Ronaldo

  • El Clasico: Ronaldo to miss final as Barcelona seek Cup consolation 16-04-2014 08:39 AM

    A week ago, Barcelona still had a chance of repeating the historic treble of 2009 but defeats in Europe and La Liga mean Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid may be their only hope of major silverware this season. A wounded Barca travel to Valencia to meet their arch...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on...
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona - the 'Clasico' in numbers 15-04-2014 05:48 PM

    Real Madrid and Barcelona meet in Wednesday's King's Cup final in Valencia in the latest edition of the 'Clasico' between the world's two richest clubs by income. Here are some numbers behind one of soccer's most glamorous fixtures: 0...
  • Spain pip Brazil as World Cup's most expensive squad 14-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Spain, Argentina and Brazil have the most expensive squads of the 32 teams taking part in the football World Cup starting June, according to the Brazilian financial daily Valor. A sports analysis consultancy has reported that the Spain's squad is worth an estimated 486.9 million euros ($674 million), ahead of...
  • Defiant Gerardo Martino needs to lift Barcelona for Cup final 13-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Barcelona's season is threatening to implode with Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid looming after a nightmare week when they were knocked out of Europe and lost 1-0 at lowly Granada in La Liga. Saturday's defeat at Granada means La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were also responsible for...
  • Real Madrid hopeful Ronaldo can play Copa del Rey final 11-04-2014 06:29 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has not ruled Cristiano Ronaldo out of the Copa del Rey final just yet, despite injury concerns. Ronaldo is carrying a leg muscle injury on top of an already sore left knee, but Ancelotti is not giving up on the Portugal forward's availability for...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo likely to miss Copa final 10-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to miss Wednesday's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona due to a leg injury. Madrid say medical scans Thursday on the Portugal international revealed a muscle injury in his left leg - in addition to a left knee injury he had been...
  • Real Madrid survive Borussia Dortmund scare to reach Champions League semi-finals 09-04-2014 02:27 AM

    Germany: Real Madrid reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday after losing 2-0 at Borussia Dortmund but finishing up with a 3-2 victory on aggregate. Playing without star striker Cristiano Ronaldo due to a left-knee injury, Madrid could afford to miss an early penalty and still go through...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt for Borussia Dortmund tie 08-04-2014 08:32 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo may be kept out of the starting lineup for the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday. The Portuguese international sat out the weekend La Liga match with Real Sociedad after leaving last week's first leg against...
  • Real Madrid favourites to advance to Champions League semis 08-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Dortmund: Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund met four times last season in the Champions League and Dortmund won both home games, including a 4-1 win that led to Madrid's elimination in the semi-finals. This time, Madrid hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg of the quarter-finals and the nine-time...
  • Real Madrid to rest Ronaldo for Sociedad game, says Ancelotti 04-04-2014 05:44 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid will rest La Liga top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's match at Real Sociedad to give him time to recuperate and shake off a knee problem, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has scored 28 goals in Spain's domestic league this season and is also...
  • Ronaldo likely to play in must-win game for Real Madrid 04-04-2014 04:06 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to play his side's vital BBVA Primera Liga tie away to Real Sociedad on Saturday night. Ronaldo had been a major doubt for the game after limping out of Real Madrid's 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League with...
  • Ronaldo knee problem a concern for Portugal 03-04-2014 01:01 PM

    However much Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted there was no cause for concern, the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo limping off near the end of Wednesday's Champions League match will have set alarm bells ringing in his native Portugal. The national team captain, the leading marksman in both La Liga...
  • Real Madrid beat Dortmund 3-0 in Champions League QF 03-04-2014 02:17 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a record equaling goal before exiting to injury as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 on Wednesday to take a big step toward the Champions League semi-finals. Ronaldo netted his 14th goal of the season in Europe's top competition to give Madrid a clear advantage ahead...
  • Real Madrid's path to 10th European crown blocked by Dortmund again 02-04-2014 10:45 AM

    As Real Madrid struggle to maintain their La Liga title bid, a greater emphasis has been placed on winning a 10th European crown and on Wednesday they face a Borussia Dortmund side who famously blocked their path last season. As each year passes, the desire for Real to claim a...
  • Ronaldo, Bale score as Real drub Rayo 5-0 30-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Barcelona: Diego Costa sparked Atletico Madrid's exhilarating 2-1 comeback at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, while Lionel Messi converted a late penalty to keep Barcelona one point behind the Spanish league leaders with a contentious 1-0 win at Espanyol. Cristiano Ronaldo scored as well before Gareth Bale netted a brace as...
  • Barcelona win sets La Liga up for thrilling finale 24-03-2014 04:29 PM

    Madrid: La Liga is set for one of the most exciting finishes in years after Barcelona blew the title race wide open with a win at Real Madrid in Sunday's 'Clasico' that left Atletico Madrid the masters of their own destiny. Not since Real and Barca finished tied on 76...
  • Clinical Messi outshines Ronaldo in his own backyard 24-03-2014 03:01 PM

    Lionel Messi lost his World Player of the Year crown to Cristiano Ronaldo but got sweet revenge on Sunday by upstaging the Portuguese forward in his own backyard with a hat-trick that fired Barcelona to a 4-3 victory over Real Madrid. Messi, World Player four times in a row before...
  • El Clasico: Lionel Messi hat-trick guides Barcelona to 4-3 win at Real Madrid 24-03-2014 03:28 AM

    Madrid: Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to give Barcelona a 4-3 win at 10-man Real Madrid in an electrifying and contentious "clasico" match that kept the three-way Spanish league title race wide open. The result means Atletico Madrid now tops the table, with Madrid level on points in second...
  • El Clasico: Relentless Real Madrid looking to snuff out Barcelona bid 23-03-2014 10:20 AM

    Madrid: The 168th La Liga "Clasico" between in-form Real Madrid and an erratic Barcelona could see the table-toppers take a big step towards winning the title and sound the death knell for the champions bid for a fifth triumph in six years. Leaders Real host their arch rivals at the...
  • Ronaldo's run raising hopes of rare treble for Real Madrid 19-03-2014 02:18 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo's scintillating form and the supporting role played by the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema suggest Real Madrid have every right to believe a rare treble is well within their grasp. Barcelona became the only Spanish team to win the Champions League and the domestic league and...
  • Real Madrid complete rout of Schalke with 3-1 win in Champions League 19-03-2014 03:13 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals as Real Madrid completed their Champions League last 16 thrashing of Schalke with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Madrid breezed into the quarter-finals after winning 9-2 on aggregate following their 6-1 first-leg victory in Germany. The Spanish leader's progress was never in doubt as...
  • Real Madrid prepare for Champions League formality against Schalke 18-03-2014 08:43 AM

    Madrid: Holding a 6-1 lead from the first leg, Real Madrid can finish off its one-sided Champions League series with Schalke on Tuesday. Madrid's attacking firepower was on display in the lopsided win in Gelsenkirchen, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema leading the way. Benzema is unlikely to...
  • Real Madrid, Atletico pressure Barca after taking 3 points each 16-03-2014 08:21 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid will entertain FC Barcelona with a lead of at least four points after winning 1-0 away to Malaga in the Spanish Primera Liga Saturday night, Xinhua reported. Cristiano Ronaldo's 23rd minute goal was the difference between the two sides but if Real Madrid had travelled south expecting...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo becomes world's wealthiest footballer 10-03-2014 02:14 PM

    London: Real Madrid and Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the world's wealthiest player with a fortune of 122 million pounds dethroning retired England legend David Beckham, who was named last year's richest with 165 million pounds. Ronaldo has reportedly got a lucrative Nike deal and signed a new 76...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to La Liga summit 10-03-2014 08:16 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid took full advantage of Barcelona's shock defeat at Real Valladolid with a 3-0 home win over 10-man Levante on Sunday that put Carlo Ancelotti's in-form side three points clear at the top of La Liga. Cristiano Ronaldo, the leading scorer in Spain this season, took his tally...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo sets all-time scoring record for Portugal 06-03-2014 09:32 AM

    Leiria, Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo became Portugal's all-time leading scorer Wednesday, netting twice as Portugal thrashed Cameroon 5-1 in a warm-up match between teams preparing for the World Cup. Ronaldo clinched his place in the record book with goals in the 21st and 83rd minutes, taking his international tally to 49....
  • World Cup stadiums will be ready: Ronaldo 05-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Football great Ronaldo has tried to allay fears about the ongoing construction delays to Brazil's World Cup stadiums. Four of the country's 12 World Cup venues are yet to be ready despite a December 2013 deadline imposed by football's governing body FIFA, reported Xinhua. Ronaldo, an official...
  • Ronaldo rescues Madrid at Atletico, Barcelona hammer Almeria 03-03-2014 08:55 AM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser as Real Madrid avoided a bruising derby defeat at Spanish title rival Atletico Madrid with a 2-2 draw on Sunday. Ronaldo pounced on a loose ball inside the area to net the 82nd-minute equaliser - his 23rd goal of the season for the...
  • Ronaldo gives Real Madrid 2-2 draw at Atletico 02-03-2014 11:48 PM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equalizer to earn Real Madrid a 2-2 draw at Spanish title rival Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Ronaldo pounced on a loose ball inside the area to net the 82nd-minute equalizer - his 23rd goal of the season for the league leaders. Karim Benzema put...