Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

<b>21 April 2012</b><br/>
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring Real Madrid's second goal as they recorded a prized victory over eternal rivals Barcelona. The Portuguese forward's goal, minutes after Alexis Sanchez's equaliser for the Catalans, proved to be the winner as Madrid all but sealed the league title at the Camp Nou.

Cristiano Ronaldo claims Lionel Messi rivalry improves both players

Cristiano Ronaldo gets tired of the comparisons between him and Lionel Messi but believes the pair push each other to keep improving.

Ronaldo’s 41 league goals for Real this season put him on a par with Barcelona’s Messi

James Lawton: Ronaldo's road from posturing prodigy to Real rival for Messi

There are many ways of measuring the progress of Cristiano Ronaldo from supreme young narcissist in a game designed for teams into one half of arguably the most dazzling duel that football has ever seen.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo top the scoring charts in Spain

Hotshot Ronaldo is ready to have the last laugh on Messi

Real star has one more league goal and one more hat-trick than Barça genius. He's also favourite to win the title. By Pete Jenson

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo top the scoring charts in Spain

Hotshot Ronaldo is ready to have the last laugh on Messi

Real star has one more league goal and one more hat-trick than Barça genius. He's also favourite to win the title

Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo attend a press conference in Madrid yesterday

Ronaldo: Mourinho to 'continue' at Real Madrid

Jose Mourinho will stay on as coach of Real Madrid next season, according to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward said so yesterday, amid reports that Mourinho, the self-styled "Special One", was poised to return to Chelsea.

<b>Jose Mourinho</b><br/>
The Special One appeared to have found his dream job at Real Madrid but that relationship has soured, with the Portuguese widely believed to want a return to England. Led Chelsea to their first league titles in 50 years before leaving in late 2007; the 49-year-old has also won European Cups with Porto and Internazionale.

Jose Mourinho will stay at Real Madrid says Cristiano Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho will stay on as coach of Real Madrid next season, his Portuguese compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo said today, amid reports that the self-styled 'Special One' was poised to return to London to manage Chelsea.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season gave Real victory

Life begins at 40 goals as Ronaldo backheel keeps Real on track for title

Cristiano Ronaldo continued to dazzle fans by scoring a stunning winner in Real Madrid's 1-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano yesterday.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in Moscow

Real pegged back by Wernbloom volley

CSKA Moscow 1 Real Madrid 1

Jose Mourinho praised Cristiano Ronaldo's work ethic during last weekend's match

Real harness 'animal' Ronaldo

The under-fire Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo may not be enjoying his best period of form but he is still "working like an animal" for the team, his coach, Jose Mourinho, said yesterday ahead of tonight's King's Cup tie with Barcelona.

Ronaldo has been criticised by some sections of the Real Madrid support

Jose Mourinho defends Cristiano Ronaldo following criticism from Real Madrid fans

Jose Mourinho has defended Cristiano Ronaldo for not celebrating after scoring a goal at the weekend, a move which drew unusually strong criticism from the pro-Real Madrid media.

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The Good

France the fear as England wait for Ronaldo to deliver their World Cup fate

Forty-five years ago today, on a sunny afternoon in north London, West Germany were overcome 4-2 at Wembley.

Neymar delivers Copa Libertadores triumph to Santos

Santos 2 Peñarol 1 (Santos win 2-1 on aggregate)

Ronaldo fails to score in farewell appearance

Brazil 1 Romania 0

Inter Milan join race to sign Alexis Sanchez

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that his club is in talks with Udinese to acquire Chile winger Alexis Sanchez this summer.

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