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No Ronaldo, Messi in UEFA’s Player of the Year Nominations

Barcelona being the only club Lionel Messi has played for, he collected 732 appearances and 635 goals. After Cristiano Ronaldo's leave from Real Madrid with 438 appearances and 450 goals, he added 91 appearances with 68 goals to his record in the last two years with Juventus.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 30, 2020

Having created a historic rivalry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made history yet again. For the first time in ten years, Ronaldo and Messi have not been nominated for UEFA’s Player of the Year Award 2019-2020. Since 2010, both players have gone head to head for the UEFA POTY Award, Ballon D...

World Cup: Cavani brace for Uruguay while Mbappe seals win for France

Edinson Cavani celebrates his second goal of the night that sent Uruguay to the quarter-finals. Photo credit: Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 30, 2018

Two quarter-finalists emerged as Uruguay and France advance to the next round and will matchup in Nizhny Novgorod Friday. In Kazan, Kylian Mbappe was the key figure in the French’s 4-3 elimination of Argentina. The Frenchman’s two goals assured Les Blues’ lead and resulted in game-winners. Antoine ...

World Cup: Four Round of 16 teams surface

Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal of the tournament as his free kick earned Uruguay top slot in Group A.Photo credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 25, 2018

Four Round of 16 teams surfaced Monday as Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, and Russia clinched spots in the knockout phase. Late drama in Kaliningrad resulted in Spain winning Group B after a 2-2 draw against Morocco in Kaliningrad Stadium. Lago Aspas scored to equalize for Spain in stoppage time after re...

Ronaldo Shines, Uruguay Leave it Late, and Morocco Left in Agony

Ronaldo's hat trick sealed a share of the spoils for Portugal against rival Spain.

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 15, 2018

Friday was the first full day of World Cup 2018 in Russia as Groups A and B finished their first round of play. Cristiano Ronaldo Shines Brightest Cristiano Ronaldo’s three goals secured a point for Portugal in Sochi’s Fischt Stadium against Iberian rivals Spain. The entertaining 3-3 draw offered ...

Defending Champions Real Madrid Will Face Juventus in The UEFA Champions League Finale in Cardiff, Wales

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

May 16, 2017

Real Madrid had a comfortable lead going into the second-leg of the semi-finals against Atletico Madrid, but now traveling away from home to the Estadio Vicente Calderon, Real Madrid would have to stop Atletico’s attack by any means necessary in order to secure a spot in the finale June 3. Crist...

UEFA Champions League Returns to Action

From left to right: Cristiano Ronaldo/ Real Madrid, Antoine Griezmann/ Atletico Madrid, Radamel Falco/ AS Monaco and Paulo Dybala/ Juventus.

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

The most prestigious competition in European soccer returns May 2 after the semifinal draw on April 21 as Real Madrid hosts Spanish city rivals Atletico Madrid in a repeat of last seasons finale, while the French side AS Monaco will host Italian league leaders Juventus May 3.    This is the four...

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