‘Sunday, the King plays’: Ronaldo appears to confirm return to United squad

‘Sunday, the King plays’: Ronaldo appears to confirm return to United squad

July 29 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo could play his first match under new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag after the Portuguese forward said 'the King' will be available for Sunday's friendly game against Rayo Vallecano. Ronaldo's future at the Old Trafford club has been the subject of intense speculation after British media reported he told the club he wanted to leave so he can play in the Champions League. The 37-year-old did not join the squad for their pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia, and he was not included in the squad for United's friendly against Atletico Madrid in Oslo on…
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Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Manchester United – report

Ronaldo expresses desire to leave Manchester United – report

July 2 (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has told the Premier League club that he wants to leave in the close season because of his desire to play in the Champions League, The Times newspaper reported on Saturday.  Speculation has been rife about Ronaldo's future at United following a trophy-less campaign and their failure to qualify for the Champions League last season, although incoming manager Erik ten Hag has said the Portuguese international is part of his plans.  The report added that the 37-year-old believes that he can play at the elite level for another "three of four years".  Ronaldo…
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Merseyside police investigate Ronaldo phone incident in United loss

Merseyside police investigate Ronaldo phone incident in United loss

(Reuters) - Merseyside police said on Sunday they were reviewing CCTV footage to establish if Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo committed an offence by knocking a mobile phone out of a supporter's hand after his team's 1-0 defeat at Everton. Footage emerged on social media of Ronaldo appearing to swipe his hand towards the ground as he walked off the pitch and headed for the tunnel at Goodison Park after Saturday's match. Eyewitnesses said the 37-year-old had knocked a fan's phone out of their hand and smashed it to the ground and Ronaldo later took to Instagram to apologise for the…
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Ronaldo lays claim to all-time leading scorer record on 807 goals

Ronaldo lays claim to all-time leading scorer record on 807 goals

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo etched his name in the record books as professional football's all-time leading scorer with 807 goals after a brilliant hat-trick against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. The all-time top goalscorer title in football is much contested and FIFA does not keep an official record, but the world governing body estimates that Austro-Czech Josef Bican netted 805 goals during a career that lasted from 1931 to '55. Ronaldo's 12th-minute opener at Old Trafford was a superb strike from distance that helped him equal the record. The Portugal international then went…
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Rangnick says he did not take Ronaldo reaction personally

Rangnick says he did not take Ronaldo reaction personally

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick said Cristiano Ronaldo did not undermine his authority following the forward's angry reaction to being substituted at Brentford in the Premier League on Wednesday. The Portugal international did not look pleased after being taken off for Harry Maguire in the 71th minute as United secured a 3-1 win against the promoted side. Speaking ahead of Saturday's league fixture against West Ham United, Rangnick said: "I don't blame him for that but obviously any manager would wish it shouldn't be too emotional. "And also in front of the TV cameras, I don't think this will…
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Man Utd’s Ronaldo hoping to be fit for Villa clash

Man Utd’s Ronaldo hoping to be fit for Villa clash

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is hopeful he can recover from a minor muscle injury in time to feature in Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa. The Portugal international missed United's 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Villa on Monday but is keeping his "fingers crossed" that he can return to action at the weekend. "I'm good," Ronaldo told manutd.com. "You know, we have to feel some pain sometimes. It's nothing big and I hope to be good soon." Asked if he would be fit to face Villa, the 36-year-old said he hoped so. "We will try on…
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Allegri rues lack of time to replace Ronaldo at Juventus

Allegri rues lack of time to replace Ronaldo at Juventus

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from the club late in the transfer window left them with no time to replace him. Juve agreed a deal with Manchester United for the 36-year-old Portugal forward to return to the Old Trafford club on Aug. 27, four days before the window closed. Moise Kean, 21, was brought in on loan from Everton to add to Allegri's forward options, but the Juve coach ideally would have liked more time to find other reinforcements. "Just a few days from the end of the transfer window, we had no chance to replace him…
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Football: Premier League talking points

Football: Premier League talking points

via Reuters IS SOLSKJAER READY TO DROP RONALDO? After Manchester United's humiliating 5-0 defeat by Liverpool on Sunday, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced predictable calls for him to be removed from his position and speculation began over his possible successor. There is no indication, so far, that United intend to pull the plug on his nearly three year spell in charge of the club but with away games at Tottenham Hotspur and Atalanta followed by the visit of Manchester City to Old Trafford, the Norwegian needs to act quickly get his team back in shape. United's best performances under Solskjaer,…
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Ronaldo late show gives Man United win over Villarreal

Ronaldo late show gives Man United win over Villarreal

MANCHESTER, England, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United came from behind to secure a fortunate 2-1 Champions League Group F win over Villarreal at Old Trafford on Wednesday. On the night he set the new record for the most appearances in the competition, the 36-year-old Portuguese delivered the killer blow to save his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from another disappointing result and the inevitable inquests. "When you've got Cristiano on the pitch, you've always got a chance," the Norwegian said. "Seriously, he's so so good in front of goal. Its a massive result…
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The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the business goals of clubs like Manchester United

The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the business goals of clubs like Manchester United

The prodigal son returns. In the last few days of a frenzied football transfer window, Manchester United pulled off a dream signing, welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo back to his former club. Excitement over his return to the Premier League is high – and with good reason. There are only a handful of sports stars on the planet who can generate this kind of global interest. But how does a player of Ronaldo’s professional stature affect the business side of a major football club? Where are the key financial wins generated by sporting superstars? In football transfer fee terms, Ronaldo returns to…
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‘I was super nervous’, says Ronaldo after memorable second debut at Man Utd

‘I was super nervous’, says Ronaldo after memorable second debut at Man Utd

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored nearly 800 goals for club and country and won numerous trophies in a 19-year carer but the Portuguese forward admitted having butterflies in his stomach ahead of his second debut at Manchester United on Saturday. Ronaldo, who scored 118 goals for United during his first stint, netted twice on his return https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/ronaldo-debut-double-man-united-overwhelm-newcastle-2021-09-11 in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United at Old Trafford that sent the Manchester club to the top of the Premier League standings. "I was really nervous, maybe I did not show it," Ronaldo told Sky Sports as he was serenaded…
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Manchester United welcomes Cristiano Ronaldo home

Manchester United welcomes Cristiano Ronaldo home

Manchester U MANCHESTER, England, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Manchester United have agreed a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, the Premier League club announced on Friday, with the transfer subject to the agreement of personal terms, visa and a medical. The Portugal forward is headed back to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003-2009. Financial details were not disclosed but British and Italian media said United would buy Ronaldo for 25 million euros on a two-year deal. Ronaldo, signed by Juve in 2018 for 100 million euros ($117.90 million) from Real Madrid in the hope of…
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Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus says coach Allegri

Ronaldo wants to leave Juventus says coach Allegri

MANCHESTER, England / TURIN, Italy, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo will decide who he plays for next and anything can happen in the next few days, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday when asked about media reports the Portugal international was set to move to The Etihad. Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of staying at Juventus, the club's coach Massimiliano Allegri said on Friday, amid media speculation that Manchester City could be his next destination. Widespread reports in the Italian and English press say Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been finalising a transfer for the Portugal forward…
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Szczesny’s howlers fumble Juventus double lead at Udine for a 2 – 2 final result

Szczesny’s howlers fumble Juventus double lead at Udine for a 2 – 2 final result

Football Italia - Juventus fumbled a 2-0 lead in Udine with two Wojciech Szczesny howlers, then saw Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-gasp winner ruled offside in a shock 2-2 opener. The Bianconeri made their ‘debut’ under returning coach Allegri, with Weston McKennie suspended, Adrien Rabiot and Arthur injured. The real shock was Cristiano Ronaldo benched, seemingly not because of any particular injury, while Federico Chiesa and new buy Manuel Locatelli were not 100 per cent fit. It took under three minutes to break the deadlock, Juan Cuadrado in a more advanced role than usual feeding Rodrigo Bentancur down the right, pulled back…
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Ronaldo’s mum eyeing Sporting return for Juve star

Ronaldo’s mum eyeing Sporting return for Juve star

There are very few people who can tell Cristiano Ronaldo what to do, but his mum, Dolores Aveiro, insists she will try to convince her son to return to his boyhood club Sporting this summer. While Ronaldo leads the way in the Serie A goalscoring charts this term, scoring his 100th Juventus goal in his side's 3-1 win at Sassuolo on Wednesday, his club have endured a difficult season and could finish outside the top four. In contrast, the club where Ronaldo started his senior career, Sporting, clinched the Portuguese title for the first time since 2002 after beating Boavista…
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Ronaldo to miss Juve clash with Atalanta – Pirlo

Ronaldo to miss Juve clash with Atalanta – Pirlo

(Reuters) - Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his side's crucial trip to Atalanta on Sunday with a thigh injury, with his coach Andrea Pirlo insisting the setback comes from playing too many matches. Juve are 12 points behind leaders Inter Milan with eight games left, and with a 10th successive Scudetto seemingly out of reach they will be aiming to hold on to a top-four spot in the race for the Champions League qualification places. The third-placed champions travel to Atalanta in fourth on Sunday just one point ahead of Gian Piero Gasperini's side and three clear of fifth-placed…
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Ronaldo armband sold for over €64,000 to help toddler surgery

Ronaldo armband sold for over €64,000 to help toddler surgery

The captain's armband which Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo threw away angrily during a World Cup qualifier against Serbia was bought by a betting company at a charity auction to help fund life-saving surgery for a six-month-old baby. Serbia's Mozzart said in a statement on Friday that it paid 7.5 million dinars (€64,000) for the armband picked up by a fireman at Red Star's Rajko Mitic stadium. "We decided to take part in the auction because of its humanitarian nature," Mozzart said. "The objective was to aid toddler Gavrilo Djurdjevic as well as to raise awareness that we need to stand united in taking…
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Serbia, Portugal could have avoided Ronaldo fury, says UEFA

Serbia, Portugal could have avoided Ronaldo fury, says UEFA

A Cristiano Ronaldo goal not given in a dramatic World Cup qualifier between Serbia and Portugal would have stood if the two football associations had agreed before the game to use goal-line technology, UEFA said on Monday. Portugal captain Ronaldo was left fuming and got booked for dissent after his stoppage-time effort in Saturday's Group A 2-2 draw at Serbia was cleared by Stefan Mitrovic after the ball had crossed the line as shown by television replays. With no Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in place to review the incident, match officials waved play on and a livid Ronaldo left the…
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Ronaldo fumes as Serbia snatch draw with Portugal, Belgium held

Ronaldo fumes as Serbia snatch draw with Portugal, Belgium held

Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the pitch before fulltime when he was denied a clear stoppage-time winner in a 2-2 draw in Serbia, while Belgium were held 1-1 by the Czech Republic in World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. Ronaldo threw off the captain's armband and headed for the tunnel when his effort was cleared by Serbia defender Stefan Mitrovic after it had crossed the line, with Dutch referee Danny Makkelie waving play on. With no VAR in place to review the decision, Serbia held out for a draw having fought their way back into the match from two goals down in…
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Ronaldo hails Pele after eclipsing the Brazilian’s goal-scoring haul

Ronaldo hails Pele after eclipsing the Brazilian’s goal-scoring haul

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo hailed Pele after he surpassed the Brazilian great's goal-scoring haul in official matches by netting a hat-trick in Juventus' 3-1 Serie A win over Cagliari on Sunday. Since soccer’s world governing body FIFA does not keep an official record of who is on top of the all-time scoring list, it is a benchmark that is hotly disputed. Several media outlets previously hailed Ronaldo for breaking the record when he reached 760 goals as he had supposedly surpassed the record set by Austria and Czechoslovakia striker striker Josef Bican.  However, the Czech FA subsequently said in January that…
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Ronaldo says committed to Juventus amid rumours of Real return

Ronaldo says committed to Juventus amid rumours of Real return

March 13 (Reuters) - Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo said on Saturday he remains focused on winning trophies with the Italian champions, amid rumours linking the Portugal star with a return to former club Real Madrid following Juve's exit from the Champions League. Juventus were knocked out in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday as 10-man Porto progressed on away goals following a 4-4 aggregate draw. Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of the round of 16 Uefa Champions League soccer match Juventus FC vs FC Porto at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, 09 March 2021. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DI…
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Ronaldo was rested ahead of Porto game, says Pirlo

Ronaldo was rested ahead of Porto game, says Pirlo

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said he had reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo in the week leading up to his side's 3-1 win over Lazio on Saturday that the Portuguese would be rested. Serie A's top goalscorer started on the bench as Juve came from behind to beat Lazio in the Juventus Stadium. Trailing 2-1 in their Champions League last 16 clash with Porto ahead of Tuesday's second leg in Turin, Pirlo decided to give the 36-year-old Ronaldo a break. "He came from eight or nine consecutive games, we made an agreement during the week (for…
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Ronaldo on target as Juve beat Roma to go third

Ronaldo on target as Juve beat Roma to go third

Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Juventus earned a 2-0 victory over AS Roma on Saturday to leapfrog their opponents and move into third place in the Serie A standings. A day after turning 36, Ronaldo scored his first goal in four league games to give Juventus the lead in the 13th minute, drilling into the bottom corner with his left foot. Ronaldo then thought he had scored another with his right, but saw his powerful effort come down off the underside of the crossbar, bounce down on the line and away from goal. Roma did at least put some pressure on the…
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Ronaldo scores twice as Juventus crush Parma

Ronaldo scores twice as Juventus crush Parma

PARMA, Italy (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, taking his Serie A tally for the season to 12 in only nine games, as defending champions Juventus cruised to a 4-0 win at Parma on Saturday. Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata were also on target although it could have been very different if Juve’s 42-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had not saved with his legs at close range from Juraj Kucka in the 15th minute. Juventus, chasing a 10th successive title, drew level on 27 points with second-placed Inter Milan, who host Spezia on Sunday, and one behind leaders AC Milan, who…
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Ronaldo scores 750th goal in first Champions League with female referee

Ronaldo scores 750th goal in first Champions League with female referee

TURIN, Italy - Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 750th goal of his remarkable career in a 3-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday as Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a Champions League match. Federico Chiesa, with his first-ever Champions League goal, and Alvaro Morata were also on target while Ronaldo reached another milestone although it was far from his most spectacular goal as the ball appeared to go in off his shin. The 35-year-old has scored 450 goals for Real Madrid, 118 for Manchester United, 102 for Portugal, 75 for Juventus and five…
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Cristiano Ronaldo out of quarantine

Cristiano Ronaldo out of quarantine

Cristiano Ronaldo is out of quarantine after testing negative for coronavirus. Ronaldo first tested positive for the virus earlier this month but he has now been able to leave isolation after securing a negative test, his football club Juventus have announced.
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Ronaldo denies breaking coronavirus protocol

Ronaldo denies breaking coronavirus protocol

Cristiano Ronaldo shot back at Italy's sports minister on Friday by denying that he broke the coronavirus protocol adopted for the country's football after returning from international duty while positive for the disease. On Thursday Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora said that Portugal captain Ronaldo had broken protocol after he left isolation with his club Juventus to join up with his national team and then returned to Italy following his positive test. He is currently quarantined at his home in Turin after travelling from Portugal in an air ambulance. Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo (not seen) inside of an ambulance jet…
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Video – Coronavirus rules are rules…even for Cristiano Ronaldo

Video – Coronavirus rules are rules…even for Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo had to be reminded of the importance of wearing masks in public gatherings on Saturday night during his team's match against Croatia. Footage aired via Twitter from Esporte Interativo, shows a hostess of the stadium pointing to Cristiano Ronaldo the need to wear a mask. Portugal was playing against Croatia at the "do Dragão" stadium in Porto, as part of the UEFA Nations League competition, however Ronaldo was not part of the team, due to an injury in his toe. The footballer was on the stadium's terrace following the match without a mask. https://twitter.com/Esp_Interativo/status/1302332695582834690 Portugal…
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UEFA Nations League LiveScores Dispatch

UEFA Nations League LiveScores Dispatch

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo's bid to score 100 goals for his country has been put on hold after he was ruled out of the UEFA Nations League match against Croatia on Saturday. The Juventus forward was absent from training with the Portugal squad on Thursday with a toe injury and was left out of the matchday squad on Saturday. He had been training well, then suddenly on Wednesday one of his toes was red, as if he'd been stung by a bee," Portugal coach Fernando Santos told a news conference. Portugal are unbeaten in five meetings with Croatia: four wins followed by 1-1 draw in sides'…
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Cristiano Ronaldo scores 50th Serie A goal in Juventus win over Lazio

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 50th Serie A goal in Juventus win over Lazio

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, the first a penalty awarded for handball, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Lazio which put them on the brink of a ninth successive Serie A title on Monday. Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 51st minute, his 50th Serie A goal, and added a second after team mate Paulo Dybala left him with an open goal three minutes later. Ciro Immobile pulled one back for a Lazio in the 83rd minute, leaving him and Ronaldo tied on 30 goals as Serie A’s joint topscorers. Juventus, with 80 points, are eight clear of Inter Milan…
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Ronaldo scores for Juventus on Buffon’s milestone record match

Ronaldo scores for Juventus on Buffon’s milestone record match

Cristiano Ronaldo finally scored from a free kick for Juventus and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made a record 648th Serie A appearance as the league leaders beat their smaller neighbours Torino 4-1 in the Derby della Mole on Saturday. Ronaldo curled his shot over the wall and into the corner to put Torino 3-1 ahead in the 61st minute, his first goal in 43 free kick attempts during just under two seasons with Juventus. The win left Juventus with 75 points from 30 games, seven ahead of second-placed Lazio who were at home to AC Milan later on Saturday. Torino, who…
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s hotels to be transformed into hospitals story denied by player’s entourage

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hotels to be transformed into hospitals story denied by player’s entourage

Cristiano Ronaldo's entourage issued a statement saying that the hotel story news was "fake news". Ronaldo has left on social media a message of support for medical staff and patients, also appreciated by the WHO: other steps of concrete solidarity could, however, arrive in the next few days. (Gazzetta) Marca  reported "Cristiano Ronaldo at this time of global pandemic crisis announced that he is going to transform the hotels of his chain in Portugal into hospitals to help in the fight against the pandemic. Thus, the CR7 hotels in your country will become hospitals that can be used free of charge. According…
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Cristiano Ronaldo in quarantine in Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo in quarantine in Madeira

Cristiano Ronaldo is in quarantine on his native Madeira after Juventus teammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus. The Portuguese forward, 35, flew home to visit his mother after Juventus’ 2-0 win over Inter Milan behind closed doors on Sunday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother admitted to hospital following an ischemic stroke

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother admitted to hospital following an ischemic stroke

Cristiano Ronaldo's mother was rushed to hospital on Tuesday morning, around five o'clock, due to an "ischemic stroke". An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain becomes blocked The Portuguese press reported that Ms Dolores Aveiro had "reacted very well" to first treatment and was "stable and conscious". The mother of the phenomenon, 65, is in Doctor Nélio Mendonça hospital, in Funchal, where, says the Jornal de Madeira, "she underwent an operation, which took place in a very positive way". "The next few hours - adds the newspaper - will be essential to assess Ms. Aveiro's physical condition".…
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Ronaldo marks 1,000th official match by scoring for a record 11th straight league game

Ronaldo marks 1,000th official match by scoring for a record 11th straight league game

Cristiano Ronaldo shows no sign of slowing down as he marked his 1,000th official match by scoring a record-equaling goal to help Juventus win 2-1 at Spal in Serie A on Saturday. Ronaldo scored for an 11th straight league game, matching the Serie A record set by Gabriel Batistuta in 1994 and equaled by Fabio Quagliarella last season. Ronaldo also hit the crossbar with a free kick late on and had an early goal disallowed. Aaron Ramsey doubled Juve's lead in the second half before Andrea Petagna got Spal back into the match with a penalty. via Yahoo Sports
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Ronaldo scores his 50th goal for Juventus, on the day Daniele Maldini continues the family’s dynasty for AC Milan

Ronaldo scores his 50th goal for Juventus, on the day Daniele Maldini continues the family’s dynasty for AC Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 50th goal for Juventus as he netted twice in the Bianconeri's 3-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday. He has achieved the feat in just 70 matches. The Portuguese came into the match on 48 strikes for the Turin side, who he joined in the summer of 2018 from Real Madrid, but gave Maurizio Sarri’s men the lead five minutes from the break via a penalty. And with 10 minutes of the match remaining, he scored again to bring up the landmark figure for the Turin side. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is in his richest…
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Cristiano Ronaldo … ‘Marido’ ?

Cristiano Ronaldo … ‘Marido’ ?

Cristiano Ronaldo's partner Georgina Rodriguez referred to Cristiano Ronaldo as her Marido (husband) in an Instagram post on her 26th birthday, only two months after denying rumours they had secretly wed. In Spanish, 'marido' is often used to describe a common law husband, while 'esposo' is more commonly employed as a description for a legally wed male. Georgina's reference to the star as her husband, 'marido' in Spanish, has all but reignited speculation that the couple have quietly tied the knot. Towards the end of November, Ronaldo shot down reports which claimed he wed her in a North African ceremony…
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Ronaldo scores hat-trick, second player in history to do so in Serie A, Premier League and La Liga

Ronaldo scores hat-trick, second player in history to do so in Serie A, Premier League and La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo did what Cristiano Ronaldo does as Serie A returned on Monday afternoon, The Mirror reports. The Portuguese superstar helped himself to a second-half hat-trick as champions Juventus defeated Cagliari in Turin. It was the 36th league hat-trick of Ronaldo's trophy-laden career, taking him to 13 goals in Serie A this term; only Lazio striker Ciro Immobile, with 19, has more. What it also meant is that Ronaldo has become only the second player in history to score a treble in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League. The other one is Alexis Sanchez. There were expectations about the debut…
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Cristiano Ronaldo defies gravity in his goal against Sampdoria

Cristiano Ronaldo defies gravity in his goal against Sampdoria

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on the stroke of half-time for Juventus on Wednesday night to register a 2-1 win away at Sampdoria to take the Italian champions three points clear in Serie A. The Portuguese striker leapt to the back post to get on the end of left-back Alex Sandro's cross, scoring a dazzling header which showed he still has his famed athleticism at the age of 34. https://youtu.be/AunImole9HI Ronaldo hadn't scored for four Juventus games in a run of one goal in six games back in mid-November, a run that most wouldn't worry about but is a proper drought for…
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Buffon and Ronaldo meet two kids affected by Albania’s earthquake

Buffon and Ronaldo meet two kids affected by Albania’s earthquake

Gianluigi Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo aren't just two extraordinary champions on the pitch, but also great men off it. This was demonstrated by the Juventus duo's latest gesture towards two kids affected by the terrible earthquake in Albania. The kids asked Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania and Juventus fan, to be able to meet their idols and their dream became a reality on Friday. Rama brought took the two boys from Thumane, one of the worst-hit areas, to the Italian capital, Rome, to meet their idols. Calciomercato.com
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers win courtroom fight against woman accusing him of rape

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers win courtroom fight against woman accusing him of rape

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have won a courtroom bid against a woman who accuses the footballer of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009. Kathryn Mayorga, a former teacher and model, is raising questions about the validity of a confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush money she received from the sports star in 2010. US magistrate Daniel Albregts told Ms Mayorga's lawyer that it will be up to a higher-level judge to decide if her effort to obtain more money advances will go to trial or be settled behind closed doors. Mr Albregts handles filings and pre-trial arguments in the case, but…
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Ronaldo’s multi-million contract details with Nike leaked

Ronaldo’s multi-million contract details with Nike leaked

Football Leaks  published another story about Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, including the details of an alleged €162m deal with Nike. The details revealed by Football Leaks make Ronaldo the company's highest paid athlete. Ronaldo has been a Nike ambassador since he first joined Manchester United in 2003, after becoming the subject of a battle between Nike and their rivals Adidas. Ronaldo penned a 10-year extension in 2016 as a part of an agreement between Nike and Polaris Sports Limited - who own Ronaldo's worldwide marketing rights. According to German magazine Der Spiegel, the latest sponsorship agreement signed in 2016 runs through…
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Cristiano Ronaldo loses bid to dismiss rape lawsuit

Cristiano Ronaldo loses bid to dismiss rape lawsuit

Cristiano Ronaldo has lost a bid for the dismissal or complete secrecy in a federal lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accuses him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort more than a decade ago. Lawyer Larissa Drohobyczer, representing Ronaldo’s accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, said she was satisfied with US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey’s ruling in Las Vegas on Friday. Last month, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Ronaldo will face criminal charges in the matter- with his lawyers saying the pair had consensual sex in June 2009. Ms Mayorga’s lawsuit seeks monetary damages of at least 200,000 US dollars…
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Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges in sexual assault case

Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges in sexual assault case

Cristiano Ronaldo won’t face criminal charges after a woman accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas Strip resort in 2009. Prosecutor Steve Wolfson said in a statement Monday that after reviewing a new police investigation, he determined that sexual assault claims can’t be proven beyond a reasonable doubt and no charge will be filed. Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, wasn’t immediately available to comment. Christiansen has said the sex was consensual. Attorneys for Ronaldo’s accuser, former model and schoolteacher Kathryn Mayorga, did not immediately respond to telephone, text and email messages. She has a lawsuit pending against Ronaldo in…
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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo stops team bus to hug Eduardo, a boy suffering from Leukaemia

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo stops team bus to hug Eduardo, a boy suffering from Leukaemia

A truly heartwarming video emerged over the weekend that showed Ronaldo taking time out for a young supporter who is suffering from leukemia. The Portugal squad were holding a light training session at the Estadio do Bessa in Porto and after completing the day's work, hopped on the team bus to travel back to the hotel. According to Portuguese outlet Flash, Ronaldo demanded that the bus came to a complete halt and that Moreira was able to join him onboard with the help of security guards. Ronaldo happily posed with the youngster who has been battling illness for 10 years and…
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Cristiano Ronaldo rape case dropped

Cristiano Ronaldo rape case dropped

Bloomberg reports that the rape case against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped. A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. The filing did not say whether the accuser, American woman Kathryn Mayorga, had reached a settlement with Ronaldo. Mayorga filed a complaint in September last year alleging she was sexually assaulted by Ronaldo in 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel. Ronaldo, 34, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player, strongly denied the accusations. Mayorga said last year that while she had agreed to a finanical settlement with Ronaldo shortly…
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Ronaldo might face ban for ‘improper conduct’ following ‘cojones’ celebration imitation of Atletico’s Simeone’s gesture

Ronaldo might face ban for ‘improper conduct’ following ‘cojones’ celebration imitation of Atletico’s Simeone’s gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the Champions League quarter-finals after being charged with “improper conduct” by Uefa during Juventus’ 3-0 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid. After completing his stunning hat-trick to overturn the deficit in the round-of-16 tie, Ronaldo repeatedly thrust his hips in the direction of the crowd in celebration. The ‘cojones’ celebration was thought to be a jibe at Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who celebrated in similar fashion after Atletico's first-leg victory. In a statement, Uefa said: “Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following…
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Las Vegas authorities issue warrant to obtain Cristiano Ronaldo DNA test in view of rape accusations

Las Vegas authorities issue warrant to obtain Cristiano Ronaldo DNA test in view of rape accusations

Authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to obtain the DNA of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to see if it matches that found on a dress of a woman who has accused him of rape, according to a law-enforcement official with knowledge of the case. The police department in Vegas reopened the sexual assault case back in October after Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit alleging she was assaulted by the soccer megastar in a penthouse suite back in 2009 and then received $375,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement. Mayorga shared her story with German publication Der Spiegel, which…
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Case of when Ruby had invented that Cristiano Ronaldo left her money after spending night with her during Berlusconi’s trial, re-emerges in the media

The former model then a minor, spoke of a relationship with the player, but then in a telephone call said: "I invented everything." And today in a text message to the lawyer she said: "I'm upset, my name exploited".  Il Corriere Della Sera reports: "It is 9:50 am on July 22nd 2010. Karima El Mahrough is still 17 years old (she was born in November 1992) and she is sitting in front of the then deputy prosecutor of Milan Pietro Forno and a police inspector in Genoa.  It was the third interrogation to which she was questioned as a witness in the…
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New allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo

The lawyer representing a teacher who claims she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo has told The Mail on Sunday that he has been contacted by another women alleging she also was sexually assaulted by the footballer. Leslie Stovall, who is acting for former model Kathryn Mayorga, who made the first accusation, said: 'I have had a call from a woman who claims to have had a similar experience.' He declined to name the American woman, but said he would hand her details to Las Vegas police who have reopened the 2009 case of alleged rape brought by Ms Mayorga. Juventus star Ronaldo, 33, who previously…
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Kavanaugh, Ronaldo … how many more male victims must there be? – The Guardian

Kavanaugh, Ronaldo … how many more male victims must there be? – The Guardian

Until sexual assault becomes something that someone’s base – be it Juve fans, be it Republicans – believes their own side capable of, we really haven’t inched meaningfully along this road at all. Not through want of trying, you understand. But until people stop placing team loyalty over everything, sexual assault will continue to be treated about as seriously as diving in the penalty box. Which is to say, only a big deal when your opponents do it. Read more from Guardian Columnist Marina Hyde     
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The Legal perspective on Cristiano Ronaldo alleged rape – Der Spiegel

The Legal perspective on Cristiano Ronaldo alleged rape – Der Spiegel

How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster Readers discretion required After Kathryn Mayorga claimed she was raped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo on June 13, 2009, a phalanx of high-profile lawyers were tasked with fixing the problem. In the wake of a DER SPIEGEL report, authorities have reopened their investigation. DER SPIEGEL reported last week about Mayorga's rape allegations against Ronaldo. It is the story of a woman who long stayed silent -- because she had to. Because nine years ago, she signed an agreement that had been hashed out by Ronaldo's team of experts and her own lawyer. In the…
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EA Sports removes Ronaldo’s image from its FIFA19 social media; Juventus shares lose 10% of its value

Promotional images of Cristiano Ronaldo have been taken down by EA as it monitors recent rape allegations against the FIFA 19 cover star. Everyone's seen this year's Ronaldo FIFA image; the footballer sports his new Juventus kit in front of a bright blue background. It's what players greeted with as they start up the game, and it was what you saw whenever you visited FIFA social media accounts. A number of EA channels had it plastered as headers, in Tweets, and pretty much everywhere. But if you look for it now? It can't be found - anywhere. This doesn't mean…
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Nike deeply concerned with allegations against Ronaldo

Nike says it is "deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations" facing footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The sportswear company issued a statement after a woman filed a lawsuit claiming she was raped by the Portugal star in Las Vegas in 2009. Nike has had a contract since 2003 with Ronaldo, who vehemently denies the rape allegation against him. In a statement, Nike said: "We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation." The firm's comments come hours after Ronaldo was left out of Portugal's squad for two upcoming matches. Teacher Kathryn Mayorga, 34, has claimed the former…
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Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from Portuguese national team as he fights alleged rape accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming as he fights rape allegations in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. He has denied the accusation. Ronaldo was left off the squad for Portugal’s second game in the UEFA Nations League at Poland on Oct. 11 and a friendly match in Glasgow against Scotland three days later. The Juventus forward also missed Portugal’s first two post-World Cup matches last month, with coach Fernando…
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Salah, Ronaldo and Modric final nominees for footballer of the year

Salah, Ronaldo and Modric final nominees for footballer of the year

FIFA has announced a shortlist of nominees for its seven annual awards. The Men’s Player of the Year is between Mo Salah (Liverpool and Egypt), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal), and Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia).   Forbes   An additional seven players had made a 10-player list announced in July: Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Kylian Mbappe (PSG and France), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France), Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur and England), and Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France). Since finishing second in voting in 2007,…
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After Maradona’s hand, do we have Ronaldo’s ‘elbow of God’?

After Maradona’s hand, do we have Ronaldo’s ‘elbow of God’?

After a series of positive games and instrumental roles for his club and the Portuguese National Team, Cristiano Ronaldo came back to a 'normal status' during Monday's match against Iran. He proved he's human after all and he can make mistakes, such as missing a penalty and also losing his cool. However his performance against Iran could have been marred had the referee possibly applied a different weight, by some deemed as more appropriate and expelled Ronaldo following an elbowing incident. It was only after consulting the VAR again, the referee ruled that Ronaldo had elbowed Pouraliganji in the face…
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