Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Cristiano Ronaldo delighted to be back
November 27th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo returned to action for the first time after nearly two months out because of an ankle injury, coming on for the last 20 minutes of Real Madrid's 1-0 over FC Zurich that moved it closer to clinching a berth in second phase. Ronaldo's appearance comes four days before the Merengues face archrival Barcelona in their top-of-the-table La Liga clash.

"It's good to be back," Ronaldo said. "My motivation is high and I want to be as strong as I was before. The ankle responded well and I managed to push aside this mental worry. I'm coming back now from over one month off and it's normal not to be 100 per cent. That's OK, because with more games you find your rhythm and I want to play to help the team as soon as possible. It felt like normal but I know that I'm still not at the same pace as my teammates."

Franco-Argentine Gonzalo Higuain scored for Real Madrid, which is in first in Group C and will clinch a spot in the final 16 with at least a tie in its last game against Marseille.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Roster: U.S. U-15 girls kick off new cycle    
The U.S. U-15 girls national team convenes March 14-21 at U.S. Soccer National Training Center in ...
Edwards replaces longtime exec Holt as USL president    
Tim Holt, who spent the last 16 years at the United Soccer League, the last six ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys to play in Dutch tourney     
The U.S. U-16 boys national team will play in the Netherlands International Tournament in Rotterdam, facing ...
Roster: U.S. U-15 boys head to Florida camp    
Coach John Hackworth has named a 36-player roster for a March 7-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ...
Man City-Barca breaks FS1 viewing record    
Last Tuesday's Manchester City-Barcelona match set a new viewing record for a UEFA Champions League match ...
Bocanegra joins MLS Atlanta as technical director    
Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra, who retired as a player following the 2014 season, ...
MLS labor talks going down to wire    
K Street, home to many Washington lobbying firms, generally has a negative connotation, but soccer fans ...
Past national team stars head Hall of Fame ballot    
Tiffeny Milbrett, a 1996 Olympic gold medalist and 1999 Women's World Cup champion, two-time gold-medalist Lindsay ...
What They're Saying: Third Rail's Brian Toto    
"We'll see if something develops between NYC and the Red Bulls, but right now, I don't ...
The Good, the Bad and -- the struggles of Serie A     
Europe in a nutshell: An assist of the season offering from Jackson Martinez; Joao Moutinho makes ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives