Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, the second goal a contentious penalty, to give Juventus a dramatic 2-1 win over Sampdoria which had a stoppage-time equalizer chalked off following a long VAR review in Serie A on Saturday.
One of the enduring images from 2018 will remain Kylian Mbappe consoling Lionel Messi in the Russian city of Kazan, just after the final whistle in France's 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri sent an ominous warning to their rivals by claiming the decision not to award Cristiano Ronaldo a sixth Ballon d’Or award will spur him on to hit new highs this season.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri hailed the impact Cristiano Ronaldo was having on the Italian champion as the Portuguese star became the first player to achieve 100 Champions League wins in Tuesday's 1-0 success over Valencia that clinched Juve’s passage to the knockout rounds.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot form and gunning for revenge going into Tuesday's Champions League clash against Valencia after seeing red against the Spaniards in the away leg, with Juventus needing a draw in Turin to book its ticket to the knockout rounds of the European competition.
The legal team for the Nevada woman who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 told the soccer player's attorneys to prove documents alleging he had Kathryn Mayorga sign a nondisclosure agreement aren't legitimate.
Lawyers for Cristiano Ronaldo said on Friday they would sue German magazine Der Spiegel after it published “blatantly illegal” accusations by an American woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese soccer star in 2009.