Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Club

Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Club
Cristiano Ronaldo Fan Club
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese football player who currently plays for Real Madrid. He plays as a left or right winger and is one of the highest rated football stars in the world.He is also an important player in the Portuguese National team.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ronaldo keen to move on

REAL Madrid’s star, Cristiano Ronaldo, was quick to switch his attention to Thursday’s Spanish Supercopa first-leg showdown with arch-rival Barcelona after his side was held to a disappointing home draw in their opening Primera Division match.

Madrid, which ended Barca’s three-year reign as Spanish champion last season, would have been eager to get its defence off to a winning start and it looked on course to do that after taking a 10th-minute lead against Valencia through Gonzalo Higuain.

However, Valencia, which finished third last term behind Madrid and Barca, hit back just before half-time through Jonas to salvage a 1-1 draw from its trip to the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo admitted that it was not the ideal start to their campaign, but was keen to look forward - with a mouthwatering encounter against Barca next on the agenda. The Portugal international said on his club’s website: “We played well and created opportunities.

“We played well in the first half, and better in the second, but it was not to be. We had chances to score one or two more goals and get the win. This is the first match and it’s not the best result, but we must continue.

“Now we are only thinking about the match against Barcelona. We have a Supercopa match we have to win; we will give our all to win the game there and then win here to lift the Cup.”

One Madrid player who seems certain to miss the first leg at the Nou Camp is defender Pepe, who spent the night in hospital after suffering a clash of heads with his goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, which led to him being substituted at half-time against Valencia.

According to a Madrid medical statement, Pepe, having undergone a CAT scan, “has remained stable with good level of awareness” and will undergo further tests.

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