Monday, September 10, 2018

Tag "Gianluigi Buffon"

    Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Messi stuns Buffon as Barcelona defeat Juventus 3-0

Barcelona on Tuesday kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win against last season's finalists, Juventus, at Nou camp.Messi bamboozled Gigi Buffon to score against the Juventus goalkeeper for Barcelona's opener on the stroke of half-time at the Nou Camp.It was his first ever goal against the veteran Italian goalie.The Argentine weaved his way past several Juventus players, [...]

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    Messi finally scores against Buffon

Messi finally scores against Buffon

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi on Tuesday scored against Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper, for the first time in his career.Messi scored his first goal just before half time in the Champions League group stage opener at Camp Nou, while the second came in the 69th minute of the match.The Barcelona legend has finally netted against Buffon after over 315 minutes of [...]

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    Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year award

Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year award

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has won the UEFA player of the year award ahead of Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon.The Ballon d'Or favourite was presented the award during a gala ceremony in Monaco on Thursday.The Portuguese also won the forward of the year award.Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper, won the best goalkeeper award.Ronaldo's Real teammates, Sergio Ramos and Luca Modric, won the [...]

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    Ronaldo, Buffon, Messi make Champions League squad of the season

Ronaldo, Buffon, Messi make Champions League squad of the season

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon and fifteen others have been included in the 2016/17 Champions League squad of the season.Real Madrid has eight players in the 18-man squad published on UEFA's website on Monday.The technical observers, who compiled the list, include Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, Mircea Lucescu, Fabio Capello, Roy Hodgson, Peter Rudbæk, Mixu Paatelainen, Ginés Meléndez, Thomas Schaaf [...]

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    Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Ronaldo scores 600th career goal as Madrid win UCL back-to-back

Real Madrid has made history as the first team to win back-to-back UEFA Champions League titles on Saturday, while Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 600th career goal for club and country. Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 at the 2016/17 Champions League final at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales.The Zinedine Zidane's men has become the first team to retain their status as [...]

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    African players are ‘banana eaters’, says Italian FA boss

African players are ‘banana eaters’, says Italian FA boss

Italian football loves scapegoat – someone to heap all the blame on after a disastrous outing in a major competition.After failing to navigate the first round of Brazil 2014 World Cup, the senior players in the team led by Gianluigi Buffon blamed the junior players, particularly Mario Balotelli, for not showing enough hunger against Costa Rica and Uruguay – games [...]

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    Uruguay dump Italy out of World Cup

Uruguay dump Italy out of World Cup

Uruguay made it to the last 16, thanks to Diego Godin’s late goal. However, they will have to wait to see if Luis Suarez will join them, after he appeared to bite defender Giorgio Chiellini in the victory.Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 to reach the second round of the World Cup. [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

COUNTDOWN 16: Ageing Pirlo seeking repeat of Germany 2006 feat

Going into major international competitions, the mantle of leadership and inspiration of any Italian national team are handed to veterans. Therefore, it is no news that the focus is once again on veteran midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, to deliver the goods in Brazil.Do not get me wrong, the Azzurris are filled with some exciting players: they have the enigmatic duo of [...]

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