Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden, eyes 100-goal mark

first_img Loading… Read Also: Messi returns to training for the first time“Never has Portugal had so many quality attacking players,” wrote Manuel Queiroz in sports daily O Jogo, singling out Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid. He added that the country has “a great deck of cards even without the fourth ace.”Other publications praised Manchester City right back Joao Cancelo, who opened the scoring with a curling left-foot shot and others mentioned Ronaldo’s replacement Diogo Jota of Wolves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Portuguese media and fans were  anticipating Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th international goal after the attacker hinted on social media that he was fit to return to face Sweden on Monday.Advertisement Ronaldo missed the opening game of his country’s Nations League defence against Croatia with a toe infection, but posted “happy to be back” on Instragram on Sunday, along with photos showing him training with the squad for the first time since last Tuesday.center_img Portugal play Sweden on Tuesday in Solna, the scene of a memorable Ronaldo display in the second leg of a World Cup qualifying playoff in 2013.Ronaldo had scored the only goal in the first leg, and then exchanged goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second. Ronaldo hit a hat-trick between the 50th and 79th minute while the Swedish star hit two in four minutes in the middle of the outburst. Portugal won the match and the playoff.The 35-year-old Juventus star has now scored 99 international goals and is chasing the men’s record of 109 by Ali Daei of Iran.Yet while Portuguese media were on Monday excited by the prospect, the emphatic 4-1 win over Croatia led some to suggest Portugal could free itself from its “Ronaldo-dependance”. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more

Great Olympics release 14 players in massive reshuffle

first_imgAccra Great Olympics have released 14 players from their team in a massive shakedown of the squad.The news was confirmed to Citi Sports on Tuesday by sources close to the club.Although no reason was given by the source, it is very likely that Olympics have taken such a move to improve the playing body ahead of a resumption of the league when the pandemic blows over.While nothing official has been said concerning the identities of the players, some reports have gone ahead to state that the likes of Emmanuel Clottey, Ollenu Ashitey, Godfred Saka and Ernest Sowah are part of the those exiting the club.Great Olympics head coach, Annor Walker, stated after their Week 12 loss to Medeama Sporting Club that he had plans of improving the team but those plans would be for the 2020/ 2021 Ghana Premier League season.“My plan is to make this team stand on its feet. So, I want to have a good blend of youth and experience in order to create a better unit for next season.”At the time of the league’s suspension due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the “Dade” Boys had not experienced a very good run in the first round of the Ghana Premier League.Olympics were 10th on the league log with 20 points from the 15 matches played. They had recorded 6 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws. They scored 17 goals and gave away 19.last_img read more