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Friday, 13 April 2018

UEFA Champions League semi-final draw

Champions League semi-final draw: all you need to know


The UEFA Champions League semi-final draw will be live on UEFA.com from 13:00CET on Friday – here are all the details.

A draw is also made to determine the 'home' team in the final
A draw is also made to determine the 'home' team in the final©Sportsfile

When and where is the draw?

The UEFA Champions League semi-final draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday. It will begin at 13:00CET 

UEFA Europa League semi-final draw

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Don't miss the UEFA Europa League semi-final draw at 12.00 CET / 13.00 GMT, followed by the UEFA Champions League semi-final draw at 13.00 CET/ 14.00 GMT - both streamed live on UEFA.com via our DrawCentre.

We’ll also bring you the build-up and post-draw reaction from Nyon.
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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Ronaldo confused by Juventus’ penalty protests as Real book semi-final spot

Ronaldo confused by Juventus’ penalty protests as Real book semi-final spot
Cristiano Ronaldo insists referee Michael Oliver was right to award Real Madrid the injury-time penalty which he dispatched to send his side through to the Champions League semi-finals.
After Juventus had wiped out Real’s three-goal advantage from the first leg with a Mario Mandzukic double and Blaise Matuidi’s second-half goal, Lucas Vazquez was bundled over in the box by Mehdi Benatia in the third minute of added time and Oliver pointed to the spot.
Ronaldo showed great composure to fire the ball past substitute Wojciech Szczesny – who had replaced Gianluigi Buffon after he was sent off for protesting the decision – to secure a 4-3 aggregate victory.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford thanks Cristiano Ronaldo for free Nike trainers

MANCHESTER UNITED star Marcus Rashford has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for sending him a pair of free trainers.
The Real Madrid icon and long-time Nike athlete has helped produce a special edition of the popular Air Max 97 CR7.
Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford thanks Cristiano Ronaldo for free Nike trainers
Marcus Rashford got some free trainers from Cristiano Ronaldo
And the Portuguese ace sent a pair to the Old Trafford striker who is apparently considering his future over a lack of Premier League starts under Jose Mourinho.
The England starlet kept the thank-you note short and sweet, simply posting on Instagram: "Thanks for the gift".
Rashford scored both goals in United's 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford last month.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid like Alfredo Di Stefano, says Zinedine Zidane

Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid like Alfredo Di Stefano, says Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane believes Cristiano Ronaldo will be remembered at Real Madrid in the same glowing terms as Alfredo Di Stefano.
Di Stefano was the face of Real's domination during the 1950s and 1960s, when they won five European Cups and he scored more than 300 goals.
Ronaldo is now trying to lead another prolonged period of European success, with Real gunning for their third consecutive Champions League triumph as they take a 3-0 lead into Wednesday´s quarter-final second leg at home to Juventus.

Powerful Warriors Liverpool can win Champions League after overcoming City siege

Warriors Liverpool can win Champions League after overcoming City siege
Goals from Salah and Firmino ensured the Reds' passage into the semi-finals after a shaky first half at the Etihad Stadium
On a night for heroes, they came dressed in Red.
It looked for a while like it could be a night of pain and suffering for Liverpool supporters. Boy, were they put through the wringer. The Etihad must have felt like a torture chamber at times as the Manchester City 'thunderstorm' swept over Jurgen Klopp's men.
But, when there's an Egyptian King stood there, arms outstretched in front of the away end, the fear and the panic and the chewed fingernails don't seem all that bad.

Thank You Mo Salah Liverpool beat best side in the world after win over Man City

Klopp believes Liverpool beat best side in the world after win over Man City
Jurgen Klopp felt Liverpool had seen off the best side in the world after beating Manchester City to reach the Champions League semi-finals.
The Reds survived an attempted City fightback to win the second leg of their quarter-final tie at the Etihad Stadium 2-1 and prevail 5-1 on aggregate.
An early Gabriel Jesus goal ignited City’s comeback hopes but, after having a Leroy Sane effort wrongly disallowed, the hosts tired in the second half and were finished off by Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Real Madrid vs. PSG: a Champions League battle of the giants

Real Madrid vs. PSG: a Champions League battle of the giants
On Valentine's Day, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain enter the Champions League Thunderdome and there is no exiting -- mentally, at least -- until March 6, the return leg for the knockout round of 16.
Few clashes of this magnitude have been as zero-sum at this stage of the campaign, ever.
For the reigning European champions, it's real simple. This is Real Madrid's lifeline. Fail to pull yourself to safety and the season is over on March 7, with the gut-wrenching thought of no more meaningful football for another six months.
As for PSG, in some ways, the impact could be even greater. They'll still have trophies to play for -- and win -- but their battle is as much legal and financial. And there is no telling what damage defeat could bring, but it'd likely go beyond bruised egos.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi cried after 2012 UCL exit - Alexis Sanchez

Barcelona's Lionel Messi cried after 2012 UCL exit - Alexis Sanchez
Lionel Messi was in disbelief after Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League in 2012.
Alexis Sanchez has revealed Lionel Messi was in tears in the dressing room after Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea in 2012.
Messi missed a penalty in the second leg at the Camp Nou as goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres earned 10-man Chelsea a 2-2 draw and a place in the final against Bayern Munich.
Sanchez started the game for Barca, who took a 2-0 lead to go ahead in the tie after losing 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg.
Chelsea had John Terry sent off in the first half but regained the lead in the tie when Ramires chipped Victor Valdes before Messi hit the bar from the spot.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Messi's third son will share the same Chinese name as Cristiano Ronaldo

Messi's third son will share the same Chinese name as Cristiano Ronaldo
The announcement of the name of Lionel Messi's third child has caused a stir with Chinese supporters of the Barcelona ace, who have been left dumbfounded as the transliteration of the name in Mandarin is said to be the same as that of rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 30-year-old, who confirmed the new arrival last October, took to Instagram on Wednesday to reveal that he and his wife Antonella Roccuzzo had decided to name their child Ciro.
Coincidentally, following the rules of transliteration, which is often based on the phonetic translation of words, the third child of the Messi family will share the same Mandarin Chinese adaptation of his Real Madrid nemesis.
In Chinese, given the length of the Portuguese international's name, which would read as 'Kelisidiyanuo Luonaerduo' in Mandarin, efforts in the past have been made to shorten the adaption out of convenience with the Los Blancos No. 7 now affectionately known as C-Luo.

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to sign £87.5million Manchester City transfer target Isco

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to sign £87.5million Manchester City transfer target Isco
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen for his club to seal the transfer of Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who's also been linked with Manchester City.
Diario Gol claim the Portuguese tactician has let it be known that he would consider letting goalkeeper David de Gea move to the Bernabeu if he can land one of three of their players in return.
The report mentions Marco Asensio and Raphael Varane, both of whom have been mentioned as targets for the Red Devils on a number of occasions in the recent past.

Valencia v Barcelona – story of the match

Valencia v Barcelona – story of the match
Record signing Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to score his first goal for Barcelona as they advanced to the Copa del Rey final with a 2-0 win at Valencia, progressing 3-0 on aggregate.
Coutinho was brought off the bench at half-time for his fifth appearance since his mega-money switch from Liverpool last month and scored four minutes after the restart, sending the ball into the corner of the net having slid to meet Luis Suarez’s cross.
Ivan Rakitic, also teed up by Suarez, then added the visitors’ second in the 82nd minute to secure progress to a showdown against Sevilla – which will be defending champions Barcelona’s fifth consecutive Copa del Rey final.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Georgina's birthday with a romantic surprise

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Georgina's birthday with a romantic surprise
After turning 24, Georgina Rodriguez enjoyed a romantic celebration with her partner, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward surprising her with a trip to Marbella.
The pair stayed at the Hotel Marbella Club and ate at one of the most luxurious and exclusive restaurants in the area.
In an image posted to her own Instagram account, Rodriguez thanked people who celebrated her birthday.

Carlos Tevez highlights what sets Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo apart from each other

Carlos Tevez highlights what sets Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo apart from each other
Former Man United forward Carlos Tevez has stated what sets Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo apart from each other.
This is a story that's being reported by the Mirror, who state that the former Man United and Man City forward has played with both the players during his career, and that the Portuguese international is "totally different" to his international teammate.
In an interview with ESPN Argentina, something that was re-reported and translated by the Mirror, Tevez stated that "Cristiano is totally different to Messi. When Leo was starting out, he didn't touch a gym. But Cristiano was there in the morning, afternoon and evening, all the time."

January transfer window: 14 deals you may have missed this week

January transfer window: 14 deals you may have missed this week
In a week where Manchester United announced the signing of Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal, elsewhere around Europe deals are being done.
The penultimate week of the January transfer window saw more deals made as kit manufacturers Umbro, unusually, announced US midfielder Mix Diskerud has signed a contract with Manchester City and Monaco spent £17.5 million on a 16-year-old striker, Pietro Pellegri.
Here are some of the done deals you may have missed over the past week.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Tottenham star Harry Kane reveals fiance Kate Goodland is pregnant with their second child

Tottenham star Harry Kane reveals fiance Kate Goodland is pregnant with their second child
HARRY KANE'S remarkable season continues to get better, with the Tottenham star proving lucky off the pitch as well as on it.
The 24-year-old striker took to social media to announce the news that he and fiance Kate Goodland are expecting a second child together.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has announced on Twitter he and fiance Kate Goodland are expecting a second baby

Story of the match – Barcelona v Alaves

Barcelona v Alaves – Story of the match
Lionel Messi scored a stunning late free-kick as Barcelona came from behind to beat Alaves and maintain their unbeaten start to LaLiga.
The visitors were defending well after John Guidetti’s fortuitous opener had put them ahead but they could not hang on as Luis Suarez levelled before Messi curled home a set-piece to secure an unconvincing 2-1 win.
As Barcelona’s forwards failed to fire, Alaves threatened so often on the counter-attack and it was no surprise that their goal came from such a move.
Guidetti slipped as he took his shot, which deflected off his standing foot to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen and stun the Nou Camp.

'He'd build a strong defensive wall' - Morgan invites Trump to be Arsenal manager!

'He'd build a strong defensive wall' - Morgan invites Trump to be Arsenal manager!
Piers Morgan has taken the #WengerOut campaign to new lengths.
The TV personality and famed Arsenal supporter presented Donald Trump with a Gunners jersey during a recent interview, asking if the U.S. president would be willing to take over as manager at the Emirates Stadium.
Tweeting a picture of himself gifting Trump the No. 45 shirt, Morgan wrote: "The moment I invite President Trump to be Arsenal's new manager - because he'd build a strong defensive wall, have an attacking philosophy & want to win big trophies at all costs. See his hilarious response on Sunday night, ITV, 10pm."