Champions League: PSG Will Pay Special Attention To Ronaldo – Mbappe

Real Madrid superstar has not had a very fantastic season but the PSG young forward has come out to declare that he isn’t out of his prime.

Speaking on Tuesday after his team’s 4-1 Coupe de France win over Sochaux, Mbappe declined that  the 33-year-old’s best was behind him.

“Ronaldo is not on the decline. If he is on the decline, there are many more players on the decline then,” he said.

“He is a great player. But we hope he will remain quiet against us. We will prepare for the game by paying attention to all their strengths. And he is one of their strengths in the team.”

Ronaldo has been below his usual incredible level this season, including scoring just eight goals in 17 LaLiga games but the Portuguese star has netted nine in six Champions League outings heading into his team’s last-16 first leg against PSG.

Madrid Becomes First Side To Retain World Cup

Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid have thus become the first side to retain the cup, beating South America’s champions Gremio1-0 win at UAE 2017.

Madrid surely deserved the victory, having dominated the encounter with the South American champions in Abu Dhabi on Saturday evening.

The game began with a thump, with plenty of physicality on show. However, it was the title holders that found their rhythm quickest. Dani Carvajal and Luka Modric both had the band blue and black-clad fans in the Zayed Sports City Stadium inhaling sharply.

Though the large amount of local support were not spared some nervous moments either in the opening period, with Edilson striking a swerving rocket of a free-kick inches over Keylor Navas’s crossbar.

Having had two-thirds of the possession before the break, Real returned for the second half looking to make it count. It did not take them long and it was Ronaldo, who broke the resistance.

He struck a free-kick from 25 yards straight into the net. There was an instant inquest among the Gremio wall, as the ball nestled in the bottom corner, having seen the Portuguese’s shot pierce clean through it.

Ronaldo thought he had taken his record goalscoring tally in the Club World Cup from seven to eight, volleying in seven minutes later, but Karim Benzema’s fine nod down was adjudged to have been from an offside position.

Gremio failed to rouse a response, with goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe forced into fine saves from Modric – tipping his effort onto the post – Ronaldo, and Gareth Bale to stay within touching distance of Los Blancos.

However, they could not prevent Zinedine Zidane guiding the Spanish side to successive titles, equalling Barcelona’s record tally of three.

“We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year,” said Ronaldo at the end of the match.

“I think we played a very good game and deserved to win.”

Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for Madrid this season despite a slow start in La Liga.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” added the Portuguese. “I give my answers on the pitch. The team were phenomenal and it is another trophy for the CV.”

C’Ronaldo Emerges Best FIFA Men’s Player

Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared as the Best FIFA Men’s Player in London.

Elated Ronaldo received the award from ‘Original’ Ronaldo and Diego Maradona who jointly presented the Best Men’s Award

In his acceptance speech Ronaldo said;

“I want to mention Leo and Neymar to be here. Real Madrid supporters, my teammates, my coach, they support all the year so I have to say thank you to them.

“I’m really glad. This is a great moment for me. I know I have fans all over the world so thank you for the support. I appreciate that.

“And I think I say everything. It’s great to be here around these great players, this amazing player and I’m so happy guys. Thank you everybody and good night.”

Zidane: Ronaldo Suggest Change Of Tactic In Subsequent Games

The Real Madrid Striker Cristiano Ronaldo has held talks with Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane after their shock defeat to Real Betis.

The poor performance in their last match, 1-0 reverse marked Real Madrid’s worst season start at home for over 20 years.

Ronaldo made his return from suspension for the game but failed to find a way past the Betis defense so also blowing their chance to beat Santos’ record of scoring in 73 consecutive games.

With tempers now eased, Diario Gol says Ronaldo has approached Zidane about his system and tactics this season.

Betis coach Quique Setien clearly out-thought his counterpart on the night and Ronaldo has suggested to Zidane that it is time to abandon their successful 4-4-2 formation and try something else.