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Ronaldo ‘a bad loser’ and ‘petty’ Cristiano Ronaldo EURO Latest News 

Ronaldo ‘a bad loser’ and ‘petty’

Cristiano Ronaldo has been called a "bad loser" and "petty" for criticising Euro 2016 opponents Iceland following Tuesday's 1-1 draw. The Portugal captain hit out at Iceland's lack of ambition during the Group F game and accused them of having a "small mentality". But Iceland midfielder Kari Arnason responded: "It just makes it sweeter that he is a bad loser. "We are a small island in the Atlantic Ocean and we got a draw against them." Former Iceland international Hermann Hreidarsson also hit back at Ronaldo, saying he should have…

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Ronaldo can finally shine with Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo EURO Latest News 

Ronaldo can finally shine with Portugal

When Cristiano Ronaldo first appeared for Portugal at a major tournament – on home soil at Euro 2004 – he could look around the dressing room and find the last of the Golden Generation – Luis Figo, Fernando Couto and Rui Costa. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner has won plenty on the club front but has rarely had the team around him at international level to succeed… until now "They were the heroes when I was growing up," Ronaldo told  Uefa  before the tournament. "Obviously I focused on them, but I knew…

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Madrid rivals profit from Barcelona slip-up Austria Champions League Cristiano Ronaldo England Germany Italy Latest News Lionel Messi Netherlands Portugal Spain 

Madrid rivals profit from Barcelona slip-up

Barcelona suffered a shock defeat at Real Sociedad to give their title rivals hope, with Wolfsburg the only other quarter-finalists who did not take three points on Saturday. Manchester City (2-2) Paris Saint-Germain Manchester City 2-1 West Brom (Agüero 19, Nasri 66; Sessegnon 6) Making his first start since September, following a long struggle with a thigh injury, Samir Nasri scored City's winner on a rainy evening in Manchester, finishing into an empty net after Sergio Agüero's shot was blocked. The UEFA Champions League contenders had gone behind to a…

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Real Madrid 7 : 1 Celta Vigo Cristiano Ronaldo Latest Highlights Spain 

Real Madrid 7 : 1 Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four times as Real Madrid cruised to a 7-1 win over Celta Vigo to move within a point of second-placed Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo claimed his fifth hat-trick of the season to take his total to 39. He struck three times in 15 minutes after the break, after Pepe had headed Real into a 1-0 half-time lead. Iago Aspas pulled a goal back but Ronaldo completed his treble and headed in a fourth before Jese and Gareth Bale, on his comeback, scored late on. How the action unfolded…

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Ronaldo & Ramos hand in transfer requests Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News Portugal Real Madrid Spain 

Ronaldo & Ramos hand in transfer requests

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have both handed in transfer requests at Real Madrid, according to El Chiringuito. Speaking on the Spanish television show, journalist Pipi Estrada claims that the duo went to Madrid president Florentino Perez after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid and asked to leave the club this summer. Perez attempted to calm Ronaldo following his outburst and has urged the Portugal international to review his situation at the end of the season. Ramos, meanwhile, only signed a new contract last August but has reportedly asked Perez…

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Levante UD 1 : 3 Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Latest Highlights Portugal Spain 

Levante UD 1 : 3 Real Madrid

The Portugal international has moved one clear of Raul to become the Spanish club's all-time leading scorer with 324 goals Cristiano Ronaldo has become Real Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer after finding the net in Saturday's 3-0 win over Levante. Marcelo gave the hosts a first-half lead before Ronaldo's 324th Madrid goal took him beyond Raul in the club's scoring charts and made the game safe. Roger and Deyverson called Keylor Navas into action, but the home goalkeeper was in fine form to earn a clean sheet. After Ronaldo went close to extending his…

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Messi: I respect Ronaldo, but nothing more Barcelona Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News Lionel Messi Real Madrid Spain 

Messi: I respect Ronaldo, but nothing more

The Barcelona star insists there is a mutual respect between himself and his Real Madrid counterpart, but admits that he does not count the Portuguese as a friend. Barcelona star Lionel Messi insists there is a mutual respect between himself and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, but admits their relationship does not go beyond that. Messi and Ronaldo are widely considered the best players of the modern era, with the debate over which of the two is the greatest splitting players, pundits and fans alike. No player outside the superstar duo…

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Real Madrid are out of title race – Zidane Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News Real Madrid Spain 

Real Madrid are out of title race – Zidane

Defeat to their city rivals leaves los Blancos nine points behind league leaders Barcelona and their coach, frustrated at their display, feels the prize is now a bridge too far. Real Madrid cannot win La Liga after Saturday's 1-0 defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid, according to coach Zinedine Zidane. Antoine Griezmann's second-half goal secured a narrow 1-0 victory against the hosts to wrap up their third consecutive victory against their rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu. Defeat leaves Zidane's side nine points behind league leaders Barcelona, who are yet to play…

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Real Madrid 0 : 1 Atletico Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Latest Highlights Spain 

Real Madrid 0 : 1 Atletico Madrid

The France international capped a sublime move by firing past Keylor Navas, and Zinedine Zidane's men could fall as far as 12 points behind leaders Barca It may not have been as spectacular as last year's derby, but Antoine Griezmann snatched Atletico Madrid's third successive win in their rivals' backyard as Real Madrid went down 1-0.  Diego Simeone masterminded a 4-0 drubbing during the 2014/15 season, and Atletico were once more a formidable prospect away from home, barely allowing Real into the game.  A sublime move from Griezmann unlocked the…

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Messi vs Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo Latest News Lionel Messi Spain 

Messi vs Ronaldo

Current goals total in La Liga: Ronaldo 22-15 Messi Cristiano Ronaldo leads Lionel Messi by seven goals but, according to ESPN's projection model, the Argentine has a great chance to cut the gap this weekend. Ronaldo is in action first, when Real host Atletico in the Madrid derby. The following day, Messi and Barcelona are at home to Sevilla. Ronaldo remains the strong favourite to win the pair's head-to-head scoring battle over the course of the season.

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