AMSTERDAM, April 11: Cristiano Ronaldo produced yet another quality goal to add to his collection and help Juventus to a 1-1 draw at Ajax Amsterdam in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.
TURIN, March 13: Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick against his favourite opponents Atletico Madrid as the Italians overturned a two-goal first-leg deficit to win 3-0 and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday. Ronaldo blasted home the decisive goal from a penalty with four minutes left to seal a 3-2 overall triumph having made the breakthrough in the 27th minute and levelled the aggregate score three minutes after halftime with another towering header.
MADRID, Dec 16: Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.
PARIS, Dec 4: Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on the prestigious award.
TURIN, Nov 28: Juventus clinched a place in the Champions League knockout stages when a brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo assist set up Mario Mandzukic to give them a 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday. The Serie A champions had struggled to break down Valencia’s defence until Joao Cancelo slipped the ball to Ronaldo in the Valencia area in the 59th minute of the Group H clash.
TURIN, Nov 8: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho defended his taunting of Juventus supporters after his side’s sensational late revival which saw them grab a 2-1 win over the Italians and boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Oct 28: Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, the first a penalty and the second a booming long-range shot, to give Juventus a 2-1 win at Empoli on Saturday after their lowly Serie A opponents took a shock first-half lead.
Oct 21: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 400 goals in Europe’s top five leagues as Juventus dropped points for the first time this season following a 1-1 Serie A draw with Genoa on Saturday.
LONDON, Oct 11: Lawyers for Cristiano Ronaldo have confirmed the existence of a non-disclosure agreement with Kathryn Mayorga, who accuses the footballer of sexual assault, but say the allegations of rape are “completely fabricated.”
NEW YORK, Oct 5: Sportswear maker Nike Inc and video game maker Electronic Arts Inc and said on Thursday they were concerned about rape allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best football players.
HAMBURG, Sept 29: Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of raping a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, and subsequently paying her $375,000 hush money to keep quiet about the incident, German news outlet Der Spiegel reports.
LONDON, Sept 22: Juventus’ eventful showdown against a strong Valencia side in their opening UEFA Champions League (UCL) fixture left Cristiano Ronaldo in tears after he was sent off in dramatic fashion on Wednesday.
LONDON, Sept 21: Cristiano Ronaldo will likely escape with a one-game ban for the red card he received in Juventus’ Champions League win against Valencia on Wednesday, clearing him to face former club Manchester United, according to reports.
MONACO, Aug 31: Real Madrid and Croatia star Luka Modric on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco, beating his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to the prize.
MONACO, Aug 31: Real Madrid and Croatia star Luka Modric on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco, beating his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to the prize.