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European roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo at the double as Real Madrid thrash Sevilla

• Spanish champions stun rivals with five first-half goals• Bayern edge Eintracht Frankfurt; Dortmund lose againCristiano Ronaldo celebrated his fifth Ballon d’Or award with a brace as Real Madrid swept past Sevilla 5-0 following a blistering first-hal…

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A Real Madrid WhatsApp group that ??Him isn’t part of

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!As the 28 other blokes on this year’s 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist arranged their features in full-on Oscar split-screen I’m-so-happy-for-him sincerity mode last night, the tension was pal…

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or of his career – video

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the fifth Ballon d’Or of his career, equalling Lionel Messi’s record after a season that saw him lead Real Madrid to their 12th Champions League title. Ronaldo was presented with the award at a ceremony in Paris on Thursd…

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or to equal Lionel Messi’s record

• Real Madrid forward presented with award in Paris on Tuesday• Messi finishes second with PSG’s Neymar in thirdCristiano Ronaldo has won the fifth Ballon d’Or of his career, equalling Lionel Messi’s record after a season that saw him lead Real Madrid …

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Roundup: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores in every group game

• Real Madrid forward makes history with latest goal in competition• Napoli’s slim hopes of reaching knockout stage ended at FeyenoordCristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in every Champions League group stage match as Real Madrid beat Bor…

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Champions League roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record in Real romp

• Madrid forward scores his 18th Champions League goal of 2017• Napoli keep alive hopes of Champions League progressCristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 wi…

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Cristiano Ronaldo, I bet you think this column’s about you … | Andrew Anthony

The preening Portuguese beat the more humble Lionel Messi to yet another Fifa award last week but does he ever notice that football is a team game?Last Monday the Best Fifa Football Awards were held in London – leading one to ask when can one expect th…

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Cristiano Ronaldo named Best Fifa Men’s Player – video

At a ceremony at the London Palladium, Cristiano Ronaldo was named the best male footballer in the world for the fourth time in five years. Votes were cast by managers, captains, journalists and fans from Fifa’s member nations, with Ronaldo taking 43% …

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens

• Real Madrid player wins men’s vote for fifth time after stellar year• Holland international who starred at Euro 2017 takes women’s prizeCristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens were named Fifa men’s and women’s player of the year respectively at the gover…

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Best Fifa Awards 2017 – live!

Find out who will be crowned the best footballers of the yearRapinoe: Fifa insults women by nominating studentEmail rob.bleaney@theguardian.com | Tweet: @robbleaney 5.49pm BST So here it is. The one we’ve all been waiting for. The annual tussle between…

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane included on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

• Kane is one of seven Premier League players on 30-player list
• Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud nominated for Fifa’s Puskas award

The Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been named on a 30-man shortlist to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

Kane has enjoyed a superb year, scoring 43 times in 37 appearances for club and country, to help Spurs qualify for the Champions League and England secure a place at the 2018 World Cup.

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane included on 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist

• Kane is one of seven Premier League players on 30-player list
• Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud nominated for Fifa’s Puskas award

The Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been named on a 30-man shortlist to win the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

Kane has enjoyed a superb year, scoring 43 times in 37 appearances for club and country, to help Spurs qualify for the Champions League and England secure a place at the 2018 World Cup.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale score as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund

• Portuguese on target twice in 150th European club match in 3-1 win
• Wissam Ben Yedder is first Sevilla player to hit hat-trick in European game

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in his 150th European club match as Real Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund for the first time in Germany. His goals wrapped up a 3-1 win after Gareth Bale had put them ahead with a superb volley in the 18th minute.

Ronaldo doubled Real’s lead before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back in the 54th minute but the Portuguese international confirmed the holders’ victory when he fired past Dortmund’s keeper Roman Buerki in the 79th minute.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi among nominees for Fifa award

• Real Madrid and Barcelona stars favourites for The Best Men’s Player
• Harry Kane, Lucy Bronze and Jodie Taylor also make shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be duelling for the title of world’s best footballer after their names once again headed the shortlist on Thursday for The Best Fifa Men’s Player.

The pair, who have dominated the global award in its varied forms for a decade, will be favourites to collect yet another accolade amid the 24-strong list of the world’s best.

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‘This is what you call persecution’: Ronaldo hits out over five-match ban

• Real Madrid forward’s appeal against five-match ban rejected
• ‘It’s impossible to stay quiet in this situation, five matches!’

Cristiano Ronaldo has called his five-match ban for pushing a referee “exaggerated and ridiculous” and claims he is being persecuted after failing to have the sanction overturned on appeal.

During Sunday night’s Spanish Super Cup 3-1 first-leg victory over Barcelona, in which he had scored, Real Madrid forward Ronaldo reacted badly after being shown a second yellow for diving by match official Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea, shoving the referee in the back.

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Cristiano Ronaldo handed five-match ban after red card against Barcelona

• Real Madrid forward was sent off in first leg of Supercopa on Sunday
• Ronaldo also fined €3000 for pushing the referee

The Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a five-game ban following his red card in Monday night’s Supercopa first-leg victory over Barcelona, the Spanish football federation has announced.

The Portuguese forward reacted angrily to being dismissed during the second half of a 3-1 victory for Zinedine Zidane’s side, pushing the referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea as he left the field.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores and is sent off in win over Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg.

Gerard Piqué scored an own goal early in the second half to give Real the lead in the annual curtain raiser between the Liga champions and the King’s Cup holders although Lionel Messi looked to have saved his blushes by scoring a controversial penalty in the 77th minute after Luis Suárez was fouled.

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Cristiano Ronaldo denies €14.7m tax evasion in Madrid court

• It is alleged that he concealed income from the sale of image rights
• Real Madrid and Portugal forward hides from 200 journalists outside court

In a rare attack of camera-shyness, Cristiano Ronaldo hid from the 200 journalists waiting outside the Madrid court where he is under investigation for tax evasion and then, having promised to make a statement, snuck back out without a word.

The Real Madrid and Portugal forward spent 90 minutes in court being questioned by judge Mónica Ferrer Gómez over allegations that from 2011 to 2014 he defrauded the Spanish treasury of €14.7m in taxes.

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Premier League at 25: the best XI, from Petr Cech to Thierry Henry

Our team, selected in a 4-4-2 formation, finds no space for Gary Neville or Frank Lampard but includes no fewer than seven British players

Eagle-eyed readers who have been following this series of all-time Premier League selections will shortly notice that the player we have declared the finest of the past 25 years is, curiously, not good enough for our combined best XI. What follows will not chime with everyone’s opinion, or even, clearly, our own. Eric Cantona was a marvellous player, the kind of maverick genius man for the big occasion who gets singled out for individual awards, but two other forwards exist whose claims for a first-team place are in my opinion indisputable, which leaves no room for Cantona, Luis Suárez, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Agüero or any number of strikers who have thrilled and bewitched this past quarter-century.

Besides, something had to be done to stop Manchester United’s dominance of the past 25 years turning this into a best-of-the-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-years selection. In all 27 of the 30 people to have won the league four or more times in the Premier League era played at Old Trafford under the Scot, but only two of them – plus two players who won three titles there – are in our XI. There could certainly have been a couple more, or a fabulous team could be compiled containing none at all. There is certainly no shortage of candidates for selection.

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Romelu Lukaku makes debut as Manchester United see off LA Galaxy

  • LA Galaxy 2-5 Manchester United
  • Mourinho rules out bid for Cristiano Ronaldo

After this stroll of a victory Jose Mourinho became the latest Manchester United manager to rule out a move for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Mission impossible” was how the Portuguese billed it. “We have never thought about it because he is such an important player for his club, of great economic power. I am not a defender of my club once you waste time on players who are mission impossible,” he said, and so United fans will have to put on hold their dreams of a romantic return of a player they still adore again.

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