Bruno Fernandes says Portugal did not change their playing style to compensate for Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence against Sweden, but he admits the 3-0 win would have been even easier had “the best in the world” been able to play. Ronaldo was unable to feature in Wednesday’s Nations League match in Lisbon after he tested […]

Ryan Giggs believes his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo can play on until he’s 40. Ronaldo recently scored his 101st international goal for Portugal at the age of 35 and has shown no signs of slowing down in recent years. The Juventus attacker scored 31 goals in Serie A last season and is now just eight strikes shy […]

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken of his happiness in helping Portugal qualify for next summer’s European Championships which will be the evergreen forward’s fifth. The Juventus forward scored his 99th international goal when he tapped home Portugal’s second and final goal against Luxembourg, a result which ensured that they would be able to defend their […]

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his professional career during Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifying loss to Ukraine on Monday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner brought up his septuple century for club and country when he converted a second-half penalty in Kiev, awarded after Taras Stepanenko handled the ball inside the box. It was his 95th […]

Cristiano Ronaldo says he does not live thinking about individual prizes after being asked about the Ballon d’Or following his stunning four-goal haul for Portugal in Euro 2020 qualifying. Ronaldo made history as his four goals led European champions Portugal to a 5-1 rout of Lithuania in Tuesday’s Group B clash in Vilnius. The five-time Ballon d’Or […]

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to answer whether Portugal’s victory over the Netherlands will aid his chances of reclaiming the Ballon d’Or. The Portugal star and his long rival Lionel Messi had won every Ballon d’Or for a decade until Luka Modric broke up that dominance with his victory in 2018. It is expected Messi’s standout […]

Jasper Cillessen has hit back at the criticism which he has been subjected to following the Netherlands’ defeat to Portugal in the Nations League final. The Barcelona goalkeeper was questioned about his role in  Sunday’s loss in Porto as Goncalo Guedes scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory for the hosts. Cillessen did get a hand to the […]

Cristiano Ronaldo is “not in this world” according to Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, who feels clear daylight remains between the Portugal and Juventus star, Lionel Messi and the rest of football’s prime talents. Ronaldo scored the 53rd hat-trick of his professional career in stunning style to fire Portugal past Switzerland 3-1 in Porto on Wednesday and into the […]

Cristiano Ronaldo insists there is nothing to fear after suffering a hamstring injury in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia on Monday, adding that he is “not worried” about it going forward. Portugal hosted Serbia in Lisbon for Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier, having drawn their opener in a scoreless effort against Ukraine. But the day was marred […]

Nelson Semedo is adamant Real Madrid would have been more competitive and La Liga more difficult for his side this season had Cristiano Ronaldo remained in Madrid.   Ronaldo left for Juventus in the off-season and Real have struggled following the departure of their all-time leading scorer – off the […]