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October 31, 2017 6:46 PM Starting XI: Olympiacos vs Barca

UEFA Champions League Starting XI: Olympiacos vs FC Barcelona FC Barcelona are away at Greek giants Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night – here how the two teams will line up! A win for the Greek side is vital if they are to revive their hopes of qualifying for the next round of the competition, having lost their first three games 139

October 29, 2017 5:52 PM Football: Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA (REUTERS) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday (Oct 29), conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Spain midfielder Isco tapped in a rebounded shot from Cristiano Ronaldo to open the scoring in the 12th minute 137

October 29, 2017 5:26 PM Real suffer shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona in Catalonia

GIRONA (Reuters) - La Liga champions Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-1 defeat in their first ever league visit to Catalan side Girona on Sunday, conceding two goals in quick succession and falling eight points behind leaders Barcelona. Spain midfielder Isco tapped in a rebounded shot from Cristiano Ronaldo to open the scoring in the 12th minute in Real Madrid’s 137

October 24, 2017 10:53 AM Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace has scored 120

October 24, 2017 3:26 AM Ronaldo retains Fifa award for world’s best player

LONDON – Real Madrid’s Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at Fifa’s The Best awards gala on Monday. The four-time Ballon d‘Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the European Cup final to help Real become 128

October 23, 2017 11:26 PM Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA's The Best award, edging Lionel Messi and Neymar

Real Madrid's Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the best football player in the world for the second year running at FIFA's The Best awards gala. The four-time Ballon d'Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with the Madrid club this year, striking twice against Juventus in the Champions League final to help Real become 123

October 23, 2017 11:04 PM Fuenlabrada match gives Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to find form

Even the most casual observer of Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid career will have noticed that the prolific forward has been struggling so far this season in La Liga. A return of one goal in five games is not the sort of statistic normally associated with the club's record scorer, who has hit the net 413 times in 404 appearances since his 2009 transfer 133

October 23, 2017 11:04 PM The end of Cristiano vs Messi? 'It's just starting', says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes his rivalry with Lionel Messi has plenty of distance left to run after scooping the Best FIFA Men's Player award in London. Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo was honoured at the gala after a poll of international head coaches, captains and members of the media saw him come out ahead of Barcelona counterpart Messi, with Brazil and PSG forward 125

October 19, 2017 7:03 AM Ernesto Valverde, Josep Maria Bartomeu on Lionel Messi After 100th European Goal

Messi netted a free-kick in the 3-1 win over Olympiacos to help Barcelona to a big three points and in doing so brought up the landmark total. Speaking after the match, his manager joked he was hoping the 30-year-old would score another 100 this season, per Javier Miguel of Sport. "Well let's hope he continues and see if he can score his 200th this season 78

October 11, 2017 9:22 PM Lionel Messi: Argentina hero already back at Barcelona

LIONEL MESSI has returned to Barcelona less than 24 hours after his heroics for Argentina. Spanish newspaper Sport pictured the player arriving at Barcelona Airport late on Wednesday evening. Argentina’s clash with Ecuador only ended around 2.30am UK time on Wednesday morning. Discussing the match, Messi said afterwards: “It was the fear of being knocked 104