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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Ronaldo

All time
# Disappointment
My worst ever season, says Mourinho
The Portuguese coach, who is widely expected to return to Chelsea next season, refused to speculate on his future following the game.
# You What?
Your Desperate Plea For Ronaldo To Come Back To Manchester United Video Of The Day
If the club won’t bring him back, supporters are going to take matters into their own hands.
# Golazo!
He may be overweight and retired, but the original Ronaldo hasn't lost it
The 36-year-old former great scored a cracker in the exhibition match to mark the reopening Rio’s Maracana Stadium.
# piece of cake
Madrid media declare Real's mission complete but Jose wary of 'miracles'
Piece of Cake declared ‘Marca’ but the Spanish champions will be without Alonso and Ramos for the return leg.
# memory lane
Flashback: Barcelona beat PSG in the 1997 Cup Winners' Cup final
The last time tonight’s opponents met in Europe, a fresh-faced Ronaldo scored from the spot to clinch silverware for Bobby Robson’s side.
# Grab the popcorn
5 sporting storylines we'd love to see turned into a movie
Who’ll play Gareth Bale though?
# pick up the slack
FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B'
Hey Ronaldo and Bebeto, get the finger(s) out.
# Interview
Madrid vs United: All to play for in second leg, says Ronaldo
In addition, Mesut Ozil says the Spanish side played “amazingly” in last night’s first leg.
VIDEO: Manchester United and Madrid trade goals
Danny Welbeck grabbed a precious away goal for the English side before Ronaldo equalised.
# Champions League
'It's Your Day' - Marca creates stunning front page for Real v Man Utd clash
The Madrid-based daily uses more than 1,200 images in a mosaic of former Man Utd player Cristiano Ronaldo.
# Denial
Cristiano Ronaldo: There is no doping in football
The winger also dismissed suggestions that there was animosity between Jose Mourinho and him.
# Own Goal
VIDEO: Ronaldo O.G a novel approach to beating Messi's goals record
The Real Madrid star scored his first ever own goal in his side’s 1-0 league defeat.
# Winning
VIDEO: Messi hits four and breaks another record
The Barcelona star overshadowed Ronaldo once again, after the Portuguese winger scored a hat-trick earlier today.
# don't look
The snub goes on: No Premier League players included in latest Team of the Year
5.3m votes were counted and the likes of Rooney, Hart and Drogba were nowhere to be seen.
# txt
VIDEO: Messi and Ronaldo in trash-talkin' text-off to promote El Clasico
Android? We would have had Ronaldo down as an iPhone man.
# El Fénomeno
Ronaldo plans London move to learn from advertising boss
Brazilian football legend Ronaldo hopes to learn from WPP Group chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell.
# Poll
Poll: Do you have to like a sportsperson to cheer for them?
We can all acknowledge exceptional performances but do we only support those sportspeople we actually like?
# fergnaldo
Ferguson relishing return of Ronaldo and Real Madrid
“We’re proud of the part we played in his career,” said Fergie.
# Getting Fit
Brazil's Ronaldo loses 17 kilos in reality show
“Il Fenomeno” has gone from a 42-inch waist to 37 inches as part of a Brazilian reality TV show.
# Brazil 2014
Pack your bags, Ireland fans... Brazil is almost ready for the World Cup, according to FIFA
Maybe wait ’til we qualify to book the plane tickets.
# how bizarre
VIDEO: A group of Irish lads meet 'Ronaldo' on Chatroulette*
*One of those involved, John Griffin, said he could not confirm it was the Brazilian superstar, though explained to us that the incident seemed “fairly legit”. What do you think?
# Denial
No dice: Ferguson rules out re-signing Ronaldo
The veteran coach suggested it would take “incredible amounts of money” for Madrid to sell the player.
# the other guy
'Ronaldo was my hero' says Messi... (not that one)
“I loved watching players like Zidane, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo but Ronaldo was the best striker I’ve ever seen,” he said.
# special offer
PSG in talks with Real Madrid to bring Ronaldo and Mourinho to France
Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that the French big-spenders are preparing an ‘epoch-making change’. Sounds uncomfortable.
# conjecture
5 things we learned from last night's Champions League action
Man City again flattered to deceive, while Gervinho belatedly proved his worth for Arsenal last night.
# Last Hurrah
Del Bosque hints at quitting football after Spain role
Former Madrid supremo suggests this job is the pinnacle of a a manager’s career.
# riches
Real Madrid become first club to earn €500 million in one year
The Spanish champions have also managed to reduce their debt by one quarter.
# Cringe
VIDEO: Brazilian legend Ronaldo takes on Anderson Silva in mock fight
In fairness, the ex-Real Madrid striker does look more like a wrestler than a footballer these days.
# Reminiscing
Ronaldo: I miss Manchester, and Alex Ferguson's good moods
What’s the Portuguese for ‘sarcasm’?
# Pick That Out
VIDEO: Ronaldo hat-trick stuns Atletico
Two of the Portuguese star’s goals were absolute crackers, watch them here.
# Golazos
Going it alone: 10 of the best ever solo goals
There’s no ‘i’ in ‘team’, but there are plenty in ‘individual brilliance’.
# Real Nervous
Euro football round-up: Madrid drop more points as Barcelona draw ever closer
Real can hear that tiki-taka beat getting louder.
# Pick That Out
WATCH: Karim Benzema scores glorious volley against Osasuna
This is just a very, very good football goal in another rout for Jose Mourinho’s side.
# real deal
‘You never know, my friend’ – Ronaldo doesn’t rule out Manchester United return
He hasn’t gone away you know.
# Social Media
Guess who the most popular athletes on Twitter are...
These are the top 22 sporting tweeps on the planet. And Joey Barton is nowhere to be found.
# magic
Really? The pioneering new boots that are aiding CR9's incredible form
The Portuguese winger’s new footwear makes use of camouflage technology. Fancy.
# Claim
RVP is as good as Messi, according to Djourou
He also says the Arsenal striker is worthy of comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo, despite having an inferior goal record to the Portuguese attacker.
# pragmatism
Hunt defends Trap's style of play, takes pot shot at McAteer
The Wolves midfielder claims the Irish manager is getting the best out of the players at his disposal, while reminding fans that “Messi and Ronaldo don’t have Irish passports”.
# Nostalgia
Here's Fergie's best XI after a quarter of a century at Old Trafford
To mark the 25th anniversary of his time in charge at United, here’s who we think are the eleven greatest players to ever play under Sir Alex.
# Abuse
'Don't hate me because I'm beautiful' - Ronaldo
The star says fans boo him because he is “rich, handsome and a great player”. He forgot to mention modest.