StoryEL CLASICO: MESSI SCORELESS IN SIX GAMES

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi is yet to score in the El Clasico clash with Real Madrid since fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo left Spain to join Italian giants Juventus in the summer of 2018. Messi has not scored in his six El Clasico appearances since then with his last goal coming during the2-2 draw in the league in May 2018.

StoryJUVENTUS SET FOR A NEW SKIPPER

Italian giants Juventus are expected to appoint a new club captain in the coming weeks ahead of the new season which starts in the summer. Current Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini is expected to leave the club at the end of this season at the age of 36. The veteran centre back has few months to run on his current deal with the Old Lady and he will leave when the contract ends.

StoryRONALDO EXTENDS GOLDEN BOOT LEAD

Cristiano Ronaldo is on course to win the Golden Boot Award for the first time in the Italian Serie A though he will have to fend off Inter Milan striker RomeluLukaku in the bid to achieve this feat. Cristiano Ronaldo had one more goal than RomeluLukaku before Juventus took on Spezia at home in a matchday 25 clash in the Italian football top flight. The Spezia game gave Cristiano Ronaldo the opportunity to extend his lead over RomeluLukaku in the race to win the Golden Boot Award at the end of the season.

StoryBAILLY GIVES OPINION ON MESSI-RONALDO RIVALRY

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly has given a surprising opinion on the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Ivorian international Bailly was asked to pick one of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by Spanish football reporter GuillemBalague and his response was totally unexpected. GuillemBalague asked Eric Bailly to choose the best player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when the Manchester United centre back made an appearance on his YouTube channel.His response to the question was Sergio Ramos, the Real Madrid captain.

StoryRonaldo admits weirdness while playing in empty stadiums

Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed that he does not like to play in empty stadiums, which is a result of coronavirus. The pandemic has meant that football has been played in empty stadiums so as to avoid the possibility of spreading the infection to millions of people.


The top clubs have been at the receiving end of this decision, as the clubs have used to playing in front of a large number of spectators. Ronaldo has previously said in his interviews that he thrives on the criticism or praise that he receives from the crowd.

StoryWHY RONALDO DON'T SWAP SHIRTS REVEALED

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has a big grudge against Italian Serie A rivals AS Roma and this is the reason why he doesn't swap shirts with any AS Roma player. Cristiano Ronaldo has a 14-year grudge against the Italian capital club dating back to his time as a Manchester United player. He had the grudge long before the Portuguese national team captain knew that he would sign for Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo took the decision not to ever swap shirts with any Roma player afterhe was threatened during a Champions League clash between Manchester United and AS Roma in 2007.


Cristiano Ronaldo told the Daily Express about his grudge with AS Roma as he pointed out that it was as a result of the threat that he got during the Champions League quarterfinal clash between Manchester United AS Roma at Old Trafford during the 2006/07 season. Cristiano Ronaldo was a thorn in the flesh of the Roma players during the second leg of the quarterfinal tie with the Red Devils in the Champions League as AS Roma were on the receiving end of a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester United.

StoryRONALDO HITS BRACE IN BIG WIN

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo showed up for the Italian Serie A champions once again this season after he scored two goals to lead the Turin giants to victory in their latest league match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace to lead Juventus to a convincing victory over Udinese at home.


The Old Lady thrashed Udinese 4-1 at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Sunday night thereby starting the new year on a winning note. Juventus were able to bounce back from the disappointment of ending last year on a poor note due to the unexpected defeat to Fiorentina in their last league outing before the Udinese game. Juventus were outclassed by the struggling Fiorentina outfit and they also had to play over 70 minutes with a man down as a result of the early dismissal of Colombian international Juan Cuadrado. Fiorentina secured an historic 3-0 away victory over Juventus in what was the first league defeat of the season for the defending champions.

StoryRONALDO OR MESSI? WHO IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE'S GREATEST PLAYER?

The football world will be at a standstill as two of the world's most prolific footballers look to go head to head as they both battle for both individual and club supremacy. While none of the players likes to lose a competition to the other, it is Ronaldo who shows more passion, hunger, and desire to not be on the losing side.


Messi on the other hand loves to play against Ronaldo and come out on top. Before the two players meeting in the Champions League on Tuesday, we take a look at who has been a better Champions League performer during their playing career.
While league fixtures between the pair have been hard to come by particularly because of Ronaldo's exit from the Spanish La Liga, there also haven't been many European meetings between them as well.

StoryPirlo defends decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has stood by his decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the recent match against Benevento. Juventus were involved in a disappointing 1-1 draw on Saturday and this was a game that they were expected to win quite comfortably. Benevento are one of the mediocre opponents in the division.

StoryPirlo defends decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo has stood by his decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the recent match against Benevento. Juventus were involved in a disappointing 1-1 draw on Saturday and this was a game that they were expected to win quite comfortably. Benevento are one of the mediocre opponents in the division.


Alvaro Morata provided a lead for Juventus after just 21 minutes. Just before half-time, though, Benevento came back with a priceless goal through Gaetano Letizia. This stoppage time goal changed the half-time team talk for the defending champions, who were unable to find a winner in the second half.

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