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Ronaldo’s ‘dream’ still alive after shootout win

Marseille, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo took his “dream” of an international title another step closer when Portugal beat Poland in a penalty shootout to reach the European Championship semi-finals. Robert Lewandowski scored barely 100 seconds into the latest night of Euro 2016 drama before Portugal unleashed the player …

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Ronaldo vs Lewandowski kicks off Euro quarter finals

Marseille, France | AFP | The Euro 2016 quarter finals start Thursday with Cristiano Ronaldo seeking a new step towards his first international title when Portugal take on Poland in Marseille. In the battle of Europe’s top strikers, Poland will be counting on Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to deaden the …

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Ronaldo throws reporter’s microphone in lake

There is a history of bad blood between Ronaldo and Correio da Manha, who he successfully sued after the Portuguese newspaper printed details of his private life. Lyon, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo threw a reporter’s microphone in a lake on Wednesday after objecting to being approached hours before …

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Ronaldo ‘sad’ after night to forget at Euro 2016

Portugal 0 Austria 0 Belgium 3 Ireland 0 Paris, France | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo crashed a penalty against the woodwork, blowing the chance to write his name into European Championship history, as Portugal stumbled to a second draw against Austria. Ronaldo was foiled again in his bid to become …

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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hungary 2 Austia 0 Iceland 1 Portugal 1 Saint-Étienne, France | AFP | Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the …

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No Ronaldo, no goals as Zidane splits trousers

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Champions League top-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo was a frustrated spectator as his Real Madrid side played out a slow-burning 0-0 draw at Manchester City in Tuesday’s semi-final first leg. Injury prevented the Portuguese superstar from adding to his 16-goal tally and in his absence the …

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Hat-trick king Ronaldo silences big game critics

Madrid, Spain | AFP | “Goals are in my DNA,” concluded Cristiano Ronaldo after spearheading a famous Real Madrid comeback with a hat-trick to see off Wolfsburg and reach the Champions League semi-finals for a record sixth straight season. The three-time World Player of the Year’s self-appraisals are rarely humble. …

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Ronaldo winner ends Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner as 10-man Real Madrid came from behind to end Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run 2-1 in El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Gerard Pique’s towering header put the hosts in front on the night they honoured legendary former player …

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