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Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is up for another accolade as he has been shortlisted for the best forward award in last season’s Champions League Mohammed Salah netted 11 goals to help Jurgen Klopp’s side reach the final in Kiev, where he was injured as the Reds lost 3-1 to Los Blancos. Other nominees in that category include Cristiano Ronaldo – who left Madrid for Juventus this summer and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. View this post on Instagram Mo Salah, Messi and Ronaldo nominated for Champions League best forward A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 10, 2018 at 1:48am PDT City’s Kevin De Bruyne …

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Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Video highlights: Chelsea vs Roma, Real Madrid vs Roma

Chelsea rounded up their pre-season campaign with a barren draw against Lyon but managed to win via spot kicks. The Blues couldn’t breakdown Lyon’s rearguard in 90 minutes despite mustering few chances that would have won the tie. However, both sides had to settle for penalties to decide the tie. Returning Belgian skipper was on hand to dispatch the winning goal from the spot. In the other fixture, Gareth Bale gave new manager Lopetuigi something to think about with his brilliant performance during the 2-1 triumph over Roma.

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Report: Real Madrid to offer Modric a new contract

Report: Real Madrid to offer Modric a new contract

Real Madrid are currently planning to offer Luka Modric a new contract to stave off interest from Inter Milan, reports Marca Modric was in outstanding form at the World Cup for Croatia, his displays earned him the Golden Ball award. The former Spurs talisman has been strongly linked with a move to Inter for the past week. In fact, the Nerazzurri’s manager Luciano Spalletti confirmed over the weekend that they are indeed attempting to sign Modric. View this post on Instagram Report: Real Madrid to offer Modric a new contract A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 8, 2018 at 6:23am PDT …

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Gareth Bale up for great things- Julen Lopetegui

Gareth Bale up for great things- Julen Lopetegui

Julen Lopetegui has seen enough to be“convinced” that Gareth Bale will have an excellent season at Real Madrid after his superb display against AS Roma Bale, 29, was in excellent form in the game against Roma at New Jersey went on to net the second goal of the game inside 15 minutes as Madrid took a 2-1 victory over their Italian opponents. The Welsh man struggled to nail a place in Zinedine Zidane’s starting eleven last season due to injury problems. However, he looks set to feature prominently under new coach Lopetegui this season as Los Blancos begin life in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era. …

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Lewandowski to remain at Bayern Munich

Lewandowski to remain at Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski will remain at Bayern Munich for this season, according to manager Niko Kovac The Polish striker has been a subject of transfer speculation with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United all linked to his services. Agent Mino Raiola equally announced that Lewandowski wanted to leave the Allianz Arena in pursuit of a new challenge. But Bayern have been determined to hold on to their leading goalscorer, even though Kovac had conceded that the 29-year-old had expressed an interest in leaving. However, the new Bavaria boss has now announced that, after private talks with Lewandowski last week, that he will remain …

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Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid

Courtois on the verge of joining Madrid

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is on the verge of wrapping up a move to Real Madrid in a deal worth around 35 million euros ($41 million), according to the Spanish media  “Courtois, decision imminent,” Madrid sports daily Marca ran as its headline, claiming that the record 13-time European champions are “confident of his signing.” “The Courtois soap opera is coming to its end. The target, who yesterday did not attend Chelsea training despite being at the end of his holidays, speeds up the process to sign for Real Madrid, an announcement that could become official in the coming hours,” Marca …

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Ronaldo will “make history” in Juventus- Hugo Aveiro

Ronaldo will “make history” in Juventus- Hugo Aveiro

Hugo Aveiro has tipped his brother Cristiano Ronaldo to make history and embrace the challenges awaiting him at Juventus in the Serie A Ronaldo, 33, completed his €112m switch from Real Madrid last month and had begun pre-season training with his new teammates at the club’s training ground in Vinovo. Much has been made of Ronaldo’s surprise transfer to Italy with many left wondering whether he can reach the same kind of heights he achieved at Real over the past nine years. But Hugo has no doubts over that at all. “From my point of view, he has chosen an exceptional club, and he …

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Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

Video highlights: Real Madrid vs Man United, Roma vs Barcelona

Manchester United rounded up their International Champions Cup with a 2-1 win against Real Madrid few days after losing to rivals Liverpool. Goals from Alex Sanchez and Ander Herrera helped the Red Devils to seal a win despite a consolation strike from Karim Benzema. In the other tie, Barcelona suffered a 4-2 loss to Roma in a repeat of the Champions League quarter-final. New boy Malcom scored his first goal for the club, but that wasn’t enough to secure a win as the Italians outscored the Spanish Champions.

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Lopetegui positive despite debut loss to United

Lopetegui positive despite debut loss to United

Losing your first game as a manager of a club like Real Madrid may not be the ideal start. However, Julen Lopetegui has decided to dwell on the positives of their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. Lopetegui, 51, fielded a mixed line-up in his first game in Miami on Wednesday morning with Karim Benzema being the only starter on the pitch that began in May’s Champions League final win over Liverpool. View this post on Instagram Lopetegui positive despite debut loss to United A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 1, 2018 at 1:04am PDT The French striker’s first-half injury time goal couldn’t …

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Chelsea in crunch talks for Juve duo

Chelsea in crunch talks for Juve duo

Chelsea top executives are ready to meet their Juventus counterparts in the bid to finalize the deal for Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani. The Blues are ready to offload striker Alvaro Morata after failing to impress in his debut season. And reports in Italy suggest the Old ladies are keen on a swap deal if they are to let the Argentine striker go. Another player on the agenda for the Premier League side is Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino who currently plays for Inter Milan. View this post on Instagram https://www.footballwood.com/chelsea-in-crunch-talks-for-juve-duo.html A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Jul 28, 2018 at 2:24am …

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Fine and two-year jail sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo

Fine and two-year jail sentence for Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-year jail sentence and fined 19m euros for a tax fraud according to the Spanish press. Ronaldo, 33, who recently completed a move to Italian Champions Juventus evaded tax payment during his time with Los Blancos. Reports in Spain suggest that between 2011 and 2014 Ronaldo committed four years’ worth of tax fraud, comprising of four individual crimes of which the total amount reached €14,768,897. Besides that figure, which was reduced to €5m during the court proceedings, the Portuguese will be forced to pay court fees and interest amounting to just under €19m. The …

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Guardiola, Klopp and Deschamps included in FIFA’s coach of the year

Guardiola, Klopp and Deschamps included in FIFA’s coach of the year

Premier League based managers Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola were all included in the 2018 FIFA men’s coach of the year award list, with the final picks set to be known today. The city of London will host the award ceremony slated for 24, September 2018. The current holder of the award Zinedine Zidane was once again amongst the nominees after retaining the Champions League trophy. The former Madrid supremo beat Antonio Conte and Max Allegri to the accolade last season. With only the Juve coach making it to the list this time. However, three English-based coaches are in the …

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Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Premier League top 6 set for ICC showdown during pre-season

Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Liverpool, and Tottenham will be involved in this summer’s International Champions Cup across three continents. Last season’s Premier League top six sides will trade tackles with some of Europe’s best teams. The likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and PSG, will be involved in 27 games across 24 days in North America, Europe, and Asia. Premier League Champions Man City may likely give new signing Riyad Mahrez his debut when they face Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the early hours of July 21 in Chicago, before meeting Liverpool in New Jersey in a replay …

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Hazard should consider moving on – Roberto Martinez

Hazard should consider moving on – Roberto Martinez

Eden Hazard should consider leaving Chelsea FC in a bid to take his career to a higher level, says Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. The Belgian winger has been a subject of a transfer rumor with Real Madrid who wants a swift replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard has equally hinted of a move to Madrid in a recent interview after the World Cup. And with Martinez backing him for a move, there is no doubt the transfer could be imminent. “It could be the best time [for Hazard] to try something different,” Martinez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. “He is …

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What is Ronaldo Contract Salary in Juventus?

What is Ronaldo Contract Salary in Juventus?

The stage is set. The green flag drops for Cristiano Ronaldo. The A-star Madrid player is about to leave Santiago Bernabeu for Juventus stadium in the next season, although many people were expecting his return to Manchester United. What was initially thought to be nothing but rumors, has eventually turned into the nightmare for all Real Madrid supporters. For the Portuguese striker, the transfer seems to be a huge step forward from financial perspectives. Ronaldo salary in dollars is rumored to be over $30 million. It is a bit higher if compared with Ronaldo contract salary in Real at about …

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Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Juve move

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his desire to complete a move to Serie A Champions Juventus for a fee believed to be around £88m. Ronaldo prompted questions about his future after their 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev, promising an announcement “soon.” The former United hitman cast serious doubt on his future in Madrid moments after winning a third successive Champions League in Kiev and Juventus appear to be testing the club’s resolve as he angles for an improved contract. It now appears Juventus have made the first move to lure him away …

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