Ronaldo double hands Real first win in Dortmund

Ronaldo double hands Real first win in Dortmund

Soccer Football – Champions League – Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid – Westfalenstadion, Dortmund, Germany – September 26, 2017 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores their second goal REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay   DORTMUND, Germany, September 27 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his 150th European appearance to give Real Madrid a 3-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund, […]

Ronaldo fires holders Real to easy victory over APOEL

Ronaldo fires holders Real to easy victory over APOEL

Soccer Football – Champions League – Real Madrid vs Apoel Nicosia – Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid, Spain – September 13, 2017 Apoel Nicosia’s Boy Waterman in action with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo REUTERS/Paul Hanna   September 14 (Reuters) – An imperious Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice on his first competitive start of the season as Real […]

Ronaldo confirms birth of twins

Ronaldo confirms birth of twins

Madrid, June 29 (IANS) Portugal skipper and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed that he had become the father of twin sons during the ongoing Confederations Cup.   “I was in the service of the national team, as always, body and soul, even though my two sons were born,” he wrote on Facebook.   Portugal […]

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

ST PETERSBURG, June 25 (Reuters) – European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty.   Portugal’s all-time leading scorer swept the ball home in the 33rd minute, his 75th goal for his country, and Bernardo Silva […]

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

Two-goal Ronaldo fires Real to 12th European title

CARDIFF, June 4  (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a memorable Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all.   Portugal forward Ronaldo hit Real’s first and […]

Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach semis

Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach semis

MADRID, April 19 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to send Real Madrid through to the Champions League semi-finals with a 4-2 extra-time win and 6-3 aggregate success against 10-man Bayern Munich in controversial circumstances on Tuesday.   A bizarre Sergio Ramos own goal forced the extra period after Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring […]

Ronaldo takes Portugal tally to 70 in Hungary stroll

Ronaldo takes Portugal tally to 70 in Hungary stroll

LISBON, March 26 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.   The Portugal captain scored from 25 metres after he was set up by an outrageous backheel from Andre […]

Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award

Ronaldo wins FIFA’s player of the year award

ZURICH, January 10 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA’s player of the year award for the fourth time on Monday, beating his old rival Lionel Messi who was pulled out of the ceremony only a few hours earlier by his club Barcelona.   Italian Claudio Ranieri won the coach of the year award for leading […]

Taxing questions spoil Ballon d’Or win for Ronaldo

Taxing questions spoil Ballon d’Or win for Ronaldo

MADRID, December 13 (Reuters) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo feels unable to celebrate his fourth Ballon d’Or award as much as his previous triumphs due to recent allegations of tax evasion.   The European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) media consortium reported in early December that Ronaldo, and several other clients of soccer agency Gestifute, had […]

Ronaldo double as Real ride luck to beat Sporting

Ronaldo double as Real ride luck to beat Sporting

BARCELONA, November 27 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form by scoring twice in Real Madrid’s 2-1 home win over struggling Sporting Gijon on Saturday, although the La Liga leaders got a lucky break when the visitors squandered a second-half penalty.   The prolific Portuguese put Real ahead from the spot in […]