RONALDO INFLUENCES TEAM FROM THE STANDS TO VICTORY

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was a huge influence to the victory at the just concluded Euro 2016 in France, even when he got injured early in the final against the hosts, he still affected the game a lot.


The Portuguese captain missed most of the actual game as he got injured before twenty minutes into the much anticipated final, yet he refused to fade into the background. He tried forcing himself to stay on but when he discovered he could not run, he left the game weeping but not before asking that his associate captain, Luis Nani, win the trophy for him.

France had the better possession throughout the game but Portugal were a very disciplined side during the duel. Ronaldo returned after the game was forced into half time, with his left leg bandaged due to the injury. He cheered the team on, chipping advices as required. Read more RONALDO INFLUENCES TEAM FROM THE STANDS TO VICTORY

TRANSFER TALK: CRISTIANO RONALDO SAYS HE AIN’T GOING ANYWHERE

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wouldn’t be going anywhere this summer despite the links to other clubs.


The 31-year-old Portuguese, though, has told all other clubs to “forget” about trying to sign him as he feels that he is already at the best club in the world. The Portuguese international said:

“Right now, yes I am happy and I want to stay at this club.

“I don’t see any other club that is better than Real Madrid.

“If you weigh things up there is no better club. So all other clubs can forget about me because Real Madrid is the best.”

There are still concerns if the three-time Ballon D’or winner would beat the fitness race ahead of the UEFA Champions League this weekend, even though the coach and he have convinced fans that all is well.

On the other hand, Ronaldo would like to see José Mourinho bring the good times back to Manchester United but the Real Madrid winger has dismissed a possible return to Old Trafford for himself. Mourinho is closing in on a deal to become the manager at United and talks are continuing with intricacies such as image rights believed to be being worked on. Read more TRANSFER TALK: CRISTIANO RONALDO SAYS HE AIN’T GOING ANYWHERE

THIERRY HENRY: CITY CAN’T JUST FOCUS ON CRISTIANO RONALDO

Head coach of Spanish giant; Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane says fans will have to wait till Tuesday for the club’s talisman in Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are in the Real Madrid squad for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Manchester City but both players are in doubt.


Last week, Zidane said: “We did the scans and he has nothing serious, but he cannot play tomorrow. Then we will see about Tuesday.

“I hope it’s nothing and he can play on Tuesday but right now I can’t tell you.”

French forward, Benzema limped off before half-time against Rayo with an apparent hamstring problem but the player is expected to partake in the game as Madrid hope to extend their 10 Champions League titles.

Real Madrid defender, Dani Carvajal, returns to the Champions League squad after being rested against Rayo.

Ronaldo appears to be winning the fitness battle ahead of the encounter and hopes to be full fit before the game. The player has only failed to start two club matches since February last year and will represent the major threat to City on Tuesday.

However, former Barcelona and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry says City cannot just focus on Ronaldo should he start.

“It amazes me that some people still question if he is one of the all-time greats. The guy is a phenomenon. Read more THIERRY HENRY: CITY CAN’T JUST FOCUS ON CRISTIANO RONALDO

C.Ronaldowantshis son to followhislegacy

At the age of 31, Cristiano Ronaldo is not the same young and explosive player that he used to be some time ago. The Portuguese star continues to break records and score goals on a consistent basis but he is reaching a point in his career when it’s time to start thinking about what his plans are after stepping down from the playing ground.

C.Ronaldo has already stated he is planning to continue playing at a high level for 4 or 5 more years which means that the Portuguese attacker still has plenty of time to achieve his goal of scoring at least 500 more goals before hanging up his boots.

Earlier in September of 2015, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th career goaland it was at that point when he revealed his intentions to score at least 500 more before retiring. C.Ronaldo also revealed details concerning his life after having retired and C.Ronaldo stated that he wants to ‘’live like a king’’ and not turn into a coach or have any big role in the world of football as the Portuguese just wants to settle down with his family and relax by having an ordinary life.

EventhoughC.Ronaldowants to stepawayfrom the world of football afterretiring and hedoes not wantto play such a big role in the sport, the star of Real Madrid seems to be destined in having a close relationship with football even after having retired as the Portuguese player has recently talked about his son as he stated that  Cristiano Jnr is good enough to be a professional football player and he wants his son tobecome a footballer. Read more C.Ronaldowantshis son to followhislegacy

Robin Van Persie put an end to all the rumours

Robin Van Persie put an end to all the rumours of his transfer from Fenerbahce by saying that he is fully dedicated to the Turkish club.

The reports suggested that the Chelsea management had got in touch with the Dutchman to try and land him in London.

But, according to Van Persie, there hasn’t been any offer from any club.

When Van Persie had made the move from Old Trafford to Fenerbahce, he was believed to be going to find himself as the top guy over there straightaway, but, it has not proved to be the case.

He has not started as frequently as he would have expected himself to and in whatever playing time he has had, he has only been ordinary to say the least.

A solitary strike in 7 matches in the Turkish League is not something that is expected from the player of that calibre.

So, considering his situation at Fenerbahce, it was thought that he would be willing to accept Chelsea’s offer as well if it indeed had been made to him.

But, all the talks were dismissed by the striker in an interview yesterday. Read more Robin Van Persie put an end to all the rumours

Manuel Pellegrini will stay in charge of Manchester City for the next season

This season was one to forget for Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City as the team failed on winning any major trophy but despite not being able to lift any pieces of silverware, it seems like the Chilean manager will continue coaching the Premier League club.

It’s believed that Manuel Pellegrini has already met with the chairman of Manchester City, Khaldoon al-Mubarak and everything seemed to be in order.

Pellegrini had to travel over to Canada in order to plan out Manchester City’s post-season tour and also spent some time with the chairman who flew in from Abu Dhabi as he attended the final match of the season which was played against Southampton at their home turf at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola was one of the managers who was consistently being linked with the coaching role at Manchester City but the Spanish tactician has not shown any signs of leaving Bayern Munich.

Even with all the rumors that are linking Carlo Ancelotti, Jurgen Klopp and other top notch managers with Manchester City, Manuel Pellegrini says that he is confident about how this season ended and the Chilean manager has no doubt about his future. Read more Manuel Pellegrini will stay in charge of Manchester City for the next season

Luis Suarez has taken a swipe at his Real Madrid

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has taken a swipe at his Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo by saying that the Portuguese is not at the same level he has been for the last few years.

Ronaldo is leading the race to become the top goal scorer in Spain. He is ahead of second placed Lionel Messi by a couple of goals. His recent hat-trick against Espanyol in the 4-1 victory has been a major turning point in the race for the Golden Boot award. However, Messi is likely to end up with much more trophies than Ronaldo after the Argentine has already completed the league title with Barcelona.

Madrid, on the other hand, will be only left with the likes of the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup that they won at the start and the middle of the season. At 30 years of age, Ronaldo is at the wrong end of his career and Suarez has only accelerated his perceived decline by suggesting that the Portuguese has lost a lot of magic in recent times. Ronaldo has won the last two FIFA world Player of the Year titles, but he is still behind Messi. The Argentine holds the all-time record after having won this title four times. Read more Luis Suarez has taken a swipe at his Real Madrid

Alvaro Arbeloa has claimed that it is wrong to doubt the professionalism of Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has claimed that it is wrong to doubt the professionalism of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been one of the best players in the world over the last five years.

Since the turn of 2015, Ronaldo has encountered a slump in form by his standards. After averaging more than a goal per game in the first half of the season, Ronaldo has been struggling for consistency. He did maintain his impressive record in the El Clasico by scoring against Barcelona recently, but it did not prevent Madrid from losing 2-1 against their arch rivals.

Ronaldo has certainly not helped himself with visible signs of unhappiness when his teammates take advantage of his misses to get a goal for themselves. However, Arbeloa has compared Ronaldo with Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano as being the most important aspects in the club’s history. Speculation has been intense that Madrid may be willing to discuss offers for Ronaldo in the summer. The likes of Paris St Germain and Manchester City may be the only clubs that can afford the 30-year-old, but the possibility of him rejoining Manchester United has also been mentioned. Ronaldo has scored 40 goals and created 13 in 33 appearances this season. Read more Alvaro Arbeloa has claimed that it is wrong to doubt the professionalism of Cristiano Ronaldo