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Portugal rely on Ronaldo to get better of Van Dijk

Porto, Portugal | AFP | Portugal’s meeting with the Netherlands to decide the first ever winners of the Nations League on Sunday sees the unstoppable force of Cristiano Ronaldo face the immovable object in Virgil van Dijk. Ronaldo sat out the early stages of UEFA’s new competition to save his 34-year-old …

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Ronaldo hat-trick sends Portugal into Nations League final

Porto, Portugal | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as Portugal withstood a huge moment of VAR controversy to beat Switzerland 3-1 and reach the Nations League final on home soil in Porto. Ronaldo’s free-kick opened the scoring midway through the first half, but the Swiss levelled when the referee …

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Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for Nations League finals

Lisbon, Portugal,  | AFP |  Captain Cristiano Ronaldo was included in Portugal’s squad for next month’s Nations League semi-final against Switzerland, head coach Fernando Santos announced on Thursday. Ronaldo, 34, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner missed the group stages preferring to try and adapt to life in Juventus since moving …

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UEFA probe Ronaldo for ‘improper conduct’ over ‘cojones’ goal celebration

Milan, Italy | AFP | UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football’s governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of “improper conduct” after he mimicked Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing ‘cojones’ gesture in last Tuesday’s 3-0 …

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Allegri counting on goal-king Ronaldo to save Champions League dream

Turin, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo has scored so many goals he gives Juventus “a great advantage” insisted coach Massimiliano Allegri as the Italian side look to overturn a two-goal Champions League deficit against Atletico Madrid in their last 16, second leg tie in Turin on Tuesday. “Cristiano has a lot of goals in …

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