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
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.
Ronaldo will be 36 next month but the Portuguese national team skipper is showing no signs of wear and tear after he scored to take his overall goal tally to 760 thus making him the highest goalscorer in the history of competitive football. Czech Republic legend Josef Bican was the record holder at 759 goals having set it many decades ago but Ronaldo was able to break the record with his goal against Napoli in the Italian Super Cup. After the game, Cristiano Ronaldo took a major swipe at the state of the pitch in an interview with RAI Sport. Read More
This season’s UEFA Champions League campaign is already edging towards the knockout stage and while some teams have secured their position in the next round, there are some whose qualification still hangs in the balance. There are also the ones who already know that they’re either dropping to the Europa League or have left the competition already.
Last season’s winners Bayern Munich are looking like they are going to retain their crown as they remain the team to beat even this season. After drawing just one and won four of their last five games, they have sealed their qualification to the next round. Read More
Portugal striker Christiano Ronaldo has become the second player in the history of football with 100 goals against his name playing for the country. He achieved this feat scoring both twice as Portugal scored a 2 -0 victory over Sweden this week. The match was Portugal’s second outing in the ongoing UEFA Nations League. The 35-year old player is now only 8 goals shy of equaling the all-time record.
Ali Daei of Iran has his name etched as the highest goal scorer in the game so far. Daei has 109 goals to his credit playing for Iran. Ronaldo who plays his club football in Italy for Juventus started his professional football career in 2003. Since then, he has made a name for himself as one of the all-time greats in the sport. He also wears the captain’s armband for his country. Read More
Cristiano Ronaldo will always remain number one for Medhi Benatia, his team-mate at Juventus. The defender from Morocco has wished the Bianconeri star good luck despite his bitter exit. Those who have been in Turin had been certainly enjoying another campaign that has been productive for them in the session 2019-2020 before the whole of football entered into a state of uncertainty regarding COVID-19 pandemic and indefinite lockdown. Ronaldo once again took the charge of being a great leader for Juventus. The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or recorded 25 goals out of 32 appearances.
The Portuguese international is currently at the age of 35, but he is still showing off great skills in each of the games. He has not shown any signs of slowing down or weariness and has been continuously improving and enhancing his reputation as one of the best footballers to have ever played a game. Benatia, when asked about his reaction to Ronaldo’s performance, he said for him he is number one, not only as a footballer but also as a human being. He is the ultimate representation of the sport to others. He added, Ronaldo, is very intelligent even when he is off the ground. His brain is faster and quicker than anybody else. Read More
Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says his gem in human form Cristiano Ronaldo is in huge doubt in facing Roma in the upcoming Coppa Italia clash.
The win over Parma served to show how important having the Portugal international in one’s squad is. For all his superhuman efforts though, Ronaldo remains a human and mitigating the risk of injury is one of the many ways of making sure coaches get the best out of him. Read More
Lionel Messi has been confirmed as an excellent set-piece specialist. The Argentine until a few years ago was not a specialist with freekicks with rival Cristiano Ronaldo known for set pieces. However, the 32-year-old has started scoring freekicks with alarming frequency and reached the magical number 50 against Valladolid in midweek.
Messi has scoreda total of 50 foul goals divided into 44 with Barcelona and 6 with the Argentine national team, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s 54 are distributed as follows: 13 goals with Manchester United, 32 goals with Real Madrid and 9 with Portugal. Read More
Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move from Barcelona in the past few months and it seems like a transfer could occur in the coming days. The 27-year-old midfielder today changed all traces of Barcelona on his Instagram Bio.
Coutinho changed his profile picture to him in a Brazil jersey and removed the mention of Barcelona on any of his profile. It is understood that several clubs have contacted the midfielder over a move this summer. Read More