Fabregas: Ronaldo's goals come from set-pieces, penalties or mistakes

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But while the Iberian team will now face sturdy Uruguay, and not Group A runners-up Russia, Schmeichel believes that he won't be judged as harshly as Lionel Messi, who didn't score a penalty of his own in Argentina's draw with Iceland.

The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia.

Cesc Fàbregas has suggested people are getting carried away by Cristiano Ronaldo's contribution to the World Cup.

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Discussing Argentina's exit, Simeone said: (via the Mirror) "Messi is very good but he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary players".

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Argentina plays their last game of the World Cup group stage against Nigeria on June 26th.

"It was a similar story for Messi against Croatia, but it was not all his fault", he said. Speaking to media about their sweet gesture, Chief Confectioner Daria Malkina said that after his team found out that it was Messi's birthday, they had this idea of baking a massive cake for the football star.

"So it is has been really hard for him". - Russian Federation is now winless in each of its six World Cup matches in which it has conceded the first goal (D1 L5).

"Yes, he is playing well, but if you really look at what he has done, he has scored one penalty, one free kick, one goal from a corner and one with a shot that David De Gea should have saved".

But Fabregas points out that all of his strikes have come from either a set-piece, a penalty or a mistake.

Australia needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo's 18th-minute strike and Guerrero's goal early in the second half.

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