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Birthdate:  February 5, 1985    Birthplace:  Madeira, Portugal    Nationality:  Portugal    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  165 lbs    

August 13, 2014    Cristiano Ronaldo News

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Ronaldo scored both goals in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.

Ronaldo's first goal came off a perfect cross from Gareth Bale, and he added his second on a powerful left-footed strike. We all know what Ronaldo can bring to the table when he's healthy, so it wouldn't be surprising in the least to see him top his 31-goal tally from the 2013-14 La Liga season. Real Madrid's next competitive match will come in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against rivals Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

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August 1, 2014

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Ronaldo will be held out of Saturday's match against Manchester United in the Guinness International Champions Cup, Goal.com reports.

Ronaldo only recently returned to club training after the World Cup, and manager Carlo Ancelotti said he is not at match fitness yet. Ronaldo dealt with knee tendinitis after last season and into the World Cup, although there is nothing to suggest he won't be ready for the start of La Liga play.

June 22, 2014

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Ronaldo sent in a cross with only seconds remaining before the final whistle that was headed in by Varela to save Portugal from elimination at the World Cup on Sunday.

Ronaldo took seven shots in the game, with two landing on goal, and appeared to be frustrated with his own performance throughout the night. He had a few easy (for him) looks that ended up well off target. However, his assists was a thing of class and sets up a do-or-die game Thursday against Ghana. Portugal need a big win to reach the knockout stages, but with Ronaldo on board, anything is possible.

June 21, 2014

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Ronaldo, who has been bothered by knee tendinitis recently, will start against the USA on Sunday in the World Cup, ESPN FC reports.

Ronaldo is one of the best goal scorers in the world when he's fit, but he is clearly below 100 percent in Brazil, which helps explain why he was so limited in Portugal's opening match against Germany. They need some kind of result Sunday to stay alive, as a loss to the US would knock them out of the next round.

June 18, 2014

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Ronaldo limped out of training Wednesday and had his knee heavily wrapped in ice following the session, the Daily Mail reports.

Ronaldo came into the World Cup battling knee tendinitis, and it has clearly not gotten better. There have been rumors that the Portugal medical staff is advising him not to play, but no decision has been made yet regarding his availability for Sunday's game against the United States.

June 16, 2014

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Ronaldo took seven shots, with two landing on goal, but he was unable to score during Portugal's 0-4 loss to Germany in their World Cup opener on Monday.

Ronaldo came into the match with thigh and knee injuries, but he was able to play all 90 minutes and did not look affected at all. While he already had the weight of the country on his shoulders, he may have to step it up even more thanks to Hugo Almeida picking up an injury that forced him to leave Monday's match after just 28 minutes. Up next is a match against the United States on Sunday, followed by Ghana the following Thursday.

June 16, 2014

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Ronaldo (thigh/knee) is in the starting XI for Portugal's World Cup opener against Germany on Monday.

Ronaldo trained fully for two straight days ahead of the match and will look to lead the charge against a strong German side.

June 15, 2014

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Ronaldo (thigh/knee) completed his second straight day of training Saturday, reports the Daily Mail. He is trying to be ready for Portugal's match against Germany on Monday.

The sight of Ronaldo sprinting and participating fully in practice should ease some worries after he was seen leaving Thursday's practice early with an ice pack on his knee. The matchup against Germany is not the best for Ronaldo during the group stage, but he is one of the favorites to take home the Golden Boot.