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Ronaldo maintain ‘Goaless career games’ against France as Portugal exits UEFA N.L


Amidst Portugal’s defeat, a report by the ESPN has revealed of a new record that their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo marched on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were edged out of the UEFA Nations League Competition after suffering to a 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals France in a mouth watering clash that was played at Lisbon in Portugal on Saturday night.

After the 2 teams played to goalless draw at half time,Chelsea Skipper Ng’olo Kante managed to put the visitors forward with a tap in on the 53rd minute after Adrien Rabiot’s shot was parried by Portuguese keeper Rui Patricio. Kante’s goal was enough to sail the visitors to the Semis.


After failing to find the net, yesterdays’ match became the 6th in which Ronaldo had failed to score against France.

This became the most number of matches in which Ronaldo had gone without scoring against a single national team.

“Ronaldo has 0 goals in 6 career games vs. France.That’s his most games vs. a single national team without scoring,” wrote ESPN.

Despite the undesirable record,Ronaldo boasts of 102 international goals which puts him just 7 goals behind the all time international goal scorer,Ali Daei of Iran.


Ronaldo Felt like a beast not being able to play in UCL counter against Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo has labelled coronavirus testing as ‘bulls***’ after testing positive for the illness for a third time, which forced him out of Juventus’ clash with Barcelona.

The Portugal international recorded another positive Covid-19 result on Tuesday after first testing positive for the illness on October 13.

As a result Ronaldo will not come up against long-time rival Lionel Messi in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night and will have to watch the tie at home.

Ronaldo revealed that he was ‘feeling good and healthy’ on Wednesday morning in an Instagram post but also slammed Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing – the typical form of Covid-19 testing – as ‘bull****’.

Ronaldo has been self-isolating at home in Italy since he tested positive for coronavirus while away on international duty with Portugal over two weeks ago.

The 35-year-old recorded another positive result last Thursday and had hoped to return to action for Wednesday’s clash but another positive result on Tuesday dashed his hopes.

Ronaldo was asymptomatic when he tested positive days after playing for Portugal against France and Spain and posing for a team photo at dinner and has continued to display no symptoms.

Friends have revealed that he ‘feels like a beast forced to stay in cage’ with the star frustrated in quarantine, revealed Tuttosport, as reported by Calciomercato.

Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro took aim at coronavirus on her Instagram page after her sibling’s first positive result.

‘If Cristiano Ronaldo has to wake the world up, I have to say he really is a prophet from God. Thank you,’ she wrote.

‘I believe that today thousands of people will stop believing as much in this pandemic, in the tests and in the measures taken like me… the biggest fraud I have ever seen since I was born. Open your eyes please.’

Ronaldo’s reunion with rival Messi was the pick of the ties when the Champions League groups were drawn but fans will have to wait until December 8 for the match-up. Two of the sport’s greatest ever players have not faced each other in the Champions League since the semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the 2011-12 season.

The Portugal superstar has missed three matches for Juventus already – Andrea Pirlo’s side beat Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League last week but have been held to two draws in Serie A.

Ronaldo has been keeping busy in his home gym to ensure he stays fit for his return. He shared a clip on his Instagram page last week where he is seen dancing and singing while cycling on the gym bike, sporting an eye-catching new buzzcut.

Ronaldo has been keeping himself separated from his family members during his time at home in quarantine, with the rest of his loved ones on a different floor, and the forward is able to maintain his fitness levels by using an outdoor gym.

The Juventus forward has been active on social media during his time in quarantine. He posted a picture on Instagram of him lounging by his swimming pool, alongside the caption: ‘Don’t let what you can’t do get in the way of what you can do.’

The five-time Ballon D’or winner also posted a selfie on Instagram sitting at his dinner table, amid the news of the second test, with the caption: ‘Thursday style!’

Ronaldo is under investigation for breaking coronavirus rules with Italy’s sports minister saying the Juventus star ‘did not respect’ protocols with his flight home from Portugal duty while infected.


Messi hopes Ronaldo will be able to Play in UCL clash


Lionel Messi is hopeful his old foe Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to take part in Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Juventus despite testing positive for coronavirus.

The 35-year-old forward has so often lead the way for the Turin giants and continued to defy his age, but may be absent from the mouthwatering clash due to returning a second positive test for the disease.

Juventus are scrambling to ensure that Ronaldo will be available for selection should one final test come back negative – and Messi also appears keen to face off against him again in another ‘special’ match-up.

He told DAZN: ‘Obviously when Cristiano played for Real Madrid the games were special. Matches against them always are [special], but with Cristiano on the pitch they took on a particular significance.’

Ronaldo was doubtful despite initially contracting the virus while on international duty on October 13.


He immediately began a mandatory period of quarantine, and was forced to miss Juventus’ fixtures against Crotone and Dynamo Kiev while completing the quarantine.

Andrea Pirlo’s side host Barcelona next Wednesday, and Ronaldo took a second test in the hope that he would be cleared to return and add another thrilling chapter to his encounters with Messi.

The former Manchester United man soon discovered he still had Covid-19, however, placing his spot in the game in serious jeopardy.

When questioned over his rivalry with Ronaldo during his trophy-laden days in Madrid, Messi added: ‘That is now in the past and we look forward to today’s challenges.

‘Wednesday there could be this challenge and we hope Cristiano can be there and will soon recover from Covid.

‘The ones with Cristiano were and are a special duel which will remain forever. They last many years and it is not easy to maintain those levels for such a long time.


Our teams were also very demanding: Real Madrid and Barcelona, the two strongest clubs in the world.

‘Competing as equals for so many years is something that will remain forever. The duel between me and Cristiano was very good on a personal level and I think people enjoyed it.

‘The fans of Real, Barca, but in general all football fans, have seen a great show. We hope to give them even more emotions [on Wednesday].’

The fierce debate over which of the two superstars can claim the title of the best player in the world, and perhaps in history, continues to rage on.

Both have won 11 Ballon d’Or awards between them, although Messi narrowly leads the way with a record amount of six.

Juventus are hoping UEFA will grant them permission to test Ronaldo once again 48 hours before the European tie. The organisation’s protocols means that the player should have tested negative a week before the game in order to take part.

But his club have filed a medical report to UEFA that argues Ronaldo’s test showed a low viral load which, provided his test result on Friday is negative, should allow him to play.


COVID-19: Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo test positive.


Ronaldo’s positive test also means he won’t be available for Juventus’ trip to Crotone at the weekend and could even be a doubt for the Champions league group-stage clash with Barcelona on 28 October.

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for Covid-19 while away on international duty with Portugal.

The 35-year-old started both of Portugal’s games over the past week and will now miss their second Nations League group game of the month against Sweden on Wednesday night.

The rest of the Portugal squad, meanwhile, returned negative results and all should be available for the upcoming clash.

Ronaldo’s positive result was revealed in a statement from the Portuguese FA on their official website which read: “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from training with the national team after a positive test for Covid-19, so he will not face Sweden.


“The Portugal international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.

“Following the positive test, the remaining players underwent new tests on Tuesday morning, and all produced a negative result and are available to Fernando Santos for training this afternoon.”

“The game, counting for the qualification phase of the League of Nations, is scheduled for Wednesday, at 19:45, in Alvalade.”

Tuesday’s revelation comes after Ronaldo played 90 minutes in Portugal’s Nations League stalemate with France on Sunday night.


In the wake of the contest, several French stars posted action photos alongside the modern-day icon on their respective Instagrams. 17-year-old Eduardo Camavinga even got ahold of his match-worn shirt.

France travel to Croatia on Wednesday night, with Didier Deschamps hopeful that he’ll have a full squad of players to select from.

The 35-year-old had started the 2020/21 campaign off in prolific form, netting the third in a 3-0 victory over Sampdoria on Andrea Pirlo’s coaching debut against Sampdoria before bagging a brace to rescue a point for the Biaconeri at Roma.

Ronaldo has become the 30th player in Serie A currently infected with the virus. The likes of Roberto Gagliardini, Radja Nainggolan, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni have also tested positive.


Suarez to become ‘the 13th’ player to play alongside Messi and Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated elite football for decades, picking up a countless number of trophies, awards and records.

Many footballers dream of playing against such talent but only a select few are lucky enough to play alongside one of these greats.

As it stands, there are only 12 players in history who have been fortunate enough to share the same shirt as both Ronaldo and Messi.

Luis Suarez could become the thirteenth on that list as he negotiates a deal with Juventus after being told by new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman that he is not in his plans moving forward. So, with that in mind, who else is in this exclusive club?


Fernando Gago
Played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2009-2011

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2007-2017

Fernando Gago arrived at Real Madrid along with Gonzalo Higuain, during their 2006-2007 campaign.

Gago linked up well with Ronaldo to help the team win the title in LaLiga, but it wasn’t long before the defensive midfielder dropped in form.

While, in a national squad flooded with attacking talent such as Messi, Gago won well over 50 caps, an Olympic gold medal in 2009 and featured in both the 2011 Copa America and the 2014 World Cup.


Gabriel Heinze
Played with Ronaldo at Manchester United between 2004-2007

Played with Messi in Argentina national team between 2005-2010

Gabriel Heinze was under contract at Sporting CP when Ronaldo joined the club; however, the pair never got to play alongside each other as the defender rounded up his loan spell in Portugal before the striker was handed his debut.

It wasn’t long before Heinze got the opportunity to share the pitch with Ronaldo as the two lined up alongside each other for Manchester United.

Heinze and Ronaldo spent three years playing together, but during that time Heinze was lucky enough to also link up with Messi.

In 2005 Heinze played with the Argentinean while on international duty. The defender was part of the starting XI and scored the winning goal, whereas Messi came off the bench to replace Lisandro Lopez.

Messi did, however, work his magic and conjure up a goal just 43 seconds into his international debut.


Gerard Pique
Played with Ronaldo at Manchester United between 2004-06 and 2007-2008
Played with Messi at Barcelona between 2008 and present
From one Barcelona legend to another.

Gerard Pique, who is the seventh most capped Barca player of all time, has lined up alongside Messi on multiple occasions.

The pair have been team-mates since 2008 and have won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, European Super Cup, Copa del Ray and LaLiga crowns during their time together.

Although Pique is known for his accolades at Barca, the 33-year-old actually started his career at Manchester United – alongside Ronaldo. The pair had two spells playing alongside each other – 2004-2006 and 2007-2008.

Pique joined the English giants one year after Ronaldo but also spent one season on loan at Real Zaragoza.

Pique made 23 appearances alongside Ronaldo at United, and even scored twice in the Champions League group stages in 2007.


Angel Di Maria
Played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2010-2014

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2009 to present

Angel Di Maria has played with both Ronaldo and Messi for a substantial amount of time.

Di Maria joined Real Madrid the year after Ronaldo and went on to make 190 appearances for the club.

He established himself as one of the starting front three, alongside Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. The trio were known for their ability to create impressive chances and instil fear into their opponents.

The 32-year-old old picked up six trophies alongside the Portuguese striker, before moving to Ronaldo’s former club Manchester United for just one season.

Despite creating a formidable partnership with Ronaldo, Di Maria was also known for linking up with Messi on the international stage.


Carlos Tevez
Played with Ronaldo at Manchester United between 2007-2009

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2005-2015

Carlos Tevez was a name that everyone knew for many reasons, but playing alongside Messi in Argentina’s World Cup qualification match against Peru was one of the defining moments of his career.

After breaking into the national team in 2004, this was this first time Tevez had featured for Marcelo Bielsa’s side and the first time he lined up alongside fan favourite, Messi.

Subsequently, the pair played together on the international stage for five years. Tevez’s relationship with Messi blossomed as he began to learn from the best.

Developing into a star within his own right, Tevez was scouted by a host of Premier League clubs. After initially signing for West Ham Tevez joined Manchester United, where he linked up with Ronaldo.


Paulo Dybala
Played with Ronaldo at Juventus between 2018 and present

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2015 and present

Paulo Dybala has played alongside Messi and Ronaldo for club and country and is developing into quite a player.

Dybala made his international debut under Gerardo Martino in 2015 and has played alongside Messi ever since.

There have previously been rumours of Dybala and Messi joining up at club level, with the Juventus forward being linked to a move to Barca.

However, the youngster instead became Ronaldo’s team-mate – when the. Portuguese joined Juventus in 2018.


Gonzalo Higuain
Played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2009-2013 and Juventus between 2018 and present

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2009-2019

Higuain established himself as part of the starting line up at Real Madrid long before Ronaldo’s arrival.

However, the Portuguese international’s arrival two years later was not quite so exciting for Higuain as the combination of Ronaldo and Benzema saw his first-team opportunities diminish at the Bernabeu.

Being forced out on loan to both AC Milan and Chelsea, Higuain only began playing with Ronaldo again last season, this time in Turin.

Alongside Messi, Higuain has reached a World Cup final, only to miss the big chance to seal victory for Argentina against Germany.


Henrik Larsson
Played with Ronaldo at Manchester United in 2007

Played with Messi at Barcelona between 2004-2006

Henrik Larsson experienced brief partnerships with both Messi and Ronaldo during his time at Barcelona and Manchester United.

Having established himself as a world-class player in Scotland – scoring 242 goals for Celtic – Larsson was highly sought after on the European stage.

Barca signed Larsson to accompany Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o and Deco for two seasons.

During his time at the club he lined up alongside Messi on multiple occasions and even found himself on the scoresheet next to the Argentinean international.

Larsson later left Barca and joined Manchester United in 2007.

Going from one superstar to another, Larsson regularly featured with Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha and current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite spending just one season at the club, Larsson made a name for himself – scoring in all competitions during the year that United won the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.


Nelson Semedo
Played with Ronaldo in the Portugal national team between 2015 and present

Played with Messi at Barcelona between 2017 and present

As it stands, Nelson Semedo is currently playing alongside both Ronaldo and Messi.

Semedo has trained alongside Ronaldo for Portugal for several years but has only received 14 caps. Whereas, Ronaldo has made 164 appearances for his country since debuting in 2003.

Semedo has also lined up alongside Messi for Catalan giants, Barcelona. During his first season at the club, the now 26-year-old made 35 official appearances.

Much to Messi’s delight, Semedo assisted the superstar six times in his first 98 games for the club.


Ezequiel Garay
Played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid between 2009-2011

Played with Messi in the Argentina national team between 2007-2015

Despite playing alongside Ronaldo, Ezequiel Garay said choosing to leave Real Madrid in 2011 was the ‘best decision’ of his career.

Garay joined Madrid for £9million from Racing Santander in 2008 and even won a Copa del Rey medal in 2011 but could not secure a regular place in the starting XI.

Garay did, however, link up with Ronaldo during their 6-0 win over Real Zaragoza in December 2009 to score a phenomenal goal.

Having spent the majority of his time at Real Madrid warming the bench, Garay played an essential role for his country. Garay lined up alongside Messi for the better part of eight years on the international stage.


Played with Ronaldo in the Portugal national team between 2003-2010
Played with Messi at Barcelona between 2004-2008
Deco played an instrumental role in the rise of Messi. The attacking midfielder was the one who was substituted to make way for Messi’s debut for Barcelona.

Since then, Messi has become Barca’s all-time top scorer with 634 goals in 731 games, and LaLiga’s record goalscorer with 444 in 485 appearances.

Deco was also present for Ronaldo’s international debut for Portugal against Kazakhstan in 2003.

The pair went on to create a formidable partnership, with their first combined goal coming in 2004 at the Euros.


Andre Gomes
Played with Ronaldo in the Portugal national team between 2014 and present
Played with Messi at Barcelona between 2016-2018
In the summer of 2016, Andre Gomes faced the biggest decision of his football career – whether to join Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Gomes made up his mind and signed for the Catalan giants in a deal worth around £31m. Big things were expected of Gomes as they had believed he would be Andres Iniesta’s successor and a partner to Messi.

But the Portugal international struggled to find his form at the Nou Camp and only lasted two seasons alongside Messi.

During his dismal time at Barca, Gomes even dropped out of the international set up – having first lined up alongside Ronaldo at the age of 19 during a friendly against Ecuador in February 2013.

He later rejoined the squad after suffering a severe ankle injury. The pair are expected to provide their country with a series of goals this year and next in the Nations League and rearranged Euros.

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Two legends together; I can’t wait to see Messi and Ronaldo at Juve – Cuadrado

Two legends together. What are the chances of Lionel Messi joining up Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus? Juan Cuadrado says he cannot see it happening.

Juventus forward Juan Cuadrado cannot envisage unsettled Barcelona ace Lionel Messi joining up with Cristiano Ronaldo with the Serie A champions. Messi has sensationally told Barça he wants to leave the club, where the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has spent his entire professional career.

Messi won’t be joining Juventus
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan have been most strongly linked with moves for the 33-year-old. Others have fantasised that Messi could join Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin to bring together the two best players of the modern day, but Cuadrado would be surprised if such a move happened.

“I can’t imagine it at all. The truth is that I just can’t see it happening,” he told ESPN Nexo on Thursday. “But then again, just like with Cristiano, many people did not believe it would happen and all of a sudden, he arrived.”

Juve are preparing for the 2020-21 campaign under new coach Andrea Pirlo, who replaced Maurizio Sarri at the helm earlier this month.

Pirlo settling into new role
Cuadrado, who has been at the club since 2015 and initially arrived on loan, said he still has to hold talks with Pirlo to discuss his future plans. “I haven-t had the opportunity to talk to him yet. When it is my turn I will surely tell him where I feel much more comfortable [playing],” he said. “Hopefully for his knowledge of the game and for what a great player he was, he can contribute to the team and that we can win many trophies together.”


Shocking: Ronaldo sends message to Messi amid Barcelona exit


Brazil legend Ronaldo has warned Lionel Messi he will never stop loving Barcelona even if he decides to move on this summer.

The 33-year-old added to his club’s increasing woes earlier this week by sending them a fax demanding his contract be terminated via a clause in the agreement.

Barcelona are adamant the clause is not valid as they insist it expired in June and are now battling to keep hold of their captain.

Messi is on extortionate wages at the Nou Camp and Barcelona could alleviate some of the financial pressure on the club by allowing the wantaway star to move on as per his wishes.

But ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo feels both parties should stick together due to their everlasting bond.


“It’s very unlikely that he’ll be able to leave Barcelona at the moment, especially when there’s a crisis of results,” Ronaldo said at a webinar hosted by Santander.

“Messi is a reference for the team and, if I were Barcelona, I wouldn’t let him leave in any situation.

“He has a great and strong relationship with the club and I don’t think he’ll stop being in love with the team.”

Sadly for Barcelona, it seems that, at least for now, Messi’s love for the club is not what it once was.

After a turbulent year, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is desperate to move on, with Man City, PSG, and Inter Milan leading the race of potential suitors for his signature.


New Barca boss Ronald Koeman is naturally keen to retain his star man but he faces an uphill struggle amid the turmoil at the club.

The 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League appears to have been the final straw with a mass overhaul now expected at Barcelona.

Quique Setien was immediately replaced by Koeman, sporting director Eric Abidal has resigned, and president Josep Maria Bartomeu is now under pressure to step down as well.

Meanwhile, a number of top stars are facing the axe, with Luis Suarez ready to be the first to go after reportedly being told he was surplus to requirements.


The future of Messi is the key factor though for Barca, and another former club legend – and Ronaldo’s ex-striker partner – Rivaldo, feels a switch to the Premier League could be ideal.

Rivaldo told Betfair: “ Manchester City could be Messi’s best option as his next club.

“He’s 33 but his quality and talent are both unquestionable and I think he still has a few more years at the top. He could quickly start shining in England.

“[Pep] Guardiola has deep knowledge of Messi’s abilities and would find a solution to quickly incorporate him into the team and get the best from him.”

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Are they saying goodbyes already?


Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are really getting older, since 2005 they have featured all UCL Semifinals one at a time but its a different case in 2020.

Could this be the end of the dominating Leo an Cristiano power oppression due to age?

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Messi and Ronaldo won’t be in UCL semifinals for the first time since 2005


The Champions League semi-finals will be devoid of the presence of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since 2005.

The startling statistic was confirmed after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo’s Juventus, meanwhile, were knocked out by Lyon at the last-16 stage.

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Ronaldo to see out his rest of contract despite Barca links


Although there were sensational reports that Cristiano Ronaldo might be on his way to Barcelona to link up with longtime rival Lionel Messi, it appears he will be staying at Juventus for now.

Some members of Ronaldo’s team have reportedly told NS that the rumours are ‘all false’ and that he will be remaining in Turin until the end of his contract.


Earlier on Thursday, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague had told the NS sources that the Serie A champions are desperate to offload his massive £28million wage bill, and had offered him to the Catalans, among other elite European teams.

The Italian giants can reportedly only afford to keep one out of Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala at the club for next season due to their financial situation and their desire to bring in at least one striker, a right back and a winger.

Both Ronaldo and Dybala have contracts running until 2022 with Juventus.

However, Barcelona have also been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic, and are unlikely to be able to afford such a huge name.


A link up between Ronaldo and Messi has long been a dream of many fans. The two have been battling it out on the highest stage in football and dividing opinion as to who is the better player for over a decade.

They share eleven Ballon d’Or awards between them; Messi with six and Ronaldo with five, and have a combined 1,272 career goals.

After a hugely successful career with Real Madrid, Ronaldo joined Juventus in 2018, and has continued his impressive scoring run.

Meanwhile, Messi has spent his entire career at Barcelona, and has been the club’s talisman for over a decade.

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Breaking: Cristiano Ronaldo offered to Barcelona


Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to Barcelona, according to NobleSport’s Adii.

The Juventus forward has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain. The Bianconeri’s defeats in the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia were compounded by Lyon knocking them out of the Champions League, which Corriere dello Sport say is the cause for Cristiano considering his future.

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Not juve, Ronaldo knocked out of UCL by Lyon Once again


Lyon again proved Cristiano Ronaldo’s nemesis in the last 16 of the Champions League as Juventus were knocked out on Friday.

Cristiano Ronaldo had been an ever-present in the Champions League quarter-finals for 10 years, but Friday’s exit to Lyon might have felt a little too familiar.

Ronaldo’s Juventus crashed out on away goals – despite a 2-1 second-leg victory – as their number seven could only score twice after Memphis Depay’s penalty doubled Lyon’s aggregate advantage.


The result brought an end to the Portuguese’s streak of appearances in the last eight of the competition, yet the tie was surprisingly similar to his previous round-of-16 exit.

When Ronaldo last fell at this hurdle in 2009-10, Real Madrid – then enjoying his first season in Spain – were also dumped out by Lyon.

The French side, as this season, built on their 1-0 advantage from the first leg at home and a Ronaldo goal proved only enough for a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo has now scored against Lyon for three clubs, but he might well be keen to see the back of this particular opponent.

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Ronaldo snubbed and Dybala elected Serie A MVP


Cristiano Ronaldo has been snubbed in the Serie A ‘MVP’ awards for the 2019-2020 season.

Paulo Dybala has been crowned the ‘most valuable player’ despite finishing 20 goals behind his Juventus team-mate, netting 11 times in the league compared to Ronaldo’s 31 strikes.

Lazio’s Ciro Immobile, who won the European Golden Shoe with 35 goals, won the ‘best striker award’

Ronaldo was named most valuable player for the 2018-19 campaign with 21 goals, 10 less than he managed in this most recent season.

Juve’s Wojciech Szczesny won the best goalkeeper award while best defender went to Inter Milan’s Stefan De Vrij.


Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez picked up best midfielder and Parma’s Dejan Kulusevski, who has now joined Juve permanently, won the best young player.

The winners of each award receive a special badge to wear on their shirts but Ronaldo opted not to have his printed after receiving his title last year.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the 35-year-old did not want to feel above or stand out from his team-mates.

The other winners from the 2018-19 season – Nicolo Zaniolo, Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabio Quagliarella and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – all chose to wear the badges on their shirts this season.

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Cristiano Ronaldo consider switching to PSG


Cristiano Ronaldo was considering a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain before the coronavirus lockdown hit, according to reports in France.

The 35-year-old Portugal star joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 and has gone on to win two consecutive Serie A titles.

But according to France Football, Ronaldo was underwhelmed by Juventus’ performances and was therefore weighing up his options.

The report claims had his heart set on a move to PSG because he dreamed of playing alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, having maintained a close bond with the Brazilian star while also reportedly ‘adoring’ the France World Cup winner.

Paris also holds a special place in Ronaldo’s heart as it is the city where he won the European Championships with Portugal in 2016.

The report claims his frustrations allegedly came to the boil in October last year following a Champions League tie against Lokomotiv Moscow which Juventus had won 2-1.

Ronaldo did not score or assist in a below-par performance from the hosts, and he reportedly realised Turin did not have the same attraction as Madrid or the Premier League.


He therefore was ready to picture himself away from the Allianz Stadium and form one of the deadliest attacks in world football with French side PSG, with one source even claiming the move was ‘very probable’.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed any chance of a potential move, and the wider financial implications of the virus suggests any move is now highly unlikely.

But the doom and gloom has since lifted around Maurizio Sarri’s side after they went on to secure a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month.

On an individual basis, he has racked up an impressive 63 goals in just 88 appearances but did lose out on the Golden Boot to Lazio forward Ciro Immobile.

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Injuries, Heartbreak and Weakness despite Juventus winning the league


Juventus lost two players to injury in the first half as defender Danilo had to go of after colliding with Gaston Ramriez and Paulo Dybala suffered a muscular injury to his left leg.

Juve doubled their lead in 67th minute. Sampdoria goalkeeper Emil Audero could not hold Ronaldo’s shot and Bernardeschi, who had replaced Danilo, snapped up the rebound.

Ronaldo’s evening ended on a sour note when he smashed a penalty against the crossbar after Alex Sandro was fouled.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hope of winning the Golden boot on probability even after winning the Serie A.

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What Ronaldo needs to do to secure his fifth Golden Boot


Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a new challenge in the last stretch of the Serie A season.

Should he score five goals in Juventus’ last four games in the league then he will be awarded his fifth European Golden Boot prize.

Robert Lewandowski currently tops the list of Europe’s top scorers with 34 goals, while Ronaldo has mustered 30.

Should the Portuguese net four goals to match the Bayern Munich striker’s tally then the award would not be shared by both players.

As of this season, the European Sports Media (ESM), with MARCA as their Spanish representative, have introduced a novelty in the rules.

If two players score the same number of goals or get the same points then the winner will be the one who needed fewer minutes to do so.

The Poland international netted 34 times in 2,761 minutes, while Ronaldo has managed 30 goals in 2,649 minutes so far, which means that scoring four goals surely wont be enough for the Portuguese.


Meanwhile, Ciro Immobile has also bagged 30 goals, but in 2,816 minutes, and also needs another five to overtake Lewandowski.

Juventus’ last four games are against Udinese, Sampdoria, Cagliari and Roma, while Lazio will face Cagliari, Hellas Verona, Brescia and Napoli.

Since the restart of the Serie A, Ronaldo has registered nine goals in eight league games.

Nothing, then, is impossible for the former Real Madrid forward as he chases his fifth Golden Boot – after also winning it in 2007/08, 2010/11, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

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The Juventus forward also became the fastest player ever to a Serie A half-century when he scored a penalty against Lazio on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 50 goals in each of the Premier League, LaLiga and now Serie A, after he opened the scoring for Juventus against Lazio this evening, with a penalty in the 51st minute. He then moved to 51 goals in the Italian top flight, slotting home Dybala’s pass, three minutes later.

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Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner (which has been cancelled this year, by the way), scored his 50 goals in Serie A in 61 appearances, setting a new record as the fastest player every to his half-century.

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Ronaldo scored 84 goals with Manchester United in his six seasons at the club, before netting a whopping 311 goals with Real Madrid in LaLiga, in 292 games.

No player has ever managed to hit 50 goals in England, Spain and Italy, although Edin Dzeko managed it in England, Germany and Italy. Can you name the clubs? Scroll down to check you got them right.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic looked directly at Cristiano Ronaldo and laughed after he tried to put him off during his penalty against Juventus.

Ibrahimovic sparked AC Milan’s remarkable comeback against Juventus by slotting away a penalty after the hour mark.

He found the back of the net from the spot despite Ronaldo hilariously chirping away in the background.

Moments before the Swede stepped up, Ronaldo told Wojciech Szczesny: “Tek, you know him [Ibrahimovic].”

And after the 38-year-old tucked away the penalty, he laughed at Ronaldo in a brilliant exchange between the two football superstars.

Milan, meanwhile, climb to fifth in the league after two incredible victories over Lazio and Juventus.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning goal and provided an assist as Juventus eased to a 4-1 derby win over Torino to open up a seven-point lead at the top of Serie A.

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Cristiano Ronaldo recently shared a photo of himself in a Louis Vuitton wear which did not necessarily go down well with his teammates.

In the photo, the 35-year old rocked a Hawaiian shirt valued at around £655 and matched it with some board shorts which, according to Sunsport, cost around £600.

“Starting the weekend with a good vibe and a good style,” Ronaldo captioned the photo. To say the outfit was screaming with color would be an understatement.

Typically, ardent Ronaldo fans see no wrong in the footballer whatsoever but that was not the case with some of his teammates who tackled him mercilessly in the comment section.


Defender Medhi Amine El Mouttaqi Benatia was among the first to react in savage fashion as he dismissed his superstar team mate’s fashion sense. “Come and bro, good style I don’t know.” Benatia wrote.

Another defender, Leonardo Bonucci also hoped in by sharing several laughing emojis along with the caption “Unbelievable”.

Retired midfielder Marchisio also saw the hilarious side of the entire outfit.



Carlos Tevez wants Ronaldo and Messi together in a team


Carlos Tevez’s career is drawing to a close and he is already making plans for his farewell game in which he would like to bring together Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Argentine striker will continue at Boca Juniors for another six months and revealed the team he wants to assemble for his goodbye game and the side for which he would return to Europe.


“If I had to assemble the team it would consist of [Gianluigi] Buffon, Hugo Ibarra, Rio Ferdinand, Gabriel Heinze, Patrice Evra, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Scholes, Paul Pogba, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Leo Messi and Wayne Rooney,” Tevez told Radio La Red.

“I leave all possibilities open [about my future], as I do not want to be a slave to my words.

“Of course, in Argentina [there’s] only Boca [for me].

“But I would like to return to West Ham to be applauded for six months.

“Of the teams I played in Europe, I love them the most.”

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Ronaldo, Dybala gave Juve the narrow escape over Bologna


Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala scored early as Juventus put their Italian Cup final woes behind them with a 2-0 win over Bologna on Monday to move four points clear of Lazio on top of the Serie A table.

Portuguese star Ronaldo had missed a penalty in the Italian Cup semifinal against AC Milan, and drew a blank in the final which Juventus lost 4-2 on penalties to Napoli.

But the 35-year-old made no mistake in Juventus’s first league game since beating Inter Milan 2-0 in Turin on March 8.

He converted a spot-kick earned by Matthijs de Ligt after 23 minutes for his 26th goal for the Turin giants in all competitions this season.


Dybala curled in the second on 36 minutes off a Federico Bernardeschi back-heel flick as Juventus, chasing a ninth consecutive Scudetto, opened up a four-point lead on second-placed Lazio.

“We need confidence and this victory will help us,” said Dybala.

“It’s not easy to be brilliant right now, we hadn’t been playing for a long time.

“If we had won the (Italian Cup) final everyone would have complimented us, because on a tactical level we have had a great game, even if we were not brilliant, but we conceded little.


“Today we played a great game, even if after 2-0 we gave up a bit.”

Lazio travel north to fourth-placed Atalanta in Bergamo on Wednesday, looking to keep their bid for a first Serie A title in two decades on track.

Inter Milan, in third, are nine points adrift of Juventus, and next host Sassuolo.


AC Milan shrugged off the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sweep past Lecce 4-1 and keep their bid for European football next season alive as 10-man Fiorentina were held 1-1 by basement club Brescia.


Swedish star Ibrahimovic has yet to return from a calf injury but Milan put their exit in the Italian Cup semifinal behind them at relegation-threatened Lecce.

“It’s an important victory,” said Milan coach Stefano Pioli.

“Roma (in fifth) are far away at the moment but we have to try to make as many points as possible.

“Ibra is a fundamental player for us, without him we had to find other solutions.”

In Lecce, Samuel Castillejo opened the scoring after 26 minutes for the visitors, connecting with a Hakan Calhanoglu cross from the right to slot in his first goal this season.


Marco Mancosu pulled Lecce level from the penalty spot after 54 minutes, sparking an immediate Milan fightback with two goals in three minutes.

Lecce keeper Gabriel denied Calhanoglu with Giacomo Bonaventura on hand to finish off with Ante Rebic racing through the Lecce defence for a third – and his seventh goal this season.

Rafael Leao got his head to an Andrea Conti cross with Calhanoglu again involved in the build-up after 72 minutes.

Milan move up to seventh equal on points with Napoli, who occupy the final Europa League berth before they play this week.


In Florence, Franck Ribery returned after nearly seven months out following an ankle injury but his side settled for a third consecutive stalemate against Brescia.

Alfredo Donnarumma put Brescia ahead after 17 minutes from the penalty spot but Fiorentina captain German Pezzella responded with a diving header after half an hour.

Fiorentina had two goals disallowed and played the final 20 minutes a man down when Martin Caceres was sent off for a second yellow card.

The Tuscany club are 13th with Brescia ending their three-match losing streak.

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Chelsea have been linked with a sensational move for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.


The Premier League club have already signed Hakim Ziyech and appear close to sealing a deal for Timo Werner.

Now, according to the global press, the Blues are prepared to part with 120 million euros to bring Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge.


The Portuguese international only arrived at Juventus in 2018 for 117 million euros and, although he’s been an important part of the team since then, he’s looked a bit off the pace recently.

Ronaldo’s reputation in the Premier League is still sky high following his 118 goals for Manchester United over a decade ago.

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