Ronaldo converts a penalty of his own but ends up on the losing side. He ends the campaign with 41 goals and 15 assists in all competitions. Ronaldo’s double takes him to 16 goals in Europe for the season, beating the previous record of 14. He now has a record 33 goals in the knockout phase of the competition, two more than Messi. Ronaldo opens the scoring in Real’s 5-0 rout of Rayo Vallecano, meaning he equals Messi’s record of scoring in 10 consecutive matches in all competitions. Messi’s season finishes with a paltry return by his standards – he wins only one trophy, the Spanish Super Cup. La Prensa published at least six articles in his name from Houston during Super Bowl week, including one about Brady being named MVP. They won’t disclose where or exactly how many prisoners are being moved until they have been relocated. The four-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a falling tree in Richmond Virginia. 7 Real’s title chances are all but killed off as they can only draw 1-1 at Valladolid.
The goals are his 100th and 101st league goals at the Bernabeu. Messi’s goals saw him leapfrog Di Stefano has the outright all-time top scorer in Clasico fixtures. 9 Messi’s hopes of winning a fourth Champions League are ended by Atletico, who win the quarter-final, second leg 1-0 thanks to Koke’s early strike and advance to the last four 2-1 on aggregate. It is a classy way to bring up a half-century of goals for the fourth consecutive season. 26 Messi scores for the fourth consecutive match as Barcelona cruise to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo. 29 In one of the year’s most remarkable results, Ronaldo scores twice as classy Real thrash Bayern 4-0 in the Allianz Arena and cruise into the Champions League final. 26 Ronaldo is ‘gone in 60 minutes’ during Real’s 4-0 win over Osasuna but still manages to score twice during his hour or so on the field. Some analysts believe Turkey is also calculating whether it can capitalize on outrage over the killing to extract political capital from the world’s largest oil exporter without alienating it altogether.
5 Messi’s double book-ends a 3-1 home win over Real Betis as Barcelona maintain the pressure on leaders Atletico. He equals Messi’s best of 14 goals in a Champions League campaign. He also surpasses the half-century mark of European goals for Real. 4 Ronaldo saves a point for Real in a 2-2 home draw with Valencia by scoring an outrageous backheel volley in the second minute of injury time. Despite Alexis Sanchez opening the scoring after 33 minutes, Diego Godin’s equaliser early in the second-half proves the title-winner. It’s not such good news for Real, however, as they lose 2-1 at Sevilla despite Ronaldo opening the scoring. Despite this, Barcelona still trail leaders Atletico by four points. 17 Barcelona’s attempts to steal the La Liga title from Atletico end in disappointment as they draw 1-1 with the leaders in a winner-takes-all clash at the Nou Camp. 20 Messi completes a quick-fire Barcelona turnaround at the Camp Nou as Athletic Bilbao are beaten 2-1. Having trailed to Artiz Aduriz’s opener, Pedro and then Messi score inside the space of two minutes as the Catalans recovers from their Copa disapointment.
Crucial Barcelona turnaround at Villarreal. 3 Messi scores once again but Barcelona are held to a 2-2 draw against Getafe at home, further denting their title chances. 11 Barcelona are held 0-0 at Elche, leaving them three points behind Atletico in the title race. The storm could dump up to eight inches of rain on the state, with the potential for one to three feet of flooding if storm surge occurs at high tide, the hurricane center said. On a glorious night at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Real surge back from behind against city rivals Atletico to win 4-1 after extra time. A surge of unexpected votes for Donald Trump has confounded the forecasters – again. Now we are in the final stretch as the votes are counted. Eventually a longtime Trump employee, the speechwriter, explained that Melania had read passages from the Obama address to her aloud, and took the fall for not checking her final draft closeley enough to be sure she wasn’t plagiarizing the first lady.