After injury, Ronaldo in Juventus squad for match at Ajax

Sports 04/09/19, 09:18

Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Juventus' squad for Wednesday's match at Ajax in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, marking his return from two weeks out with a right thigh injury.Ronaldo was injured while on international duty with Portugal last month.Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico ...

‘New kids on the block’: Juventus next up for rising Ajax

Sports 04/09/19, 06:12

Ajax already knocked off one European power in the Champions League by taking out 13-time champion Real Madrid.Now the rising Dutch club has its sights set on eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus."We really showed everyone what we can do. And hopefully we can show that again against Juventus," 21-year-old Ajax ...

Picture perfect: Ronaldo’s fitness goes beyond vanity

Soccer 04/04/19, 08:23

Those perfectly sculpted abdominal muscles that Cristiano Ronaldo constantly shows off on social media are not just for vanity.Ronaldo's well-documented fitness has enabled him to stay remarkably healthy throughout his glittered career.With the Juventus striker currently working his way back from a minor right thigh muscle issue, it's worth remembering ...

Juventus coach hopes to have Ronaldo back against Ajax

Soccer 04/01/19, 07:09

Cristiano Ronaldo could return from injury for Juventus' Champions League match at Ajax next week.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says "Ronaldo is working hard and we hope to have him available for Ajax."Ronaldo injured a right thigh muscle a week ago while with Portugal for European Championship qualifying.Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo receives ...

Kean keeps up scoring form in Juventus win over Empoli

Soccer 03/30/19, 15:35

Moise Kean can't seem to miss lately.Days after scoring two goals in his first two starts for Italy, the 19-year-old Kean came off the bench to secure injury-depleted Juventus a 1-0 win over visiting Empoli on Saturday.Kean's three Serie A goals have come on his first three shots.Juventus' Moise Kean, ...

Agnelli hints Juventus might not risk Ronaldo against Ajax

Sports 03/29/19, 08:31

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has hinted it may not risk Cristiano Ronaldo for the first match of the Champions League quarterfinals against Ajax.Ronaldo injured a muscle in his right thigh and limped off 30 minutes into Portugal's 1-1 draw against Serbia on Monday in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship.Agnelli ...

Juventus: Ronaldo’s injury ‘apparently minor’

Soccer 03/26/19, 15:19

Juventus says Cristiano Ronaldo only sustained an "apparently minor" injury when playing for Portugal but did not offer a timeline for his return.Ronaldo limped off after half an hour of Portugal's 1-1 draw against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Juventus said Tuesday that tests in Portugal ...

Ronaldo injured for Portugal; big wins for France, England

Europe 03/25/19, 17:06

An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal's frustrating start to its European Championship title defense.Things couldn't be going much better for free-scoring England and France.Ronaldo hobbled off in the first half with an apparent right thigh injury in Portugal's 1-1 draw with Serbia in Lisbon, which came three days after ...

Ronaldo injured in Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia

Europe 03/25/19, 16:58

Portugal drew with Serbia 1-1 in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo playing only half an hour before being substituted with a right leg injury.In his second game with the national team since the World Cup, Ronaldo had to leave before halftime after pulling a ...

Ronaldo leaves Portugal match with muscle injury

Soccer 03/25/19, 15:40

Cristiano Ronaldo injured his right leg and had to be substituted before halftime of Portugal's match against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Ronaldo was hurt while sprinting to try to reach a long pass in the 30th minute of the match at the Stadium of Light ...

Ronaldo is indirectly helping Italy’s national team

Sports 03/24/19, 08:17

Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus isn't just helping raise the profile of Serie A. It's also helping Italy's national team to recover from its failure to qualify for last year's World Cup.Indirectly at least.Moise Kean, a 19-year-old reserve forward at Juventus, has gotten the chance to observe Ronaldo up close ...

England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defense opens

Sports 03/22/19, 19:03

Big wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals were flowing elsewhere on ...

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $22K by UEFA for obscene gesture

Sports 03/21/19, 10:07

Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found the Juventus star guilty of improper conduct.Ronaldo was fined the same sum imposed on Atletico coach Diego Simeone for the same ...

Ronaldo charged by UEFA for gesture mocking Simeone

Sports 03/18/19, 06:23

UEFA has charged Cristiano Ronaldo for a provocative gesture mocking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after Juventus eliminated the Spanish club from the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the charge of "improper conduct" on Thursday.Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ($22,700) by UEFA for making an obscene gesture ...

Juventus loses 2-0 at Genoa in 1st league defeat of season

Soccer 03/17/19, 09:55

Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus fell to its first Serie A defeat of the season as it lost 2-0 at Genoa on Sunday.Substitute Stefano Sturaro, who was sold by Juventus in January after a lengthy injury spell, scored two minutes after coming off the bench for his Genoa debut and Goran ...

Quagliarella scores again as Sampdoria wins 5-3 at Sassuolo

Soccer 03/16/19, 11:48

Fabio Quagliarella celebrated his first Italy call-up in four years with yet another goal to help Sampdoria win 5-3 at Sassuolo in a Serie A game on Saturday.It was Quagliarella's 21st league goal of the season, extending his personal record. The 36-year-old remained atop the scoring list with two more ...

Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:49

Cristiano Ronaldo is back on Portugal's national soccer team for the first time since the World Cup.Ronaldo was included in coach Fernando Santos' list Friday for upcoming matches against Ukraine and Serbia, its first qualifiers for the European Championship.They will be the 34-year-old Ronaldo's first games for his country since ...

Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

Soccer 03/14/19, 08:57

Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.Ronaldo captured the attention of the soccer world on Tuesday when he scored a hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid and into the Champions League quarterfinals.Not to be outdone, ...

Ronaldo nets hat trick to send Juventus into CL quarters

Soccer 03/12/19, 17:05

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat trick for Juventus to send the club into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as the Italian side fought back from a two-goal first-leg defeat.Ronaldo netted from open play in each half and then converted a late ...

New challenges ahead of Zidane in return to Real Madrid

Soccer 03/12/19, 09:40

The Real Madrid team that Zinedine Zidane is taking over looks nothing like the one he left behind less than a year ago.Madrid had just won a third straight Champions League title when Zidane decided to quit at the end of last season. Cristiano Ronaldo was still on the team, ...

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