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TOP STORY: Madrid prepare double swoop on Rome clubs
Real Madrid have two fresh targets upon appointing Julen Lopetegui as their new manager. Roma goalkeeper Alisson is almost certain to arrive as the replacement for Keylor Navas, despite Liverpool and Chelsea's interest, with Corriere dello Sport reporting that the signing is "only a matter of days."
Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick brought him level with Ferenc Puskas for the most international goals by a European player, while he also reached a number of World Cup landmarks in Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, Russia, on Friday.
Ronaldo scored his 82nd, 83rd and 84th career goals for Portugal to match Puskas, who played for Hungary from 1945 to 1956 and for whom FIFA has named its Goal of the Year Award.
Among players from all continents, Ronaldo now trails only Ali Daei, who scored...
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities to serve a two-year suspended sentence and pay an €18.8 million ($21.8m) fine in a tax evasion case, according to multiple reports on Friday.
Ronaldo is unlikely to serve any time in jail under the deal because Spanish law states that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation.
The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer is accused of evading €14.7m in taxes and, through...
Carles Puyol has backed federation president Luis Rubiales' authority to fire coach Julen Lopetegui just days ahead of the World Cup, the former Spain defender told ESPN FC.
Rubiales' decision has split opinions among the Spanish football community, with Lopetegui himself feeling very hard-done by, and Puyol's former Barcelona and Spain teammate Xavi Hernandez among those who backed the difficult call.
Puyol, promoting his sports social networking app, Olyseum, told ESPN FC that Rubiales has to...