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Join me in Serie A, Ronaldo challenges Messi

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Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain. “I’d like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he’s happy there then I respect …

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Modric rewarded for ‘wonderful year’, – Coach Solari

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Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was a deserved winner of the Ballon d’Or award after a “wonderful year” for both club and country, Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari said on Wednesday. The 33-year-old Modric won a third straight Champions League title with Real and was the driving force in a Croatia …

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Ballon d’Or vote: Messi’s fifth place absurd – Barca coach

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Lionel Messi’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Ballon d’Or vote was absurd, his FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said of the Spanish champions’ Argentina forward on Tuesday. Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric took the prize Monday in Paris after winning the UEFA Champions League and being named the tournament’s …

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Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or

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Luka Modric has beaten off competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi to be named the winner of 2018’s Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid midfielder played a pivotal role for his club as they stormed to a third consecutive Champions League title, as well as …

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Griezmann: I deserve Ballon d’Or

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France star Antoine Griezmann insists he deserves to be on the podium for this year’s Ballon d’Or after winning the World Cup and major silverware with Atletico Madrid, AFP reports. Griezmann came third in 2016 in the voting behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the most prestigious individual award …

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Ronaldo is Serie A highest earner with £538,000-a-week pay

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest earner in the Serie A and pockets three times more than the next best-paid player in the league, Daily Mail reports. Ronaldo is, however, yet to justify that premium, having failed to score for the Serie A champions in his first three outings …

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