Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims that he does not have a rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo as opposed to the widespread belief.
Both players have been sharing the world Player of the Year award for the last five seasons. Messi has been successful by one more title than Ronaldo, who is the reigning FIFA Ballon d’Or award holder. The intensity of the battle has especially grown since Ronaldo moved to the Spanish capital for £ 80 million from Manchester United. Ronaldo and Messi have been topping the goal scoring charts barring a few years and this domination is expected to continue in the near future.
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has surprisingly revealed that he likes Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard more than Real Madrid’s own Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and Messi have widely been considered as the two best players in the planet. However,Hazard is fast developing into a real successor with his eye-catching performances for Chelsea. The Belgian winger is having his best season as a professional till date after having scored 18 goals and created 10 assists. Jose Mourinho last season placed a £ 100 million valuation on the 24-year-old, who considersZidane as his idol.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice during Real Madrid’s latest Champions League match as the Spanish club faced off against Schalke 04 in their 2nd leg and sustained a 3-4 defeat but the final aggregate score was 5-4 in favor of Real Madrid as the team of Carlo Ancelotti just barely managed to get into the quarter-final stages of the Champions League.
The Portuguese star of Real Madrid is now tied up with Lionel Messi as the top goal-scorers in the UEFA Champions League with each player managing to score 75 goals in the European competition. Lionel Messi and C.Ronaldo were both able to surpass the previous title holder Raul Gonzales who had a record of 71 goals in the Champions League.
Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas says that people mistake Cristiano Ronaldo’s ambition has arrogance.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the top names in world football and he has been in impeccable form over the last six months. It has been a major reason towards Real Madrid setting a new record of 22 victories in succession in all competitions.
The forward is the top scorer in the la Liga by a considerable margin with 26 goals to his name. The next best scorer – his archrival Lionel Messi – only has 15 to his name. Despite this dominance, Messi is seen as being more popular because of his humility while Ronaldo is seen as arrogant.
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso says that it would be hard to look past Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for potential FIFA Ballon d’Or award winners this year. Both these superstars have once again made it to the shortlist for the coveted individual award. Other names on the shortlist include the likes of Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Even though the likes of Ronaldo and Messi have had great seasons individually, Alonso reckons that FIFA should also take a look at the team performances.Neuer has been for some time regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.
All signs are pointing towards Sami Khedira making a January exit from Real Madrid and joining Arsenal as rumors are linking the German midfielder with the squad of Arsene Wenger. Sami Khedira is not a constant starter for Carlo Ancelotti at the Santiago Bernabeu as the Italian coach prefers utilizing other players instead of Khedira at the heart of the midfield.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has accepted that a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Super Cup against Atletico Madrid is less than ideal. He is hoping that the second leg will help his team left another major title. Madrid recently won the UEFA Super Cup after beating Sevilla. This was one of the six competitions that they could win this campaign. The Super Cup against Atletico Madrid is a two legged affair with the first leg being at the Santiago Bernebeu. New summer signing James Rodriguez scored the equaliser for Madrid after Raul Garcia had given the opposition the lead.
Cristiano Ronaldo might be seen playing outside Spain in the next season as Real Madrid, the current club of the Portuguese superstar, is believed to be planning to put him on sale during the upcoming transfer window.
Real Madrid started building the team for future last year by securing the services of young superstars like Isco and Gareth Bale. They reportedly want to make a couple of such signings this time around as well. They obviously need big fund for that and they can surely get that by selling Ronaldo.
As the reports are coming through, a bid of somewhere around 70 million Pounds for Ronaldo would be acceptable to Madrid.
Portugal skipper and talismanic winger Cristiano Ronaldo is almost one hundred percent certain to play for the team in their opening group match against Germany, according t goalkeeper Eduardo.
The Real Madrid man has been suffering from lingering knee problems for the last couple of weeks but his team mate has confidently claimed that their talisman will be available for the match.
The former Manchester United winger took part in a full training session in front of the glaring eyes of the world media but he was extremely careful about not putting too much pressure on his strapped left knee as the squad went through their drills.
Real Madrid will be taking part in the Champions League final this year looking to win their 10th trophy in this competition. They already hold the record with nine titles to their name, but this 10th trophy has been elusive for 12 years. However, with the presence of players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, they have been able to reach the final by beating teams like Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich along the way. Ahead of the Champions League final on May 24, Ronaldo has stated that it would be a dream come true if he wants to win the title with Real Madrid.