Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to take out frustrations on Schalke 04

Cristiano Ronaldo in training in Germany. Photo: AP

Ballon d’Or-winner Cristiano Ronaldo cannot wait to play for Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg clash at Schalke 04, according to the Spanish giants’ boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 10:14am

Ronaldo at the double as Real cruise into cup final

A lighter thrown from the crowd bounces off Ronaldo's head. Photo: Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid reach their third Copa del Rey final in four seasons with a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and a 5-0 victory on aggregate.

Ronaldo, who was hit on the head by a cigarette lighter at halftime, converted a pair of early penalties at the Vicente Calderon to put the match beyond Atletico’s reach.

12 Feb 2014 - 10:14am

Ronaldo sees red as Real slip up against Athletic

Ronaldo trudges off after being dismissed. Photo: AP

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off as Real Madrid lost ground in the La Liga title race with a 1-1 draw away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid became outright leaders for the first time since their double winning season in 1996 earlier in the day with a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday.

3 Feb 2014 - 11:52pm

Portugal defeats Russia, revives World Cup hopes

Ireland's Robbie Keane celebrates after scoring against the Faroe Islands during the World Cup qualifying match in Dublin. Photo: Reuters

Portugal revived their World Cup qualifying campaign by beating Russia 1-0, while Mario Balotelli was red-carded for Italy in a 0-0 draw at the Czech Republic that put the four-time world champions closer to next year's finals.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Mourinho hopes Real Madrid recover goalscoring form against Galatasaray

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Photo: Xinhua

Cristiano Ronaldo kept up his imperious form with his 43rd goal of the season in last Saturday's 1-1 draw away at Real Zaragoza, but the lack of goals from other areas of the pitch concerns Mourinho.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:28am

Ronaldo double sees Real Madrid past Celta Vigo

Real Madrid's goalkeeper Diego Lopez dives for the ball in a match against Celta Vigo. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid registered their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions as two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo led them to a 2-1 win over Celta Vigo.

Despite dominating for long spells in the first-half, Madrid couldn’t find a way past Celta goalkeeper Javi Varas until just after the hour mark when Ronaldo swept home a loose ball from close range.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ronaldo double helps Real sink Barca

Barcelona's Gerard Pique (right) vies with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his fine goal scoring record at the Nou Camp with a brace as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 to go through to the final of the King’s Cup 4-2 on aggregate.

The Portuguese hit a first half penalty and then knocked in a rebound after the break as Real took full advantage of their counter-attacks.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Real, United finish all square in Madrid

Real Madrid's goalkeeper Diego Lopez (centre left) duels for the ball with Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa. Photo: AP

Danny Welbeck and Cristiano Ronaldo headed a first-half goal apiece as Real Madrid and Manchester United played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ronaldo double rescues 10-man Real

Barcelona's head coach Tito Vilanova. Photo: EPA

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas came off the bench for 10-man Real Madrid, who needed a second-half double from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Real Sociedad 4-3, while leaders Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 win over Espanyol.

8 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Ronaldo rescues Madrid, Barca cruise to victory

Cristiano Ronaldo (right) goes up against Real Sociedad's Mikel Gonzalez (left) and Daniel Estrada on Sunday. Photo: AP

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas came off the bench for 10-man Real Madrid who needed a second half double from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Real Sociedad 4-3 while leaders Barcelona cruised to a 4-0 win over Espanyol.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Short Soccer, December 30, 2012

Blackburn Rovers global adviser Shebby Singh has rubbished claims that a Bollywood actor could become the English Championship club's manager.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Jose Mourinho says Barca's 13-point lead is out of reach

Jose Mourinho

With Real Madrid trailing La Liga leaders Barcelona by 13 points, Jose Mourinho admitted the title race was over.

18 Dec 2012 - 2:16am

Madrid slump at Betis as title hopes suffer

Betis' midfielder Jose Canas (left) vies with Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Real Madrid suffered a major setback to their Spanish title hopes when they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis on Saturday, handing Barcelona the opportunity to open an 11-point gap over their bitter rivals on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho’s side remain eight points behind leaders Barcelona and five off city rivals Atletico who they host in the Madrid derby next Saturday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Ronaldo says La Liga will be two-horse race

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is adamant this season's La Liga title will once again be a tale of two teams, despite his Real Madrid side sitting in third position, eight points behind leaders Barcelona and five from Atletico Madrid.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Messi, Ronaldo double duty in charged Clasico draw

Lionel Messi (left) and Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice as Barcelona and Real Madrid drew 2-2 in a politically-charged Clasico on Sunday which kept the Catalan giants eight points ahead of their bitter rivals.

Ronaldo put Madrid ahead after 23 minutes but Messi responded just after the half hour mark.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am