It was the first time in years a player had broken Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's strangehold on the Ballon d' Or. The Croatian was on top of the world when he won the award last month - but thinks the night was soured by the fact that neither superstar showed up to see it. Either Ronaldo or Messi had won the award every year since 2007. But when it became clear they wouldn't take the gong this year - Messi didn't even make the top three - the pair didn't show at the plush France Football awards. And the normally mild-mannered Croatian certainly noticed. The Real Madrid playmaker told Sportske Novosti : “I cannot say why someone did not attend – that’s their choice. That is logical, is it not? “It turns out these choices and trophies only have value when they get them. “It is not fair to their playing colleagues, or to the voters who have nominated them for the past 10 years. “Nor for football or supporters. But I repeat, everyone behaves … [Read more...] about Luka Modric slams what Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi did to him
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have widely been considered the world's best players for a little over a decade now. The duo have pretty much taken it in turns winning the Ballon d'Or since Kaka was last named the world's best player in 2008, and have both tasted success in La Liga and in the Champions League. Mesut Ozil took part in a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday and was asked to name the best player he has ever lined up against and the best player he has ever faced. He took it as the perfect opportunity to pick between the world's best in a diplomatic way, name-dropping both Messi and Ronaldo when answering. During his career the German has lined up alongside some seriously good players at Real Madrid, Arsenal and for his national team - think - Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Alexis Sanchez, Jerome Boateng and Toni Kroos to name but a few. But for Ozil there is one man at the top of the pile and that is Ronaldo. As for who the Arsenal star has come up against, there are even more … [Read more...] about Mesut Ozil has his say on Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
EDEN HAZARD can match the same levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek. By Callum Vurley / Published 30th June 2018 GETTY Eden Hazard has been backed to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi The Belgium superstar is currently with his country as he looks to help his nation do what they have never done before and win the World Cup.The 27-year-old is captain of Roberto Martinez's side but at club level his future is not as stable.There have been numerous reports that he will make the switch to Real Madrid this summer and he has not held back in saying what he thinks of the links.He has told the Blues that they must improve the squad or risk losing him as he wants to win the Champions League in his lifetime.And Real is the most likely destination to do that, having won the European competition three times in a row. Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard next club odds CHELSEA star Eden Hazard could leave the club this … [Read more...] about World Cup: Chelsea ace Eden Hazard backed to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Messi copied the penalty that Maradona missed in the 1990 World Cup The opening round of 2018 World Cup matches have thrown up much to debate and, as ever, the battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is central to goings on in Russia. A poor 1-1 draw was the result of Argentina's game with Iceland with Messi having a penalty saved, a fate which didn't befall his rival as Ronaldo notched a hat-trick thanks to a spot-kick, free-kick and a Spanish goalkeeping error. Here, we give you the chance to decide who gets more support by playing off the other individuals from La Albiceleste and Portugal against eachother. From the players we have selected to face-off, Ever Banega and Andre Silva could be added in for their respective sides, with it likely that Jorge Sampaoli will make changes for Argentina's clash against Nigeria on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi: Who is surrounded by the better team?
ISIS has threatened to behead Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the World Cup in chilling mocked up photos. The barbarous terror group is repeating calls for "lone attackers" to strike ahead of the tournament in Russia next month. They have already made a number of sickening threats as they lose ground in Syria and Iraq but have ramped up the violence in their latest campaign. Sickening mocked up photos show Ronaldo and Messi pinned to the ground by masked jihadis in a packed football stadium. The vile picture, captioned "Your blood will fill the ground" shows the extremists hacking at the footballers's heads. The latest threat was revealed by cyber intelligence firm Sixgill, which monitors ISIS chatter, according to the Mirror. It was released yesterday on Telegram by a pro-ISIS group. The merciless death group earlier this month called on its supporters to launch attacks at the showpiece football tournament, which kicks off in Russia next month. They made … [Read more...] about ISIS threatens to BEHEAD Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in sick World Cup execution video