Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired his team Real Madrid to an important win in the Classico to keep their hopes of the title alive. The Portuguese forward scored the winning goal with five minutes only to play to help Real Madrid clinch a decisive win in the title race.
Barcelona, who had a ten point lead at the top of the table before the match, found their lead cut off to only 7 points. Athletico Madrid is now second 6 points behind the leaders.
The game started well for Barcelona with their possession football. Madrid was keen to let them have control of the ball and play in front of the defense and then hit them on the counter-attack. Messi and Suarez were guilty of missing some chances during the first hour of the game. It was evident that the front players for Barcelona were tired following the international break compared to Benzema who was not involved with France.
It is, however, Barcelona who opened the scoring by Gerard Pique after a corner. His powerful header did not give Real Madrid’s keeper any chance. It was a deserved lead for Barcelona who has been controlling the game from the start.
However, Madrid regrouped after conceding and gradually became more dangerous. Benzema scored acrobatically on a great ball from Toni Kroos just 6 minutes after conceding.
Bale even scored a goal after a Ronaldo service, but it was disallowed because of a foul on Jordi Alba. Continue reading
There are many players who decide to become managers after hanging up their playing boots and retiring. It’s turning into a trend to see iconic players from specific clubs joining the managerial department of that club after having made a huge impact in that team.
This is the case of Thierry Henry who is widely considered to be the best Arsenal player in the history of the club. The French player has stated numerous times that he wants to go back to the Emirates Stadium but this time he wants to return as a coach instead of an actual player.
Didier Drogba is also interested in making a return to Chelsea and take charge of the main team.
These are players who have earned the trust and love from their respective clubs and now they want to give back their support by helping out their former teams one more time.
Cristiano Ronaldo is reaching an age when it’s time to start considering about his post-playing career and when a reporter asked him about what are his plans, the Real Madrid star replied by saying that he just wants to relax and: ‘’live like a king’’.
‘’There is another life after football. I think at first it will be tough, but if you ask me now if I want to coach, I would say no, neither as a club manager nor a president. After football I want to live like a king. I’ve become the person I am today because of the time I spent without my family and going through difficult times. I was a teenager, but I had to do things as a man to the point that I had to do my own ironing. My mental strength began at that time’’ Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo said. Continue reading
The star of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract with the Spanish club which extends until 2018 and with a salary of €17 million; the Portuguese player is one of the highest paid footballers in the world along with Lionel Messi and his teammate Gareth Bale.
By the time that his contract with Real Madrid reaches it’s end, C.Ronaldo will be 33 year old. The 2014Ballond’or winner still has a few more seasons and years left in him before the Portuguese player has to start thinking about retiring; C.Ronaldo is already being linked with a number of clubs and leagues that he is being rumored to join after his days with Real Madrid conclude.
Manchester United was the first major club that C.Ronaldo joined before he became the most expensive player in the world when he signed with Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €94 million. During his time performing with the Premier League club, he lifted a number of major titles including: UEFA Champions League, Premier League and the FIFA Club World Cup just to name a few.
C.Ronaldo has recently been rumored on making a return to Manchester United as it might just be the last club that he performs in before deciding to retire.
After having scored 31 goals in 25 appearances, it really does not come as a surprise to know that many clubs are interested in signing the Portuguese player but the problem that emerges when signing a player such as: C.Ronaldo is the fact that his wages is just too much for clubs to offer the Portuguese attacker and only a handful of teams are able to match his salary.
One of those clubs is Manchester United as the club is regularly ranked as one of the most valued brands and teams in the world of sports and the Premier League club has recently been struggling trying to make some of their own stars prove their worth. Robin van Persie, RadamelFalcao and Wayne Rooney all have not managed to live up to the expectations that was created when the trio of attacking stars were formed.
The arrival of C.Ronaldo could possibly solve some of the issues that Manchester United has been going through but it remains uncertain if the Portuguese player will be able to continue scoring goals at a consistent basis and perform at a high level when he reaches the 33 years of age. Continue reading
The star of Real Madrid and the player who was recently awarded with the 2014 Ballon d’Or has been handed a 2 game suspension after the Portuguese received a direct red card during Real Madrid’s 2-1 La Liga victory over Cordoba.
At the 82nd minute of the league match, Cristiano Ronaldo started to get frustrated as he failed on making an impact in the game and at this point, the scoreboard was displaying 1-1 which is something that the players of Real Madrid did not want to see as a triumph was the only option if they wanted to maintain their advantage of points in the Spanish League over their rivals Barcelona. Continue reading