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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

Lionel Messi

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.

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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

Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

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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 fury at Ozil's exit from Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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

Lionel Messi.

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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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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City stares at second early exit from Champions League

Chris Wright Manchester City's first tilt at Champions League glory ended in a heartbreaking group stage exit a year ago from a tough group - though the club then went on to lift the English Premier League crown.

Chelsea off pace in title race as Manchester duo dominate

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Ian Whittell MANCHESTER: Alex Ferguson predicts a long, hard English Premier League title race with champions Manchester City after his team opened up a seven-point gap over rivals Chelsea.

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De Vanna tweets up a storm

Heather Reid.

David Polkinghorne An accusation from Perth Glory playmaker Lisa De Vanna has erupted in a Twitter war.

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City crash leaves title hopes in tatters

Gareth Bale.

Steve Griffiths Manchester City's hopes of retaining their Premier League title were in tatters on Saturday as a shock 3-1 defeat at Southampton left manager Roberto Mancini to virtually concede the championship.

Away draw puts United in box seat over Real

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck

Henry Winter AT THE final whistle, Manchester United fans sang loudly about going to Wembley, venue of this year's Champions League final.