Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what player he admires the most. Can you guess who it is? Would it be former Portugal stars Luis Figo or the late, great Eusebio? Maybe it is someone who took him under his wings during his Manchester United days or some Real Madrid midfielder who feeds him with assists. Nope. He picked Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a sit down Q&A he had with Coach Magazine. "There is a big mutual respect between myself and Lionel Messi. The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don't," Ronaldo said. "It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides." The two best players in the world playing for rival clubs, the
MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho has been charged by the English Football Association for the first time since becoming Manchester United manager, after making comments about a referee before the Premier League game against Liverpool. Mourinho questioned whether it would be difficult for referee Anthony Taylor to have a “very good performance” in the Oct. 17 game because the official lives close to Old Trafford. The match finished 0-0. Managers are forbidden to speak about referees in the buildup to matches. The FA said Thursday that Mourinho has been charged with misconduct because his comments “were improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.” He has until Monday to respond to the charge.
Barcelona fans are almost never impressed or excited with anything that Real Madrid players do, but even we have to appreciate this spectacular goal scored by Madrid defender Nacho Fernández: Seriously, this is an incredible goal, especially coming from a defender. Sure, it was just a Copa del Rey match against Spanish Third Division side Cultural Leonesa that Madrid easily won 7-1 without any kind of trouble, but it's still an incredible goal. Nacho definitely wasn't blessed with quality and there's a reason why he's the fourth-choice center-back, but he swam in the finishing lake before this game, that's for sure. Without Cheryshev in the squad, Madrid are now definitely guaranteed a place