Ronaldo free kick gives Real Madrid another world title

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a free kick which went through the defensive wall to break Gremio's brave resistance and give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over the South American champions in the Club World Cup final on Saturday. Ronaldo's 53rd-minute strike gave Real their second world title in a row, the third in the last four seasons, and ended Gremio's hopes of pulling off what would have been a huge upset. The European champions, enjoying the backing of most neutrals at ...

Maradona urges Madrid to ‘give away’ injury-prone Bale

Friday, 15 December 2017

Diego Maradona says he has a solution to Real Madrid’s scarcity of goals this season - sign France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe from Paris St Germain and give Gareth Bale away for free. Real’s record signing Bale has endured another nightmare season with injuries but fired the European champions into the Club World Cup final on Wednesday by striking the winner in a nervy 2-1 win over Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira. Real will face Gremio in Sunday’s decider to add some more ...

Real seek record world crown to cap trophy-laden 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Real Madrid can cap their most successful year ever with victory in the Club World Cup final against Brazilian side Gremio on Saturday, which would see them become the first team to successfully defend the trophy and end 2017 with five titles. Defeat, however, would be the latest of a series of setbacks in a haphazard last few months for Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are fourth in La Liga, trailing leaders Barcelona by eight points in the standings. At times, they have looked a shadow of ...

Al-Jazira club fans cheer for Messi to tease Ronaldo in Abu Dhabi

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Fans of Emirati club Al-Jazira SCC teased Real Madrid’s golden player, Cristiano Ronaldo, with cheers for his rival player Leo Messi in the semi-final of FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 in Abu Dhabi. While Ronaldo was close to the crowd in the first half, the fans shouted "Messi .. Messi" while the best player in the world stood stunned, staring at the supporters of the UAE team, still Real Madrid won by 2-1. It is not the only incident of its kind, the fans of Girona called ...

PICTURES: Wives of Real Madrid players visit Sheikh Zayed mosque, wear abayas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

On the sidelines of Real Madrid’s participation in the Club World Cup, which is currently taking place in the UAE, some of the Spanish stars’ wives decided to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. They wore Gulf abayas during the visit and published pictures on their Instagram accounts.  UAE renames Abu Dhabi mosque after Mary, mother of Jesus          

Real Madrid to face PSG in Champions league last 16

Monday, 11 December 2017

Holders Real Madrid were drawn against Paris St Germain in the standout tie from Monday’s Champions League last-16 draw and Barcelona will take on Chelsea. Real, bidding for a 13th title and third in a row, finished runners-up in their group and paid the price with an extremely tough draw against the big-spending Parisian club. Last season’s runners-up Juventus will meet Tottenham Hotspur, one of five English clubs in the draw. Runaway Premier ...

Zidane praises Ronaldo after ‘perfect week’ for the Portuguese

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said people write off Cristiano Ronaldo at their peril after the Portuguese forward struck twice in the 5-0 drubbing of Sevilla on Saturday as the La Liga champions and their prolific scorer roared back to life.Ronaldo has been widely criticized in Spain for his domestic form this season and before the game with Sevilla he had only scored twice in the league, his lacklustre form mirroring Real’s feeble defence of the title they won so convincingly last May ...

Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d’Or for joint-record fifth time

Friday, 8 December 2017

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Ballon d’Or for world player of the year on Thursday for a joint-record fifth time, going level with eternal rival and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi as the player to have won the prize the most times. The Real Madrid forward won the award, handed out by magazine France Football, for the second consecutive year having led his side to the La Liga title with 25 goals and a successive Champions League crown, netting 12 goals ...

Barca handed tricky Cup tie with Celta, Real face Numancia

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Triple King’s Cup holders Barcelona were drawn against Celta Vigo in the last 16 on Tuesday, three days after being held to a 2-2 draw by the Galician team in La Liga.Real Madrid were pitted against second division Numancia and Atletico Madrid face third tier Lleida Esportiu who came from behind to knock out Real Sociedad on away goals and reach the last 16 for the first time.Formentera, the only other third-tier side left in the competition, will play last season’s runners-up Alaves ...

Robinho denies sexual assault after 9-year jail sentence

Friday, 24 November 2017

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday. Currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in his native Brazil, Robinho’s lawyer said in a statement that the 33-year-old Robinho denied the charges and will appeal the court’s decision. ANSA reported that five other men were also accused of sexually assaulting an Albanian woman and ...

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