Messi reveals what Real Madrid are missing since Ronaldo’s exit

first_img Messi gave a revealing interview with Mundo Deportivo this week and was also asked how much Ronaldo’s departure has impacted Real. Loading… “They have lost a great source of goals,” he said.“That’s something obvious but he did offer plenty of other aspects but when a side loses a source of 50 goals a season, you’re going to notice that. After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo rivalled each other for goals, records and titles in LaLiga over nine years, the FC Barcelona captain has now explained what Real Madrid are missing since his arch nemesis left.Advertisementcenter_img “Madrid do have fine players but Cristiano was a guarantee to bag 50 goals per campaign.”Ronaldo and Messi battled each other for the Pichichi award for the top goalscorer in LaLiga, with the Portuguese winning it thrice during his stint at Real, while Messi won it five times over the same period and has added another one last season.Read Also: Lyon president Aulas: We tried to buy RonaldoInterestingly, during his time in Spain, Ronaldo became Real’s all-time record goalscorer, netting 450 times in 438 games, while he has also climbed into second spot among the top scorers in LaLiga history, with only Messi ahead of him.Ronaldo lifted 16 trophies during his stint at the Santiago Bernabeu, while Real have only managed to add another two since he has left the club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Inventions Created To Start Saving The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DronePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffitilast_img read more

Three questions: Wisconsin vs. Purdue

first_imgComing off a thrilling 23-21 victory over Nebraska, the Wisconsin football team is looking to keep their momentum going in the Big Ten against the struggling Purdue team Saturday. Here are three questions to consider for the matchup with the Boilermakers.What will Wisconsin’s backfield look like?As if there weren’t already enough question marks surrounding Wisconsin’s running game, there are now even more as the weekend approaches.To start, redshirt freshman back Taiwan Deal is out with an ankle injury and is listed as questionable as of Thursday. Additionally, junior tailback Corey Clement — who has been sidelined following sports hernia surgery — has not been officially ruled out for Saturday’s game yet.Should Clement return, he would be a few weeks ahead of schedule, but it is more likely the team doesn’t rush their prized runner back onto the field.But should both Deal and Clement be ruled out of Saturday’s outing, redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale would be in line to potentially see more touches than he has had all season and be a true lead running back for the Badgers.Linebacker-turned-tailback Alec Ingold would also be in for more work out of the backfield, but he is coming off a performance against Nebraska where he ran just eight times for 16 yards.Football: Class of 2016 running back Antonio Williams de-commits from WisconsinAs one of the earliest verbal commits to the Wisconsin football team’s 2016 recruiting class, Antonio Williams could hardly contain Read…Will Schobert return to dominance?After putting up huge defensive numbers in Wisconsin’s first five games of the season, senior linebacker Joe Schobert fell back to earth a bit against Nebraska, managing just four total tackles against the Cornhuskers last week.Schobert, however, still leads the team in total tackles with 40 and his 13.5 tackles for loss are by far the highest on the team, with junior linebacker Vince Biegel’s 7.5 tackles for loss ranking second best.Additionally, Schobert’s nine sacks on the season are good for second-best in the country, and with a matchup against a Purdue team UW defenses have been able to shut down year after year, look for the outside linebacker to return to his dominant ways.Football: Defense ready to avoid letdown against BoilermakersThere will be no letdown Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium when Purdue takes on Wisconsin — at least not on Read…Can two-minute drill Stave be 60-minute drill Stave?Fora  majority of UW’s game against Nebraska, starting quarterback Joel Stave was rather unimpressive.But with just over a minute left in the game and the Badgers down by one, Stave stepped up when his team needed him to the most.In just over 50 seconds, Stave marched Wisconsin down the field, throwing crisp, accurate passes to get the team within field goal range and setting UW up for the win. It made up for his struggles earlier in the game, but still was not enough to put Badger fans at ease.This is not anything new for the quarterback, as time after time he has played at his most efficient level in the two-minute offense.But now, if the Badgers want to improve their level of effectiveness on offense for the remainder of the season, they will need Stave to play with poise and accuracy for 60 minutes, rather than just two.last_img read more