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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first player to win MVP in England, Spain, Italy

– Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first footballer in history to win the MVP in England, Spain and Italy – The 34-year-old was given the award for the best player in 2018-19 Serie A season where Juventus won the league – Ronaldo failed to show up for the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Lionel Messi won his sixth award Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his outstanding record over his fiercest rival Lionel Messi as he becomes the first player to win the best player in England, Spain and Italy. The Juventus forward failed to attend the 2019 Ballon D’Or ceremony as Messi scooped a record sixth award and now one above Ronaldo. [Read]

Ronaldo makes big statement in Serie A as he loses Ballon d’or to Messi

Portugal and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has made it clear that he is proud of himself being the best player in the Italian Serie A after losing the 2019 Ballon d’Or award to his fiercest rival, Lionel Messi. Ronaldo shunned the ceremony in Paris, but instead attended the award night in Italy where he was named the best player for the 2018/19 season. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins record sixth ballon D’or award Last season during Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut season with Juventus, the former Real Madrid star scored 26 goals for the Old Lady to win the Serie A. “I’m proud to be the best player in Serie A. [Read]

BREAKING: Lionel Messi wins record sixth ballon D’or award

– and Megan Rapinoe is rewarded for World Cup triumph Lionel Messi regained the Ballon d’Or crown in Paris last night, moving ahead of great rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take a record sixth award. Barcelona’s 32-year-old superstar held off the challenge of Liverpool centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who recognised he had been beaten by “someone a little bit better” as he settled for second place. Megan Rapinoe of the United States won the women’s award, with England’s Lucy Bronze the runner-up. Rapinoe, 34, co-captained the US to victory at this summer’s World Cup, where she was named player of the tournament and finished joint-top scorer with six goals. Messi, meanwhile, [Read]

Argentina 2-2 Uruguay: Lionel Messi’s late penalty salvages draw

  Lionel Messi converted an added-time penalty as Argentina salvaged a 2-2 draw against their South American rivals Uruguay in a friendly in Tel Aviv. Three days after marking his return from a three-month international ban by scoring the winner against Brazil, Messi once again underscored his value to his country. He floated a precise 63rd-minute free kick from which Sergio Aguero headed home to cancel out Edinson Cavani’s 4th-minute opener for the home side. And after Luis Suarez put Uruguay back in front from a set piece, Messi’s persistence paid off after Martin Caceres had been harshly penalised for handball in the box. Argentina had dominated the early exchanges [Read]

Mbappe breaks Messi’s Champions League record as youngest player to score 15 goals

  BELGIUM – Paris Saint Germaine attacker Kylian Mbappe has broken Lionel Messi’s record to become the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals.  Only just back from injury, the 20-year-old was brought on in the second half of PSG’s 5-0 away win against Club Brugge and proved instrumental in securing the comfortable victory as he bagged an impressive hat-trick. Brought on in the 52nd minute, Mbappe headed home his first just nine minutes later and added an assist not long after as he set up Mauro Icardi. In the 80th minute, the Frenchman fired home his second after beating two defenders and completed his hat-trick four minutes later having been [Read]

BREAKING: Messi Wins 2019 FIFA Best Men’s Player, Defeats Ronaldo, Virgil van Dijk

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Barcelona star Lionel Messi won the 2019 FIFA The Best Men’s Player award on Monday, beating out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.  It was the 32-year-old’s first win since the award separated from France Football‘s Ballon d’Or award in 2017. Congratulations, #LeoMessi Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men's Player 2019 🏆#TheBest | #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/MKh2wV5T1M — #TheBest 🏆 (@FIFAcom) September 23, 2019 Since that separation, every player who has won FIFA’s The Best award has gone on to claim the Ballon d’Or as well. The 32-year-old has won five Ballon d’Or awards in his career, but individual silverware had eluded [Read]

Liverpool Defender, Van Dijk Defeats Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Best Player Award

Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has beaten Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi and Juventus and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to win UEFA’s 2018/19 Men’s Player of the Year. Van Dijk won the award at a ceremony which took place in Monaco, France on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The 28-year-old Dutch who has earlier won the prize for the UEFA Champions League defender of the year, played was integral for Liverpool as they won the Champions League having finished second place in the Premier League and reached the UEFA Nations League final with Holland in the summer, where they were beaten by Portugal. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Real Madrid To Battle PSG, [Read]

Student Fails French Exam After Naming Cristiano Ronaldo As The Goat [SEE PHOTOS]

A student failed his French exam by a single mark after he named Cristiano Ronaldo alongside a picture of a goat. Ahmed Nabil, 15, was presented with a variety of different animals in the paper but rather than write down a sensible answer, he included a certain five-time Ballon d’Or winner in his answers. “It was a French exam I did two years ago.” he told SPORTbible. “For me personally, it was a very hard test and one of the sections was: write the meaning of every animal we show you but in french. “I couldn’t remember what a goat was called in french, so I thought I’d do something [Read]

Brazil breaks Messi, Argentina hearts to reach Copa America Final

Brazil is headed to the Copa America final, while Argentina heads back to the drawing board as its trophy drought continues. Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino each assisted each other, as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 Tuesday night at Estadio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte to clinch a place in the championship match. The sworn enemies were both looking to vanquish some past ghosts in this semifinal. For host Brazil, it returned to the place of its most infamous defeat–a 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals–and emerged victorious to move onto the final. For Argentina, it was about quieting its throngs of critics and ending a trophy drought–one [Read]

SPORTS: Copa America 2019, Lionel Messi Named Best Player In history

Venezuela coach, Rafael Dudamel, has named Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, as his best player in history. Dudamel stated this ahead of Venezuela’s 2019 Copa America quarter-final tie against Argentina on Friday night. Venezuela head to the game after defeating Bolivia 3-1 in their last match while Argentina defeated Qatar 2-0. “For me, he is the best in history, winning or not winning titles with Argentina, that will not take him out of first place on the podium,” Dudamel was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying at his pre-match press conference. “Everyone admires him. It is so much excessive admiration that some are paralysed, both teammates and coaches.” The kick-off time for [Read]

LOL! Actress Mercy Aigbe reacts after she was compared to footballer, Messi [SEE FUNNY TWEETS]

Lionel Messi was unable to rescue his team during the semi-final game against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night. Messi was unable to make an impact in the game that saw barca lose to the English giant 4 goals to nil. Now, Nigerians, who are absolutely hilarious are now comparing the striker to Nollywood Actress, Mercy Aigbe on Social media. Aigbe has reacted, taking to her page, to share the above side-by-side photos with the footballer, she wrote; “Nigerians will not kill me oh Wetin be my own for this football matter, that people have been tagging me since ”. The tweets and perspectives are totally hilarious. See below as [Read]

Luis Suarez receives bite from his son after Barcelona win La Liga title [SEE PHOTOS]

– Luis Suarez of Barcelona was bitten by his son after Barcelona’s win over Levante – Barcelona defeated Levante 1-0 on Saturday, April 27, in which Messi scored the goal – Suarez was carrying his sixth-month-old son Lautaro around the pitch after the match Barcelona on Saturday, April 27, were crowned champions of Spain after beating Levante at the Camp Nou in which Lionel Messi came off the bench to score the winner. Players of the club and their fans were all in joyous mood after the final whistle as they were all seen celebrating the Spanish La Liga title. [READ ALSO] Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, City’s Raheem Sterling Emerge PFA [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo beats Messi to 600 club goals record with Inter equaliser [READ MORE]

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached another career milestone, and ahead of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Ronaldo scored the 600th goal of his impressive club career after netting for Juventus against Inter , beating Lionel Messi to the major landmark. The Bianconeri star struck in the 62nd minute to equalise for his side after Radja Nainggolan had put the hosts in front at San Siro. The Portuguese star was set up by Miralem Pjanic as part of a neat one-two, finding the bottom-right corner with a powerful low drive from the edge of the penalty area. The 34-year-old chalked up the milestone before Barcelona star Messi, with the Argentine currently sat on [Read]

BREAKING: “I’ve played in England, Spain, Italy, Portugal, while he’s still in Spain,” Ronaldo shades Messi as he wins 3rd Major top leagues title with Juve

Having previously won the Premier League and La Liga, the Portuguese has now added the Serie A title to his collection with new club Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo has done it again! Different country, same result: a domestic title for the Portuguese superstar. With Juventus having clinched the Scudetto with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, Ronaldo has become the first man to win Europe’s three major leagues: Serie A , La Liga and the Premier League. The significance of this latest success will, of course, be debated. Firstly, it has arrived just four days after a demoralising Champions League elimination at the hands of a far more exciting but [Read]

Barca, Messi down Man Utd as Ronaldo, Juve Crash Out of UCL [READ MORE]

Lionel Messi was hero once again for Barcelona as they punished wasteful Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) at the Camp Nou while fellow five-time Balon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was disappointed with his new side Juventus after a painful 2-1 defeat to youthful Ajax Amsterdam. While Messi marches on to the semi finals to face the winner of Liverpool and Porto, “Champions League king” Cristiano Ronaldo was thrown out of the Champions League in the quarter finals for the first time in about eight years. Ajax however, head into the semi finals to face the winner of Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur for the first time since 1997. Messi [Read]