RONALDO

  • Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win at Eibar 3 days ago

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 19th and 20th time in the Spanish league this season after setting up Real Madrid's opening goal in a 4-0 win Saturday at Eibar to stay top of the table. Ronaldo has scored in all 11 league matches he has played in this campaign and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon d'Or, says Brazilian Ronaldo 5 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the third time, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo. The 29-year-old forward led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions League title in May and has already scored 18 goals from 10 La Liga matches this season, reports Xinhua. "I...
  • Raphael Guerreiro scores as Portugal beat Argentina 1-0 1 week ago

    'Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi' got top billing at a packed Old Trafford but it was a lesser light who scored as Portugal scraped a 1-0 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday. Raphael Guerreiro headed the winner in added time after a second half riddled with substitutions and missing the excitement...
  • Lionel Messi should beat Cristiano Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or: Martino November 18, 2014

    Debates about who is world's best player will rage when Lionel Messi faces Cristiano Ronaldo as Argentina play Portugal at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but for Argentina coach Gerardo Martino there is only ever one choice. Barcelona's Messi and Real Madrid's Ronaldo continually go head-to-head to top the scoring charts in...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo claims Euro goals record, Germany toil November 15, 2014

    Berlin: Cristiano Ronaldo became the European Championships' all-time top scorer by giving Portugal a 1-0 victory over Armenia, while Germany could only beat Gibraltar 4-0 as their World Cup victory hangover continued on Friday. Portugal captain Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute to take his tally across Euro finals...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid thrash Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to stay at top November 9, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored again as Real Madrid stayed at the top of the table on Saturday. Madrid stayed two points ahead of Barcelona by routing Rayo Vallecano 5-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu for their 13th straight victory in all competitions. Ronaldo polished off the lopsided win with his league-leading 18th goal and...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo aiming to be best ever November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will work to be the best player of all time after being presented with his third European Golden Boot award. The 29-year-old was speaking at a lavish ceremony in Madrid where he received the trophy for being the joint top scorer last season...
  • La Liga: Lionel Messi eyes Zarra's record as Barcelona visit Almeria November 8, 2014

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi has another scoring record in sight when Barcelona visit Almeria on Saturday looking to bounce back from consecutive losses that have cost it the Spanish league lead. Messi scored his 70th and 71st goals in the Champions League in a 2-0 win at Ajax on Wednesday to equal...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo receives his third Golden Boot award November 5, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo says he still has many years and a lot of football to come as he picked up his third Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo shared the award with Luis Suarez, who also scored 31 goals. At a lavish ceremony...
  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema turning Bernabeu boos into cheers November 5, 2014

    Karim Benzema has endured his share of whistling from Real Madrid's demanding fans in recent years but the France forward appears to have finally won over the Bernabeu after netting another Champions League goal on Tuesday. Benzema was given a standing ovation by the Real faithful when he was taken off...
  • Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 to reach knockout round November 5, 2014

    Holders Real Madrid breezed into the last 16 of the Champions League with two games to spare when a Karim Benzema strike secured a 1-0 win in their Group B match at home to a toothless Liverpool on Tuesday. Benzema clipped a Marcelo cross high into the net from close range...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid take lead as Barcelona lose to Celta November 2, 2014

    Luis Suarez's home debut with Barcelona was spoiled by Celta Vigo as Joaquin Larrivey scored in the second half to deal the host a 1-0 loss that let Real Madrid take the overnight lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona's second consecutive loss and first at home in the league...
  • Two-goal Rodriguez hits stunner as Real Madrid thump Granada 4-0 November 1, 2014

    Real Madrid turned up the heat on their La Liga title rivals when James Rodriguez scored twice, including a stunning volley, in a 4-0 win at Granada on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo set the European champions on their way in the second minute at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium when he clipped...
  • La Liga: Five teams jostle at top of tight Spanish league November 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Luis Suarez will make his Camp Nou debut in official competition on Saturday. The Barcelona striker played in a home friendly to start the season while serving out a four-month biting ban. That ended in time for Suarez to set up Neymar's goal in Barcelona's loss at Real Madrid last...
  • Real Madrid to rest Ronaldo for King's Cup game against Cornella October 29, 2014

    Madrid: Holders Real Madrid will rest top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and several other first-choice players for their King's Cup last-32, first leg against third-tier Cornella later on Wednesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Ronaldo, who has netted 16 goals in eight La Liga appearances and three in three Champions League games this...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins three La Liga awards October 28, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up three awards at the Spanish league's gala including last season's best player. The Real Madrid star was also given the "Best Forward of La Liga 2013-14" and best goal awards late Monday. Ronaldo said he had "a hat-trick of awards, it's spectacular," and added he would...
  • Real Madrid cut Barcelona's lead to a point, Valencia in third place October 26, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling 'El Clasico' on Saturday that handed the visitors their first loss of the Spanish league season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game since a...
  • El Clasico: Real Madrid come from behind to beat Barcelona 3-1 October 25, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling "clasico" match on Saturday in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season. The result spoiled a strong Barcelona debut by Luis Suarez, who played well in his first game...
  • Lionel Messi aims for record vs Cristiano Ronaldo in clasico October 25, 2014

    Saturday's game between Real Madrid and Barcelona will last 90 minutes like any other, but this clash between the Spanish giants promises to be a classic among clasicos. Barcelona and Madrid almost always offer scintillating contests, and this one is set up to offer so much more. Not only can Lionel Messi...
  • Maestro of clasicos, Lionel Messi leads Barcelona against Real Madrid October 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Accustomed to thriving against his fierce rival, Lionel Messi will again lead Barcelona at Real Madrid as he aims for another scoring record. The big question is whether Luis Suarez will join him or watch from the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium bench. Suarez will finish his four-month ban for biting Italy's...
  • Champions League: Ronaldo, Benzema lead Real Madrid to 3-0 win at Liverpool October 23, 2014

    Liverpool: Cristiano Ronaldo's 70th Champions League goal and a double from Karim Benzema guided Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool as the reigning champions notched a third straight victory in Group B on Wednesday. All the goals came in a devastating 18-minute spell in the first half at Anfield,...
  • Champions League: Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Real visit October 22, 2014

    Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Brendan Rodgers's team, third in Group B with three points from two matches, have not yet shown...
  • Ronaldo brace helps Real Madrid thrash Levante 5-0 October 18, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to extend his scoring streak with Real Madrid to nine straight appearances and help win 5-0 at Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday. Ronaldo opened from the penalty spot in the 13th minute before adding another goal in the 61st, increasing his league-leading tally to 15...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Ronaldo scores in Portugal's 1-0 win over Denmark October 15, 2014

    Balkan rivalries cast a shadow over 2016 European Championship qualifying on Tuesday as the match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade was abandoned after an Albanian flag considered provocative by Serbian fans was flown over the stadium by a drone. English referee Martin Atkinson interrupted the match in the 41st minute...
  • 'No chance of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Manchester United' October 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes on Thursday denied that the 29-year-old striker wants to leave the Spanish club to return to his former team Manchester United. Rumours of a return to England for the Portuguese international have been gathering pace recently as Manchester United look to rebuild...
  • Free-scoring Ronaldo has Messi's record in his sights October 6, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of the Champions League last season, Cristiano Ronaldo is already well on the way towards breaking Lionel Messi's La Liga best haul of 50 goals in one campaign. Ronaldo netted his third hat-trick this term in Sunday's 5-0...
  • Ronaldo nets hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Athletic Bilbao 5-0 October 6, 2014

    Cristiano Ronaldo had another hat trick to extend his scoring streak to eight consecutive games and lead Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday. It was Ronaldo's second treble to go with one four-goal game already this season and gave the Ballon d'Or...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Karim Benzema's late goal helps Real Madrid win 2-1 at Ludogorets October 2, 2014

    Sofia: Real Madrid needed a 77th-minute goal from substitute Karim Benzema for a 2-1 comeback win at Champions League newcomer Ludogorets on Wednesday, after Cristiano Ronaldo missed one penalty before making amends with a second spot kick. Ludogorets, unfazed by the star-studded visitors in its first home game in Europe's top-tier...