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Nani: Ronaldo demanded last penalty

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by ESPN1135 hits

Portugal winger Nani has rocked the boat by accusing skipper Cristiano Ronaldo of lying over the penalty debacle in their Euro 2012 semi-final loss to Spain. Portugal went out of the tournament after a 4-2 loss to Spain in the shoot-out which bizarrely did not feature their captain and best player Ronaldo. The Real Madrid ace was penciled down as Portugal's fifth penalty taker but Spain secu...Full Story »

Ronaldo deserves a monument in Portugal, says Maradona

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Goal.com509 hits

\Diego Maradona believes that Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo to thank for their progress to the Euro 2012 semi-final, and the Real Madrid star deserves a monument in his honour in Lisbon. The 27-year-old had been widely accused of under-performing at international level in the past, but came to life in Ukraine and Poland, leading his side's charge to the last four with three goals in four ga...Full Story »

We have no plan to stop Cristiano Ronaldo but we do have Casillas, says Negredo

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Goal.com338 hits

Alvaro Negredo has revealed that Spain have no set plan for nullifying Cristiano Ronaldo and are confident that Iker Casillas will be up to the task of keeping out whatever the Portugal forward fires his way in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final showdown. La Roja are very familiar with the Seleccao's star player, given he plies his trade in La Liga with Real Madrid. However, Negredo has explain...Full Story »

Arbeloa steels himself for Ronaldo test

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by YAHOO Sport99 hits

Spain defender Alvaro Arbeloa says he is psyching himself up "mentally and physically" to face Real Madridteam-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday. With three goals in his last two matches, Ronaldo has emerged as one of the stand-out players at the tournament and Arbeloa will enter directly into his line of fire when the teams face off in Donetsk. ...Full Story »

Pique: I have a good rapport with Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Goal.com179 hits

Spain defender Gerard Pique has revealed that he has a good relationship with Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo as the duo prepare to face off in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash. The 27-year-old attacker is regarded as the biggest threat to Iker Casillas' goal as the Seleccao look to reach their second final at a European Championship in eight years. Tension has run high in recent club ...Full Story »

Casillas plays down Puyol absence: Pique has always done well against Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Goal.com214 hits

The Real Madrid shot-stopper declared that quality is not an issue in La Roja's back line and warned his team against underestimating the threat posed by Portugal Iker Casillas is confident that Spain will be able to cope with Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo without the absent Carles Puyol at the heart of the defence in Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final encounter. The European and world champi...Full Story »

Spain out to neutralise Ronaldo again

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by YAHOO Sport180 hits

Spain are going to pay special attention to Portugal's star player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they look to neutralise Wednesday's Euro 2012 semi-final opponents' chief threat. "We will be taking special care of Cristiano Ronaldo," said coach Vicente del Bosque, noting that the Spanish had managed to do just that in their round of 16 success over their Iberian neighbours at ...Full Story »

Familiar foe Ronaldo awaiting Spain in last four

Posted Monday, June 25, 2012 by YAHOO Sport240 hits

GNIEWINO, Poland (Reuters) - Spain's Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal will almost certainly hinge on how effectively the holders manage to shackle a familiar foe. Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid team mate of Spain players like Iker Casillas, Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos and a bitter La Liga rival of their Barcelona contingent including Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc ...Full Story »

Ronaldo out to silence doubters

Posted Monday, June 25, 2012 by skysports.com90 hits

Real Madrid sensation targets glory at Euro 2012 this summer Cristiano Ronaldo: Portugal celebrates at the end of the quarter-final against Czech Republic Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to ignore his critics and let his football do the talking. Portugal's talisman was criticised by the media in his homeland after below-par displays in the first two games of Euro 2012. Nevertheless, Ronaldo has...Full Story »

Pepe: Critics make Ronaldo stronger

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2012 by ESPN170 hits

Portugal defender Pepe has lavished praise on skipper Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal sent the Iberians to the semi-finals of Euro 2012. Ronaldo arrived on cue in the six-yard box to nod in Joao Moutinho's cross on 79 minutes to secure a 1-0 result for the Portuguese against Czech Republic on Thursday. Portugal will play the winner of Saturday's game between world champions Spain and France...Full Story »

Nobody’s got the better of Ashley – not Messi, not Ronaldo, no one!

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2012 by The Sun76 hits

HISTORY BOY ... Ashley Cole has been tipped to become England's most capped player of all time ASHLEY COLE is the greatest left-back in England’s history. That is the view of Frank Lampard, his Chelsea and Three Lions team-mate. In fact Lamps is convinced Cole, 31, will go on to become our most capped player of all time. Tonight Cole will collect his 98th cap in the Euro 2012 quarter-f...Full Story »

Pepe praises 'out of this world' Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Goal.com142 hits

Portugal defender Pepe has given a glowing tribute to international and club team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal booked the nation into the Euro 2012 semi-finals, while admitting that they faced a tough task to make it to the final. The Real Madrid star's header led the Portugal team past Czech Republic in Thursday's quarter-final, holding on to win 1-0. Their reward is a clash agains...Full Story »

Portuguese parish auctioning Cristiano Ronaldo statue for new church

Posted Friday, June 22, 2012 by Goal.com119 hits

A small parish in Portugal is auctioning a signed clay statue of Cristiano Ronaldo to raise funds for the construction of a new church. According to EFE, the sculpture is approximately 30 inches high, weighs just over a kilo and was signed by the Real Madrid attacker while he was staying in the small town of Obidos with the Seleccao last May. The bidding will begin at €100 but the Gaei...Full Story »

Ronaldo fires Portugal into Euro semis

Posted Friday, June 22, 2012 by ESPN189 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo headed Portugal into the semi-finals of the European Championships at the expense of the Czech Republic in Warsaw. The Real Madrid forward had twice hit the woodwork and seen his side have a goal chalked out for offside before he arrived on cue in the six-yard box to nod in Joao Moutinho's cross on 79 minutes. The Czechs - with captain Tomas Rosicky, the Arsenal midfielder,...Full Story »

Portugal midfielder Moutinho: Ronaldo is the 'complete' player

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Goal.com201 hits

The Real Madrid star came under fire after his lacklustre displays against Germany and Denmark but he stepped up to the mark when the Seleccao needed him most, against Netherlands Joao Moutinho has revealed that he and his Portugal team-mates feel blessed to have a "complete" a player as Cristiano Ronaldo within their ranks. The Real Madrid attacker came in for some stinging criticism after ...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo slapped with 'He is the 12th' insult by Barcelona club president

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport2044 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo has extra motivation ahead of Portugal's Euro 2012 quarterfinal showdown with the Czech Republic after being told he would not be good enough to make the team at hated rival Barcelona. Following a superb club season, the Real Madrid star hopes to clinch his first piece of international silverware and believes he should be the favorite to win the Ballon D'Or – the world ...Full Story »

Portugal have a national team called Cristiano Ronaldo, says Queiroz

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Goal.com128 hits

The former Manchester United assistant coach says that the entire Seleccao are in trouble when the Real Madrid star cannot perform well for the national team Former Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz believes that the national side are over-dependent on star player Cristiano Ronaldo. two goals in what was his best performance to date at Euro 2012.  And as Portugal prepare for their quarter-...Full Story »

Portuguese press hail 'brilliant' Ronaldo

Posted Monday, June 18, 2012 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

Portugal's press hailed Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday for his two goals against the Netherlands that took the national side through to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals. "Great Portugal, brilliant Ronaldo," the leading sports daily A Bola said. "With Cristiano Ronaldo playing like that, no-one will stop Portugal," the newspaper said, describing the Real Madrid star's performance as "sumptuous wizardry...Full Story »

Bento silent on Ronaldo criticism

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by ESPN111 hits

Portugal boss Paulo Bento gave short shrift to questions that did not meet with his approval at a conference, especially anything that hinted at criticism of Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite being widely regarded as the best player in Europe, Ronaldo has flopped so far at Euro 2012 and there has been criticism of his workrate when goals have been conceded. Bento did not respond directly to questio...Full Story »

Nani defends Cristiano Ronaldo: Everyone misses chances

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Goal.com289 hits

Portugal winger Nani has paid tribute to the aggression and determination of his side after they scored a last-gasp winner to see off Denmark in their second match in Group B. Paulo Bento’s team took an early lead through Pepe’s close-range header and doubled their advantage soon after when Helder Postiga converted a chance at the near post. A double from Nicklas Bendtner looked ...Full Story »

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