Lionel Messi, of FC Barcelona, won the Ballon D’Or for the fourth consecutive year in a row, as the European Footballer of the Year. He also has won the award, which is translated as “the golden ball”, a record four times! No other player has won the award four times. The closest being three times. Messi, who also plays for his native national team, Argetina, scored 12 goals for his nation, and 91 total goals in the calendar year of 2012. No other footballer has scored that many goals in a year. The 25 year old Messi is not only characterized by his superb football skills, but his modesty and humbleness have endeared him not only to his club and country, but to average fans of soccer as well. Cristiano Ronaldo, of Real Madrid fame, who walso on the award in 2008, came in second in voting.
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the old stadium that propelled him to international stardom next year, as his current team, Real Madrid, will meet his former team, Manchester United, in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. The first match will be at the home of the Madristas’, The Bernebeu, on February 13th. On March 5th, Ronaldo will play at Old Trafford, in England. Ronaldo, while playing for the Red Devils, helped United to win 3 Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, and two appearances in the Champions League Final, winning one and losing the other. Ronaldo also won a Ballon D’or and World Player of the Year while playing for Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his team, Real Madrid, celebrate the team’s 32nd league championship, as they closed out the last three fixtures of their season with wins. Real Madrid beat the best of La Liga, including the 2011 UEFA Champions and rival, FC Barcelona to firmly claim the title as the best Spanish League Football team. Real Madrid scored a record 121 goals in the season and Ronaldo scored 46 goals to lead his team to 100 points in the season. Although the team lost its bid to reach the 2012 UEFA Championship, they are poised to make another dynamic run next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal, on Saturday, April 21, 2012, to lead his team, Real Madrid to a 2-1 victory over their hated Spanish League rival, FC Barcelona, to earn a 7-point lead and hopefully secure themselves the Spanish League Soccer Title. All year, Real Madrid has played second fiddle to Barcelona as they have continued to play awesome soccer against all other clubs but have suffered epic fails against the European League Champions. But on Saturday, Real Madrid played excellent football and despite giving up an equalizing goal to Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez, Cristiano Ronaldo showed why is truly is the best footballer in the world, as he put his team ahead for good with a masterful goal. Real Madrid have four games left in La Liga and if they continue their lead over Barca, then they will win their first La Liga title in four long years.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a header goal yesterday for his team, Real Madrid, to break a 1-1 tie with Sporting Gijon, in which his team eventually won, 3-1, to increase their points atop the La Liga standings to 85; 4 more points then their closest rival and arch enemy, FC Barcelona. Real Madrid allowed Sporting Gijon to dictate the match until Ronaldo scored his 5th header of the season. This will be a very busy week for the Madristas because they will face FC Bayern Munchen in the 1st leg of the UEFA semi-finals on Tuesday 4/17 and then they will face FC Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday/Sunday 4/21-4/22. This will be an exciting week of futbol!!!
Members of FC Barcelona celebrate as they defeated their hated Spanish League rival, Real Madrid, 3-1 this past Saturday in the first El Clasico of this soccer season. Real Madrid has played great football during the season, and all signs pointed to them beating Barca to extend their division lead, but the reigning European Champions overcame an early Madrid goal by Karim Benzema and scored the last three in classic fashion to take its first division lead of the season. Alexis Sanchez, Xavi and Cesc Fagregas all scored for Barcelona. Barcelona great, Lionel Messi, assisted in helping his team, while Madrid great, Cristiano Ronaldo was a non-factor in the match.
Spanish League Football Player, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored three goals and helped his team, Real Madrid, take first place after beating Malaga Club Football, 4-0. Ronaldo’s three goals were all scored within fifteen minutes of the match and he validated once again that he is the best footballer in the world. Real Madrid now occupies first place in a division that includes UEFA World Soccer Champion, Barcelona Football Club, who won the title last season. With a record of 6-1-1 and 19 points, Real Madrid sits comfortably atop the division in the early part of this season.
Pedro Rodriguez scored a goal in the ‘54th minute to help his team, FC Barcelona defeat their hated rival, Real Madrid 1-1, in the UEFA Semi-final Championship game. Because of the aggregate score combining the two match results between these two foes, Barcelona advanced to the finals with a 3-1 aggregate score.