Real Madrid’s resounding 5-0 victory against Almeria some weeks ago came with a bittersweet taste for the side of Carlo Ancelotti as they sealed all 3 points in a very convincing match but at the same time they saw C.Ronaldo being taken off the pitch after picking up an injury.
The team still managed to cope without their star player as they came out on top against Galatasaray in the Champion League and defeated Valladolid with a comfortable scoreboard of 4-0. Gareth Bale scored his 1st hat-trick with the Spanish club.
Gareth Bale has made it clear that he has completely recovered from his thigh problem now, but, at the same time, he has also said that he is not sure whether he will be in the starting line up of Real Madrid in the upcoming La Liga game against the arch rivals Barcelona which will be played at Camp Nou on Saturday.
Bale has made a couple of substitute appearances for Real Madrid in the last few days and he didn’t seem to be having any kind of trouble in moving on the ground. He looked 100% fit and one can expect him to start against Barcelona.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that he has no rivalry with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. It has often been suggested that Messi and Ronaldo have intense rivalry between each other, which is making them perform to the exemplary standards over the last few years.
Messi has managed to triumph Ronaldo to the FIFA Ballon d’Or award, which is the highest praise for footballer, on the last four occasions. Ronaldo has won it only once in his career, while Messi has become a record holder when it comes to the most number of FIFA Ballon d’Or award titles won.
New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti expects Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to remain at the club despite reports linking him with a move away from the club for the past few months.
And the new manager also believes that the Portugal international captain will commit his future to the club by signing a new deal that will see his wages skyrocket and tie him to the club beyond his present contract period of 2015.
The former Manchester United winger has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu with the player being talked of a summer return to his former hunting ground in Manchester and with cash rich Paris Saint Germain also talking about their interest in the forward. But Ronaldo, who still has two years on his current deal, was quickly praised by the Italian when asked about his star man at a press conference.
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The director of Institutional Relations at Real Madrid, Emilio Butragueno, has denied the speculations that Cristiano Ronaldo will be on his way to Manchester United during the upcoming summer transfer window.
A few days ago, the United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had said that he wanted to bring Ronaldo in the United camp for his second tenure. Since then, there were rumours that Ronaldo might take a transfer this summer.
When asked about Ronaldo’s transfer, Butragueno said, “I don’t think there is anything like that. Neither the club nor Ronaldo wants a transfer this summer. We are glad that he is playing for us. He is an ambitious footballer and his contribution for Real Madrid has been immense.”
The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is extremely happy with the way Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the best players in the world under his guidance. Ferguson played a huge role in the 18-year-old is becoming one of the best players in the world.
He spent six seasons at Old Trafford before moving to Real Madrid in a world record transfer fee of £ 80 million. It is expected that Real Madrid will not be willing to sell the player unless they receive a bid in excess of £ 100 million. There are very few clubs in the world capable of playing such an extravagant amount, and the archrivals of Manchester United – Manchester City – is one of them.
The Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he will not be leaving the Spanish club at the end of the season, while also saying that he wants to see out his contract. Ronaldo has a contract with the club until the end of the 2015 season.
Recently, he admitted that he was sad at the club, but failed to disclose the reasons. He has been linked with a move to several clubs like Manchester United and Paris St Germain in the last few months. Ahead of the tie with Manchester United, Ferguson spoke about the possibility of Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford permanently.
The Southampton defender Jose Fonte has said that he feels that the record signing for the club – Gaston Ramirez – is someone who is extremely similar to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Southampton defender has been able to compare the South American with the Portuguese international due to the fact that he played with the 27-year-old Portuguese when he was at the Sporting Lisbon academy. Jose Fonte and Cristiano Ronaldo both graduated from the Sporting Lisbon academy, and he feels that the midfielder Gaston Ramirez is demonstrating the same talent and potential he saw within Ronaldo.
Real Madrid has defeated Celta Vigo in a La Liga match played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Madrid won the match by 2-0. This was the fourth win for Madrid in the ongoing La Liga. With the help of this comfortable victory, Madrid has now moved up to no. 4 in the points table with 14 points in 8 matches.
On the other hand, Celta Vigo lost its fifth match in the tournament. Celta has managed to win only three out of the eight matches that the team has played in the ongoing La Liga so far. Celta is currently placed at no. 13 in the points table with 9 points in 8 matches.