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
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
Real Madrid continued their superb start in the new campaign in the La Liga, defeating Celta Vigo 2-1 despite the absence of key players.
Isco missed the game as he picked up a knock on his ankle. The 24-year old was ruled out of the game, joining a host of other stars on the sidelines for Madrid. Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo remain yet to return to full fitness, even as the Champions League gets set to begin.
“He’s got some discomfort in his ankle. Last week, he took a knock on his ankle and he’s still not recovered. He left the training session and he won’t be with us tomorrow,” coach Zinedine Zidane said.
There are speculations that James Rodriguez and Raphael Varane could be on their way out of Madrid, and Zidane dropped a hint when he said: “Anything can happen until the 31st. Nobody is coming in, that’s certain, but it’s possible some may leave.”
Gareth Bales was on target as he returned to goal scoring during the La Liga opener last week. Real Madrid won Real Sociedad 3-0, with Bale grabbing a brace. Celta Vigo lost their opener to entrants Leganes, so they gave Real a tough fight before succumbing to another loss at the Bernabeu. Continue reading REAL MADRID GET SECOND LA LIGA WIN
Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have resumed training with the rest of the squad ahead of the encounter against Manchester City in the semi final of the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid posted a video on YouTube revealing that Ronaldo had resumed training in a bid to calm fans’ nerves ahead of the game on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Sunday following a thigh injury as he bids to prove his fitness for Real Madrid’s second leg tie against City. The forward limped off the field in the closing stages of the Spanish giants’ 3-0 win over Villarreal on 20 April and has been absent for the following three matches, including the goalless draw against Manchester City at the Etihad last week during the first leg
Real Madrid announced their captain had returned to training ahead of the return tie against Manuel Pellegrini’s men at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 31-year-old Portuguese trained with his team-mates for the first half of the session before working individually for the remainder. Continue reading CRISTIANO RONALDO RESUMES TRAINING AHEAD OF CITY CLASH
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 Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract with the Spanish club which extends until 2018