Juventus Were Not the Only Team Eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus Were Not the Only Team Eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus Were Not the Only Team Eyeing Cristiano Ronaldo

Barnett claimed Bale "loved playing" with Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in the summer for £100million.

Fulham have expressed interest in Inter winger Antonio Candreva, with Claudio Ranieri keen to bolster his squad with experience for the second half of the Premier League season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have largely struggled without him. At the time, the clubs in the running seemed to be exclusively Manchester United, more out of history than probability, and Juventus, where he now is.

Marouane Fellaini's 91st minute victor against Young Boys saw Manchester United squeak through after they had laboured against the Swiss at Old Trafford.

"Juventus have reinforced", he says when speaking about Ronaldo.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor had two chances within the first three minutes to add to his record tally of 121 Champions League goals.

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Just before the hour mark, Ronaldo broke free of Valencia defender Gabriel, and with some fancy footwork fired low across the face of the goal leaving Mandzukic to finish off.

Valencia goalkeeper Neto kept out a late goal-bound header from Ronaldo, who rose to meet Paulo Dybala's out-swinging corner.

"We are here to take decisions, sometimes you get it right, sometimes not", he said.

Toshack, in his book "Toshack's Way: My Journey through Football", is critical of Bale's efforts to adapt to life in Madrid.

Villarreal's veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla inspired them to a badly-needed 2-1 win over Real Betis with two assists, ending a six-game spell without a league win and taking them three points clear of the relegation zone into 16th place. Real can not be caught due to their better head-to-head record.

The result ended a run of eight home Champions League games without defeat for Roma as Real became the first away team to win at the Olimpico in Europe since Porto in August 2016.

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