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Ronaldo the ‘legend and myth’ stumps Futre

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s stunning achievements have left fellow Portuguese Paulo Futre calling for “new adjectives in the dictionary”, with “legend and myth” the only words he considers to be suitable.At 34 years of age, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner continues to raise the bar of individual excellence.Over the course of his remarkable career, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been the only man to match him. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ronaldo has collected league titles in England, Spain and Italy, while also securing five Champions League crowns across spells at Manchester United and Real Madrid.With Portugal, he has become a European Championship and Nations League winner, while scoring 88 goals in 158 appearances.A standing among the all-time greats is already safely secured, with many of the records he has set expected to stand for many years to come.When reflecting on his career to date, and looking ahead to what may still be to come, Futre admits it is nigh on impossible to find the right superlatives.The former Portugal international, who began his own career at Sporting, told reporters of a legendary countryman: “I have already said many times that they will have to invent new adjectives in the dictionary, other fantastic words, because Cristiano Ronaldo has used all of them.“I would stay with two words that I do not get tired of, legend and myth.“All the rest: genius, fantastic, phenomenon, extra-terrestrial, wonderful, unique, I’m tired of saying them.”Ronaldo’s debut campaign at Juventus in 2018-19 saw him claim a Serie A title and Supercoppa Italiana.He netted 28 times in 43 appearances and now has 601 goals at club level to his name.A record-setting tally of strikes in Champions League competition continues to rise, with his remarkable haul taken to 126.Both Ronaldo and Juventus will be hoping that there are many more to come, with the Bianconeri having acquired an iconic figure in an effort to end their long wait for European glory.last_img read more

UN chief condemns Bahrain bomb attack urges inclusive dialogue to ease tensions

Expressing concern about the increase in violence in Bahrain, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent bomb attack at a mosque in Riffa and has reiterated his call on all parties in the country to engage in an all-inclusive dialogue to ease tensions.In a statement issued by a UN spokesperson in New York, the Secretary-General condemned the bomb attack at a mosque in Riffa, which is south of the Bahraini capital, Manama. According to news reports, a car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the mosque, which was filled with worshippers attending late-night prayers. “The Secretary-General reiterates his call on the Government and people of Bahrain to engage in an all–inclusive, meaningful dialogue in order to defuse tensions, promote reforms and foster reconciliation,” the statement said.Mr. Ban has repeatedly called for dialogue among all parties in Bahrain since civil unrest, including clashes between security forces and demonstrators broke out in early 2011, when widespread protests first emerged in the country. This past January, he welcomed the initiative by the King of Bahrain to convene a national political dialogue, as well as the positive response to the proposal from opposition groups in the Persian Gulf nation. read more