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Tag Archives: Ruben Amorim

Cristiano Ronaldo: What’s next?

Ask Ronaldo, and he will tell you that he only wants to play in the Champions League. To qualify for the most prestigious club competition on the planet, Juventus had to snatch a victory from Bologna on the last day of the season while hoping that their opponents would not let them down. Ronaldo is always good in such high-profile games, but for some reason, coach Andrea Pirlo dismissed him. Allegedly, the Portuguese are “tired”, having taken part in five matches in 19 days. Maybe so, but even at the age of 36, Ronaldo is the standard of physical form, …

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Nineteen years without a win. How Sporting went to the long-awaited championship

When the referee signalled the end of the Sporting and Boavista match at Jose Alvalada, the stands were empty, but there was no silence. Fireworks were already exploding in the sky, and thousands of fans were shouting outside the stadium. President Frederico Varandas embraced others with tears in his eyes. “Sporting” still managed — champions of Portugal. The last time he won, a young 17-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo learned the basics of football at the academy. 19 years of waiting Portuguese football has always been divided into three grandees — the so-called Os Três Grandes, or “big three”. Sporting, Benfica, Porto. In …

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