Ronaldo banned for five matches after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for five games after he was sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. He was given a one-match ban for being shown two yellow cards and a further four for pushing the referee in the back after he had…

Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scores and sent off

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was then sent off as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg. Gerard Pique slid Marcelo’s cross into his own net before Lionel Messi levelled with a penalty. Ronaldo, who was a substitute, restored Real’s lead when he ran from halfway before smashing an effort home….

Ronaldo to Manchester United is 'mission impossible' says Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid. BBC Sport reported in June that Ronaldo was left upset after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave Spain. A move back to United, whom he left for a then world record £80m in 2009, has been mentioned…

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…