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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have now outscored Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in La Liga this season.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez outscoring Atletico, Real Madrid in La Liga

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have now outscored Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in La Liga this season.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric kisses the trophy after receiving the 2018 FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or award. AFP-Getty Images

Luka Modric criticises Ballon d’Or gala snub by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby with Norwegian counterpart Martin Sjogren

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby picks Norway as biggest World Cup threat

Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has said he believes his team will reach the knockout stage of the next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France if they could get past Group A main rivals Norway.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal on Saturday, the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to hit the mark.

Cristiano Ronaldo challenges Lionel Messi to join him in Serie A

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has challenged Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona and sign for a club in Italy.
Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder Lucas Vazquez (3rdR) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 1, 2018. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP)

Real Madrid face last-place Huesca in battle of large and little

Luka Modric has been voted the best player on the planet and Real Madrid crowned European champions three times in a row but in Huesca, on Saturday they will meet a team from the opposite end of the ladder.
Neymar

Neymar wants to play in Premier League

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has admitted that he will have to play in the Premier League at some stage of his career if he is to be considered a “great player”.

Pele: You can’t compare Lionel Messi with me

Football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, has stated that he is out of the league of five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi and there is no basis for comparison.

Mauro Icardi eyes Cristiano Ronaldo match-up as Inter bid to halt Juventus

Mauro Icardi said he was relishing the chance to measure himself against Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time as Inter Milan travel to Turin on Friday looking to inflict the first defeat of the season on Italian champions Juventus and keep the Serie A title race alive.
Lionel Messi

Ernesto Valverde: Lionel Messi’s fifth place in Ballon d’Or vote absurd

Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’ Argentina forward on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal on Saturday, the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to hit the mark.

Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister under fire for blaming cabal

Real Madrid and Croatia star Modric was crowned the winner in Paris on Monday night, the first time since Kaka in 2007 that the prize has not gone to Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric kisses the trophy after receiving the 2018 FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or award. AFP-Getty Images

Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or, breaks Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi dominance

Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric, was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on the prestigious award.
Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg

Ada Hegerberg first woman to win Ballon D’Or

Norwegian striker, Ada Hegerberg, made history Monday in Paris as the first woman to win women’s Ballon D’Or and she hailed it a “big step forward” for the game.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric looks on during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Real Madrid CF and AS Roma at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 19, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - GABRIEL BOUYS

Court confirms Luka Modric perjury charges dropped

Perjury charges against Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric have been dropped, a Croatian court has confirmed.
The Ballon d'Or trophy

Ballon d’Or 2018 – all the nominees

All the nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or, ahead of Monday's ceremony in Paris:
Real Madrid's Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year

Luka Modric tipped to win Ballon d’Or to end Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi era

The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, with Croatia’s Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s reported Ballon d’Or snub surprises Barcelona’s Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is shocked that Lionel Messi is not set to feature on the Ballon d'Or podium for the first time since 2006.
Real Madrid's Luka Modric named UEFA Player of the Year

Ballon d’Or winners ‘leak’ shows Luka Modric first, Ronaldo second

Ahead of the Monday gala, that will reveal the winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris, it has been leaked that Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric will come first.
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Juventus

Max Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo deserves Ballon D’Or

Massimiliano Allegri believes Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the Ballon D’Or, following media reports that the forward has not been short-listed for the award’s final three for the first time since 2010.

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