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Ronaldo fury at Ozil's exit from Madrid

Pete Jenson Real Madrid's decision to sell Mesut Ozil to Arsenal has sparked a backlash from the Spanish club's most senior players.

Soccer

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta up for award

Sao Paulo Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo and Iniesta are greats, but Messi's outrageous skill puts him in a league of his own

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Paul Hayward Lionel Messi is monopolising the world-player-of-the-year title the way his feet dominate the ball. The little maestro's magnetism has kept the prize in his possession for a fourth consecutive year.

Football

Messi, Ronaldo in La Liga goal fest

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates a goal with teammate Mesut Ozil.

Dermot Ledwith Lionel Messi hits four and Cristiano Ronaldo a hat-trick as Barcelona and Real Madrid enjoy respective 5-1 and 4-0 victories over Osasuna and Getafe.

A reunion to relish as Ronaldo faces Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson (R) Cristiano Ronaldo

It was a moment that Alex Ferguson and Cristiano Ronaldo will long cherish, a moment when manager and player seemed almost father and son.

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Advantage United but Ronaldo denies former club famous win

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Manchester United edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals with a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid on Wednesday, a high-profile showdown watched by an estimated 200 million people worldwide.

Barca beaten as Ronaldo inspires Real

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Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo continued his fine goal-scoring record at Camp Nou with a brace as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 to go through to the final of the King's Cup 4-2 on aggregate.

Football

Ferguson: we must not fear Ronaldo

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Mark Ogden As he pondered the magnitude of the 90 minutes that lay ahead between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Old Trafford tonight, Jose Mourinho resembled a James Bond villain preparing to inflict...

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Ronaldo's goal in El Clasico ends Barcelona's hold over Real Madrid

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Dermot Ledwith Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 54th goal of the season as Real Madrid moved closer to the La Liga title with a 2-1 win at Barcelona that stretched their lead to seven points with just four games left.

Wasteful Ronaldo riled by Messi chants

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal superstar and captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at his critics on Wednesday after some fans chanted "Messi, Messi" in allusion to his being outscored in La Liga by Barcelona star Lionel...

Football

Ronaldo takes Portugal into Euro semis

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo headed in the only goal on Thursday to send Portugal into the European Championship semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic in Warsaw.

Soccer

Ronaldo's date with mates

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA EURO 2012 group B match between Portugal and Netherlands at Metalist Stadium on June 17, 2012 in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Alberto Bravo Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will find himself in the unenviable position tomorrow morning of having to confront both his closest rivals and some of his best friends.

Ronaldo pays penalty as Spain shoot on

Jerome Pugmire Far from its best, Spain still advanced to another major final yesterday by beating Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw at the European Championship.

Real Madrid cool on Bale, Manchester United remain in picture

Gareth Bale

Pete Jenson and Mark Ogden Real Madrid's interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans...

Football

Ten to watch this EPL season

Roberto Soldado

Dominic Bossi Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Mile Jedinak and more: the players to keep your eye on as the season kicks off.

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Germany's Klose set to retire after WC

Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who is set to break Gerd Mueller's goal-scoring record, has said he will retire from international football after next year's World Cup.

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Spain, Italy, Germany on course for Cup qualification

Barry Whelan Spain, Italy and Germany moved close to World Cup qualification, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal on Friday.

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Lionel Messi hat-trick sweeps Ajax aside as Chelsea suffer shock loss

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Barnaby Chesterman Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

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Winners and losers from the Van Persie deal

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Mark Ogden and Jeremy Wilson examine what the Van Persie deal means for the buyers and the sellers.

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Worst miss ever? Brazilian Neymar shows how not to take a penalty

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You've seen one of the best goals in the world. Now, watch one of the worst penalty misses of all time.

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