Cristiano Ronaldo has hit yet another milestone today: he scored his 400th career goal for club and country. The Real Madrid and Portugal super star hit the mark in Los Blancos’ 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.
He’ll turn just 29 in less than a month, so with plenty of footballing years ahead of him, we have a slight hunch that number will be significantly higher when he eventually retires (yes, it will happen some day).
Update: Ronaldo also scored his 399th earlier in the match, and dedicated both goals to the late Eusebio, who was laid to rest today.
I dedicate these 2 goals to you Eusébio but in fact you were the one who scored them. You’ll always be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/VDbTBIOzPG— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 6, 2014
The Portuguese legend is certainly somewhere watching and smiling.
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Mario Balotelli making headlines.
In the past two months alone, the Italian striker offered his girlfriend to Real Madrid players if they could come back from a 4-1 deficit against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semifinals, he took his $300,000 Ferrari onto a go kart track after he was banned from go karting, and he got himself into a Twitter battle with Usain Bolt.
Late in Italy’s Confederations Cup match vs. Mexico, Balotelli broke the 1-1 draw with a 78th minute game winning goal. After the match, he dedicated the goal to his favorite rapping superstar:
this gol is for my bro @Drake !!! STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE HERE!!— Mario balotelli (@FinallyMario)
Drake was kind enough to retweet the dedication. Whether or not Drake reacted to Balotelli’s goal like Italy’s famous broadcaster Tiziano Crudeli remains a mystery:
Some fans show how unhappy they are with their club by booing or jeering players. Some fans boycott games. The fans of Serbian second division Mačva Šabac show their disdain in an altogether different and far more harrowing way though.
On the morning of their game on Sunday against Bane Raška, club officials found something catching their eye in the center circle of the pitch. Much to their shock, a crucifix had been buried into the grass by perpetrators who had broken in the night before.
Even more worrying is the message displayed on the crucifix, translated as “Second division or this”.
Šabac managed to win their weekend encounter, putting themselves just two points behind second place in the league. There’s certainly better ways to motivate your side though, surely?
Check the video above for the footage. Creepy!