Lionel Messi outshone his Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo but the latter's team took the spoils
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Portuguese newspaper A Bola has taken inspiration from Star Wars to promote its coverage of the first leg of Portugal's World Cup qualifying playoff tie with Sweden tonight. It's painted Cristiano Ronaldo as Luke Skywalker and Zlatan as Darth Vader (his nose is too large to accommodate a helmet).
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best two players in the world this season, will go head-to-head when Sweden host Portugal this week in the first leg of their crucial World Cup qualifying play-off.
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Odd. Very odd.
While on a promotional trip to Madrid this week, bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Cristiano Ronaldo's sculpted body.
– Schwarzenegger on Ronaldo. (Best-read in Arnie's thick Austrian accent.)
He has a fantastic physique and great abs. He's in amazing shape. That's why he's such a great footballer.
I don't think he's interested in competing in Mr Olympia. Ronaldo wants to be the best player in the world and what I wanted was to win the Mr Olympia title. They're two very different sports!
Neymar bagged this fine solo goal and laid on another as Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 in Boston during the early hours of this morning.