Cristiano Ronaldo will talk to Real President about his Future

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he will talk to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future after the Confederations Cup.

Ronaldo has said that he wants to leave Spain after tax fraud accusations against him.

The forward is currently with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

“The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player,” said Perez, who was re-elected on Monday.

Spanish prosecutors have accussed the Portugese star of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax, which he has denied.

“Obviously something has happened, something has affected him, his credibility,” Perez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero. “I’m sure he will tell us and we will see.

“It’s no coincidence that he’s in a very important tournament, the Confederations Cup. It hasn’t finished yet and I don’t want to disturb the Portuguese team.”

Perez says Ronaldo, who has also been linked with a move to Paris St-Germain, is not motivated by money.

He said: “He just wants to be the best player in the world. If Cristiano wants to leave Real Madrid, it won’t be for money.”

Perez said he is yet to receive an offer for Ronaldo – or striker Alvaro Morata or midfielder James Rodriguez, both of whom have also been linked with United.

“We want to keep all our players next season, including James,” he added.

Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Tax Evasion Accusations

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax by Spanish prosecutors.
The prosecutors says that they have filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player.

He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014.
In a statement, Cristiano Ronaldo’s representative denied that there had ever been concealment, or the slightest intention to conceal.

“It is clear that the football player did not try to evade taxes,” Ronaldo’s Gestifute management company said.

Ronaldo brushed off the accussations, saying he was not worried about tax investigations as he had nothing to hide.
In December, leaked documents suggested that Ronaldo had avoided tax on income allegedly held in offshore accounts – allegations he also denied.

When asked about that investigation, he told a journalist from Radio Television Portuguesa (RTP) “Quien no debe no teme”, which roughly translates as “He who has nothing to hide has no fear.”

Ronaldo hat-trick wins Real Madrid Champions League 1st leg vs. Atletico Madrid

Scoreline

Real Madrid
Ronaldo (10′ minutes, 73′ minutes, 86′ minutes)
Atletico Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scores another Champions League hat-trick dominating in the semi-final first leg versus Atletico Madrid, closing in a third final in four years.

Real showed their dominance throughout the match, leading after 10 minutes when Ronaldo shot home with Casemiro’s cross.

Real Madrid fully capitalized their superiority when Ronaldo let the ball bounce and smashed an unstoppable shot from 16 yards past Atletico keeper Jan Oblak.

Ronaldo sealed their victory with the winner, making a second consecutive Champions League hat-trick, scoring five goals in the quarter-final against Bayern Munich. It was his easiest goal of the night, as he controlled Lucas Vazquez’s cross in plenty of space before firing home.

Atletico only had one shot on target and will need to pull out the performane of a lifetime to stop double-chasing Real from ending their European dreams for the fourth straight season.

Ronaldo, the top scorer in the history of the Champions League with 103 goals, solidified his place in the history books with his performance in this match.

He has now scored one more goal – 52 – in the knockout stages than he has in the group stages. He has now scored eight goals in his past three games in the competition, and is up to 13 Champions League semi-final goals.

What the managers said:

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone:

“We need to forget about this game.

“It seems impossible, but it is football and football has these unexpected things that make it marvellous.

“Until the last drip of hope is gone, we will give it everything we have.”

Real boss Zinedine Zidane:

“Cristiano is a goalscorer. He is unique. All the players were brilliant.

“I am happy with what I am doing here and with the players, we played a great game. We can hurt any side with our weapons.”

Real Madrid 2-3 Barcelona. El Clasico, La Liga.

Lionel Messi scored the winner, and his 500th Barcelona goal sending the Catalans to the top of the La Liga Table

Casemiro started the scoreline before Messi and Ivan Rakitic responded with goals of their own, which gave Barcelona the lead.

Sergio Ramos was shown a red card for a wild lunge.

Substitute James Rodriguez earns the equalizer for Madrid late on.

But Messi, blazed through and fired from the edge of the area to give Barcelona the win.

This puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but has a better head-to-head record.

Barcelona have redeemed themselves with this match, having lost their Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus and their abysmal performance against Malaga recently.

What the Managers said:

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique: “We are first now but Madrid have an extra game. It will be tight until the end. We got the result we came here for.

“This is a season that weighs on us like five. So many things have happened, good things, not so good things, things I’ve already forgotten.

“The 2-2 goal was a terrible blow but players were able to come back in the last breath – the happy ending that we all wanted at Barcelona.”

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane: “Nothing changes now. Maybe after today the league will be more open. But we still depend on ourselves.”
Scoreline

Real Madrid
Casemiro (28′ minutes)
Ramos (Dismissed at 77′ minutes)
Rodríguez (85′ minutes)

Barcelona
Messi (33′ minutes, 90’+2 minutes)
Rakitic (73′ minutes)

Real Madrid 4-2 Bayern Munich. Ronaldo Scores a Hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich with a contreversial extra time to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal’s 84th-minute dismissal was the beginning of the turning point of the thriller match, paving way to Ronaldo who was clearly standing in an offside position to score Madrid’s second in extra time.

Bayern had the lead when Robert Lewandowski connected with a penalty.

Madrid struggled to find rhythm at a nervy Bernabeu before Ronaldo headed in Casemiro’s precise cross.

Bayern responded just 36 seconds later as Sergio Ramos’ own goal forced extra time, but then crumbled after Ronaldo illegally fired in Madrid’s second.

Ronaldo tapped in the third, making his 100th Champions League goal, the first player ever to reach 100 Champions League goals. Marco Asensio sealing victory by firing into the bottom corner.

Madrid will now progress through the semi-final, finding out their next opponents when the draw is made on Friday.

What they said:
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane: “I don’t get involved if decisions are right or wrong,”

“Everyone has their own opinions, some might say it was not a second yellow card for Vidal, some might say it is.

“Cristiano’s goal might have been offside but it doesn’t change anything.”

‘Ronaldo is always there for us’ – post-match reaction
On some home supporters whistling at Cristiano Ronaldo during the game: “Cristiano has shown that in the key moments he is there, he makes the difference. When he has to be, he is there.

“It is unique and we are happy for him and for the team.

“Maybe after today they do not whistle anymore, but this is Madrid and that things happen from time to time, and he knows it. He has to be calm.

“The public will always thank Cristiano for everything he has done.”

Both teams go back to domestic league action hoping to move a step closer to their respective titles.

Madrid have the small matter of El Clasico to focus on. Zidane’s team can move six points clear at the top of La Liga by beating arch-rivals Barcelona.

The sides meet on Sunday at the Bernabeu (19:45 BST)

Bundesliga leaders Bayern, who are eight points clear with five games left, will hope to bounce back from this defeat when they host Mainz on Saturday.

SCORELINE
Real Madrid
Ronaldo (76′ minutes, 104′ minutes, 109′ minutes)
Asensio (112′ minutes)

Bayern Munich
Lewandowski (53′ minutes pen)
Ramos (77′ minutes og)
Vidal (Dismissed at 84′ minutes)

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or 2016

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beat rival Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time.

Last year’s winner, Barcelona’s  Messi ranked 2nd behind Ronaldo.

Atletico Madrid’s  forward Antoine Griezmann finished third in the vote.

Ronaldo was a key player that helped Real Madrid win last season’s Champions League and scored three goals as Portugal won Euro 2016.

He has now won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, with Messi the only other recipient of the award since winning it.

“I never thought in my mind that I would win the Golden Ball four times. I am pleased. I feel so proud and happy,” said Ronaldo.

“I have the opportunity to thank all of my team-mates, the national team, Real Madrid, all of the people and players who helped me to win this individual award.”

WELLBET News: Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo silences his critics and performed his 39th career hat- trick and gave Real Madrid a derby win over Atletico, solidifying their position at the top of La liga.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick,  a second from the penalty spot, and a the third from Gareth Bale’s cross.

Real still sits at the top of La liga standings, and now a have a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona, who were held to a goalled draw with Malaga earlier.

Ronaldo showed his best performance of the season, he certainly shows no sign of slowing down.