Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Modric beats Salah, Ronaldo to UEFA player of the year award

Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric, has been awarded the 2018 UEFA men’s player award ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah.The 33-year-old Croatian captain who won the golden ball at the 2018 World Cup was Real Madrid's midfield engine and chief creator on the road to a third consecutive Champions League crown.This is the first time the award is being handed [...]

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    UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

UCL: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford as Juventus draw Man United

Real Madrid start a third consecutive defence of their UCL crown against Roma, CSKA Moscow and Viktoria Plzen in the group stage.The draws, handled by Real and Atletico Madrid players, Kaka and Diego Forlan respectively, placed the 13-time champions in the same group as Roma, the slayers of Barcelona last season.Barcelona, who have won their group in the last 11 [...]

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    Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain has sacked Julen Lopetegui as the national team coach, a day before the World Cup begins.Luis Rubiales, RFEF president, is said to be "furious" and "deeply upset" over Real Madrid's confirmation of Lopetegui as their new gaffer.Lopetegui had penned a new contract until 2020 just weeks ago, but the allure of succeeding Zinedine Zidane was irresistible.The coach's sack comes [...]

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    Zidane steps down as coach of Real Madrid

Zidane steps down as coach of Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid gaffer, days after becoming the first coach to win the Champions League in three consecutive seasons.Appearing at a press conference on Thursday, Zidane said: "I have taken the decision to not continue going into the next season."For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. It was not an [...]

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    Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Egyptian lawyer files €1bn lawsuit against Ramos over Salah’s injury

Bassem Wahba, an Egyptian lawyer, has filed a €1 billion lawsuit against Sergio Ramos, claiming he "intentionally injured" Mohamed Salah during the Champions League final.Salah left the field in tears on Saturday when Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win a third straight Champions League title.Although there were fears that the 25-year-old may miss the World Cup, he assured fans on [...]

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    Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

Liverpool vs R’Madrid: Hunger to do ‘big things’ meets advantage of experience

In a few hours, Liverpool and Real Madrid will lock horns to decide the best team in Europe for the 2017/18 season.A bunch of moving parts -- the standout players, formation, tactical wit of the coaches -- will be at play when the run around begins in Kiev.Jurgen Klopp has lost his last five finals while Zidane has won two [...]

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    Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Bale rescued draw for Real Madrid against unbeaten Barcelona

Gareth Bale equalised for Real Madrid as the Spanish capital club played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou stadium, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi also on the scoresheet in El Clasico.In an entertaining see-saw match, Barcelona had a Luis Suarez goal disallowed for a wrong offside call, while the referee also denied Madrid a penalty [...]

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    Liverpool survive scare to join Real Madrid in final

Liverpool survive scare to join Real Madrid in final

Liverpool will slug it out with Real Madrid in the Champions League final, after surviving a scare at the Stadio Olimpico to defeat Roma 7-6 on aggregate.Roma needed another miracle after a 5-2 shellacking in the first leg and were so close on the night, with two late goals earning them a 4-2 win against a Liverpool side who looked [...]

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    Real Madrid through to Champions League final

Real Madrid through to Champions League final

Real Madrid await their opponent in the UEFA Champions League final, eliminating Bayern Munich 4-3 on aggregate following a pulsating 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid to qualify for their third consecutive final appearance.Bayern Munich, who impressed all night, dominated from start and took an early in Madrid. Similar to Juventus, the early tactic was to target Marcelo, [...]

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    Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Youngsters score as Real Madrid defeat Bayern in Germany

Goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio helped defending Champions, Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi final tie.Bayern faced injury concerns to key players David Alaba and Arturo Vidal and were dealt further blows with early injuries to Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng.Both [...]

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    Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

Champions League semi-final preview: Can Bayern stop Madrid for real?

The semi final draw threw up the dream final a round early. Real Madrid, aiming to win three consecutive UCL crowns, will have to go through the might of German champions, Bayern Munich, who are on a renaissance and also looking to win a second treble under veteran coach Jupp Heynckes.Similarly, Liverpool face an AS Roma side they defeated [...]

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    Salah returns to Roma for Champions League semi-final

Salah returns to Roma for Champions League semi-final

Mo Salah who has been in blistering form all season will, alongside his Liverpool mates, return to his former club AS Roma for the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.Holders Real Madrid will face seven-time champions Bayern Munich.The Champions League semi-final draw held on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.The first legs of both games will take place on Tuesday, April 24 and [...]

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    Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Cristiano Ronaldo bails Real Madrid from Champions League disgrace; Bayern advance

Real Madrid and Bayern Munich joined Liverpool and Roma in the semi finals of the UCL after overcoming the challenges of Juventus and Sevilla respectively.Zinedine Zidane's wards were abysmal on the night but were saved by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo's last-minute contentious but clear-cut penalty kick as they suffered a shock 1-3 loss at the Santiago Bernabeu.Juventus, looking to emulate Roma's [...]

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    Ronaldo and Madrid reign supreme in Turin, Bayern subdue Sevilla

Ronaldo and Madrid reign supreme in Turin, Bayern subdue Sevilla

Zinedine Zidane's defending Champions Real Madrid trashed Juventus 3-0. Zidane returned to his old stumping ground in Turin and armed with red-hot Cristiano Ronaldo and left with a well deserved victory.Real Madrid started same team that defeated the Old Lady of Turin 4-1 in last season's final, while Juve handed a surprise start to Uruguayan midfielder, Rolando Bentancur. Cristiano Ronaldo [...]

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    UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

UEFA Champions League quarter final review: The usual suspects?

Europe- and the world- welcomes back the premier club competition and it's the round of the big clubs.The usual suspects of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are on a roller coaster ride, but the impressive Manchester City and tricky duo of Roma and Sevilla could put a clog in the big boys' wheels.Juventus vs Real MadridA repeat of last [...]

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    Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool to face Man City in Champions League quarter-final

Liverpool and Manchester City will face-off in an all English Champions League quarter-final.The draw for the last eight of the competition took place on Friday at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.Real Madrid, the reigning champions, were drawn against Juventus. Both sides met in last year's final.Zinedine Zidane's charges have won three of the last four UEFA Champions League competition.Barcelona [...]

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