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England Premier League 19/20Date: Feb 22, 2020 Start Time: 20:30 IST
Venue: Selhurst Park
Cristiano Ronaldo has five Ballon d'Or trophies to his name, and only his fierce rival Lionel Messi has more with six. The Juventus man has 1000 professional appearances in football, and only the select few have managed this feat in football. With 700 senior career goals, he is a goal machine with a fitness standard that defies his age.
Club Brugge were on 70 points with 21 wins, seven draws and a defeat after 29 games and had only one league game remaining as the other 15 teams in the top division football league of Belgium. They led the second-placed Gent, who also qualified for European football next season by virtue of finishing second, by 15 points.
Debates about who among Ronaldo and Messi is the better footballer have been doing rounds for years now with both the superstars dominating world football for a number of years now. Ronaldo and Messi have shared 11 of the last 12 Ballon d’Or trophies between them with only Luka Modric (winner in 2018) winning the other one.
Following the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, sporting events around the world were either cancelled or postponed. The remainder of English Premier League (EPL) 2019-20 was one of the tournaments to be postponed. EPL as of now has been suspended until April 30. The move has left footballers with nothing to do and were forced to go into self-quarantine.
Cristiano Ronaldo might have left Real Madrid in 2018 itself but his goals are still remembered by the Los Blancos. One of them is surely CR7’s crazy bicycle goal against Juventus that happened during Champions League 2017-18. The following season itself, Ronaldo broke his nine-year-long stint with Real Madrid and donned Juventus colours.
Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo have been good team buddies even since the former Real Madrid player shifted to Juventus in 2018. Needless to say, the two even share a great rapport with each other and during an interview, the 26-year-old revealed how Ronaldo reacted when he was told that they hated him at Argentina. Paulo Dybala during an interview mentioned that it was during one of the conversations with CR7 he revealed about how he was hated in his country.
Apart from his on-field crazy football skills, Cristiano Ronaldo is also known for his humane gesture amongst his peers. Whether it is consoling Mohamed Salah after he was tackled by Sergio Ramos during Champions League 2018-19 finals between Liverpool and Real Madrid, or walking Edinson Cavani while Uruguay player made his way into the pavilion during FIFA 2019 game, Ronaldo has always been praised for his gestures as well.
According to a recent report from ESPN, Manchester United are all set to make a renewed bid in order to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus and it is also understood that the Italian giants are ready to listen to any offers made for the Netherlands international. The Ajax youth academy product has had a tough tough year in the Italian league.
In a video compilation which has gone viral on social media, Messi is seen juggling with a toilet roll followed by other greats of the game like France and Arsenal star Thierry Henry, Spain and Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos all showing off their tricks while being at home.
Iker Casillas made an inspired substitute appearance in the 2002 UCL final when regular keeper Cesar went down injured in the 68th minute of the game. 'We were superior and made a great game,’ Jens Nowotny said. ‘But that night Iker Casillas's star rose. He could have gone behind his goal and we would still have hit him!’ Nowotny added.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not let the pandemic affect his exercise drills. Despite being at home and maintaining quarantine, the 35-year-old has been very meticulously following his training schedule to keep himself fit and ready for when football resumes. Ronaldo had also kept his fans updated about his daily activities through pictures and posts on his social media handles.
In the video shared by the Liverpool number 1 on his Instagram account, the keeper could be seen standing back in his backyard holding a ball. With the skylight open in the roof, Alisson attempted to throw the ball through the open space and succeeds, like there was any doubt. ‘Quarantine effect!!’ he captioned his post.