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Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in a meeting with Genoa on Sunday as he is awarded a well-earned break.

Cristiano Ronaldo charged by UEFA after Atletico celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo faces an improper conduct charge from UEFA before Juventus resume their bid for Champions League glory against Ajax next month.
Neymar

Neymar returns for Paris Saint-Germain’s clash against Manchester United

The Brazil international has been back in his homeland, continuing his recovery from a second fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
Wayne Rooney will win his 120th and final England cap vs. United States.

Cristiano Ronaldo would have had Wayne Rooney’s Ballon d’Or vote, not winner Luka Modric

Ronaldo was beaten into second place by Modric at last year's ceremony, the Portugal superstar missing the chance to win the award for a sixth time.
Cristiano Ronaldo runs off in celebration after scoring Juventus' opener against Sampdoria. Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid.
Joao Felix of SL Benfica

‘New Cristiano Ronaldo’ can win Ballon d’Or – agent

Benfica midfielder Joao Felix, who has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo and linked with Manchester United, is a future candidate for the Ballon d’Or, his agent has said.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that the club do not need to sign a new first-choice striker as they already have the best number nine in the world in the shape of Karim Benzema.

Florentino Perez: Karim Benzema is the best forward in the world

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that the club do not need to sign a new first-choice striker as they already have the best number nine in the world in the shape of Karim Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Thibaut Courtois: Real Madrid miss Cristiano Ronaldo, but no one here talks about him

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure has been keenly felt by Real Madrid, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, but the Santiago Bernabeu dressing room is not lamenting the loss of their former talisman.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo faces multi-million tax fraud fine in Madrid court

Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
Joel Campbell

Joel Campbell: I could’ve done well under Unai Emery

Joel Campbell has revealed he had been hoping to remain at Arsenal once Unai Emery succeeded Arsene Wenger, but is enjoying a spell in Serie A which could soon see him joined by Aaron Ramsey.
Mousa Dembele

Tottenham reach £11 million agreement with Guangzhou for Mousa Dembele

Tottenham have agreed on an £11m ($14m) fee with Chinese outfit Guangzhou R&F for the transfer of Mousa Dembele, subject to international clearance.
Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with the World Cup - Getty Images

Angel di Maria: Kylian Mbappe will definitely win the Ballon d’Or

Angel di Maria is positive that Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe is a future Ballon d'Or winner, hailing the France international forward as a "phenomenon".
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Levante - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - January 13, 2019 Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal from the penalty spot REUTERS-Sergio Perez

Antoine Griezmann the saviour for Atletico again

Antoine Griezmann came to the rescue again as Atletico Madrid kept the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Sunday by edging past Levante.
Mohamed Salah has been named African Player of the Year for the second time in succession.

Mo Salah: Winning CAF Player of the Year award a dream come true

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohammed Salah says he’s delighted to have won the 2018 CAF Africa Player for the Year second successive year running.
Lionel Messi of Argentina

Diego Maradona: Lionel Messi will never be a leader

Lionel Messi, who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world of football, has scored over 600 goals for both club and country and is a five-time Ballon D’Or winner.
Real Madrid Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos calls for ‘straight talking’ meeting after Real Sociedad defeat

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has said he will hold a squad meeting at training on Monday morning with some "straight talking" after Los Blancos were beaten 2-0 at home by Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo runs off in celebration after scoring Juventus' opener against Sampdoria. Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Player of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Best Player at the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards.
Villarreal’s Santi Cazorla leads the Yellow Submarine celebrations with Samuel Chukwueze and Jaume Costa after earning a point against Real Madrid. Quality Sport Images-Getty Images

Villarreal draws with Real Madrid

Real Madrid endured a frustrating start to the new year as they drew 2-2 at struggling Villarreal on Thursday and were left seven points behind La Liga leaders FC Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo runs off in celebration after scoring Juventus' opener against Sampdoria. Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC-Juventus FC via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo: I’m not obsessed with individual prizes

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is not obsessed with individual awards after enjoying another stellar year in 2018.

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