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Real Madrid wake up,defeat Real Betis In LaLiga Thriller

Image result for real madrid vs real betisIt was good night for Real Madrid that survived a scare, coming from a 2-1 half time deficit to beat Real Betis 5-3 in Sunday’s thrilling La Liga Santander clash that produced eight yellow cards.

Real Madrid’s win comes days after the Los Blancos defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
Marco Asensio gave visitors Real Madrid the lead in the 11th minute but Aissa Mandi restored parity for the hosts with a lovely header 22 minutes later.
An own goal from Nacho Fernandez eight minutes from half time gave Real Betis a deserved lead into the break.
At the restart, Real Madrid took the initiative starving Betis of possession and five minutes later, captain Sergio Ramos made it 2-2 with a thumping header from a Lucas Vazquez corner.
The goal was Ramos’ second this season for Real Madrid.
Asensio made it 3-2 with a cool finish. The goal was the 6000th Madrid strike in LaLiga. Real Madrid are the first side in the league’s history to reach that tally.
Cristiano Ronaldo put the game beyond reach for the hosts, scoring Real’s fourth before Sergio Leon scored a late goal for Betis to make it 4-3.
Substitute Karim Benzema’s made it 5-3 for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
The victory lifted Madrid to fourth place, one point adrift of Valencia, with a game in hand while Betis stay in ninth place.
Real Madrid travel to face Leganes in their next game on Wednesday.
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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.

FOOTALL: Why Ronaldo is the best player in history

Image result for Cristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or.

The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally.

Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga last season, also won the best male player prize at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards in October, and believes he is now the greatest to have played the game.

“I’m the best player in history, in the good moments and the bad ones,” he told France Football.

“I respect everyone’s preferences, but I’ve never seen anyone better than me. I have always thought about that. No footballer can do the things I can. There’s no player more complete than me.

“I play well with both feet. I’m quick, powerful and good with the head. I score goals and I make assists. There are guys who prefer Neymar or (Lionel) Messi. But I tell you: there’s no-one more complete than me.

“No one has won as many individual trophies as me. And I’m not speaking just of the Ballon d’Or. That says something, doesn’t it? It’s not just a result of the work I do in the gym, like some people think. It’s the sum of many things.

“Legends like Floyd Mayweather and LeBron James don’t get to their perfect level by chance. Many factors coincide. To be at the top and to stay there, you have to have more talent than the others.”

Ronaldo admitted he was “sad and angry” when Messi scooped the Ballon d’Or on four consecutive occasions from 2009 to 2012, and said he had no interest in going to ceremonies to accept second place.

“I won the Ballon d’Or before Messi, then he overtook me and won four in a row. I’m not going to hide from you that I was sad and angry,” he said.

“I went to the award ceremonies and I never won. At one point, I was even demotivated. I had no desire to go. To be there for the photo didn’t interest me.

“Then, little by little, thanks to those close to me, I told myself that in life there is a beginning and an end. And in football what counts is the finish, not the start. I was patient. And I won four other Ballons d’Or.”

UCL: Real Madrid win big, Liverpool, Tottenham Blow Big Lead

uefa-chamions-league-champions league-tottenham-liverpool-sevilla-real madrid--completesportsnigeria.comReal Madrid have booked their place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 after they recorded the needed victory over APOEL Nicosia on match day 5 on Tuesday.

Liverpool were denied a chance to seal qualification after the squandered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Sevilla.

Real Madrid join the likes of Bayern München, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas and Tottenham Hotspur who are already throung to the knockout stages of the competition.

Champions Madrid put their difficult spell behind by confirming their place in the next round with a 6-0 thumping of APOEL Nicosia. A brace from Karim Benzema and other strikes from Luka Modric and Nacho Fernandez in the first half goals gave the Los Blancos a deserved lead into the break.

At the restart, Cristiano Ronaldo also bagged a brace to take his Champions League tally to 18 goals in 2017 to hand Zinedine Zidane his third win of the competition in Group H.

At the Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur despite going ahead through a 31st minute strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son sealed top spot for the English Premier League side.uefa-chamions-league-champions league-tottenham-liverpool-sevilla-real madrid--completesportsnigeria.comAt the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, in Spain, Sevilla came from three goals down to draw Liverpool 3-3. Guido Pizarro stoppage time goal salvaged a point for the Spanish side after they trailed 3-0 at the break.

A Sadio Mane header in between Roberto Firmino’s brace had given the Reds a 3-0 lead into the break but six minutes into the second half Wissam Ben Yedder’s header gave the Spanish side a lifeline.

The Tunisian striker bagged his second goal from the spot after he was brought down in the box by Alberto Moreno.

Liverpool conceded a late goal from another set piece to record their third draw in Group E. Jurgen Klopp’s side now have nine points from five games. Liverpool will face Spartak Moscow in their final game Sevilla are away to Maribor.

In Group F, SSC Napoli recorded their second win of the competition with a 3-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Second half goals from the in form Lorenzo Insigne, Piotr Zielinsk and Dries Mertens for Napoli further boosted the chances of qualification for the Italian side. The Italian forward scored in the 56th minute of the nervy game. In the other fixture Feyenoord frustrated Manchester City to a goalless draw at the Ethiad stadium.

Napoli now have six points from five games three adrift second placed Shakhtar Donetsk. The Italian side will be hoping the defeat Feyenoord in Holland in their final group game and Shakhtar Donetsk lose to Manchester City in Ukraine.

In Group G, RasenBallsport Leipzig brightened their chances of qualifying for the next round of the UEFA Champions League defeating AS Monaco 4-1.

An own goal from Jemerson gave AS Monaco a poor start and RB Leipzig took good advantage with Timo Werner scoring a brace. Radamel Falcao pulled on back for the host,Monaco but Naby Keita restored the German team’s three goal advantage making 4-1 before half time. The win sees RB Leipzig now tied FC Porto with to seven points thought with an inferior goal difference.

In Cyprus,Real Madrid put their difficult spell behind by confirming their place in the next round with 6-0 thumping of APOEL Nicosia. A brace from Karim Benzema and other strikes from Luka Modric and Nacho Fernandez in the first half goals gave the Los Blancos a deserved lead into the break.

At the restart, Cristiano Ronaldo also bagged a brace to hand Zinedine Zidane his third win of the competition in Group H. At the Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund lost 2-1 to Tottenham Hotspur despite going ahead through a 31st minute strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son sealed top spot for the English Premier League side.

Champions League Results

Group E
Spartak Moscow 1 – 1 Maribor
Sevilla 3 – 3 Liverpool

Group F
Manchester City 1 – 0 Feyenoord
SSC Napoli 3 – 0 Shakhtar Donetsk

Group G
Besiktas 1 – 1 FC Porto
Monaco 1 – 4 RasenBallsport Leipzig

Group H
APOEL Nicosia 0 – 6 Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund 1 – 2 Tottenham HotspurUCL: Spurs Top Real Madrid’s Group As Liverpool Blow Big Lead

Tottenham humiliate Real Madrid! 3 – 1

Dele AlliEngland midfielder, Dele Alli scores twice and Christian Eriksen is on target as Spurs claim a famous win over the 12-time European champions

England midfielder Alli scored twice, either side of half-time, and Christian Eriksen was also on target at a jubilant Wembley on Wednesday as Spurs claimed a famous win over the 12-time European champions.

It took Spurs into the last 16 with two games to spare and left Mauricio Pochettino’s side three points clear of Madrid at the group H summit

“It was a fantastic display by us,” Alli said.

“There’s a long way to go until the end of the season. What’s important is trying to achieve our challenge and target.

“Of course this win gives us great belief for everyone and confidence. We are now in the next stage of the Champions League.”

“We don’t want to just compete with these teams – we want to beat them. I’m happy to get two goals, but more importantly, it was a win.”

Spurs manager Pochettino echoed Alli’s words and said the result would bolster the self-belief within his squad.

“We knew if we stuck to our game plan and were solid at the back then we’d get chances. We’re very happy with the result.

I’m very proud of my players and I congratulate them. I’m so pleased for Dele and our fans,” said the former Argentina defender.

“The victory is so important for us and the players. It’s a win over Real so it’s great for the club and fans.

“There’s a long way to go until the end of the season. What’s important is trying to achieve our challenge and target.

“Of course this win gives us great belief for everyone and confidence. We are now in the next stage of the Champions League.”

It was another chastening result for Madrid hot on the heels of their shock defeat at Girona last weekend.

The Spanish giants are eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and are yet to book their place in the Champions League last 16 with two group games left.

Asked if Madrid were in crisis, boss Zinedine Zidane said: “No. I don’t think we’re lost.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA player of the year a record 3 times

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Men’s Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

The Real Madrid forward saw off competition from Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to claim the award for the third time overall.

Ronaldo struck 25 goals in La Liga last term, and 12 in 13 matches during Real Madrid’s Champions League-winning campaign.

Previous winners of the award include Messi and Barca team-mate Andres Iniesta, who claimed the prize in the 2011-12 campaign ahead of the Argentina international in second.

Elsewhere, Buffon was named the goalkeeper of the season, Sergio Ramos the top defender, and Luka Modric the best midfielder, while Ronaldo was also named UEFA forward of the year, beating Paulo Dybala and, again, Messi for the award.

 

Real Madrid Will Appeal Ronaldo’s Red Card Vs Barcelona-Zidane

 Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that the club will appeal the red card handed to Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday.

Ronadlo came off the bench in place of Karim Benzema in the second half to score a beautiful goal from a great shot and was yellow-carded for taking off his shirt in celebration, but would soon go into referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea’s books again for ‘simulation’ although television replays showed the Portuguese star lost his footing under the challenge of Samuel Umtiti.

“We played a great game but I am annoyed by Cristiano’s sending off,” The Mirror quotes Zidane

“Perhaps it wasn’t a penalty but the red card is a little harsh. We can’t change it, but we’ll try and make sure he plays on Wednesday,” the former Real Madrid ‘galatico’ revealed.

Meanwhile Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also expressed his dissatisfaction over the sending off incident on Sunday night.

“I was far away, but I think it was a piece of play in which (Ronaldo) lost his balance, rather than feigning anything,”  Ramos told Spanish media outlet Marca.

“It could be appealed. Sending off a key player with 10 minutes remaining of a Clasico in which we’ve given our all is something which needs to be evaluated and thought about.”

“In no moment was it a penalty,” the Los Blancos defender added.

“I will need to watch it and evaluate it because I don’t think the referee would blow for an action in which there was nothing there, knowing that he could be mistaken.

“My feeling was that it wasn’t (a penalty).”

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