Cristiano Ronaldo

Stunning goal record not important to Ronaldo

The 32-year-old hit two fine goals in Saturday's 3-0 win over Hungary at Estadio da Luz, after Andre Silva had broken the deadlock for the European champions.

Ronaldo's double took him to nine goals in five World Cup qualifying matches and put him on 70 overall for his country, placing him fourth in the list of the top scorers for international sides in Europe.

But the Real Madrid star was more concerned about Portugal claiming the win that moves them back to within three points of Group B leaders Switzerland and five clear of third-placed Hungary.

Ronaldo tantrums are normal, says Nacho

The Portugal star was visibly irked when he was taken off in the second half of Madrid's 2-1 LaLiga victory at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

It was suggested in the Spanish media that Ronaldo hurled a curse at head coach Zinedine Zidane as he walked off, although the head coach later denied that the 32-year-old forward was particularly upset.

And Nacho says any other player would react the same way when they are taken off, telling Deportes Cope: "It's normal to get angry. Cristiano gets angry when he's replaced, just like Isco or anyone else does.

Ronaldo's excitement at new gym opening

"I like to take care of the image, the body and the health and this gym concept defines me a lot," Ronaldo explained. 

"Workouts are great fun and anyone can come to the gym regardless of age or job position. And I think that can motivate more people to come to the gym, "said the Portuguese striker.

Real Madrid 2 Real Betis 1: Ramos late show helps Blancos leapfrog Barcelona

Madrid took advantage of Barcelona's shock loss to Deportivo La Coruna earlier on Sunday by coming from behind to win after it had looked like a dreadful Keylor Navas blunder would cost them dear.

The Santiago Bernabeu was stunned when Navas scored a bizarre own goal as he failed to deal with Antonio Sanabria's shot midway through the first half.

Cristiano Ronaldo headed in his fifth goal in four league matches before the break, but it looked for a long time like Madrid would have to settle for a draw that would have kept them behind Barca.

Look but don't touch! Ronaldo meets Confederations Cup

The Real Madrid striker will captain Portugal in the international tournament in Russia later on this summer

 

Napoli 1 Real Madrid 3 (2-6 agg): Two-goal Ramos rises to the big occasion yet again for holders

The Spain international has come up with the goods on the big stage for Madrid time and time again, including in last season's Champions League final, and he allayed Madrid's fears with two goals in quick succession after the break to turn things around following Dries Mertens' well-taken first-half opener.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid squad for crunch Napoli clash

Ronaldo missed last Saturday's 4-1 LaLiga win at Eibar due to what the club described as "muscular problems".

His return was expected after he took part in a recovery training session with the squad on Sunday and he has now been named in the 22-man party for the trip to Naples.

Fellow forwards Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata also return for the game in Italy after missing the Eibar victory through suspension.

Holders Madrid lead the last-16 tie 3-1 after the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu last month.

5 things...Messi scores all kinds of goals

This week, his Barcelona team-mate, Luis Suarez, said Messi is the best player of all time.

Villarreal 2 Real Madrid 3: Bale, Ronaldo and Morata complete stunning turnaround

Villarreal had seemingly blown a three-way battle for the title with Barcelona and Sevilla wide open when quickfire second-half goals from Manu Trigueros and Cedric Bakambu had the hosts 2-0 up at Estadio de la Ceramica.

However, Madrid - beaten by Valencia last time out - produced an emphatic response with three goals in 19 second-half minutes to avoid back-to-back losses and seal three points that sees them go back top of LaLiga with a game in hand.

Madrid lead is not worth anything – Zidane

Goals in the first nine minutes from Simone Zaza and Fabian Orellana rendered Cristiano Ronaldo's reply just before half-time meaningless, and Madrid's advantage over Barcelona is now just one point – although Los Blancos have a game in hand.

Zidane stopped short of criticising his side's performance, but warned against complacency as Madrid aim to clinch the club's first domestic league title since 2012.

"The truth is that we lost the match in 10 minutes," said Zidane. "We played well, we had opportunities but two errors cost us two goals.