El Clasico turned out to be a rather one sided affair, and BackPageFootball brings you some of the best images from a fantastic night of football.
Posts Tagged ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’
Benzema is the heartbreaker as Real dig deep to remain top while a brace from Messi keeps the Champions snapping at their heals. Joseph Sexton, Back Page Football’s newest recruit, fills us in.
Manchester United fan and editor in absentia Gav Reilly takes his life into his hands and argues that Sir Alex Ferguson might have finally gone a step too far in disowning Wayne Rooney so publicly.
Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a tense goalless encounter in Group G this afternoon, void of creativity and goalscoring opportunities but as always, plenty of Talking Points… Jubulani v Ronaldo In the opening minutes of the game we witnessed the best and worst of Cristiano Ronaldo. First, a blatant dive from about forty [...]
….or How To Get Your Big Name Signing. Back Page Football takes a look at the eerie similarities between innocent “more than a club” Barcelona and Real “we step on puppies for fun” Madrid. Step 1. Get said transfer to announce his desire to remain at his current club. Cristiano Ronaldo: “I’m no longer thinking of [...]
Halfway through an intriguing second half, with the scoreline standing at an unlikely two apiece between Real Madrid and their humble visitors Osasuna, Iker Casillas suddenly found himself confronted by two red shirts. Krisztian Vadocz, scorer of the third goal of the night, was wearing one and the Iranian international Masoud Shojaei was wearing the [...]
The Champions League makes a welcome return this week following its mid-winter break. With the frequent boredom and (relative) predictability of the group stages out of the way, fans can look forward to some truly mouth-watering fixtures now that the real deal of the knockout rounds is upon us. The draw for the round has [...]
Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Spain) Having become the youngest goalkeeper to ever start a European Cup Final in 2000, Casillas became the undisputed number one for both club and country, a model of consistency and a central figure in the four league titles and two Champions League trophies Real Madrid have won during his time at [...]
Lionel Messi has capped a superb year by picking up the FIFA World Player of the Year award at a ceremony in Zurich last night. The Barcelona and Argentina star was selected from a shortlist which is also contained his club team mates Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. [...]
FIFA have announced the ten goals nominated for the Puskas Award, named after the Hungarian legend, given to the scorer of the best goal of the year. The winner will be chosen by votes cast on the FIFA website and criteria for the award include the quality of the goal and the importance of the [...]