Meanwhile, a nurse today revealed how her dream £8,000 holiday to Cancun turned to disaster as she landed in Mexico after other panicked passengers told her the Government had decided to turn the country red as they crossed the Atlantic. 6 In Real Madrid’s first match following the winter break, Ronaldo scores twice in a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo to surpass 400 professional goals in 653 appearances for club and country. His brace means Ronaldo becomes the first player to score 10 or more goals in three consecutive Champions League campaigns. The win means Barcelona have reached the last eight of the Champions League for seven straight season. 11 Messi comes off the bench at half-time but can’t inspire Barcelona to victory over title rivals Atletico Madrid. 1 Messi converts a second-half penalty but Barcelona are beaten 3-2 at home by Valencia, allowing Atletico to steal a three-point lead at the top of La Liga.
11 With Ronaldo’s suspension not applicable to Cup matches, he scores two penalties in Real’s semi-final, mexico 1998 jersey second leg win over Atletico Madrid. 18 Ronaldo’s two goals against Schalke in the second leg of their Champions League tie takes him past his personal best of 12 goals in a single Champions League campaign. 18 Messi converts a crucial penalty in the first leg of Barcelona’s Champions League last 16 tie with Manchester City. 12 Messi is once again the scourge of Manchester City as his goal in the Nou Camp sets them on course for a 2-1 second leg win, wrapping up the tie comfortably 4-1 on aggregate. 9 Messi’s two goals help Barca to an impressive 4-1 win at Sevilla, with Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas also on target. 2 Barcelona recover from their Sociedad setback with a routine 4-1 win over Almeria – Messi scores the second of their goals.
8 Messi and Barcelona suffer another setback on the road as they go down 1-0 at Valladolid. With the score goalless eight minutes into the second half, he is dragged down by Martin Demichelis as he races onto Andres Iniesta’s pass. The Portuguese polls 1,365 points, Messi claims 1,205 and third-placed Franck Ribery 1,127. Ronaldo breaks down in tears as he accepts his trophy in Zurich. Ronaldo converts a penalty of his own but ends up on the losing side. The tense game ends 0-0. Barcelona stay top, but only goal difference splits them from Atleti. 26 Messi scores for the fourth consecutive match as Barcelona cruise to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo. Sets up a final against Barcelona. 25 Real are made to work hard but Ronaldo’s 56th-minute goal sets them on the way to a 2-0 home win over Granada. 9 Ronaldo’s 11th-minute strike sets Real on their way to a 3-0 win over Levante in the Bernabeu.
However, tornadoes remain on the cards, with warnings all the way from southern New Jersey and southern Pennsylvania to the Gulf Coast, the Weather Channel said. North and east Virginia to east Pennsylvania and central New Jersey were the areas most at risk. Some showers will remain in the north west while the west coast should clear up and experience some higher temperatures. Johan Venegas, Francisco Calvo and David Guzman will be making their World Cup debuts for Costa Rica. The brace takes his overall tally to 49 goals, making him the country’s all-time leading goalscorer. 16 Messi’s hat-trick in a 7-0 rout of Osasuna takes him beyond Paulino Alcantara as Barcelona’s leading goalscorer in all competitions when friendly matches are also included. 15 Messi scored twice against Rayo Vallecano in a 6-0 rout to overtake compatriot Alfredo di Stefano. Messi’s goals saw him leapfrog Di Stefano has the outright all-time top scorer in Clasico fixtures. He dedicates the goals to the great Eusebio, who died two days earlier. We only lost one day of our holiday but I could not afford to spend 10 days in an hotel in quarantine as I have business to run.