Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo was signed by Juve to win the Champions League. He’ll need to deliver in second leg vs. Atletico

21/02/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s manita gesture went unnoticed on TV in Italy. Subtle and off-camera, the moralising was instead dedicated to Diego Simeone’s celebration of the testicular fortitude Atletico showed in opening the scoring at the Wanda Metropolitano. When journalist Gianluca Di Marzio asked Simeone to explain what some adjudged to be inappropriate and disrespectful behaviour toward […]

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Ronaldo taunts Atletico Madrid: ‘I have five Champions Leagues and Atletico has zero’

21/02/2019

The FC crew answer your tweets on the repercussions if Juventus are knocked out of the UCL by Atleti, the video replays used by VAR and more. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano […]

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Atletico spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid Juve’s UCL hopes

21/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ MADRID — “I’ve got five Champions Leagues, you have none,” was Cristiano Ronaldo’s icy response […]

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Juventus’ twin towers of Ronaldo, Mandzukic to provide a unique test for Atletico’s stingy defence

19/02/2019

With two aerial specialists in Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus are a bit of a throwback and present a unique challenge to any defence. It might not provide the most enthralling technical football of the Champions League round of 16, but there’s something wonderfully intriguing about the tie between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, the […]

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Ronaldo filled void left by Buffon at Juventus – Chiellini

19/02/2019

Matchday 24 in Serie A saw a plethora of world-class goals, but were any better than Krzysztof Piatek’s no-look volley for Milan? Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal and assisted Paulo Dybala’s screamer to help Juventus rout Frosinone ahead of the first leg against Atletico Madrid. Italian Serie A: Leonardo Bonucci (17′) Juventus 2-0 Frosinone Italian […]

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By the numbers – Chelsea suffer biggest defeat since 1991, Sergio Aguero levels with Alan Shearer

11/02/2019

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 to climb up to second in La Liga, and are now — aided by Barcelona’s 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao — just six points off the top. Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-0 — Cristiano Ronaldo with a goal and an assist — to go nine points clear of second-placed Napoli. […]

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By the Numbers – Cristiano Ronaldo tops Serie A charts, Lionel Messi best in Europe

04/02/2019

Manchester City dismantled Arsenal 3-1 to go within two points of leaders Liverpool (who play West Ham later tonight) while Manchester United continued their run under new management with a squeaky 1-0 win over Leicester City. In Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace wasn’t enough as Juventus squandered a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Parma, and […]

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Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo fined for tax fraud avoids jail term

22/01/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to join Juventus in 2018. Cristiano Ronaldo was fined almost €19 million ($21.6 million) for tax fraud on Tuesday but will avoid serving a 23-month prison sentence. The Juventus forward, who played for Real Madrid from 2009-18, agreed to settle the case by paying an €18.8m fine and accepting a […]

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By the Numbers – Lionel Messi tops scoring charts, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stays unbeaten

21/01/2019

Liverpool maintained their 4-point cushion at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 4-3 win over Crystal Palace. Wolverhampton Wanderers edged out Leicester City by the same margin. Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 — and made Maurizio Sarri go full Jose Mourinho. Manchester United strolled to another win, 2-1 over Brighton and Hove Albion. Barcelona beat […]

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Manchester United’s Rashford can emulate Rooney Ronaldo – Solskjaer

20/01/2019

MANCHESTER, England — Marcus Rashford has the potential to emulate Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Rashford, 21, made his 150th Manchester United appearance in the 2-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, reaching the mark at a younger age than both Rooney and Ronaldo. ESPN+ is America’s home for a host […]

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Juventus Ronaldo expected at Madrid court on Tuesday for tax fraud trial

18/01/2019

Serie A leaders Juventus square off against cellar-dwellers Chievo, while second-placed Napoli must try their luck against Lazio. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is expected back in Madrid on Tuesday to attend a trial for tax evasion in which Spanish prosecutors are asking for a 23-month prison sentence and a fine. The Portugal captain, who left […]

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Floyd Mayweather celebrates with Ronaldo and Juventus after Supercoppa win

17/01/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half header secured Juventus’ first Italian Super Cup since 2015 against 10-man AC Milan, in Saudi Arabia. Cristiano Ronaldo secured his first silverware since leaving Real Madrid on Wednesday evening as his Juventus side emerged victorious in the Italian Super Cup. The Portuguese superstar scored the only goal of the game as Juve […]

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Kathyrn Mayorga lawyers to meet with alleged Cristiano Ronaldo ex Jasmine Lennard

16/01/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has acknowledged that U.S. investigators are seeking DNA from Ronaldo in relation to an alleged sexual assault incident in 2009. The lawyer representing Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of sexual assault, said in a statement on Tuesday that he spoke with and will meet with a British woman […]

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Numbers – Lionel Messi reaches 400 La Liga goals, David de Gea saves Manchester United

14/01/2019

The FC crew answer your tweets on Liverpool’s controversial penalty against Brighton and what’s caused Manchester United’s resurgence. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Lionel Messi hit another milestone as Barcelona swatted Eibar aside 3-0 to maintain their five-point […]

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It’s the Toe Poke review of 2018 Salah statue Ronaldo’s reflection England ride unicorns and more

28/12/2018

The Exploding Heads look back on Boxing Day where Liverpool are still atop the league, Arsenal’s return to mediocrity and Jose Mourinho’s new role at Man City. The FC crew are in agreement: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been the Premier League’s top player in 2018-19. The end of 2018 is almost upon us, and […]

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