Messi player of year for record fifth time

Jan 12, 2016

Messi player of year for record fifth time

Now score it Lionel Messi 5, Cristiano Ronaldo 3. Messi won the Ballon d’Or trophy on Monday as the world’s best player in 2015, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on soccer’s top individual honor. “It’s incredible that it’s my fifth,” said the 28-year-old Barcelona ...

United crashes to early exit

Dec 9, 2015

United crashes to early exit

Three-time winner Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday, losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg, which advanced to the round of 16 for the first time. Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th before Naldo volleyed in the equalizer in the 14th. ...

Real Madrid held; Manchester City scores late victory

Oct 22, 2015

Real Madrid held; Manchester City scores late victory

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic struggled as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid played to a lackluster 0-0 draw in the Champions League on Wednesday night, while Manchester City found a way to earn a late 2-1 victory in a thrilling finish against Sevilla. Atletico ...

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot award

Oct 13, 2015

Ronaldo wins fourth Golden Boot award

Cristiano Ronaldo received his record fourth Golden Boot award on Tuesday after leading all scorers in Europe’s domestic leagues last season. Ronaldo scored 48 goals in 35 Spanish League games to claim his third Golden Boot playing for Real Madrid. His other award came ...

Ronaldo brace guides Madrid past Malmo

Oct 1, 2015

Ronaldo brace guides Madrid past Malmo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 500th and 501st goals of his career to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win over 10-man Malmo in Group A of the Champions League on Wednesday. The Swedish side held off Madrid for nearly half an hour before it was ...

Ronaldo hits hat trick to lead Real Madrid

Sep 16, 2015

Ronaldo hits hat trick to lead Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his impressive run by scoring a hat trick in Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over 10-man Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday. After a five-goal performance in the Spanish league over the weekend, Ronaldo converted penalty kicks ...

Cristiano Ronaldo in Japan to sell muscle gadget

Jul 7, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo in Japan to sell muscle gadget

A sheepish-looking Cristiano Ronaldo was in Tokyo on Tuesday promoting an electric muscle stimulation machine, a year after the soccer star visited to push a smile-enhancing gadget that looked a little like a boomerang. The 30-year-old Real Madrid player emerged onto a Tokyo stage ...

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Feb 23, 2015

Ronaldo, Benzema team up to power Madrid past Elche

Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at Elche on Sunday, as the Spanish League leaders capitalized on Barcelona’s stumble to increase their advantage to four points. Madrid grasped the opportunity Barcelona had presented it with after a ...

Madrid beats back Schalke

Feb 19, 2015

Madrid beats back Schalke

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a brief goalscoring slump to help holder Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo headed home in the 26th minute of the first leg match, after going three matches without a goal ...

Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award for third time

Jan 13, 2015

Ronaldo wins FIFA Player of the Year award for third time

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer’s all-time greats. The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its record 10th European title, received 37.66 percent of votes of national team ...

Nov 15, 2014

Faeroes stun Greece; Ranieri prepares to be fired

Greece continued its disastrous run in European Championship qualifying on Friday with a humiliating 1-0 defeat to the Faeroe Islands, while Northern Ireland surrendered its lead in Group F to Romania after a 2-0 defeat in Bucharest. The result in Piraeus is almost certain ...