Cristiano Ronaldo’s entire career has been geared towards breaking records and making himself a global star, so there was something a little sad about watching the Champions League’s record appearance holder and goalscorer flounder against European minnows Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League. Man Utd’s 3-2 win in Cyprus was only the fifth time the 37-year-old has taken to the field in the competition – a perfect illustration of how he has operated at the highest level of European football for so long.
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In fairness to Ronaldo, he didn’t turn his nose up at the opportunity to add to his monumental career goals tally against Omonia. In fact, he did all he could to find the net for just the second time in what is proving to be a frustrating season but, try as he might, the ball just wouldn’t go in. Read More
Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi was not among the nominees for the Ballon d’Or for the first time as the list that was revealed Friday included Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. France Football magazine announced on their website the 30 players vying for the prestigious award in 2022. Also known as Golden Ball Award, the Ballon d’Or is given to the sport’s best player. Messi, 35, a Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, has won the award a record seven times, including in 2021.
But the former Barcelona player was not been nominated for the award for the first time since 2005. Like Messi, another PSG star, Neymar, from Brazil was also left off the ballot. But Manchester United forward Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Benzema and Liverpool winger Salah were among the other nominees. Portuguese veteran Ronaldo, 37, is a five-time winner in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Read More
Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly eyeing a move away from the Premier League club during this summer’s transfer window. This is according to the report from Italian media outlet La Repubblica. It was revealed that the 37-year-old attacker is looking for a way out of Manchester United after one season upon his return to the Theatre of Dreams last summer.
Five-time Ballond’or recipient Ronaldo is unsure of his role at Manchester United following the appointment of Dutchman Erik Ten Hag as the new manager, though the Ajax Amsterdam bossvocal about Ronaldo when spoke about him a few weeks ago during his first press conference as a Manchester United manager. Read More
Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah and Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-Min will go head-to-head for the Golden Boot award in the Premier League on the final day of the season. Salah and Son are almost inseparable on the list of the highest goalscorers ahead of the final set of Premier League games this season scheduled to take place across ten stadiums on Sunday.
Salah and Liverpool are in the running for the Premier League title ahead of the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last game. They are one point off leaders Manchester City who are also at home for their last game. The defending champions have led the league for the major part of this season and they are at home to Aston Villa with the knowledge that a win will guarantee them a second straight league title. Read More
Manchester United have ended their run of three games without a victory in all competitions after their success over Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this week. The two teams met in the Premier League and it was hosts Manchester United who emerged victorious thanks to an impressive display in the second half.
The Red Devils came into the Brighton game on the back of a winless run that saw them exit the FA Cup and also diminished their top-four hopes. Their last win before the run of games without victory in all competitions started was against fellow Premier League top-four chasers West Ham United. England international Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score the only goal of the game against the Hammers in stoppage time. The home win over West Ham United lifted Manchester United above their opponents and into the top four places on the log. Read More
Mohamed Salah has been phenomenal for Liverpool as they try to wrestle the Premier League title from rivals ManchesterCity this season. He was once again on target for Liverpool during their 3-1 home win over Newcastle United. Salah was able to equal the goal contribution record set by Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy with his goal against the Magpies. Salah has now scored or assisted a goal in each of the last 15 games in the Premier League, which is a record held by Vardy. Salah can break the record if he scores or assists a goal when Liverpool take on hosts Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in what would be their first Premier League clash of this season.
Egyptian international Salah has been able to stretch his lead at the top of the Premier League scoring charts with his goal against struggling Newcastle United taking his tally to 16 goals and seven more goals than Vardy who’s the nearest challenger for Salah in the race for the Golden Boot this season. Vardy didn’t have the opportunity to add to his tally of nine goals after the game between his Leicester City side and Tottenham Hotspur was postponed. Hosts Leicester City asked the game initially billed for Thursday to be scheduled and their request was approved. Read More
There is currently a huge amount of excitement among Manchester United fans as Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his second debut for the club in the English Premier League. It is of course going to be an interesting tie for a couple of reasons and with the stadium already sold out ahead of the fixture kicking off on Saturday, most of the fans who will be in attendance will be there to witness the return of the Portugal international superstar. After a first six-year spell with the Red Devils following his arrival back in the summer transfer window of 2003 from Portuguese League side Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo has returned to United, the club where he made his name after more than one decade since his last appearance in the league.
Ronaldo’s last game for United was in 2009 against Arsenal before he applauded the crowd as he was playing in his last game for United back then. No one actually would have thought that 12 years later, he would be back in the Premier League after a remarkable career of winning titles, scoring loads of goals, matching records, and breaking a lot more. Read More
New Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he had a difficult experience managing Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus. Sarri spent one season as the Juventus boss and he had a topsy-turvy relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo who had signed for the Old Lady a year before Sarri’s appointment as Juve boss.
Sarri talked about Cristiano Ronaldo and his time at Juventus in a recent interview monitored by Football Italia. He was speaking for the first time since being named the Lazio coach on a two-year deal. Sarri was appointed by the capital club as a replacement for Simone Inzaghi who’s the new Inter Milan manager. Inzaghi moved from Lazio to Inter after title-winning manager Antonio Conte parted ways with the Nerazzuri earlier this summer. Read More
New Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti is targeting a sensational return for Cristiano Ronaldo according to the latest media reports coming out of Italy. It was revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus for Madrid with Ancelotti in charge of the team.
Real Madrid have a new manager following the appointment of Italian tactician Ancelotti who spent last season at Premier League club Everton whom he led to tenth place at the end of the latest league season. Ancelotti has been appointed as the replacement for Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane who resigned from the role at the end of the just concluded. Frenchman Zidane ended his second managerial spell at Real Madrid at the end of last month due to the lack of support from club president Florentino Perez and his board members. Read More
United States international Megan Rapinoe has called out Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and the Barcelona duo of Antoine Griezmannand Lionel Messi on racism in an exclusive interview with RMC Sports.
The United States women team player urged the aforementioned football stars to use their influence and popularity in the fight against racism. Rapinoe praised Manchester United player Marcus Rashfordand other athletes like LeBron James and Serena Williams for the work they do in the fight against discrimination and racism. Read More