Much is expected this season for Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, who are fresh from snatching the La Liga title from rivals Barcelona’s grasp last season. With the calibre of player available to the Portuguese coach, the financial clout behind the club and the intense supporter backing of the Santiago Bernabeu faithful, Los Blancos are expected to whitewash all that crosses their path. The difference whether they can do it or not? One Cristiano Ronaldo.
Things have not gone according to plan so far for the Spanish champions in 2012-13, as erratic form has blighted early season ambition. Poor results in the Primera Division see the capital-city side trailing Barcelona by eight points already. The main reason that can be accounted for this is CR7’s ill-content at the club, with the player admitted that he does not feel happy or valued in Madrid.
The talented forward has a phenomenal record for the Spanish side, and was the key to ending Barcelona’s reign of power last season. After three years of unequivocal success for the Catalan giants, something special was needed to knock the Camp Nou side off their pedestal. That something was a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired victory for Madrid in Catalunya, with the ex-Manchester United forward scoring the decisive goal.
This season, despite not being in the best mentality due to the afore-mentioned personal problems, Ronaldo salvaged a lacklustre Madrid side against Manchester City in the Champions League, scoring an individual last-minute winner to save the side’s blushes. Despite the ability of Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and countless other superstars in the squad, Ronaldo is the man that makes the side tick.
After filling a similar talismanic role for Portugal at Euro 2012, Ronaldo is well and truly in the running for the next Ballon d’Or. FootballTop is an alternative to FIFA and UEFA rankings that indicates international public rating of clubs, championships, players, national teams; it currently has CR7 is the most popular and most respected player in the modern game.
All legendary teams have their star players that make the side successful. The Brazil side of the 1970’s had Pele, Argentina’s World Cup winning side had Diego Maradona; the difference between success or monumental failure for this Real Madrid side is Cristiano Ronaldo, and the club must do all it can to keep the superstar happy and firing.
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Despite his disappointing performance against Getafe on the last league match, Cristiano Ronaldo managed to escape Jose Mourinho’s critics. After the match, Mourinho made sure that it was all about team work, and not about one man job. Even that the lost is unacceptable, Mou knew that Getafe played better at that time, and that him, the coach and all the players were on the same boat. Fortsätt läsa Real Madrid’s Shocking Performance in Early of Season 2012/13
Barcelona are 3-2 Up on aggregates, Barca won the first leg in camp Nou with 3-2.
Real Madrid side are not performing at their level. Real played a 1-1 draw in the
opening match of la Liga against Valencia followed by 2-1 defeat against Getafe but still real madrid have a good chance to make a comeback in the season in Santiago Bernabeu by winning Supercup.
Supercup IInd Leg – Aug 29, 2012 Real Madrid vs Barcelona at 20.30 GMT
The Supercopa El Clasico first leg match will be held at Camp Nou tonight. As the opening game of season 2012/13, the match will determine which is the best between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The question is, will Real Madrid survive the game, knowing that they didn’t start the league season in a fancy way after a 1-1 draw over Valencia last week ? Fortsätt läsa First Leg of El Clasico Supercopa Season 2012/13 – Ronaldo vs Messi
Lionel Messi indeed has scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo in Spanish League. However, when it comes to away games, Ronaldo has created more goals than the Barcelona’s striker.
With the penalty in the last match against Granada, Ronaldo already collects 23 goals in all away league matches. Compared to Messi’s 15 goals in home game, or statistically 0,83 goal per game. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi in Spanish League Goal Statistic
As a penalty executor, Cristiano Ronaldo had an amazing record with Real Madrid. During his 3 years on the team, he has done 27 penalties in 90 minutes of the games. He failed once on his first season wearing the White shirt, against Almeria back in Decemeber 2009. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo Cursed Penalty Kick in Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo is at his top condition. His one goal at Camp Nou has helped the team in the Clasico’s victory, as well as providing a save 7 margin against Barcelona in the table standings.
The next big clash will be tonight, where he and the team have to survive in their home ground for the crucial second leg semi-finals CL match. They need to score at least 1-0 to enter the final round and face Chelsea, and losing is not a choice for them. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo vs Ribery – Champions League Semi-Finals 2nd Leg
It was a proud moment for Cristiano Ronaldo, to score the winning goal in the last la liga Clasico this season. The goal in Camp Nou has marked a new achievement for Ronaldo, personal and also for the club. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo – Amazing Moment in Camp Nou (El Clasico)
Tonight’s El Clasico at Camp Nou has ended with Real Madrid’s victory of 2-1. Now, Madrid is 7 points ahead Barcelona in the league standings. In other words, the Spanish league title is already in Real Madrid’s hand.
Ok, now back to the game. Since early of the match, Barcelona carried their usual tiki-taka style, while the visitor prefered a defense strategy. Fortsätt läsa El Clasico Review : FC Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (21 April 2012)La liga