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Cristiano Ronaldo conceded he is not ‘100 percent’ despite his goal spree for Portugal but always ready to play as injury-hit Juventus head to Atalanta on Saturday looking to extend their unbeaten run this season to stay top of Serie A.

Cristiano Ronaldo not finished despite not winning Ballon d’Or – Juventus chief

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici has laughed off claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘finished’ after the Portuguese superstar was snubbed for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool defender takes aim at Barcelona after Lionel Messi claims Ballon d’Or

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has taken aim at Barcelona after forward Lionel Messi claimed the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro hit back at Virgil van Dijk on Instagram after the defender joked that the Juventus forward wasn't a rival for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister blasts Virgil van Dijk over Ballon d’Or joke

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister Katia Aveiro hit back at Virgil van Dijk on Instagram after the defender joked that the Juventus forward wasn't a "rival" for this year's Ballon d'Or.
Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.

Lionel Messi: It hurt when Cristiano Ronaldo won his fifth Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi admits “it hurt” when Cristiano Ronaldo joined him on five Ballon d’Or triumphs, with the Barcelona superstar claiming to understand the frustration of a rival who opted not to attend the 2019 ceremony.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi hints on his retirement after his 6th Ballon d’Or award

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has hinted on his retirement after receiving his 6th Ballon d'Or award in Paris on Monday evening, according to report.
Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric congratulates Barcelona rival Lionel Messi after sixth Ballon d’Or win

Lionel Messi received the Ballon d'Or trophy from 2018 winner Luka Modric on Monday, with the Real Madrid midfielder then congratulating Barcelona's talismanic forward on social media.
Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin.

Ballon d’Or: Megan Rapinoe wins women’s award

Megan Rapinoe has added another award to her collection after the United States star beat Lucy Bronze and Alex Morgan to win the Ballon d'Or Feminin.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been crowned the first ever winner of the Yachine Trophy at 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris.

Ballon d’Or: Liverpool’s Alisson Becker wins inaugural Yachine Trophy

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been crowned the first ever winner of the Yachine Trophy at 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris.
Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony.

Ballon d’Or: Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt wins Kopa Trophy

Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt has been named as the winner of the 2019 Kopa Trophy at this year's Ballon d'Or ceremony.
Cristiano Ronaldo revealed that he’d rather just play in the important games while explaining that he would “choose to follow those who are lucky.”

Giorgio Chiellini blames Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo Ballon d’Or snub

Juventus skipper Giorgio Chiellini claims teammate Cristiano Ronaldo “was robbed of the Ballon d’Or last year, as Real Madrid wanted to stop him winning.”
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo snubs Ballon d’Or for Gran Gala ceremony

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo won’t appear at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris this evening as Lionel Messi is set to win his sixth gong.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi wins record sixth Ballon d’Or

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth Ballon d’Or in Paris last night ahead of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane apologises for missing Paris awards ceremony

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has apologised for not attending the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris on Monday night, but feels he might be a contender for the award next year
Cristiano Ronaldo was upset with Maurizio Sarri after he was substituted during the closing stages of Juventus’ victory over Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Antonio Cassano: Juventus covering up Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘big problem’ with Maurizio Sarri

Cristiano Ronaldo looks to have “a big problem” with Maurizio Sarri, claims Antonio Cassano, with a Portuguese superstar left irritated by recent decisions from the Juventus coach.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi could end up staying at the club for another five years.

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d’Or honours

The biggest names in world football will descend on Paris on Monday for the 2019 Ballon d’Or ceremony, with Lionel Messi and USA women’s World Cup superstar Megan Rapinoe tipped to leave with the honours.

Wesley Sneijder: I could’ve been as good as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

Former Netherlands international Wesley Sneijder believes he could have matched the levels of Messi and Ronaldo with more commitment.
Sadio Mane has stated he was unsure about Jurgen Klopp when the Liverpool manager first had contact with him while in charge of Borussia Dortmund in 2014.

Sadio Mané: Jürgen Klopp is the best manager in the world

Everyone knew Sadio Mané was great when he was at Southampton, but under Jürgen Klopp, Mané has turned into a Champions League winner and one of the best individual players in the world.

Ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini slams VAR as ‘load of crap’

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has slammed the use of VAR technology, the introduction of which he has always opposed, as a total nightmare, in an interview on Italian television.

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