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Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist, edging Will Grigg

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-player shortlist to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. Fan favorite Will Grigg missed out but got as many points as Paul Pogba. Ronaldo is joined by Pepe, his teammate on European champion teams Portugal and Real Madrid, on

Ronaldo hopes for tears of joy in Euro final

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo said he hoped he would cry tears of joy at Sunday's Euro 2016 final after his goal inspired his team to a 2-0 semi-final win over Wales. The Real Madrid superstar scored a brilliant 50th-minute header in Lyon on Wednesday and then teed Nani up for a

Ronaldo leads Portugal to 2-0 win vs Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo upstaged Gareth Bale to propel Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring a thumping header and then setting up Nani's goal in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday. The goals came in the space of three minutes early in the second half in Lyon, helping end Wales'

Bale-Ronaldo – let the Euro 2016 duel commence

Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have not spoken since the start of Euro 2016 but they will go face-to-face when Portugal take on Wales in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Thousands of followers of the rival nations are heading for the French city of Lyon hoping to see the

Ronaldo’s ‘dream’ still alive after shootout win

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 who many say could lead the

Ronaldo-Lewandowski face off for Euros semis slot

Two of Europe's most prolific marksmen go head-to-head as Robert Lewandowski aims to end Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams of landing an international trophy when Poland meet Portugal in a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash on Thursday. Ronaldo is just one goal away from even more European championship history by matching French legend Michel

Luck of the draw gives Ronaldo cause to believe

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will rarely get a better chance than at Euro 2016 to land the only major honour lacking in his glittering career by leading his country to victory in a major finals. It took Ronaldo 117 minutes to get a meaningful touch in the Croatia penalty area in

Portugal needs Ronaldo to find goals against Hungary

LYON, France (AP) — Underwhelming through two goalless games, Cristiano Ronaldo has another chance to shine. The Portugal forward has failed get his team going at the European Championship, even missing a penalty late in the 0-0 draw against Austria. But Ronaldo and his teammates still have a chance to reach

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