As another season of exhilarating football comes to a close across Europe, here are the top firing guns across contests.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist that allowed Mario Mandzukic to tap-in the winner against Valencia just before the hour mark in Turin in their UEFA Champions League Group H clash.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus on Sunday, with a second-half double that ensured a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to make it four victories from as many Serie A games.
The two most recognizable names in world football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were eliminated from the FIFA World Cup on Saturday. But the first day of knockout matches still had plenty of star power.
Here are some interesting statistics from the group stages as the Russian World Cup prepares for the knock-out rounds.
The first day of World Cup teams playing simultaneous matches to see who advances came down to the wire.
The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically-pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics.
Captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick as Portugal snatched a 3-3 draw with Spain in a World Cup classic in Russia's Sochi Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal arrived Saturday in Russia to begin final preparations for a World Cup campaign that pits them against arch-rivals Spain.
Every edition of FIFA World Cup witnesses a few of the game's experienced best hanging their boots, at least at the international level. No matter how profound and gifted at club tier, only some get to lift the Cup in their lifetime. Here a few for whom another shot at the tournament looks highly unlikely.
Barcelona kept their record of being unbeaten in the season, although Real Madrid put up a brave fight at the Camp Nou on Sunday. However, the much-anticipated clash of the Spanish titans was a rough-and-tumble one, as eight players receiving yellow cards and the home side's Sergi Roberto being sent-off.
Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to easy win against Juventus in quarters first leg
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in 10 successive Champions League games as he struck twice for holders Real Madrid in a 3-0 win at Juventus in quarter-final first leg.
Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren't derailed by Lionel Messi's absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy at the Etihad Stadium.
Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo was named after his father's favourite actor Ronald Reagan who was also an ex-US President.
As Brazilian legend Kaka retires, here are some amazing facts about the last Ballon d'Or winner before the dominance of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Ricardo Kaka announced his retirement in a tweet on 17 December. The former AC Milan and Real Madrid playmaker have been one among the most phenomenal footballers, his prime being the 2004-2009 period.