Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Champions League: Bale, Ronaldo, Rodriguez score as Real Madrid rout Basel 5-1 2 days ago

    Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of their Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended their 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League 2 days ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Real Madrid lose 1-2 against Atletico Madrid at home 4 days ago

    Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival. Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half...
  • Real Madrid's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and picked...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti 5 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and...
  • Madrid derby on the menu in La Liga, Barcelona host Bilbao 5 days ago

    Madrid: The Madrid derby are coming, and Atletico coach Diego Simeone is going to miss it. Simeone is still serving an eight-match touchline ban after being sent off during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on the head. Atletico beat...
  • Ronaldo not happy at Real Madrid and wants to leave: reports September 8, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo it seems is not happy at Real Madrid and has made his intentions clear to leave Bernabau. Moreover, Angel di Maria who recently joined Manchester United from Real also thinks his former team-mate is going through a bad phase. It is beleived that Ronaldo is no more the...
  • Real Madrid president Perez plays down Ronaldo spat September 5, 2014

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez sought to play down an apparent spat with Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday as he announced the La Liga club's income had surged above 600 million euros ($778 million) in 2013-14. Perez, who has splashed hundreds of millions of euros of the European champions' cash on top...
  • Barcelona beaming, Real Madrid bickering over transfer dealings September 2, 2014

    Barcelona congratulated themselves on Tuesday for a job well done in the transfer window, while rivals Real Madrid were dealing with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent criticism of president Florentino Perez. The world's two richest clubs by income again spent big, with Barca's signings including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo raises questions about Real Madrid transfer policy September 2, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to offer a criticism of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday by saying the club's transfer policy would probably be different if he was in charge. After winning a record-extending 10th European Cup crown last season, when dressing-room heavyweight Ronaldo was the team's top scorer, Real sold...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Madrid's clash with Sociedad August 30, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to allow him fully recover from injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portuguese has struggled with injuries since the back end of last season and has also not been called up by Portugal for the...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad August 30, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says "we preferred...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier August 29, 2014

    Lisbon: Cristiano Ronaldo is unfit and will miss Portugal's opening 2016 European Championship qualifier against visiting Albania. Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Friday that the country's star forward, who has been playing for Real Madrid at the start of the Spanish league season, was ruled unfit to play in the Sept....
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award August 28, 2014

    Monaco: Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA's award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League. The Real Madrid and Portgual forward beat Bayern Munich pair Manuel Neuer of Germany and the Netherlands' Arjen Robben. The voting was by journalists from UEFA's 54...
  • Champions League draw: Real Madrid get Liverpool; Bayern, City in same group August 28, 2014

    Monaco: Real Madrid will start their Champions League campaign against five-time winner Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad. The 10-time champions, aiming to become the first team to defend the title in 25 years, were drawn into Group B on Thursday. Barcelona and Ajax, both former clubs of Zlatan Ibrahimovic,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo seals Real Madrid's 2-0 win to open league August 26, 2014

    Barcelona: A bullet header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike allowed Real Madrid kick off their La Liga campaign with a 2-0 victory over newly promoted Cordoba. Benzema struck on the half-hour with a badly needed goal, having only scored once in the previous 15 games. Cordoba did...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 1-1...
  • Ten European Cups in hand, Real Madrid aim to win La Liga this season August 21, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid are set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending their quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season. For 12 straight years, Madrid's coaches and players had been tasked with winning another Champions League title, a mission that had grown...
  • Spanish league keeps growing star power August 20, 2014

    Two months after Spain's national team flopped at the World Cup, the country's domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport's two biggest names in Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Spanish league got even richer in individual talent with the...
  • Real Madrid aim high ahead of Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid August 19, 2014

    European champions Real Madrid could be without the world's most expensive player in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Both players were unable to train on Friday when they nursed injuries...
  • Neuer, Ronaldo, Robben on UEFA award shortlist August 14, 2014

    Nyon, Switzerland: World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Champions League-winning forward Cristiano Ronaldo are in a three-player contest to win UEFA's best player in Europe award. Arjen Robben, who helped the Netherlands and Bayern Munich reach both major competition semifinals, completes the shortlist announced on Thursday. UEFA says they topped a poll...
  • Real Madrid lift Super Cup thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo double August 13, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strike force ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in an all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. It was a thoroughly deserved victory before a 33,500 crowd at the Cardiff City Stadium in the traditional...
  • James Rodriguez to make Real Madrid debut in Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Cardiff: After exquisite touches and exceptional goals established him as the World Cup's breakthrough star, James Rodriguez has a new platform to showcase his skills at Real Madrid - starting with his debut in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday. The versatile 23-year-old playmaker, who landed a $108-million move from Monaco...
  • Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Super Cup August 12, 2014

    Madrid: Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season on Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Super Cup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the...
  • Man sues Cristiano Ronaldo over 'CR7' trademark August 1, 2014

    Providence: A Rhode Island man has sued Cristiano Ronaldo over the phrase "CR7," which is used by soccer fans around the world as shorthand for the Real Madrid forward. Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit on Monday in US District Court in Providence against the Portuguese soccer star and a Danish company,...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo may feature in United friendly, says Ancelotti July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and may return to action in Saturday's friendly against his former club Manchester United in Michigan, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem...
  • Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing July 23, 2014

    Madrid: Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants on Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's mother says she tried to abort him July 19, 2014

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo's mother Dolores Aveiro has revealed in her autobiography that she had tried to abort the Portuguese football star when she was pregnant. In the book, Mae Coragem, released in Portugal on Friday, Aveiro claims that she drank warm beer and ran "until she dropped" after the doctors had...
  • Messi, Ronaldo top online searches during World Cup July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the...
  • World Cup 2014: Footballers and their trend-setting styles July 2, 2014

    Be it England star David Beckham who inked his body to celebrate each of his professional and personal achievements or the current heart-throb and Portuguese and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo who cares a lot about the way he looks - footballers are as much icons off the field as...