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Ronaldo goal run ends as Holland put 3 past Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo had scored in eight straight games prior to his match (Image credit: Getty Images)

European champions Portugal suffered a heavy shock friendly defeat by the Netherlands in Geneva. Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay and ex-Liverpool forward Ryan Babel put the Dutch 2-0 ahead. Reds defender Virgil van Dijk, recently named as the new Dutch captain, netted their third with Joao Cancelo dismissed for Portugal in the second half. The game brought to an ...

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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal beat Egypt in friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances ...

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Ronaldo scores 50th career hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Girona 6-3

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 37 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid this season, including 21 in his past 11 games (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Real Madrid beat Girona to move up to third in La Liga. Ronaldo converted Toni Kroos’ pass, but Cristhian Stuani’s header made it 1-1. Real retook the lead with a powerful strike from Ronaldo and he then set up Lucas Vazquez for the hosts’ third before completing his hat-trick. Stuani ...

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UCL: Ronaldo on target as Real Madrid eliminate PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 times in his past nine games in all competitions for Real Madrid (Image credit: AFP)

European champions Real Madrid moved into the Champions League quarter-finals as they beat Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain at Parc des Princes. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first leg at home, which Real won 3-1, and he headed in from Lucas Vazquez’s cross to extend Real’s lead in France. PSG had midfielder Marco Verratti sent off for two bookable ...

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UCL: Ronaldo double helps Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1


A Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of a third straight Champions League crown during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain. The Portuguese forward scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot’s opener at the end of a thrilling first half. Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the ...

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Valencia 1-4 Real Madrid: Ronaldo nets brace to ease pressure on Zidane


Cristiano Ronaldo scored two first-half penalties as Real Madrid beat Valencia 4-1 at the Mestalla to relieve the pressure on Zinedine Zidane. Ronaldo made no mistake from 12 yards, on 16 and 38 minutes, after Martin Montoya had been penalised for fouling the Portuguese forward and then Karim Benzema. Santi Mina brought Valencia back into it after the break before ...

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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo trains alone ahead of Clasico


Cristiano Ronaldo was again unable to take part in Real Madrid training on Thursday morning, just 48 hours before Saturday’s “must-win” Clasico at home to La Liga leaders Barcelona. Madrid, the reigning champions, go into the fixture 11 points behind Barca, although having played one game fewer, meaning they realistically need to win if they are to have any chance of retaining ...

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Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo set to beat Lionel Messi to award

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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to win his fifth Ballon d’Or award tonight in Paris – and he will pick up the trophy at the Eiffel Tower. Ronaldo is set to go level with Lionel Messi on five Ballon d’Or awards each. The Portugal star helped Real Madrid clinch back-to-back Champions League crowns in May and also won La Liga. And despite his difficulties in ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award


Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards at the London Palladium. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 32, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo helped Real to a Champions League-La Liga double in 2016-17. Lieke Martens of Barcelona and the Netherlands won best female player, Real ...

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The Best final nominees revealed

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The final nominees for a host of The Best FIFA Football Awards™ have been revealed at an event in London, with the countdown to the ceremony itself in England’s capital on 23 October now well and truly on. The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo is once more in the final three, with long-time rival for FIFA’s top individual ...

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