Cristiano Ronaldo Recording the Commercial For JBS on May 22, 2013. Behind The Scene Pictures:
On Sunday it was reported by the Daily Mail and the Mirror that Jose Mourinho would be looking to make Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo his major transfer target if he was to take the Chelsea hot-seat. There have been several rumours all year that Manchester United will look to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but it has been reported that Mourinho would look to hijack any deal.
Although it is believed Roman Abramovich is willing to give Mourinho a transfer kitty of over £100 million this summer, it is very unlikely that Ronaldo would want to move to Stamford Bridge. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has overshadowed the Ronaldo question in recent weeks but it’s still quite obvious United will still at least try to sort out a deal for him.
Ronaldo’s stats speak for themselves since he moved to the Bernabeu, scoring 201 goals in 199 games for Madrid since his £80million move from United in 2009.
In the league this season, he has scored a goal a game with 34 goals in 34 games. He has also attempted the most shots in Europe with a remarkable 181 shots and 63% of them have been on target.
Ronaldo has 10 assists this season and has created 62 chances in total which shows he can be a team player too even if his 77% passing accuracy does let him down slightly.
He is obviously the complete player who would walk into any team in the whole world and clubs would be silly not to express an interest in Ronaldo. It is just a question of whether he would want to leave Real Madrid and even if he did, a decision to join Chelsea over his beloved Manchester United would be highly unlikely. The only way it would be possible is if Mourinho takes the Stamford Bridge job but even then I just can’t see it happening.
However by looking at the online bet market, the bookmakers have changed their odds from 40 to 5 that Ronaldo will leave for Manchester United so the future will tell.
Cristiano Ronaldo is seen leaving a restaurant some hours after the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, announces that coach Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid football club after this season, on May 20, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo And Pepe Sighting In Madrid (May 20, 2013)
Real Madrid will reportedly reject any efforts to entice Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
The Portuguese man has been linked with a move to his former club Manchester United and with a move to Chelsea where his current manager Jose Mourhino will be taking charge.
It took £80 million to entice the superstar to Spain and according to The People magazine, Madrid president Florentino Perez has stated that ”the superstar will not be sold despite strong rumours linking him to the Premier League”.
Ronaldo was sent off in his latest game and many claim that is not the image he wants to leave Spain with.
The Portuguese player continued his spectacular average of a goal per game and played his 100th match in the Santiago Bernabéu.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a header from an Özil assist against Atlético de Madrid in the final of the Copa, scoring his 55th goal this season in the same number of matches. The Madrid player’s scoring ability has enabled him to reach this stage in this season with a scoring record of a goal a game across the four competitions he has appeared in. Furthermore, with this latest goal he is leading the table of goal-scorers for 2013 across Europe’s five biggest leagues. This year he has managed 33 goals, 32 of them for Real Madrid and one for Portugal.
In the derby against Atlético, the Santiago Bernabéu enjoyed seeing Cristiano Ronaldo for the hundredth time. The Portuguese player rose to the occasion and opened the scoring with his seventh goal in the Copa del Rey 2012-13, equalling his best total in this competition. In the whole season he has already scored 55 times and, with two league matches still to play, he could reach his best total, the 60 goals he scored last season.
In his 100 appearances in the Santiago Bernabéu as a Madrid player, the Portuguese player has a record of 111 goals, divided between 83 in la Liga, 17 in the Champions League, 10 in the Copa Del Rey and 1 in the Supercup.
José Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off as Real Madrid lost a dramatic, bad-tempered Copa del Rey final to Atlético Madrid – the first time they had been beaten by their city rivals in 26 games, and in their own stadium too. As a fractious game that had confrontations and 14 yellow cards ended, Atlético’s players raced to the north end of this stadium to celebrate with their fans, who could hardly believe what had just unfolded before their eyes in extra time: Joao Miranda’s header and two superb saves from Thibault Courtois giving them the trophy.
Atlético’s fans began an ironic chant of ”Mourinho, stay!” The Madrid manager, though, was not there to hear them: he had long since departed, sent off after 77 minutes for remonstrating with the referee. If, as is likely, he is given a two-game ban, he may have sat on the Bernabéu bench for the last time. His final season in Spain has ended in failure, without a trophy.
”This is the worst season of my life,” Mourinho said. ”A Super Cup, a semi-final, a runner-up. For many coaches that would be a good year. For me it is the worst.”
There will be some Atlético fans claiming this as the greatest victory in their history. They had not beaten their city rivals since 1999 and that year they went down. Since returning to the top flight, these two teams had faced each other 25 times. Not once had Atlético won; Real Madrid had won ten in a row. Those victories had become increasingly easy too and it seemed like another case of Groundhog Day here when Ronaldo leapt above Godín and, from a couple of yards in front of the penalty spot, headed Mesut Özil’s corner for the opener after just 13 minutes.
One of the most significant criticisms that can be levelled at Mourinho in Madrid is that too often his teams have sat and tried to protect leads rather than seeking to augment them. There was a certain logic to it on this occasion, given that both of these sides are better suited to playing on the break, and for 20 minutes there was not one chance. But then Radamel Falcao received the ball in the middle of the pitch.
The Colombian held off the centre-back Raúl Albiol, who had come out to meet him, turned back swiftly, rolling Albiol out of the way, wriggled beyond Sami Khedira, evaded the recovering Albiol for a second time and played a perfect pass into the space that he himself had vacated ready for Diego Costa to occupy. Dashing in from the right, Costa outran Fábio Coenträo, controlled with his first touch and, with his second, thumped a superb 20-yard shot low and hard into the far corner. The finish was almost as impressive as the assist. It was the Brazilian’s eighth goal of the Cup this season, making him the tournament’s top scorer.
Suddenly, the game was alive. Luka Modric shot wide and then Özil struck a skidding effort off the post before half-time. This was a different game now and it continued in a similar manner in the second half. Filipe Luis had Atlético’s best two chances, coming in from the left: the first was hit tamely; the second was a volley that flashed past the near post after Gabi’s deep cross from the other side.
The best opportunity came at the other end, though. On the hour mark, Ronaldo chased down a ball on the left and surged past Joao Miranda to the byline. Ronaldo‘s pull back took a deflection and dropped to Karim Benzema, who hit the post, the ball again falling to a Madrid player. This time it was Özil, steadying himself and stepping inside seven yards out, only to find Juanfran diving across to block on the goalline. Just eight minutes later it was happening again. Ronaldo‘s clever free-kick curled under the leaping wall and back off the post to Michael Essien, whose wild effort flew over from near the edge of the six-yard box.
Fortune was on Atlético’s side, it seemed. Could their run of defeats really be coming to an end? It was getting tense now, dirty too. Ronaldo, fouled time and again, was growing increasingly angry. Confrontations began occurring and, in the 78th minute, Mourinho came racing off his bench to remonstrate with the referee, Carlos Clos Gomez, following a challenge from Mario Suárez. He refused to back down when the referee called for calm and was sent off, down the tunnel for perhaps the last time.
COPA DEL REY – FINAL
REAL MADRID vs ATLETICO MADRID
Time: 19.30 GMT
Date: May 17, 2013
Venue: Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid)