Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo’s 33rd-minute goal was followed by strikes from Manchester City-bound Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani. Mexico also progressed to the semi-finals as they knocked hosts Russia out of the tournament with a 2-1 victory….

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Real Madrid forward set to leave Spain?

Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid in November that helped him become the best-paid athlete in the world. But now a source close to the player now says he “doesn’t want to stay in Spain” because he is “upset” after being accused of tax fraud in the country. Ronaldo, 32, joined…

Ronaldo accused of tax evasion in Spain

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $ 16m) from 2011 to 2014. The world’s highest-paid sports…

Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real hammer rivals Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another Champions League hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg to close in on a third final in four years. Real were utterly dominant throughout against their city rivals at the Bernabeu and led after 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro’s cross. It looked as if…

Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real beat Bayern in thriller

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to take his Champions League tally to 100 goals as holders Real Madrid controversially overcame Bayern Munich in extra time to reach the semi-finals. Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal’s harsh 84th-minute dismissal was the first pivotal moment of a thrilling game, and then Ronaldo was clearly standing in an offside…

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with…