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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo has moved level with Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez on the list of players with the most trophies after the Italian Super Cup win achieved by his club on Wednesday night. Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet as Juventus beat Napoli to win the Spanish Super Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata were on target for the Old Lady in a 2-0 victory over Napoli. The Italian Super Cup was contested by Juventus (Scudetto holders) and Napoli (Coppa Italia holders) at the Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo. Cristiano Ronaldo is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and he was the recipient of the first goal before Spanish national team player Alvaro Morata put the result beyond doubt with a second goal.