Cristiano Ronaldo would take ice baths at 3am, says Carlo Ancelotti | Football News | Sky Sports
Carlo Ancelotti says Cristiano Ronaldo has taken professionalism to another level, including taking ice baths at 3am. Ronaldo worked under Ancelotti for two seasons at Real Madrid, with the pair winning the club's historic 10th Champions League together in 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo says he will retire in 4-5 years - ESPN FC
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he will retire from football "in four or five years" and from that point on will live "like a king" with his family and friends. In a Times interview for his movie, published in Portugal entertainment magazine Caras, Ronaldo also admitted to nervousness when taking penalties. He said he tries to remember to "take deep breaths" when he is nervous.
Real Madrid could beat Barcelona with Gareth Bale on bench - ESPN FC
In the fickle world of football, and the even more fickle world of top football clubs, it doesn't take much to swing a season from calm and under control towards full-blown crisis. For the very biggest teams, the shift is only two negative results in a row.
Zidane has love for Eden Hazard but coy on Real Madrid link - ESPN FC
Hazard, 24, has failed to replicate the form which saw him win both of the top individual awards in England last season as the Blues claimed the Premier League title, and speculation about his future at Stamford Bridge has increased as the team has slumped to 16th in the table this term.
Real Madrid news: Ronaldo: I have a few women - Goal.com
Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he does not have a girlfriend at the moment as there are "a few" women competing for his affection. The Real Madrid superstar split with long-term girlfriend Irina Shayk earlier this year and has been linked with a host of beauties since.
James: For those who say I’m unfit... | Football Espana
James Rodriguez has warned that his goalscoring comeback in Colombia’s 1-1 draw with Chile on Thursday was "for those who still say I’m not fit". The Real Madrid midfielder completed 90 minutes for the first time in over two months during his country’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Santiago, in which he scored the equaliser.
Sergio Ramos must resolve shoulder problem - Del Bosque - ESPN FC
Ramos, 29, dislocated his left shoulder during September's Champions League game with Shakhtar Donetsk. He then missed Spain's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Ukraine and Luxembourg, but played a number of Madrid games with a pain-killing injection before the joint had recovered completely.
Marcelino commits to Villarreal | Football Espana
Villarreal have announced that Coach Marcelino has extended his contract until 2019. The former Sevilla trainer’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but – as reported on their official website – the Yellow Submarine have rewarded him with a considerable renewal.
Villar escapes FIFA ban | Football Espana
RFEF President Angel Maria Villar has been fined €23,150 for a lack of cooperation with Michael Garcia’s investigation into FIFA corruption – but avoids a suspension. According to FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, the perceived leniency of the Spaniard’s punishment is because he "subsequently expressed his commitment to work and demonstrated a willingness to cooperate".