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Photos: How Chelsea battled from 4-1 dramatic to draw 4-4 with Ajax in UEFA Champions League

 Chelsea battle from 4-1 to draw 4-4 with Ajax in UEFA Champions League  Chelsea starlets Reece James and Jorginho were the heroes as Chelsea recorded an incredible comeback draw at home to Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday evening despite being 3-1 down at half time.

The first leg ended with a win for Chelsea in Amsterdam, so it was no surprise as the match started at a hectic pace, as Tammy Abraham scored against his own team with an erroneous  touch from Ajax Promes free kick after just two minutes.

Chelsea then almost swiftly equalised from the penalty spot through former Chelsea coach Maurizio Saree’s protege Jorginho, but Dutch champions Ajax were soon back ahead through attacker Quincy Promes. Ajax then increased their lead when Hakim Ziyech’s amazing free kick went in after hitting the bar and then slamming Kepa Arrizabalaga’s face before going into the net.

Ajax star, Donny van de Beek made it 4-1 after the first half, before Ajax were then reduced to nine men as Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were both given second yellow cards resulting in Jorginho’s goal from the penalty spot.
Academy graduate Reece James then completed the comeback to 4-4 before Cesar Azpilicueta scored, but Azpilicueta’s goal was then ruled out.

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Trending: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Clasico Postponed Over Catalonia Protests

The Barcelona and Real Madrid Clasico, Spain’s biggest football league match, has been postponed because of Catalonia protests, the Spanish football federation said Friday.

The clubs have until 10:00am (0800 GMT) on Monday to find a new date for the match originally scheduled for October 26, the federation said. If they fail to do so, the federation will choose a new date.

The Spanish football league (LFP) on Wednesday said it had asked the country’s football federation (RFEF) to move the fixture from to Madrid after three days of large-scale demonstrations which have turned increasingly violent.

Football: Real Madrid in dilemma over Gareth Bale, Luka Modric injuries

Image result for luka modricIt has been reported that Real Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will be fit for next week’s Clasico against Barcelona after both players missed training on Tuesday.

Modric and Bale each did gym work indoors as they attempted to recover from injuries sustained playing in the Euro 2020 qualifier between Croatia and Wales on Sunday.

It leaves Madrid uncertain over the fitness of two key players, with the crunch La Liga game against Barca at Camp Nou fast-approaching on October 26.

Wales coach Ryan Giggs said Bale was struggling with pain in his calf towards the end of their draw with Croatia in Cardiff but suggested the problem was cramp.

Madrid confirmed on Tuesday that Modric sustained a thigh injury in the match.

“Following the tests carried out today on our player Luka Modric by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a bruise in his right quadriceps,” a club statement read. “His recovery will continue to be assessed.”

Real Madrid, who sit top of La Liga, play away at Mallorca on Saturday and at Barcelona a week later, with an important Champions League group game away at Galatasaray in between.

Lucas Vazquez has also picked up a knock and is unlikely to be available this weekend.

Real Madrid want to sell Isco

If reports reaching Fujiipop is anything to go by, it would be revealed that Real Madrid has told Isco to leave the club.

After having one of the worst seasons in his Real Madrid career, Isco Alarcon might be on the ‘departures’ list in the summer. Our club have seemingly started the ‘Operation Exit’ with Marcos Llorente and according to multiple sources, there will be no other signings made until the major sales are complete. In the case of Isco, no one would be against letting him leave, according to Marca.

Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester City have been reportedly interested in the midfielder and with Real Madrid needing to comply with Financial Fair Play rules and therefore generate money from sales, Isco would be shown to the door should any of the suitors make an official bid for the player.

Real Madrid unveils Hazard on Thursday

Real Madrid have issued another official announcement minutes after Luka Jovic’s presentation. We will finally welcome Eden Hazard to the club and see him wear the white/gold shirt.

“The player Eden Hazard will be presented tomorrow, Thursday 13 June, at 7pm, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Hazard will step out on the pitch at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time wearing the Real Madrid C. F. jersey and will speak to the media in the press room.”

Real Madrid agree £88.5m transfer fee with Chelsea for Eden Hazard

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is heading to Real Madrid

Real Madrid have agreed a €100 million (£88.5m) fee with Chelsea for Eden Hazard, according to reports. The Belgium international is one of Zinedine Zidane’s priority targets for the summer transfer window as part of his major squad rebuild at Madrid. Hazard has just a year remaining on his contract with Chelsea and has told the club he will not sign a new deal. Chelsea face the prospect of losing Hazard on a free transfer next summer and have been resigned to losing their star player after their season ended.



Mane focus eyes on Champions League not Real Madrid links

Image result for sadio maneSadio Mane admits he is flattered by suggested interest from Real Madrid but insists he is happy at Liverpool and fully focused on trying to help them win the Champions League.

Reports from Spain in recent weeks have suggested that Real want to bring the Senegal forward and Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu.

Mane will be in action across the city on Saturday, at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano home, which will host the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

The 27-year-old has scored 17 goals in 24 matches for his club since the turn of the year, and is expected to lead his country’s attack in Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations, which starts in late June.

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