Manchester United 3-1 Real Madrid. Michigan Record Crowd cheers for Ronaldo despite Real defeat

Carlo Ancelotti ruled his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo out for the club’s game at Michigan Stadium against Manchester United but he entered match at the 72 minute mark.

Much to the delight of the 100,000 plus fans in attendance.

The crowd gave Ronaldo a healthy round of applause as he entered the game. Fans in the front row by Real Madrid‘s bench stood as Ronaldo warmed up wearing a green penny.

”This was not a friendly,” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said. ”I had the feeling Real Madrid didn’t want to lose. I think that’s why he brought Ronaldo into the game.”

When Real Madrid announced its roster for the 2014 International Champions CupRonaldo wasn’t even on it after suffering a knee injury playing for Portugal in the 2014 World Cup.

On July 24, the club added FIFA‘s reigning Ballon D’or Award winner on to the roster. He flew to the United States the morning of Real Madrid’s opening match of the tournament against Inter Milan.

He held individual practice sessions throughout the week, including one when Real Madrid practiced at Eastern Michigan University’s Scicluna Field.

When Ancelotti addressed the media before his team held a two-hour practice session at Michigan Stadium Friday night, the manager clarified Ronaldo‘s status.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Match Pictures against Manchester United at Michigan Stadium
Fortsätt läsa Manchester United 3-1 Real Madrid. Michigan Record Crowd cheers for Ronaldo despite Real defeat

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Training, Joins The Team in UCLA

Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Real Madrid squad in LA after returning from his Holidays. After Early World Cup exit he went to Greece for his holidays and a recent visit to Japan for MTG event.

Real Madrid forward completed his first post-2014 World Cup training session with Real Madrid as the Portugal international stepped up his preseason preparations.

Cristiano Ronaldo attended his first Pre-season training at UCLA

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Cristiano Ronaldo not included in Real Madrid squad for US Tour

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo won’t appear with Real Madrid when los Blancos play in the United States this summer, including a game Saturday in Berkeley.

Real’s biggest stars were not included in a 20-man roster announced Monday because of the month long World Cup and transfer uncertainties before the season begins. The 2014 Champions League winners also left off newcomers Toni Kroos of Germany and goalkeeper Keylor Navas of Costa Rica as it began training Monday at UCLA.

Real Madrid Arrived in Los Angeles for their 2014/15 US Tour
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Real Madrid’s 2014/15 Pre-season Schedule

A champion‘s work is never done. Real Madrid may have captured their elusive ”La Decima,” but they can’t afford to rest on their laurels if they want to reclaim their spot a top La Liga.

Los BlancosChampions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid helped to blunt some of the pain that came with watching the club’s crosstown rivals—Atletico—win the league.

Winning that 10th European crown had become an obsession at the Santiago Bernabeu, and now that it’s over, a sense of normalcy can return.

Preseason friendlies will offer players a chance to put the Champions League win in the rear-view mirror and shift their focus to the 2014/15 campaign. Bringing home one league title in six years is a bona fide drought for Real Madrid, so that will be at the top of the checklist for next year.

REAL MADRID’s 2014/15 PRE SEASON  SCHEDULE

By taking part in the International Champions Cup, Real Madrid are continuing to grow their brand in the United States. They’re already one of the most lucrative brands in world football, but overseas tours like this one ensure that they remain relevant for the newer generations of football fans.

The U.S. will also be riding a wave of momentum from the World Cup. Thousands of American fans will turn up to watch Los Blancos take on Manchester United, Roma and Inter Milan. Some of those fans may be watching club football for the first time.

Watching stars like Cristiano RonaldoGareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric is a great way to get hooked on the game.

The International Champions Cup will be a big moneymaker for the defending champions, but their more important matchup may come against Fiorentina. That friendly comes right before the Spanish Super Cup and will give players one more opportunity to gain match fitness before the important stuff begins.

Ronaldinho or Cristiano Ronaldo ? Who’s The Better Free Kick taker ?

There are few players in the world who can bend the ball perfectly over a wall, past the goalkeeper and into the net on a regular basis. Sure, sometimes you get lucky and hit your free kick just right, but to do it consistently takes a tremendous amount of practice and skill.

Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are two of those players that have absolutely mastered the art of the free kick. And on Wednesday night, the legends played a game of soccer HORSE across two continents.

First up was Ronaldinho, who scored this stunner for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil against Botafogo:

But Cristiano Ronaldo countered with this beauty during the International Champions Cup final win versus Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea:

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These are Their Latest Goals scored by Freekick. There is no doubt they both r the best Freekick takers ever in Football History. Now It’s Up To You To Decide Who’s Better ?

Real Madrid 3-1 Chelsea. Ronaldo’s brace gives 2013 Champions Cup Title To Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his former coach one more dazzling display of his skills, and delivered a trophy to Real Madrid in the process.

Ronaldo scored a pair of highlight goals, lifting Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup on Wednesday night.
We played beautiful football,” Ronaldo said.

Marcelo Vieira also scored for Real, which became the event’s inaugural champion by topping a Chelsea club now being coached by Jose Mourinho. He left Madrid earlier this year for a return to Chelsea, and after years of enjoying watching Ronaldo frustrate opponents, it was Mourinho who couldn’t find a way to stop him.“
He’s a great player,” Mourinho said. “If he scores goals, that is not news. If he doesn’t score goals, that would be news.”
Ramires scored for Chelsea, which posted a pair of shutouts to get into the championship match before 67,273 fans at Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

The colorful Mourinho took what were considered a few subtle jabs at Real Madrid leading up to the Guinness final, though Ronaldo took the high ground when asked about his former coach before the match.

After the final whistle Wednesday, though, Ronaldo clearly was enjoying the moment — but insisted that his two after-goal celebrations were not in any way directed toward Mourinho.“I don’t worry about the other people,” Ronaldo said.This match, the finale of an eight-team tournament, was supposed to be merely an exhibition between two strong teams, part of their preseason preparations.

The way they played certainly didn’t suggest that either side found this one to be meaningless.

“I would expect those two teams to play it seriously,” said Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, whose team fell to AC Milan earlier Wednesday in the third-place match of the eight-team event.
With the match tied at 1 in the 30th minute, Ronaldo was the recipient of a hard foul from behind by Branislav Ivanovic. Ronaldo merely smiled as he sat on the turf, adjusting his uniform while most of the other players convened for a bit of shouting.

Ronaldo got his revenge on the resulting free kick. From about 25 yards, his strike curled to the left, sneaking just under the crossbar and off the fingertips of diving goalkeeper Petr Cech.

And in the 57th minute, Ronaldo struck again, perfectly timing his run toward the goal line and sending in a header for a two-goal advantage. That left Mourinho with a blank expression, and the outcome essentially decided