Benzema: We all want Cristiano Ronaldo to win Ballon d’Or

Karim Benzema has stressed that everybody at Real Madrid wants Cristiano Ronaldo to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or.

The Portugal international has the backing of his team-mates in the race for the individual award, and the Frenchman is proud of Madrid’s representation among the final 23

The Portugal international faces competition from Barcelona duo Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi in the race for the prestigious individual award, but he can count on his team-mates’ support.

”Who do I want to win the Ballon d’Or? Cristiano Ronaldo. We’re all behind him at Madrid,” Benzema was quoted as saying by France Football.

The Frenchman then went on to voice his delight with the number of representatives Madrid had on the list of 23 players, before it was cut down to the three finalists.

”With six players among the final 23 players, Madrid are already the team with the most players on that list, so we won that game.”

The 2012 Fifa Ballon d’Or winner will be announced on January 7.

Cristiano Ronaldo: The difference between success and failure for Real Madrid

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.

Let’s prove that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer nowadays by voting for him on the FootbalTop.com.

Pictures : Cristiano Ronaldo vs Sevilla (29 April 2012) La liga

cristiano ronaldoCristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 home victory  against Sevilla last Sunday. The goal also helped him to lead in the pichichi title , along with Messi, who scored 2 goals against Vallecano on the same day. Both Messi and Ronaldo now collects 43 goals, and now they are competing for the pichichi.

For the team, with 3 more matches left, and 7 points lead with second place Barcelona, the Spanish League trophy is practically already in their hand. The only way for them to not win it, if they lose in the next 3 matches, which is impossible. Fortsätt läsa Pictures : Cristiano Ronaldo vs Sevilla (29 April 2012) La liga

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to replicate Real Madrid form for Portugal at Euro 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo has had an unbelievable and record-setting season, with his form for Real Madrid ready to deliver silverware and glory this term for the Spanish giants. It is undoubted that Ronaldo has passion and pride when competing for his country, and the attacker’s efforts will be focussed on ensuring that Portugal have a successive Euro 2012 campaign this summer. However, with the Iberian nation being drawn in ‘the Group of Death’, the Euro 2012 odds have Paulo Bento’s men as outsiders and Ronaldo will have to be at his best for Portugal to prevail. Fortsätt läsa Cristiano Ronaldo ready to replicate Real Madrid form for Portugal at Euro 2012

HEAD to HEAD : Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid (17 April 2012) Champions League

real madridTomorrow Real Madrid will be playing against Bayern Munich , following the first leg match of Champions League semi finals. The match will be equally strong for them, since both team will be using the same strategy as offensive and  open play .  In the match , no mistake is acceptable, since it could led them to loose the point. Although Bayern  have an advantage since they will be playing in a home game.

However, based on the players, Real Madrid have the better team than the host. But still, it is a difficult task to defeat German club, since they are well- discipline team and rely  on a solid team-work.

HEAD TO HEAD

2006/07 UEFA Champions League 16th round
* Real Madrid 3-2 Bayern Munich
* Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid

2003/04 UEFA Champions League 16th round
* Bayern Munich 1-1 Real Madrid
* Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

2001/02 UEFA Champions League quarter final
* Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid
* Real Madrid 2-0 Bayern Munich

2000/01 UEFA Champions League semifinal
* Real Madrid 0-1 Bayern Munich
* Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid

Players Prediction :

Bayern Munich : 1-Manuel Neuer, 17-Jerome Boateng, 21-Philipp Lahm, 28-Holger Badstuber, 7-Franck Ribery , 13-Rafinha, 3-Luiz Gustavo Dias, 39-Toni Kroos, 10-Arjen, 33-Mario Gomez , 25-Thomas Mueller
Real Madrid: 1-Iker Casillas, 3-Pepe, 4-Sergio Ramos, 12-Marcelo,17- Arbeloa, 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Ricardo Kaka, 10-Mesut Oezil, 6-Sami Khedira, 7-Cristiano Ronaldo, 9-Karim Benzema.

The Trio Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Higuain – The Most Productive Strikers

cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, and Karim Benzema are the 3 most deadliest strikers in Europe. In Spanish League, they already collects 62 goals combined. And last night at Champions League second leg match against CSKA, they have proven their great contribution to the club by scoring another 4 goals.

So far, Cristiano Ronaldo already collects 42 goals . Karim Benzema is on the second place with 22 goals. Gonzalo Higuain, who played the lesser matches, collects 21 goals. In total, the 3 players have contribute 85 goals for Real Madrid. Compare to the last 2 seasons, this year they are competing more healthily to score more goals. Unlike their rival Barcelona, who plays Messi as their main striker, (but more like solo) Real Madrid tends to see  that a team with more strikers, creates more goals.

According to the goal statistic in season 2009/10, Ronaldo recorded 33 goals on the season despite it was his first season with Madrid. Moreover, he had 2 months off for recovery after suffering an injury. Yet, Ronaldo still became the top scorer in Real Madrid at that time. In total, the 3 of them collected 71 goals, with Higuain’s 29 goals plus Benzema 9 goals.

On the next season, they increased their record by making it to nearly 100 goals. The total of 92 goals were came from Ronaldo’s 53 goals, Karim Benzema’s 26 goals, and Higuain’s 13 goals. At that time, Higuain had to rest due injury for a few months.

So, the chance for them to have their 100th goal might just happen this season, since there are at least 14 matches left with only 15 goals away.

Derbyanabella,Footballfantalk.com

Pictures and Video : Cristiano Ronaldo vs FC Barcelona Copa Clasico Second Leg (25 January 2012)

cristianoronaldo el clasicoImpressive performance from Cristiano Ronaldo last night has awarded him with his first goal at Camp Nou.

On the second leg of Copa Clasico, Real Madrid was left behind with 2 goals from Barcelona at the first half. However at the second half, the White team started a fast manouver to strikes Barcelona.

Real Madrid was finally able to score through Ramos header, but the ref disallowed the goal unfairly. At minute 68th, Ronaldo brought hope for the team with his goal, followed by Karim Benzema goal 4 minutes later. Madrid kept pushing Barcelona to the edge, as the host looked miserable. Barca then rely on the referee to get the advantage on stopping Madrid’s move, with Sergio Ramos second yellow card 5 minutes before the match ended. Ramos received the card for making a save and clean challenge over Busquets. It was clearly a wrong judgement from the ref.

With the tie result of 2-2, Barcelona finally made it to the Copa del Rey semi-final.

To watch CR goal , just click the link below :

Cristiano Ronaldo Goal vs Barcelona Copa Clasico Second Leg Match (25 January 2012)

Pictures : Cristiano Ronaldo vs Malaga – Copa del Rey 2nd Leg (10 January 2012)

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Real Madrid made it to Copa del Rey quarter final after a close victory of 1-0 over Malaga in the second leg match yesterday. The single goal was created by Karim Benzema, who played for 3 minutes before sacking it.

With the victory, Real Madrid will be facing which ever who win tonight, between Barcelona and Osasuna. Although the result hasn’t final yet, but Barcelona have 99,9% chance to win, since in the first leg, Barca recorded a big win of 4-0.

Here are pictures of Cristiano Ronaldo

Buddy Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Real Madrid Pal Karim Benzema To Extra Motivation

Real Madrid number 11 striker Karim Benzema runs towards Cristiano Ronaldo in celebration. Shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo is relieved to have finally put his name on the scoring sheet after missing a penalty that was eventually pulled back into the net on the rebound thanks to Karim Benzema.Cristiano Ronaldo’s influence is spreading everywhere around the planet.

On the Internet’s leading social network Facebook, the Real Madrid star winger comes as the most popular sportsman.

On the market, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most iconic footballer ever and his liaison with Armani is expected to make even more famous. In the Castrol Rankings, Ronaldo tops the standings as Europe’s best performer.

In the Champions League, he is the leading goal scorer with six goals. Technically, Cristiano Ronaldo is also the world’s fastest soccer player with an average speed of 33.6 kph on the ball.

Now if the former Manchester United number 7 star can shine all over the world, wouldn’t be logic that heCristiano Ronaldo embraces Real Madrid team mate Karim Benzema in celebration. spreads his influence in his own club Real Madrid?

Indeed, Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Los Blancos on the field of play but he also does the same off-the-pitch.

The Real Madrid number 9 has always been portrayed as a hard working player always looking to stay consistent and improve.

Cristiano Ronaldo would be doing sit-ups for his exercise regime at any time of the day and even while watching television.

Now his Real Madrid teammate and former Lyon striker, Karim Benzema, is following Cristiano Ronaldo’s path to motivation and success.

Karim Benzema is yet to make a total impact at the Santiago Bernabeu since his transfer last summer but he is determined to integrate himself very well in the squad.

Aside from learning Spanish in order to speak it fluently, the French star does more thanks to his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo.Cristiano Ronaldo talks and walks with Karim Benzema during a Real Madrid training session.

Karim Benzema is receiving great support from the Portuguese talisman who is helping him to rise from the shadow in which he seats.

Benzema has now bought himself a treadmill and a home gym which he uses every morning when there are no matches to be played.

This will surely help the striker to hit top form and become a regular instead of a bench-seater.

Angela Asante, Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Editor

La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Goal No 5 As Real Madrid Beat Real Zaragoza 6-0

Cristiano Ronaldo v Zaragoza - La LigaOn Saturday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu, it was sweet, it was entertaining; in one word, it was awesome as Real Madrid hammered Real Zaragoza with six goals.

There was a double for Higuain and Van der Vaart, while Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo also got a piece of the pie.

(In Cristiano Ronaldo Fan’s Video Gallery, you can watch the highlights of Real Madrid’s 6-0 demolition of Real Zaragoza. In addition, there is a video highlighting the unique performance of Cristiano Ronaldo v Real Zaragoza.)

Actually, Gonzalo Higuain opened the scoring sheet inside three minutes. The Argentine striker beat the offside trap before shooting low from a tight angle to beat Real Zaragoza’s goalkeeper.

Van der Vaart added the second on 26 minutes and the third a minute later. In a blink of an eye, Real Madrid were already 3-0 up.

Real Zaragoza were never dominant throughout and Higuain again lashed out for his double of the night after an excellent solo piece of work. 4-0 at half time; Los Blancos were flying high and on course to closing the gap against Barcelona to two points.

Real Madrid’s number 9, Cristiano Ronaldo, had a moment of his own four minutes into the second period:

The Portuguese winger controlled the ball in the penalty box with quite a lot of precision before firing the ball past the goal line with his left foot to score Real Madrid’s fifth goal in the match before Karim Benzema completed his brace twenty minutes from time.

Real Madrid’s 6-0 hammering of Real Zaragoza put Los Blancos on 37 points in La Liga after match-day 15; they now have the same goal difference like Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored four goals in his last three appearances for Real Madrid. He is on course to winning the Pitchichi honor as he has 7 goals to his name in La Liga top scorers chart.

However, he is well behind in seventh behind players like David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Roberto Soldado or even Gonzalo Higuain.

Angela Asante, CRF Chief Editor