Portugal have one of the world`s top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation’s captain Branislav Ivanovic said.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday`s La Liga `Clasico` at Barcelona, the president of Spain`s professional football league (LFP) said.
At 9 pm local time on Sunday, 98,000 fans at the Camp Nou Stadium here and a worldwide television audience of around one billion will watch what has become the most important club game in the world as FC Barcelona entertain arch-rivals Real Madrid in a game which has become known as 'El Clasico'.
With Real Madrid in fully-blown crisis mode following back-to-back defeats and a trip to Barcelona on the horizon, last weekend`s 2-0 win over lowly Levante should have been a cause for celebration around the Santiago Bernabeu.
Luis Enrique on Friday said that there is no secret recipe for the success of Lionel Messi, instead the recipe is the player himself. Messi, who has scored 10 goals in the last 10 matches, including two hat-tricks received unrivaled praise from the Barcelona manager.
Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo may have become the record scorer in European competition on Tuesday but the Real Madrid forward was left seething by another poor performance from the stuttering European champions.
Schalke 04 coach Roberto Di Matteo was finding it hard to take in how his team managed to score four goals at Real Madrid on Tuesday but still failed to get past the holders into the Champions League quarter-finals.
European footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo helped himself to one goalscoring record and equalled another as holders Real Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitted he is at a loss to explain the European champions dramatic slump in form as they sneaked into the quarter-finals of the Champions League despite losing 4-3 to Schalke on Tuesday.