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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hungary 2 Austia 0 Iceland 1 Portugal 1 Saint-√Čtienne, 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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