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 is still the man
September 17th, 2013 11:37PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  real madrid, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Week 1] On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a contract extension that will keep him at Real Madrid through 2018. And on Tuesday he played like the highest-paid player in the world that he now is with a hat trick in Real Madrid's 6-1 win at Galatasaray to open the UEFA Champions League.

The 28-year-old Ronaldo scored in the 63rd and 66th minutes and in stoppage time as the Spanish club piled it on in Istanbul.

The game was much closer than the final score indicated as Galatasaray had the run of play until Real Madrid went ahead in the 33rd minute on a goal by newcomer Isco. Karim Benzema made it 2-0 in the 54th minute and scored again in the 81st minute.

Real's other newcomer, world-record signing Gareth Bale, began the game on the bench but came on in the second half and helped set up Ronaldo's second goal.

"The result was great but it doesn't tell the story of the match," Real coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "Galatasaray played very well in the first half. The match was easier after Isco's goal. Cristiano and Benzema gave a great performance."

Galatasaray-Real Madrid Highlights:


ROONEY'S 200TH GOAL. Wayne Rooney scored his 200th goal for Manchester United as it beat Bayer Leverkusen, 4-2, to open its Champions League campaign.

“It’s something I’m very proud of, I’m pleased to score 200 goals for a club like Manchester United and hopefully there is more to come," he told ITV Sports. "I’m delighted to be back playing and scoring and this was a good result.

Rooney, who would address the transfer speculation over the summer that had him on the outs at United, is only the fourth player to score 200 or more goals at United after Bobby Charlton (249), Denis Law (237) and Jack Rowley (211).

AMERICAN CONNECTION. Sacha Kljestan started for Anderlecht, which dropped a 2-0 decision at Benfica.

TUESDAY, Results:
GROUP A
Man. United 4 Bayer Leverkusen 2
Real Sociedad 0 Shakhtar Donetsk 2

GROUP B

FC Copenhagen 1 Juventus 1
Galatasaray 1 Real Madrid 6

GROUP C
Benfica 2 Anderlecht 0
Olympiakos 1 Paris SG 4

GROUP D

Bayern Munich 3 CSKA Moscow 0
Viktoria Plzen 0 Man. City 3

WEDNESDAY, TV Schedule:
FOX SPORTS 1
Barcelona-Ajax (live) 2:30 pm ET.

FOX SPORTS 2

Chelsea-Basel (live) 2:30 pm ET.
Barcelona-Ajax (delay) 8 pm ET.

FOX SOCCER PLUS
Marseille-Arsenal (live) 2:30 pm ET.
Barcelona-Ajax (delay) 5 pm ET.
Chelsea-Basel (delay) 7:30 pm ET.

FOX DEPORTES
Barcelona-Ajax (live) 2:30 pm ET.
Chelsea-Basel (delay) 5 pm ET.
Napoli-Bor. Dortmund (delay) 7 pm ET.


3 comments
  1. Luis P. KIFUTSAL
    commented on: September 18, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
    Great player! But against Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Italy...he does not score three goals per game! Actually most of them, he does not score any or even ask to stay out!

  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: September 18, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.
    The turning point was the exit of Drogba before half time with a shoulder injury.

  1. Ben Tulchin
    commented on: September 20, 2013 at 3:22 a.m.
    Love the imbedded highlights. Keep them coming, SA!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives