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Who are the Ballon d’Or 2017 nominees?

#8Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan) The defender was the protagonist of one of this summer’s most surprising transfers, after he switched Juventus for AC Milan. Previously, Bonucci’s consistently brilliant defending helped the Bianconeri to their sixth consecutive Serie A title, establishing him as one of the world’s premier centre-backs.

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Fantasy Football: Ronaldo and Neymar feature in Goal’s Champions League Team of the Week

Another great round of group stage action is now in the books. There were plenty of surprises like Basel defeating Manchester United, Manchester City being held to just one goal, and Igor Akinfeev finally keeping a Champions League clean sheet – a feat which earned himself a spot in our …

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Ronaldo: Real Madrid do not fear possible PSG challenge

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he and reigning two-time Champions League winners Real Madrid do not fear Paris Saint-Germain in Europe. Following their shock defeat to Tottenham earlier this month, Madrid face the prospect of finishing second in Group H, which would pit the defending champions against a European powerhouse. PSG have …

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‘Modric the best player in the world’ – are these the top 25 footballers of 2017?

Luka Modric the No.1 player in the world in 2017, Lionel Messi only seventh best and not a single Juventus player among the top 25 – those are the controversial views of Goal’s Peter Staunton. As ever, the Goal 50 is already provoking plenty of debate – despite the fact …

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Ronaldo, Messi, Drogba and Gerrard make Liverpool striker Sturridge’s Ultimate XI

Daniel Sturridge has pieced together an iconic Ultimate XI made up of star turns from past and present, although he admits his team would “probably lose”. Over the course of his career, the 28-year-old has been fortunate to play with and against some of the finest talent in world football, …

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Ronaldo’s back! Cristiano scores first Liga goal of the season in dramatic Real Madrid win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first La Liga goal of the season on Saturday as he netted in the second half at Getafe.  With just five minutes left to play and the match tied 1-1, Ronaldo was played in over the top and slammed home with a first-time half-volley to break …

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Ronaldo, Messi, Zidane, Pirlo and Baggio – Buffon struggles to pick five-a-side teams

Gianluigi Buffon has attempted to draw up various five-a-side teams, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Andrea Pirlo making the grade. The legendary Juventus goalkeeper has been fortunate enough to have played with and against some iconic figures down the years. With so much talent from which …

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‘Cristiano takes the penalties’ – Ramos and Ronaldo will avoid Neymar-Cavani incident

Sergio Ramos is confident Real Madrid can avoid a Neymar-Edinson Cavani penalty spat as he and Cristiano Ronaldo have spot-kick rights. If the Blancos have their talismanic Portuguese forward on the field, then he will step up from 12 yards when required. Madrid -1 v Getafe – 4/6 with dabblebet …

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Ballon d’Or 2017: Neymar, Messi & Griezmann among nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead an illustrious list of 30 players nominated for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award. The full list of top footballers was revealed across Monday by organisers France Football, with Champions League and La Liga winners Real Madrid dominating with seven nominees. Following unprecedented back-to-back Champions League wins, Real Madrid …

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Navas defends Ronaldo amid goal drought: Good play should be valued too!

Cristiano Ronaldo’s La Liga goal drought continued in Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Espanyol, but goalkeeper Keylor Navas believes his team-mate’s good all-round play should be valued in the same way as scoring. Los Blancos 15/4 to win CL Madrid forward Ronaldo is still yet to score in the 2017-18 …

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Real Madrid team news: Ronaldo makes first appearance of La Liga season

Cristiano Ronaldo is in the line-up for Real Madrid’s match against Real Betis, marking his first appearance of the La Liga season after serving a five-match suspension. Ronaldo, who received the ban for shoving the referee during last month’s Supercopa de Espana, will start up top alongside Isco and Gareth …

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Bale & Mayoral avert a Madrid crisis as Ronaldo prepares to return

Gareth Bale loves playing at Anoeta. The 28-year-old has been booed by Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu recently, but always seems to find something special away to Real Sociedad. He did so again on Sunday and, along with Borja Mayoral, helped avert a crisis for Los Blancos in La Liga. …

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Betting: Real Madrid worthy favourites to secure a hat-trick of Champions League titles

Who are you backing for the Champions League this season? Will it be the usual suspects in the finale come 26 May in Kiev? Or will we see a contender emerge from the pack? 888Sport have a huge range of markets available ahead of the tournament, from the outright winner …

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FIFA 18: Xbox One & PS4 release dates, cost, pre-order and complete guide

The accolades continue to roll in for Cristiano Ronaldo; fresh off winning La Liga and the Champions League, the Real Madrid star is now the face of the best-selling sports video-game franchise on the planet. EA Sports announced on June 5 that Ronaldo will grace the cover of FIFA 18, …

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Pele congratulates Ronaldo on joining history’s ‘elite five’ goalscorers

Cristiano Ronaldo has been congratulated on passing Pele in the international scoring charts by the man himself. The Real Madrid superstar took his international goal tally for Portugal to 78 on Thursday by bagging a hat-trick in a World Cup qualifying clash with the Faroe Islands. Portugal 17/20 to win …

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Deportivo La Coruna 0 Real Madrid 3: Bale nets as champions make confident start

Real Madrid began their LaLiga title defence with a 3-0 away win over Deportivo, Gareth Bale among the scorers. Gareth Bale netted and Sergio Ramos saw red as Real Madrid swept to a confident 3-0 away victory over Deportivo La Coruna to open their LaLiga title defence. Zinedine Zidane called …

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Ronaldo could miss up to 12 matches for shove on referee

Cristiano Ronaldo could be suspended for as many as 12 matches after referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea included the Real Madrid star’s shove in his match report. After scoring and removing his shirt to earn a yellow card in the Spanish Super Cup first leg against Barcelona, Ronaldo was shown a second yellow card …

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Lukaku aiming to emulate Ronaldo at Man Utd

The newly-signed striker wants to get to the level of the four-time Ballon d’Or winner after his Old Trafford move Romelu Lukaku wants to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo’s career at Manchester United as he eyes goals and trophies under Jose Mourinho. Man City favoured to win Premier League Lukaku arrived from …

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