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Ronaldo accepts €100m to join Juventus

Image result for cristiano ronaldoReal Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has accepted a contract of €30m per season to join Italian champions Juventus, according to a reports on Diario AS.

Ronaldo who scored four goals for Portugal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia before their exit wants to leave the club after a fractured relationship with Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez and the club’s pursuit of Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar.

Madrid-based Diario AS reported the Portuguese star has agreed personal terms with the Bianconeri and it is believed that the European champions will request at least €100m for the player.

No deal has yet been struck but the remarkable deal appear to have taken a step closer to fruition.

Meanwhile, the prospect of Ronaldo joining up with the Turin giants has been talked up by potential team-mate Blaise Matuidi , who said: “It would be great to have one of the best players in the world with Juventus in the same club that I am.”

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Gist: Pop Star, Dua Lipa , Marco Asensio of Real Madrid are dating

Dua Lipa, the singer who performed during Champions League, rumored to be dating Real Madrid starFujiipop reports have it that pop star Dua Lipa is rumored to be dating Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

CNN Turk, the Turkish affiliate of the cable news channel CNN, claimed Dua Lipa and Asensio got together after the singer-songwriter performed at the Champions League final.

Spanish publication El Periodico also suggested a romance was on the cards for the pair after the singer impressed the crowd in Kiev as she performed her songs as part of the final’s opening ceremony. El Periodico claim Dua met up with Asensio at a hotel in Kiev.

Football: Liverpool to up set Real Madrid in Kiev

Image result for Real MadridIt will be tough . The final game between English Premier League giants Liverpool and current European champions Real Madrid as they seek to make history in the UEFA Champions League.

The final game of the European season today at the 70,000 capacity NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine, offers a chance for both clubs to get the biggest prize in continental football after both teams failed to clinch any domestic title. Real finished third in La Liga and Liverpool clinched qualification for next season’s competition on the last day of the EPL after finishing fourth.

Real last season won their 12th European title and made history as the first European club to win the Champions League back-to-back in consecutive seasons. In their 16th European final, they are seeking to further extend the history on Saturday by becoming the first team to hold the title for three consecutive seasons.

But Liverpool, whose last Champions League triumph came in 2005, have won the title five times. Making their eighth appearance in the final, they were losing finalist in 2007 – to AC Milan, who they defeated in 2005 to win their fifth title. They will however, be seeking to stop Real from achieving their piece of history.

It is the second time the two sides will be meeting in the final of the competition. The first meeting in the 1981 final at the Parc des Princes ended in a 1-0 win for the English side at the expense of their Spanish opponents as Liverpool lifted their third Champions League title.

En route to the final, Zinedine Zidane’s Real finished second in Group H behind Tottenham Hotspur. In the round of 16, they got a 5-2 aggregate win over French champions Paris Saint-Germain before edging Juventus 4-3 in the quarterfinals and beating Bayern Munich 4-3 in the semi-finals.

Until their 4-2 loss to Roma in the second leg of their semi-final tie, Liverpool were unbeaten in this season’s Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s men finished top of Group E before beating Porto 5-0 in the round of 16. They ousted EPL champions Manchester City Liverpool 5-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinal before sending Roma packing 7-6 on aggregate in the semi-final.

While Real rely on Champions League all-time goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool are counting on their Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah, who has been phenomenal this season for the Reds – scoring 44 in all competitions so far.

A strong attacking Liverpool forward line made up of Salah, Roberto Firminho and Sadio Mane has been responsible for the most goals in this season’s competition. The trio has scored 29 goals among them.

But Real’s strength has come from their defence led by Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo’s 15 goals in the competition.

“We have seen what Salah can do this season but he will just be one of 11 players we face against Liverpool,” Ramos said.

“Throughout my career, I have faced the best forward players in the world – many of them who are considered among the greatest ever. For me, there is never a fear – A respect, yes, but never a fear.”

He added, “We know they’re very tough opponents. They are very fast going forward and can really hurt you on the break. Firmino and Salah are such quick and direct players who are very difficult to get hold of. So we’ll try to keep them under control and ensure they don’t have one of their inspired days, because they can certainly cause you damage.

“(Liverpool are) very good technically and are full of pace, but we’ll try to hurt them with our players who have similar attributes. We know we can also cause them problems on the counter. We’ll try to take advantage of that and we also know we are a threat from set pieces.”

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren also believes that the club’s defenders can deal with the threat posed by Ronaldo.

“He’s a fantastic player. He’s showed already over 12 to 15 seasons that every year he can score,” Lovren told CNN Sport.

“Even if he has a bad season he will score at least 30 goals. It will be quite difficult, of course, a big challenge. But I’ve been working so hard in my life to reach the final of the Champions League and I play week in, week out against the best Premier League strikers in England so I’m ready for that.

“We’ll defend like a team. In some moments I will be in situations one against one, but I also have my confidence like he has.”

He added, “Real Madrid are not without reason three times in the final in a row and we need to respect that. They have confidence, experience and they know how to play these finals. From our team, for every player it will be our first final, but we are healthy, we are young, and we are ready to fight.”

Klopp, who is seeking to end his run of loss in European finals, told BBC Sport, “It’s a game of football. Sure we have the chance to win. We are going to have to work hard for it because it is the final of the Champions League. But if anyone thinks it will be easy for either of the two sides then they are mistaken. It’s going to be a huge struggle for both teams. Brilliant! Bring it on!”.Image result for Real Madrid

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.”

Ronaldo lifts Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao

Ronaldo Rescues Point For Real Madrid Vs Athletic BilbaoReal Madrid should thank Christiano Ronaldo for his amazing efforts last night.

Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao in Wednesday’s Spanish LaLiga clash at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an 87th minute equaliser to cancel out Inaki Williams’ delightful 14th minute goal for Athletic Bilbao, who got their first point at the Santiago Bernabeu in 12 games.

Despite going a goal down early in the game, Real Madrid did not relent in their search for an equaliser as they piled pressure.

But Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made outstanding saves to keep the Los Blancos out until the 87th minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo flicked in Luka Modric’s shot past Arrizabalaga for his 24th league goal of the season.

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.”
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