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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo cannot stop scoring in 2013 and this is exactly what Portugal need ahead of two huge World Cup qualifiers away to Israel and Azerbaijan.
Last Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant header in a league match to equalize for Real Madrid after visitors Mallorca had gone 2-1 up. This was his 350th strike in 611 appearances for club and country. The number 7 icon is only 11 goals from hitting the 200-goal tally for Los Blancos.
It all looks good for the record breaker who has 43 goals in 43 matches this season. In the year... Read the rest of the article »
Last year, Ronaldo sparked controversy by stating he was ‘sad’ at Real Madrid. Now, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the one ‘lacking spark’ with ‘his head down a bit more than usual’ according to Dani Alves.
Lionel Messi is adored for his quiet behaviour. The diminutive Argentine often shies away from cameras and his private life is not something that is talked about in tabloids, unlike close rival Cristiano Ronaldo. That said, the world might never know if Messi is really sad at the moment as his Barcelona team mate, Dani Alves, suggests.
Of course, no one should expect Lionel Messi - with his... Read the rest of the article »
The prodigal son finally returns home, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid take on Manchester United. Ahead of the tie, let’s shed light into the history of this amazing fixture and some other interesting facts.
1. The last match between the two sides was the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, when a Ronaldo header cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s opener. The match ended 1-1 providing United an away goal advantage.
2. Manchester United and Real Madrid have clashed four times in European Cup ties, prior to this year’s match. With the European encounters consisting of two legs, this makes... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid have finally landed in Manchester, for the showdown tie between the two sides. Even with the score level at 1-1, Madrid appear to be favourites for the clash, so what must the Red Devils do to guarantee a place in the last eight?
This is very much stating the obvious, but United will definitely have to alter their tactics in order to control the Madrid man who has been in electrifying form recently.
Ferguson’s tactics did not seem to work in the first half of the first leg, when the Portuguese captain repeatedly tormented young Brazilian defender Rafael Da Silva. He was also left free... Read the rest of the article »
The ‘match of the season’ – Manchester United vs Real Madrid – will put the Theatre of Dreams on fire this Tuesday. Only one side can reach the UEFA Champions League Last 8 and which one will it be?
Team news and analysis
Updated March 5, 2013 - 2:35PM.
Manchester United: De Gea; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs; NANI, Welbeck and Van Persie.
Real Madrid: Diego López; Arbeloa, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao; Khedira, Xabi Alonso; Özil, Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuaín
Robin van Persie... Read the rest of the article »
An exciting month of February saw a lot of good performances, also including all the drama in the Europa as well as the Champions League. Let’s take a look at the top performers in the last month.
The Liverpool front man continued his amazing form in the month of February, scoring three goals in the progress. The number of goals might not reflect his actual contribution to the side, he has displayed an all round performance, notching up goals, linking up brilliantly with his teammates, setting up goals and also contributing to the defense from time to time. His... Read the rest of the article »
A certain Ronaldo, nicknamed R9, haunted Manchester United the last time Real Madrid played at Old Trafford. Can Cristiano, also known as CR7, emulate the iconic Brazilian's feat?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s form in 2013 has gone up a new level. The Portuguese winger is widely considered as the most complete player in world football due to his ability to score with the head and both feet, from open play and set-pieces.
During the last five days, his excellence has helped Real Madrid to down Barcelona’s momentum. In the Copa del Rey semis on February 26, Cristiano Ronaldo... Read the rest of the article »
Copa del Rey semi-final victims Barcelona visit bitter rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish La Liga; Unusual early kick-off of El Clasico live for online and TV viewers in USA
Miami Beach, Florida (March 1, 2013) – Set your alarm for an early start as El Clasico kicks off at 10:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Live Soccer TV (@LiveSoccerTV) brings its users information on where to watch Real Madrid vs Barcelona live from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – whether USA or elsewhere in the world.
El Clasico on Saturday promises to be a totally different... Read the rest of the article »
Currently the hottest property in Europe, Tottenham star Gareth Bale is attracting much interest from top European football clubs. Real Madrid are one of the interested parties, who will try to unite the Welsh star with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
Gareth Bale has been in emphatic form this season and has single handily guided Spurs, to the third spot in the Barclays Premier League. He has incredibly scored eight goals in the last six games, the last one coming against West Ham which was a powerful drive from 30 yards out. The goal did not just win Tottenham three very vital points, it also sent them ahead of Chelsea to the third spot in the... Read the rest of the article »
Pause the Ronaldo vs Messi rivalry for a while. El Clasico on March 2 in La Liga will rather be about Barcelona’s aim to bounce back as a team and Real Madrid’s desire to maintain momentum.
You can count Angel Di Maria out of El Clasico. The Argentine picked up two bookings within 20 minutes at Riazor last weekend and must therefore serve suspension. While he could profit of his absence by refreshing his legs ahead of next week’s do-or-die Champions League match away to Manchester United, other team mates such as Kaka, Luka Modric and Michael Essien are likely to... Read the rest of the article »
In an El Clasico tie on Tuesday night, a Ronaldo brace silenced the Camp Nou guiding Madrid to the Copa Del Rey Final, Ronaldo has now scored in six consecutive matches at the Camp Nou.
Camp Nou had not always been Ronaldo’s favourite venue and he failed to influence games played in the stadium, when he initially joined Madrid. His debut in a Clasico was at Camp Nou only, when the world awaited two of the biggest football sensations Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to go against one another, in the biggest football fixture. Ronaldo was not able to have much authority over... Read the rest of the article »
El Clasico in the Copa del Rey semis; Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid to clash before a full house at the Camp Nou and millions of online and TV spectators live
Miami Beach, Florida (February 25, 2013) – The winner of the Copa del Rey semi-final encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be decided at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. El Clasico is set to attract millions of viewers on television and online from 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET. Live Soccer TV brings its users information on where to watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid whether... Read the rest of the article »
El Clasico comes twice this week – first in the Copa del Rey and then in La Liga. The Catalans and Los Blancos are both entering Tuesday’s match having won at the weekend.
Team news and analysis
Barcelona are eager to knock out Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey but only victory or a goalless draw on home soil will do. Lionel Messi keeps scoring goals for fun in the Spanish La Liga.
However, he failed to find the net in his last two cup matches – at the Bernabeu in the first leg of this Copa del Rey semi-final tie and at the San Siro against Milan... Read the rest of the article »
Since their debut in the UEFA Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have faced Italian teams on several occasions. In this article, we bring you rare facts you probably never knew.
1) Lionel Messi has played approximately 790 minutes of normal time against Italian teams in his career so far, whereas Ronaldo has played a bit more than 1020 minutes up to now.
2) Messi and Ronaldo both faced Italian teams for the first time in the Champions League in 2005. Although he did not score a goal or made an assist, the then-Barcelona starlet enjoyed a 4-1 win over Udinese; while... Read the rest of the article »
The Welshman has been heavily linked to the Castillian side, after a fine display this season. His former teammate Luka Modric, has encouraged Bale to join him at the Bernabeu. But can Bale unlike the Croatian establish himself as a first team regular at Madrid?
The former Southampton product has been in emphatic form this season, scoring 16 goals from 26 appearances. He grew to prominence after former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, decided to play him up the field as a winger. The 23 year old has been a revelation since then, such were his performances that in 2010/2011 he was voted by his fellow professionals as the PFA Player of the Year.
His performances... Read the rest of the article »
This Wednesday, there is Champions League football at the Santiago Bernabeu. The match stars Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie.
Team news and analysis
Real Madrid vs Manchester United is such a huge clash that every player dreams about taking part in it. However, veteran keeper Iker Casillas, new sensation Raphael Varane and influential winger Angel Di Maria will be nothing more than spectators on Wednesday night. All three Real Madrid stars are out injured.
Portuguese defender Pepe warmed up for this Champions... Read the rest of the article »
On the 13th of February 2013, the Santiago Bernabéu is poised to host its biggest event of the season, as they welcome Premier League leaders Manchester United.
The tie will put Manchester United’s own prodigal son Cristiano Ronaldo against his former side, who in an interview to UEFA’s official Champions League magazine was quoted saying that Real Madrid has a better team than United.
Is the Castillian side really better than the Red Devils? A position by position analysis will give us a better view
An injury to Real Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid and Sevilla lock horns at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Kick-off time is at 16:00 EST.
Los Blancos of Real Madrid have three targets ahead of their Spanish La Liga fixture against Sevilla. They want to build momentum, avoid injuries and possibly get three points. The fact is that the league champions – more than 15 points off the top spot – have switched their focus on UEFA Champions League glory.
Next week, they will host Manchester United on home... Read the rest of the article »
Paulo Bento called up a number of new faces to take on Ecuador at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques.
Portugal and Ecuador will go head to head on Wednesday for the first time ever. The Portuguese are ranked 7th in the latest FIFA ranking while Ecuador is 12th, the highest ranking they have ever had in their history.
Not only is Ecuador's 12th position shocking, but the fact that they are second in South America only behind Argentina who is ranked third is very impressive. They have managed... Read the rest of the article »
The biggest fixture of the season is finally here and it came quite early thanks to a Copa del Rey semi-final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Brace yourself for El Clasico!
The Catalans are hungry to win back the league crown they lost last season while the Spanish giants are striving to knock defending Spanish Cup champions Barcelona off their perch. Three Clasicos are on the menu with the first of those on January 30 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
After a successful campaign last year where they hit a record 100 points in the league, Real Madrid failed to transfer... Read the rest of the article »