Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at critical former boss Jose Mourinho in the best way possible on Wednesday with two goals to help Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 and win the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament.
Mourinho, who moved from the Bernabeu to Stamford Bridge in June, gave an interview last weekend which was taken as a slight towards the Real forward in the Spanish media.
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldo had declined to engage in a slanging match with his fellow Portuguese off the pitch but on it had a big say in Real winning the eight-team exhibition tournament that has rotated around the United States.
Marcelo put the Spanish team on the scoreboard early at Sun Life Stadium in Miami with a strike from the edge of the box in the 14th minute.
Chelsea responded just two minutes later through Brazilian Ramires to level the scores at 1-1 but from then on the tournament final was the Ronaldo show.
One of his trademark free kicks in the 31st minute put Real back in front and his header from midfielder Isco’s cross 12 minutes after halftime completed the scoring.
“I just tried to help my team and score goals,” Ronaldo said.
In the dock
Washington: FIFA has suspended an unnamed Jamaican footballer for 30 days following a positive drugs test, adding another name to the list of doping accused athletes and further tainting the sport in the country.
According to CNN, in July, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson both tested positive for banned substances, while more recently Usain Bolt and the entire Jamaican team were blood-tested for banned drugs just days before the World Championships in Russia.
The report further said that traces of a banned substance were found in a sample from the player provided after a 2014 World Cup qualifying match between Jamaica and Honduras on June 11, adding that the player and an official have both been handed the 30-day suspension.
Berlin: Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who has been charged with tax evasion, said Thursday he has taken legal action over allegations he hid more than a hundred million euros in a Swiss bank account.
The 61-year-old Hoeness was last week charged with tax evasion by state prosecutors in Munich, after being arrested and released on bail in March, following a high-profile probe that has rocked German sport and politics.
The report also claims a further three Swiss accounts have been linked to the Bayern boss.