Cristiano Ronaldo Archives ⋆ An Old International

The last big Tournament?

With Portugal the winner of the Euro 2016, a short reflection on the state of Europe as it was mirrored in football during the past four weeks. That was that. Portugal stunned France to take home the trophy from Saint Denis in a tepid affair of a final. While the French still had the swagger…

Tiny Whiny Ronaldo

Euro 2016 has so far not been a hugely exciting tournament. No team suffered a thrashing like Spain did at the hands of Holland at the Brazil World Cup two years ago. The surprise so far surely were Belgium who appeared tame against Italy on Monday night and Austria who were unexpectedly beaten by Hungary…

Perfect 10? Thoughts on La Dec(ept)ima

Real got their title they craved for a long time and to which they felt entitled to. Yet, the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon offered no enlightenment, quite the opposite. The Champions League final 2014 developed slowly and the first half for large parts possessed nowhere near the quality of the 2013 edition. Real Enjoyed…