Real Madrid will build the team around Gareth Bale in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, according to coachJulenLopetegui. Lopetegui took over the side in controversial circumstances after being sacked as Spain national team boss hours from the start of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Spain went on to have a bad tournament.
Lopetegui, who is now in charge following the shock resignation of former Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane after their third straight Champions League, is tasked with re-building the squad. The coach has said Bale is happy to remain at the club despite earlier concerns that he would exit. Lopetegui says Bale can help fill the void left by the transfer of Ronaldo, 33, to Juventus.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 100th Champions League goal since moving to Real Madrid. The Portuguese superstar scored from the penalty spot after Toni Kroos was pulled down in the box.
Ronaldo entered the nervy game at home against PSG with 99 goals scored since his world record move to Madrid. He has been impressive in the European tournament in the last few years and continued this term despite his struggles in the La Liga. Continue reading Ronaldo Scored 100th Champions League Goal At Madrid
Real Madrid would miss their skipper Sergio Ramos and Welsh winger Gareth Bale when they host Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, according to reports. The players were in training this week but they would not be rushed ahead of time just for this game.
Ramos injured his nose in the recent Madrid derby that ended in an unusual goalless draw. He trained this week, even on Friday in the final training session. He wore a protective mask and could have played just fine against Malaga but Zinedine Zidane opted to leave him off the squad list.
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The age peak of a footballer is usually considered to be between 25-29 as that is usually the period of time when a player performs at their best and are able to win major trophies.
Goal-keepers usually have a much longer playing career as they can continue performing at a top level even in the later stages of their respective careers.
Gianluigi Buffon still continues to perform at a high level and he’s 39 years old, Arsenal’s PetrCech is 35 and even the former star of Manchester United Edwin van der Sar was another shot-stopper who maintained a tip top shape even at the twilight of his career.
However, when it comes for actual players who move around in the pitch, it’s a much more difficult trying to handle all the physical pressure and tasks that they have to go through.
There are some exceptions to this age rule as Lionel Messi is 30 years old and C.Ronaldo is 32 but both of them are still performing at an extremely high level. Continue reading Real Madrid’s C. Ronaldo continues to break records
La Liga and Champions League champs Real Madrid suffered a bad start to the forthcoming season with poor results in the pre-season games.
The friendly games in the preseason camp in the United States did not go as planned as the team struggled. The champs won just one of four games but the result won’t matter so much until next week when the full blown football seasonresumes. For now it’s a matter of optics as many predict the team might struggle to match last season’s brilliance.
The team was without star forward Cristiano Ronaldo as he was enjoying an extended break following his participation at the FIFA Confederations Cup and the birth of his twins. He was absent as Marcelo scored the deciding penalty kick that ensured Los Blancos defeated MLS All-Star team.
Madrid and the All-Star side played a 1-1 draw so the shootout determined the winner. Continue reading MADRID SUFFER POOR PRE-SEASON RESULTS
It is reported that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has talked with Cristiano Ronaldo about his decision to leave Real Madrid.
The French coach has tried to convince the Portuguese international not to leave the Spanish club during the transfer window.
Zidane apparently told Ronaldo that he is an important member of the team and that he is looking to build the team around him. He told him that he stayed in Madrid the team could go on and win more trophies.
Zinedine Zidane admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo is an important member of the team not only when he is on the pitch and also in the dressing room. He said that the forward has a positive influence on all the other players and that he is an instrumental member of the team.
The French coach said that Ronaldo is a player that will be impossible to replace and that he will like to keep him at Real Madrid for as long as he can.
It is believed that Zinedine Zidane will remain in contact with the player during the summer and will try to persuade him to change his decision. Continue reading Zidane talked to Ronaldo
According to recent rumors that have been surfacing, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has advised his club to offload some of the players which in his opinion have not been performing at a high level and that the Spanish club should just sell them.
Theseplayers are: Marco Asensio, Lucas Vasquez and Alvaro Morata.
There are a few other players who are rumored to have an unhealthy relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo and this might lead them to seeing the exit of the Santiago Bernabeu by the end of the season.
Isco and KarimBenzema are the high-profile players that according to recent reports and rumors, they do not have a stable affiliation with the Portuguese star.
For the past few weeks, the future of Isco has been put into question as the Spanish player has been rumored to be in the radar of clubs such as: Manchester City, Chelsea and even Barcelona.
There are also reports of him trying to have his contract extended with Real Madrid but if Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed building such a negative relationship with him, it might be better off for him to make his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu and joined a club where he can play a much more important role. Continue reading Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants a few players out of Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is finding hard to replicate the sort of form that allowed him to win the Ballon d’Or last season.
The player has been struggling so far with injuries and had yet to find his best form.
Things have been so bad that the player was booed by his own fans against Malaga. Some pundits have argued that the player might be in decline and that there is no way that he could recover his best form. Indeed the player does not possess the same acceleration that he had in the past and has more and more problem in influencing games as he did in the past. More often than not, the player finds himself playing as a striker and cannot impact games as he did in his early career.
It is a bit early to say whether the Portuguese international is past his best as he has struggled with injuries this season. Continue reading Ronaldo struggling with form
Real Madrid have issued a statement advising those pointing accusing fingers at their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo to be guided in their utterances and accusation maintaining that the Portuguese did not commit any crime of tax evasion and should not be labelled guilty without conviction from the tax authorities.
released copies of documents containing an indictment on Ronaldo as regards tax evasion. He was accused of deliberately hiding sums gotten from image rights in tax havens in a bid to escape the watchful eyes of British and Spanish authorities.
Spanish authorities revealed they started investigating the Portuguese a year ago and accuses him at least 150 million euros through various British Virgin Islands tax havens. Ronaldo denied the allegations and stated that he was guilty of no such crime.
Also hit is former Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. He released a statement denying to have taken part in any dirty business of hiding funds. Continue reading REAL MADRID DEMANDS RESPECT FOR RONALDO
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that the strongest opponent he has come against is Ashley Cole. He said that the former Arsenal player was one of the toughest players he has played against. Both players had met several times when Ronaldo was at Manchester United and Cole at Arsenal.
Ronaldo said that Ashley Cole does not give you a minute to breathe and that he is always on your back. He said that he has played against different opponents in the Premier League, La Liga, and the Champions League but Ashley Cole is definitely the toughest opponent he has ever faced. Continue reading Ronaldo on Ashley Cole