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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid during the Champions League final (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports star had previously said he was ...

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“My numbers don’t lie”- Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo said that his “numbers don’t lie” after his double helped Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid side beat Juventus 4-1 in Cardiff. A goal in each half took the Portuguese to 105 Champions League strikes as Real became the first side since AC Milan in 1990 to win back-to-back cups. “This is one of the best moments of my career ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Champions galore, Celtics fight back

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Citi Sports’ editor Nathan Quao puts out his weekly column and this time, he talks about the coronations which took place in England, Spain, Italy and Germany and the show the Celtics put out against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Coronation Sunday After a season of ups and downs and several emotions, Chelsea finally ...

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Real Madrid beat Malaga to win La Liga

Zinedine Zidane has won La Liga, the Champions League and reached another final in his first 18 months in charge (Image credit: Reuters)

Real Madrid won their first La Liga title since 2012 thanks to a final-day victory at Malaga. Cristiano Ronaldo scored early on to settle the nerves, latching onto Isco’s through ball to step around Carlos Kameni and tap into an empty net. Karim Benzema added their second goal after the break after Kameni parried Sergio Ramos’ shot. Real, who had ...

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Ronaldo breaks Greaves record to put Real Madrid closer to La Liga title

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to 24 goals in 29 La Liga games this season

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year European scoring record as Real Madrid moved within a point of their first Spanish title since 2012. Ronaldo, 31, fired Madrid ahead with his 367th goal in one of Europe’s top-five leagues, eclipsing the mark set by former England striker Greaves in 1971. Ronaldo slotted in a second and, after John Guidetti gave 10-man ...

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Real Madrid hold off Atletico to make Champions League final

Isco's goal means Real Madrid have scored in 61 consecutive games across all competitions (Image credit: Getty Images)

Defending champions Real Madrid held off a spirited Atletico Madrid to set up a meeting with Juventus in next month’s Champions League final in Cardiff. Atletico, trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez’s header and Antoine Griezmann’s cheeky penalty. But Real grabbed a vital away goal when Isco poked ...

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Real Madrid level with Barcelona after beating Granada

Real Madrid moved level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga after thrashing Tony Adams’ Granada side. Real made nine changes and were without Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, but took the lead within three minutes and were 4-0 up after only 35 minutes. James Rodriguez scored from Lucas Vazquez’s pull-back, before Rodriguez headed in a second ...

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UEFA Champions League: Ronaldo hat-trick as Real Madrid hammer Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 103 Champions League goals - three more than Atletico Madrid have (Image credit: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another Champions League hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg to close in on a third final in four years. Real were utterly dominant throughout against their city rivals at the Bernabeu and led after 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro’s cross. It looked as if the hosts might fail to ...

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