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Real Madrid 2-0 Granada. Ronaldo sends Real Madrid on top of La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 22nd La Liga goal of the season to set Real Madrid on their way to a laboured 2-0 win at home to Granada on Saturday that lifted them above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid to the top of the standings.

Barca and Atletico, who play on Sunday, have drawn on their last two outings, including a 0-0 stalemate between the pair at Atletico’s Calderon stadium this month, allowing Real to close the gap in the three-team title race.

Saturday’s victory at the Bernabeu was Real’s fifth in a row in La Liga since a 2-2 draw at Osasuna in December and France forward Karim Benzema was also on target as Carlo Ancelotti’s side moved on to 53 points from 21 matches.

Barca and Atletico have 51 points ahead of their games on Sunday at home to Malaga and away at Rayo Vallecano.

Ronaldo showed off the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player he won this month before kickoff and the Portugal forward came close to scoring moments before the break after a frustrating first half for the home side.

Luka Modric floated a cross over from the right and Ronaldo connected with a spectacular overhead kick that forced a superb reaction save from Roberto.
Fortsätt läsa Real Madrid 2-0 Granada. Ronaldo sends Real Madrid on top of La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2013 Ballon d’Or is now on display in Real Madrid Museum

The Golden Ball won by Cristiano Ronaldo for the FIFA World Player of the Year is now in the Real Madrid Museum, sharing pride of place alongside the nine European Cups.

The 2013 Ballon d’Or can now be found on display on the Bernabéu Tour. The trophy that Cristiano Ronaldo received on 13 January in Zurich has been given pride of place in the Real Madrid Museum, alongside the nine European Cups that the club has won over the years. Behind the cabinet displaying the Ballon d’Or, a large image of the Whites forward holding the prize greets visitors on the Tour.

Here are the Museum Pictures:
Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2013 Ballon d’Or is now on display in Real Madrid Museum

Perez – Ronaldo a deserving winner

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has poured praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal star was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or. After being tipped by Betfairahead of the ceremony, Ronaldo picked up the award for the world’s best player in Zurich, pipping Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who had won the crown for the last four years, and Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery for the award.

 

After winning his first Ballon d’Or in 2008, Ronaldo has been forced to wait four years for his next award, with long-time rival Messi dominating the voting in the years in between Ronaldo’s two victories. With over 40 goals to his name in all competitions this season, Real chief Perez has admitted the 28-year old was the deserving winner.

 

”Justice has been done because he’s the best player in the world. He’s an example to everyone. We Real Madrid fans are very happy and it’s a special day for us all. When the best player is chosen once a year, it’s an honour to have him in our team.”

 

”I don’t want to exaggerate, but this is not just about the Ballon d’Or but also about the recognition for a leader in football who always wants to achieve more,” admitted Perez.

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Perez will now be hoping his star player can continue his sensational form and lead the club to this year’s La Liga title. Currently three points behind leaders Barcelona, Real and city rivals Atletico have already been written off by some Betfairpunters, with the Catalan giants expected to defend their title.

 

As well as La Liga, Real are also very reasonably priced in the Champions League odds to win the tournament this year. It would certainly top off an incredible 12 months for Ronaldo if he did lift the Champions League trophy for a second time. 

Ronaldo gets Portuguese Top Honour ‘Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry’

Cristiano Ronaldo received one of Portugal’s highest honors from the country’s president ‘Anibal Cavaco Silva‘ on Monday.

The Portuguese national football team captain was awarded a medal and ribbon making him an official of the Order of Prince Henry at a formal ceremony in Lisbon’s presidential palace.

Ronaldo said it was “a moment of great pride” that gave him “the motivation to keep working, and even harder in the future.”

The Real Madrid forward, football’s player of the year in 2008 and 2013, is Portugal’s most famous athlete. He has made 109 national team appearances, the third most, and is leading scorer alongside the retired Pauleta with 47 goals each. He will lead Portugal’s bid for its first international trophy at the World Cup in Brazil.

“I look upon football as fun,” the 28-year-old Ronaldo said. “There’s a while to go before I retire, and I want to win more trophies at club and national level.”

“Winning the World Cup is a dream, Ronaldo said. It would be the peak of my career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Anibal Cavaco Silva said Ronaldo deserved the recognition because he “brings prestige for Portugal around the world.”

As well as his natural talent, Ronaldo is an example for younger generations, Cavaco Silva said, because of his “hard work, discipline, determination and will to win.”

The ceremony was attended by members of Ronaldo’s family, Portuguese government officials and Spanish diplomats, as well as Real Madrid President Florentino Perez and Portugal coach Paulo Bento. Fortsätt läsa Ronaldo gets Portuguese Top Honour ‘Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry’

Cristiano Ronaldo will be named ‘Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry’

The Real Madrid striker will be decorated by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal, at the Belém Palace (Lisbon)

Cristiano Ronaldo will be named ‘Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry’ at the Belém Palace (Lisbon) tomorrow by Aníbal Cavaco Silva, the President of Portugal.

The Portuguese forward is set to receive the honour due to “the president’s decision, which aims to honour an internationally-renowned athlete who is a symbol of Portugal throughout the world, contributing to the country’s international reach and an example of perseverance for younger generations”.