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UEFA Name Ronaldo, Messi, Salah,others In UCL Squad Of The Season

Image result for cristiano ronaldoUnion of European Football Associations (UEFA) have named Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luka Modric in the UEFA Champions League squad of the season.

UEFA Champions League champions Real Madrid have seven players in the 18-man squad while beaten finalists Liverpool have three players, including Mohamed Salah, while AS Roma and Bayern Munich have two players each named in the squad, which was revealed on UEFA social media outlets on Sunday.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas and AS Roma’s Allison are the two goalkeepers listed in the squad.

In defence, Juventus Giorgio Chiellini is joined by the trio of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo. Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich are the other defenders listed in the team.

In midfield, Real Madrid’s trio of Modric, Casimerio and Toni Kroos are joined by Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City and James Rodriguez from Bayern Munich.

Messi, Ronaldo, Salah,Roberto Firimino and Edin Dzeko from AS Roma complete the list of players in attack.

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UEFA take Buffon to court over ref Oliver

UEFA Charge Buffon Over Outburst Against Ref OliverIt has been reported that Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been charged by UEFA over comments he made about English referee Michael Oliver after the Italian side’s Champions League defeat by Real Madrid in April.

Buffon was sent off after Oliver awarded Real Madrid a controversial penalty in added time in the second leg of their quarter-final tie in Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo scored to send the champions through 4-3 on aggregate.

UEFA announced on Friday that Buffon, 40, has been charged with breaching their “general principles of conduct” after his outburst against Oliver.

Juventus captain Buffon had said moments after the game: “It was a tenth of a penalty.

“I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident. Not clear-cut. And a dubious incident at the 93rd minute when we had a clear penalty denied in the first leg, you cannot award that at this point.

“The team gave its all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation.

“Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish. On top of that, if you don’t have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium like this, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, having your drink and eating crisps.

“You cannot ruin the dreams of a team. I could’ve told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating.

“If you can’t handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps.”

UEFA also charged Buffon for the red card. The case will be dealt with on 31 May.

Trending: Ronaldo Will Be Fit To Face Liverpool In UCL Final

Image result for cristiano ronaldoIt has been reported that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit to face Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Ronaldo picked up an ankle injury in the process of converting Karim Benzema’s knockdown which made it 1-1 for Madrid in Sunday’s El Clasico with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
He was later withdrawn at the break with Gareth Bale rescuing a 2-2 draw against 10-man Barcelona following Sergie Roberto sending off.
Speaking during in his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Real Madrid’s league clash away to Sevilla on Wednesday, Zidane also hoped that Isco and Dani Carvajal would recover in time for the final on May 26.
“They are all going to arrive at the Champions League final,” Zidane said.
“The worst is Cristiano, because it’s just happened, but he’s fine.
“Isco will train with us normally and Carvajal has a little way to go, but physically he is working well.”
“It’s incredible that he’s (Ronaldo) already walking after 48 hours.
“That shows his ambition, his desire to want to play. It would be perfect if he was able to play against Villarreal (Madrid’s last game of the season).
“It’s a sprain, but there’s not damage to the fibula. The ankle is stable.”

UCL fallout: What Buffon said that earned him red card by English referee

Buffon: Ref Oliver Has No Heart In His ChestReports have it that Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon attacked English referee Michael Oliver in the wake of his side’s controversial exit from UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
He blasts him that he didn’t have no heart in his chest that was what resulted to him red carded in a very decisive match.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a controversial penalty award in added time of the game to send Real Madrid through to the semi-finals with a 4-3 aggregate after a brace from Mario Mandzukic and a strike from Blaise Matuidi gave Juventus a 3-0 lead in Madrid to level the tie at 3-3.
Buffon who missed out on another attempt to win the UEFA Champions League also accused Oliver of having ‘no heart in his chest’ for awarding that late penalty for Mehdi Benatia’s challenge on Lucas Vazquez in the penalty box.
“It was a tenth of a penalty,” Buffon, who was sent off for his wild protest, told Mediaset.
“It was certainly a dubious incident.
“And a dubious incident at the 93rd minute when we had a clear penalty denied [for a challenge on Juan Cuadrado] in the first leg, you cannot award that at this point.
“The team gave their all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation.
“Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a bin. On top of that, if you don’t have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium like this, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, drinking your Sprite and eating crisps. You cannot ruin the dreams of a team.”
Buffon added he was proud of his team for their fight despite trailing 3-0 from the first leg.
“Real Madrid deserved to go through over the two legs,” the 40-year-old Italy legend added.
“I wish them the best and it has always been an honour for me to face this club, but objectively we at least deserved to go to extra time.
“We started out knowing full well we had 0.0000005 per cent chance of doing it. But I am so truly proud to be part of a team that would play like this, work so hard and give everything. I am proud to be with this group of men. Naturally, there is regret and, well, anger.”

Super Eagles Star, Obafemi Martins undergoes surgery in U K

33-year old Obafemi Martins, is set to travel to the UK to undergo surgery, his Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua has announced.

The striker has been ruled out of action for between six and seven months with a Quadriceps Tendon Rupture suffered during an Asian Champions League clash against Kashima Antlers on Tuesday.

They made the announcement today on Twitter saying; ”Martins is flying to UK for surgery today. Be well soon.”

Football: Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema score for Real Madrid against Alaves

Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema Fire Real Madrid Past AlavesCristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were all on the scoresheet as Real Madrid recorded a 4-0 win over Alaves in Saturday afternoon’s La Liga clash at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane made four changes to the team that defeated Leganes on Wednesday with Keylor Navas, Nacho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all returning to the starting line-up.

Marco Asencio, Luka Modric, Marcelo and Toni Kroos all missed out due to injury, while captain of the team Sergio Ramos was suspended.

The hosts put pressure on Alaves from the start but only make the breakthrough a minute before the break.

Ronaldo spun inside the box before firing a powerful effort into the bottom corner.

The European champions got their second of the game a minute after the break courtesy of Bale’s fine strike.

Benzema raced away and passed the ball to Bale who slotted the it into the bottom corner of the net.

Ronaldo got his second and Madrid’s third of the evening in the 62nd minute as he swept a low Lucas Vazquez cross into the bottom corner.

Benzema netted the fourth from the spot a minute before time.

Football: CR7 unveils Hotels in 3 Countries

Current World Footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is really living to the standard expected from him.

Reports have it that he is expanding his ‘CR7’ hotel portfolio by opening new franchises in New York, Madrid and Marrakech, his associate revealed.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo has already opened CR7 hotels, alongside Portuguese hotel group Pestana, in Lisbon and Funchal in his homeland.

The first new hotel to open, within 18 months, will be in Marrakech, site of a bizarre story a couple of years ago where Ronaldo was said to regularly visit a Dutch kick-boxing friend.

CR7 hotels offer guests the chance to sip a Ballon d’Or cocktail and pose for pictures with a hologram of the Portugal captain. Ronaldo’s CR7 marque also includes clothing and footwear lines.

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