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    Messi beats Ronaldo, Van Dijk to win 6th FIFA Best Men’s player award

Messi beats Ronaldo, Van Dijk to win 6th FIFA Best Men’s player award

Lionel Messi, Barcelonian forward, has set a record of winning the FIFA best male footballer of the year six times.The 32-year-old was announced the winner at a ceremony on Monday; beating his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk, who was recently named UEFA player of the year.Having missed the cut last season, Messi scored 36 league goals to clinch [...]

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    Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player who also plays for Juventus, says he has to win more Ballon d'Or awards before he retires.This, he said, would ensure he retires as the greatest player of all time; ahead of Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer who also plays for Barcelona.The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, [...]

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    Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Season award

Van Dijk beats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Player of the Season award

Virgil van Dijk beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the men’s UEFA Player of the Year award.The winner was announced on Thursday night during the Champions League draw ceremony in Monaco.The talismanic centre-back helped guide the Reds to European Cup glory, keeping a clean sheet as Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.Messi, the top scorer in [...]

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    Ronaldo’s Portugal defeat Netherland to win maiden UEFA Nations League

Ronaldo’s Portugal defeat Netherland to win maiden UEFA Nations League

Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, have won the maiden edition of the UEFA Nations League with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands at the Estadio do Dragao, courtesy of Goncalo Guedes second half strike.Portugal, hosting the semi-final and final of this league’s playoff which included the four countries that topped their respective seeded groups, Portugal delivered to win another trophy, [...]

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    Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

Juventus won the Italian Super Cup with a 1-0 victory over AC Milan thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s second half header at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.The win makes Juventus the most successful club in the competition with eight triumphs, surpassing Milan’s seven.Despite the many controversies trailing the decision to play this year’s edition in Saudi Arabia, [...]

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    Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Again, Modric breaks Messi-Ronaldo duopoly, wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

Croatia and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric broke the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo ten-year supremacy once again as he clinched the 2018 Ballon d'Or on Monday.Messi and Ronaldo were the two who had won football's top individual prize for the last decade but Modric changed it all this year.He helped Croatia get to their first ever World Cup final in Russia during [...]

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    UCL: Juventus pip United on Ronaldo’s return, City dominant in Ukraine

UCL: Juventus pip United on Ronaldo’s return, City dominant in Ukraine

Manchester United were pipped 0-1 at Old Trafford by Italian champions, Juventus, thanks to Paulo Dybala's goal.On his return to Old Trafford where he became a mean machine under Sir Alex Ferguson's tutelage, Ronaldo was given a hero's welcome by the fans but provided the cross which put Jose Mourinho's team to the sword.Juventus took the lead on 17 minutes [...]

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    Ronaldo on rape allegation: What happened in Las Vegas was consensual

Ronaldo on rape allegation: What happened in Las Vegas was consensual

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus striker, and his alleged rape victim had consensual sex, says the Portuguese forward's lawyer.Peter Christiansen, who represents the former Real Madrid attacker, says the 33-year-old "vehemently denies all accusations in this civil action," noting that the documents being paraded by the alleged rape victim and her lawyer are "completely fabricated".Kathryn Mayorga had alleged that the five-time Balon [...]

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    Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Bale, Ronaldo, Kanté among nominees for 2018 Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo are among the first 15 nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or award.Bale and Ronaldo are joined by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.There are 30 names set to be announced throughout Monday.For the last decade, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the sport, taking [...]

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    UCL: Ronaldo sent off in Juventus win as Man City suffer shock loss

UCL: Ronaldo sent off in Juventus win as Man City suffer shock loss

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off in the first half as Juventus defeated Valencia 2-0 in their UEFA Champions League opener on a night which also witnessed a shock 1-2 loss for Manchester City at home to Olympic Lyon.On his UCL debut for Juventus, the 33-year-old former Real Madrid top marksman was given his marching orders midway through the game after his [...]

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    Mourinho handed one-year prison sentence for £2.9m tax fraud

Mourinho handed one-year prison sentence for £2.9m tax fraud

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has accepted a one-year suspended prison sentence to settle a £2.9million tax evasion fraud case in Spain.According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Mourinho was handed a six-month sentence for each of the two financial crimes he was accused of.Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first time offender can be [...]

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    Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Messi snubbed as Salah battles Ronaldo, Modric for FIFA best player award

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is among the final three nominees for the 2018 FIFA best men's player award.Lionel Messi failed to make the final three-man list despite being part of the initial 10 nominees.Salah, the third African player to be shortlisted, is nominated alongside Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo.The Egyptian helped Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final in his maiden season.He [...]

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    No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

No mercy for Messi as UEFA announces player of the year nominees

Lionel Messi, a favourite among Barcelona fans, will not be a contender for the 2018 edition of UEFA men's player award.The Barcelona forward, who is a three-time winner of the award, was however shortlisted for the forward of the season award.Cristiano Ronaldo, newly-signed Juventus player, Mo Salah, Liverpool forward, and Luka Modric, Real Madrid midfielder, are the three finalists.The trio [...]

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    Ronaldo begins Juventus adventure with late win at Chievo

Ronaldo begins Juventus adventure with late win at Chievo

Defending Serie A champions, Juventus, armed with new signing Cristiano Ronaldo, began the seventh defence of their title with a 3-2 comeback victory over Chievo with the winning goal scored in added time.The party started on three minutes through Sami Khedira, the German midfielder pouncing on captain Giorgio Chiellini's knockdown to score through the keeper's legs for 1-0.A workaholic Ronaldo dazzled [...]

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    Allegri says Ronaldo will make Juventus debut Saturday

Allegri says Ronaldo will make Juventus debut Saturday

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has revealed that new signing from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, will make his Serie A debut in the season opener against Chievo on Saturday.The 51-year old coach made this known while fielding questions from reporters at his first conference of the season."Cristiano will make his Serie A debut for us tomorrow," he said.Allegri, who rejected advances [...]

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    Ronaldo’s bicycle kick leads UEFA goal of the season nomination

Ronaldo’s bicycle kick leads UEFA goal of the season nomination

European football governing body, UEFA, through its Technical Committee, has released an 11-goal shortlist for its annual goal of the season award, and leading the list is Cristiano Rinaldo's otherworldly leap of a bicycle kick goal he scored against his new club, Juventus in the Champions League quarter final for former club and defending UCL Champions, Real Madrid.Nominations for the [...]

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