Christiano Ronaldo has now scored forty league goals after a thunderous double against Athletico Madrid. Madrid`s portugese number seven unleashed an unstoppable free kick to open the scoring. Athletico`s keeper, Coutois, looked bemused as Ronaldo`s shot changed direction in the air and sailed past him into the net.
Real Madrid`s nerves were jangling again when Falcao powered in a header to equalise soon after. Cometh the hour, cometh the man and it was Ronaldo again who sent Real back on the road to victory with a solo effort from way outside the penalty area. It was a similiar strike to the first, curling one way then the other and also dipping furiously to confound the keeper again.
Real then took control, their attacking paying off as Athletico tired. A clear penalty was calmly dispatched by Ronaldo for his hat-trick. Callejon came on as a late substitute and duly smashed home the fourth goal. The Bernabeu and all the staff were ecstatic with a clear touch of releif thrown in.
Next up for Madrid is bottom side, Sporting Gijon, who will need a miracle to upset a rejuvenated Real. Even a loss at the Nou camp will leave Madrid at the top of La Liga and still looking at a league and European cup double. Everyone at the club will be feeling a little better today.
Real Madrid’s sports betting odds are directly tied with the fortunes of Cristiano Ronaldo, and while the speedy forward has been relatively injury free throughout his career, he is a worry for “Los Merengues” as they prepare for Wednesday’s massive Champions League clash with Lyon at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo has 37 goals in 39 appearances for Madrid this season, but he’s been out with the past two matches because of a muscular injury suffered in a 7-0 thrashing of Malaga on March 3rd. Madrid hasn’t needed him, as they’ve won 3-1 at Racing Santander and a 2-0 victory over Hercules, but they’ll face a tougher task against the French giants on Wednesday. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at the Stade de Gerland, but it could have gone differently if a Ronaldo free kick hadn’t crashed off the crossbar. Manager Jose Mourinho believes that Ronaldo will be ready to go on Wednesday, and when he is in the side, Madrid is a different team. He’s one of the few players in the world who can win a game by himself, and games like these are the reason why Madrid paid Manchester United over $130 million for the Portuguese superstar, and with the extra time to rest after his injury, Ronaldo should be in the lineup for Madrid.
Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas thinks that Madrid, who have an away goal, will sit back and defend their slight lead, but Madrid is a different side at home, and they’ll be motivated by last year’s loss to Lyon at this stage of the Champions League. Look for Ronaldo to come out strong and see plenty of the ball in the early stages as Madrid look to set Lyon on the back foot, and they should go through to the next round.
Nije kome je re?eno, nego kome je su?eno. Naime, kao što je poznato prvi na listi želja kraljevskog kluba bio je Holan?anin, Nisterloj koji je imao veliku želju da se vrati na mjesto uspjeha, nažalost nije se mnogo pitao, pa je igra? Man?ester sitija, Emanuel Adebajor „proslije?en“ Murinjo, odnosno Real Madridu. Reprezentativac Togoa karijeru je trebalo da nastavi u Francuskoj, ta?nije Monaku, ali prevelika želja visokog centarfora prevagnula je da se odlu?i za „merengese“.
Ako zadovolji, postoji mogu?nost da španski klub otkupi njegov ugovor na kraju sezone, potvrdili su i Siti i Real.
– Real Madrid i Man?ester siti su postigli dogovor na osnovu kojeg ?e Adebajor igrati na pozajmici u španskom klubu. Igra? ?e ostati u Realu do kraja sezone, a postoji mogu?nost da klub otkupi igra?ev ugovor – stoji na Realovom sajtu.
Real je tako okon?ao potragu za napada?em koji ?e nadomjestiti Iguainovo odsustvo.
After Di Maria, Khedira and Carvalho, Jose Mourinho’s team signed Mesut Oezil.
Mesut Ozil (15-10-88, Gelsenkirchen, West Germany) lands at Real Madrid after a standout performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The midfielder earned a permanent spot on Germany’s senior side by the age of 21 after winning the 2009 Under-21 European Championship. His unique touch, unmatched individual technique, excellent ball control and deadly last pass make the German midfielder one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in European football.
A constant work in progress, Mesut Ozil has quickly earned a reputation as an elegant and versatile midfielder. His knack for the final pass, his free-flowing movement on every third of the pitch and his exquisite left foot earned Ozil a spot in Shalke 04’s academy in 2005. It only took one season for the midfielder to earn his promotion to the first team and he made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 17.
During the winter transfer window 0f 2008, Ozil completed a switch to Werder Bremen, where he played over 60 matches and scored 13 goals. With Werder, the midfielder went on to win the 2009 DFB Cup and the 2009 DFL Supercup. On an individual level, Ozil was rewarded for his outstanding Bundesliga play by being named the best player of the first leg of the 2009 season.
Ozil is paving the way for the German national team’s new generation of players. Although of Turkish decent, his entire life has been committed to Germany. He played for the Under-17 side and moved his way up to the Under-21 side, which won the 2009 European Championship. Ozil provided two assists and scored a goal in the final against England.
His debut with the senior side dates back to 12 August 2009, when Germany defeated Azerbaijan. Ozil continued to impress in World Cup qualifiers and by the end of the 2010 World Cup was among the ten finalists for the Golden Boot.
El Corriere dello Sport claims that Manchester City are prepared to offer 18 million euros for the left side of Lazio, which calls for 25.
“Between Madrid and Kolarov nothing will be done,” assured the agente.Mientras, the Corriere dello Sport says there is interest from Manchester City for the Serbian international.
According to this information, the City would be willing to offer 18 million euros for Kolarov, an amount that is still far from the 25 that calls for the Lazio for him.