Ronaldo Revives Real’s Fortunes with a Hat-trick to Help His Team Win FIFA Club World Cup

 December 24, 2016   R K Gupta

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This year’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo proved his star status in the final of 2016 FIFA Club World Cup played at Yokohama Japan on December 18. Real Madrid were down in the dumps in 51st minute of their final with hosts Kashima Antlers, who led 2-1 until the 60th minute. But when Kashima’s Shuto […]

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Ronaldo better than Messi

Does Ronaldo winning the Euro Prove he is better than Messi

 July 12, 2016   Vishal Pandey

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So does Ronaldo winning the Euro 2016 actually prove that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Leo Messi? Well a certain section of fans and football pundits think so, for instance’s Peter Staunton thinks that Euro 2016 wins  puts Ronaldo above Messi. While a Certain section think that Messi Legacy is too big for Ronaldo to […]

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Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

Heaviest Home Humbling for Holders Bayern Munich As Roaring Real Go Through

 April 30, 2014   R K Gupta

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It was a masterful away performance from Real Madrid, who took the field in Munich with a psychological past stigma of three semi-final defeats in a row in previous Champions League appearances. Arguably Bayern and Real were considered by football pundits as the most accomplished team entrants, who should ideally be contesting the League final. […]

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Copa del Rey- Bale

Bale finally emerges from the shadow of Ronaldo after stunning Copa del Rey goal

 April 17, 2014   John Welsh

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Prior to the 2014 Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and Barcelona, much of the debate focussed on the recent indifferent form of the Catalan team and the fitness issues of Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. With the Portuguese striker eventually declared as unfit to play, there was speculation the team would lack that vital […]

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Schalke 04

Real Madrid’s resounding defeat of Schalke proves that finance still counts in football

 February 28, 2014   John Welsh

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For a Schalke 04 team which has finished in the top four of the Bundesliga in three of the previous four seasons and which is once again challenging for second position during the current campaign, Wednesday’s Champions League home leg tie against Real Madrid must have been a sobering experience. A close encounter was expected […]

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Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid displaying genuine title credentials under Simeone

 February 3, 2014   John Welsh

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On a weekend in Spanish football during which Barcelona lost at Nou Camp for the first time since April 2012, Atletico Madrid assumed the leadership of La Liga and who would bet against them upsetting both Real Madrid and Barcelona by claiming the league title at the end of the season. Under the management Diego […]

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From Abject Poverty to Super-Stardom – That is 2013 Ballon d’Or Winner CR7 for You

 January 30, 2014   R K Gupta

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Madeira Island is the richest Portuguese region after Lisbon, with higher per capita GDP than the overall European average. In a poor neighborhood of Madeira’s capital Funchal, lived José Dinis Aveiro. He was employed as a municipal gardener and his wife Maria Dolores worked as a cook in the homes of well-to-do. The couple had […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo during World Cup Play-off match

UEFA World Cup Play-off drama may affect moral at club level

 November 21, 2013   John Welsh

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Following a dramatic night of World Cup play-off action in Europe, four teams emerged to join the nine group winners as UEFA representatives in the 2014 summer tournament to be staged in Brazil. The victories of Greece and Croatia were perhaps fairly predictable but for the other two ties, the impact may not just affect […]

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Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic

Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic – You Cannot Have Them Both in Brazil!!

 October 25, 2013   R K Gupta

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The irony of World Cup qualifying rounds has brought Portugal and Sweden face-to-face for two play-off games on November 15 and 19. Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are football’s two superstars, and football fans, around the world, will be disappointed that only one of them will be seen playing in Brazil World Cup next year. […]

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Premiership Preview Champions…again ,Don’t think so

 July 31, 2009   Prathamesh Dalvi

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  The start of the English Premiership is still couple of weeks away. But a mad EPL fan which I am, just couldn’t resist him self from writing about it. In these coming weeks we would look at the teams involved in the EPL. We will see how they set up this season. So, Lets […]

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