The world’s press bows to Cristiano Ronaldo
The Real Madrid forward’s performance, scoring three goals and making an assist against Celta, is reported in the digital versions of the major sports dailies
Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Celta at the Bernabeu has crossed borders. The Portuguese’s three goals and his assist for Khedira for the fourth have been praised in the digital versions of the world’s major sports daily. France, Argentina, Italy, Germany, England, Portugal and of course Spain have bowed to the Portuguese. “Ronaldo’s magic leads Real Madrid to victory”, “Ronaldo unleashed against Celta”, “Ronaldo puts on an exhibition in the win against Celta” and “How great you are Cristiano!” are some of the headlines that highlight the excellent job he did.
L’Equipe: “Ronaldo’s magic leads Real Madrid to victory”
The web version of this prestigious French newspaper has its match report accompanied by a photo of the Portuguese footballer. Inside the text reads: “Ronaldo’s magic leads Real Madrid to victory. The Portuguese player was the architect of their passage through to the next round, getting a hat trick (3′, 24′ and 87′).”
A Bola: “Ronaldo put on an exhibition in the thrashing of Celta”
In Portugal, they were quick to echo the splendid performance of their compatriot. With phrases like “Ronaldo scores a masterful goal” and “the Portuguese put on an exhibition in Real Madrid’s thrashing at home to Celta Vigo, which helped them to seal a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey” highlight the forward’s good match in the Bernabeu.
O Jogo: “How great you are Cristiano!”
O Jogo is even more direct. “How great you are Cristiano!”, it says on the front page. In the body of the story it explains why its headline is so brazen: “A hat-trick and an assist for a Real Madrid that progress in the Copa del Rey”.
Olé: “With a brilliant Ronaldo, Real Madrid came from behind in the tie against Celta”
The Argentine newspaper’s website also tips its hat to the Portuguese’s “brilliant”performance: “With a brilliant Ronaldo, Real Madrid came from behind in the tie against Celta and go through to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. It was a 4-0 win with a hat-trick and an assist for the fourth from the Portuguese”.
La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Ronaldo unleashed against Celta”
Italy is another country that refers to the Portuguese’s masterful performance. “Ronaldo unleashed against Celtic. The Whites go straight through to the quarterfinals of the cup after the big 4-0 marked by a great Cristiano Ronaldo”, can be read on the transalpine newspaper’s website.
Bild: “Ronaldo puts Real Madrid into the quarterfinals of the cup”
The German sports daily was clear and concise. “Ronaldo puts Real Madrid into the quarterfinals of the cup”, is the headline on its web version.
ESPN: “Ronaldo got Real Madrid back into the cup tie and led the comeback with a great performance”
The Portuguese is highlighted on the sports website: “With a great performance and three goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid won 4-0 against Celta, they are still in the cup and through to the quarters, in which they face Valencia”.
As: “Cristiano is made of gold”
The photo of Portuguese celebrating one of his three goals against Celta dominates the front page of the digital version the national sports daily. “With two minutes left Cristiano Ronaldo reminded Celta that you should only rotate if you have the bench to do so. The Portuguese turned the tie around by himself with the first ball that he touched. Then he did nothing more than embellish the result,” can be read in the match report.
Marca: “Ronaldo is a player from another dimension and has started the year firing on all cylinders”
A snapshot of Portuguese adorns the front page of the sports daily’s website. The article is very explicit and sums up perfectly his good job at the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta:“There is no debate about Cristiano Ronaldo. He is on top form and is a player from another dimension that has started the year firing on all cylinders. The Portuguese had a great match and put Real Madrid into the quarters with three goals”.
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