Frenchman Karim Benzema has equalled the Champions League hat-trick record of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano after he scored a hat-trick against European champions Chelsea in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie. His treble against West London giants Chelsea made it two straight Champions League hat-tricks for the former Lyon attacker thus making him the fourth player to achieve the feat after Cristiano Ronaldo, Luiz Adriano and Lionel Messi.
Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has had a poor Champions League record by his own standards since he left Real Madrid for Juventus in a club-record deal in the summer of 2018. Since leaving Spnaish La Liga side Real Madrid almost four years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to feature beyond the quarterfinal stage of the competition. His last appearance in the semifinal stage was as part of the Real Madrid team that won a third successive Champions League title at the end of the 2017/18 season.
One of the greatest and biggest debates of all time in world football history is the debate about who the better player is between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. While a lot of peoppw past and present have always jumped on the trend to reveal their opinions about who is the better superstar between the duo, other people are still expected to have their say even in the future. The latest person to be quizzed about the question is Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
Atletico Madrid fans must be sick of the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo who has a phenomenal record against their team. They would have been relieved when the Champions League last 16 draw held in December kept them apart only for a technical problem to lead to a new draw few hours later. The new Champions League draw then confirmed the worst fears of the Atletico Madrid fans after they were drawn together with Manchester United whose star player is Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was a major absentee for the three-time European champions who lost a 2-0 lead with 15 minutes left on the clock to draw 2-2 at the home of Aston Villa. In his pre-match reaction just before the game played at Villa Park on Saturday evening, interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick stated that Cristiano Ronaldo had to sit out the game after failing to fully recover from the muscle injury that has plagued him in recent days. The German also confirmed injuries to the English duo of Marcus Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka who were both absent from the squad for the Villa game.
Cristiano Ronaldo was amongst the goals as his Manchester United side beat Burnley 3-1 to move into the top six on the Premier League table. The Portugal international was one of the two Manchester United goalscorers during the game played at the Theatre of Dreams on Thursday. Cristiano Ronaldo provided a goal and an assist to help his team on the way to an important victory in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season.
Manchester United made a bright start to their home Premier League clash with the Clarets and they were rewarded with the first goal of the game on eight minutes.Cristiano Ronaldo had a hand in the first goal as he provided the assist for Scott McTominay to break the deadlock in the eighth minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo proved to be the difference for Manchester United who returned to winning ways on the Premier League stage via a 3-2 home win over old foes Arsenal. The Portugal international scored a second half brace to lead the Red Devils to a first win in four Premier League outings. Cristiano Ronaldo also scored for the first time in four games as far as Premier League football is concerned.
Ronaldo had not scored in the league since the 3-0 away win over North London outfit Tottenham Hotspur. He scored the first goal of the Spurs game at the end of October before he provided the second goal for strike partner EdinsonCavani. England international Marcus Rashford then come off the bench to score the third and final goal of the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo would be involved in his first Manchester Derby since returning to Old Trafford this summer when his Manchester United side take on holders Manchester City in a Premier League clash billed for Saturday lunchtime.
Things could have been different if Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Manchester City ahead of a return to Manchester United when he left Italian Serie A giants Juventus in the summer. Ronaldo could have been playing the upcoming Manchester Derby in the colours of Manchester City and against the Red Devils.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the man to the rescue once again for Manchester United after they secured a late win over Italian Serie A side Atalanta in the Champions League Group F clash played at the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night.
Manchester United had to do it the hard way to take the three points on offer from the game as they had to come from a two-goal deficit at the break to score three goals in the second half and win the game.
Manchester United went into the Atalanta game at home on the back of a two-match winless run. Their last win had been in the Champions League matchup with Europa League holders Villarreal and it was Cristiano Ronaldo who completed a 2-1 comeback victory at home over the Spanish team in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Although his presence on the turf does instantly make Manchester United amongst the facvourites for the Premier League title race, it seems odd that on some occasions CR7 hasn't been picked to start in all of the Red Devils’ matches.
This is a decision made by the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and it is a controversial one. While the manager has a point when he says the 36-year-old football star can’t start in every single match.