Ronaldo says: “I see you Bale…”
So worth the $136 million
In case you forgot, Gareth Bale is a rather good footballer. He reminded all of us today with this ridiculous strike in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Elche.
Take a bow, sir.
Once bitten, twice shy? Not Manchester City. They may have been snubbed by the Spanish midfielder last year but City are planning to try their luck again by making a bid in the summer for a player that is struggling to get game time at Real Madrid.
We’ve also got the latest news on a big-name player linked with Chelsea, just click here for more.
Following the confirmation of David Beckham’s new team in Miami, he pledged to bring some of the world’s best stars to USA’s east coast. Well, he could be starting to deliver on his promise already. In Sunday’s newspapers the former LA Galaxy midfielder has been linked with bringing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Miami.
Other rumors in the tabloids focus on Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney signing a new contract and Robin van Persie potentially rejoining Arsenal.
For these rumors and the rest of Sunday’s transfer gossip, click here.
At halftime of the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal between Real Madrid and Atletico Mardrid, some numbskull decided to toss his lighter at Cristiano Ronaldo as the superstar was walking off the pitch.
A lighter might not seem like it could do damage, but with the rate it appears to be traveling, Ronaldo is lucky it hit him on the side of the head and not in the eye.
Dear sports fans, don’t be like this idiot.
Manchester United’s miserable 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday highlighted their need for fresh legs at the back and Ajax defender Joel Veltman could be that man, according to one of the morning papers. Veltman joins a list including Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and former United star Paul Pogba, plus Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.
And we have the latest on Michael Laudrup, whose stock seems to have risen despite being sacked by Swansea. Click here for more.
The Copa del Rey semifinals pitted all four of Spain’s Champions League participants this season against one another, promising two sets of exciting cup ties.
This is not the excitement we had in mind.
In the Barcelona-Sociedad tie at the Camp Nou, we may have seen one of the most comical, horrendous own goals of the year (and it’s only February!). After a nice move from Barca ended with a shot against the post, Soceidad’s Gorku Elustondo smashed the rebound straight off goalkeeper's face and into the net.
Yeah, watch that video one more time. You deserve a laugh.
Meanwhile, in Wednesday’s early game between Real and Atletico Madrid, we may have found our early leader in the clubhouse for “Ugly Face of the Year” — a fairly new award, one we just came up with actually. The lucky candidate: Pepe, who aimed some fresh snot at Diego Costa’s direction.
And for all of you wondering who last year’s winner was, there really could only be one choice:
Happy Birthday, boys!
Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning world player of the year, turns 29 years young today, and even the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a minute out of his day to personally congratulate CR7 on Twitter:
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official)February 5, 2014
Ronaldo responded brilliantly:
Thank you for the birthday present @Ibra_official. It will look better on me than you though.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)February 5, 2014
Your move, Zlatan.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s Barcelona rival Neymar was also born today, albeit seven years later. Two mega stars born on one day? Not bad! Thankfully, they will spoil us with their amazing goals for many more years to come, but take a look back now at their already incredible careers:
And if that wasn’t enough birthday candles for one day, Carlos Tevez (30) and Adnan Januzaj (19) are also celebrating their birthdays today. Clearly, there must be something very special about February 5th!