 5, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo struck the quickest hat-trick of his career on his way to netting five goals in Real Madrid's 9-1 drubbing of second-from-bottom Granada on Sunday which took Real to within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Portugal forward Ronaldo struck three times in eight minutes after Gareth Bale...
  • Serbia can stop Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, says Branislav Ivanovic March 27, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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...