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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Sergio Ramos shocked by yellow card fuss

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Sergio Ramos shocked by yellow card fuss

UEFA is investigating the central defender’s comments about his booking, but the Spaniard was not expecting the uproar Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said he was “very surprised” by the fuss made over his yellow card against Ajax in the Champions League. Ramos was booked during Madrid’s 2-1 win in the last-16 first leg on…

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Soccer – Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: No longer a spoilt child – how CR7 has turned into a leader

Soccer – Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: No longer a spoilt child – how CR7 has turned into a leader

Previously dismissed as an individualistic character, the Portuguese has proven himself a real team player since moving to Turin from Madrid It was the moment at which Juventus realised there might be a downside to ‘The deal of the century’. Cristiano Ronaldo had been signed to lead the Bianconeri to Champions League glory. However, just…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Julen Lopetegui targets Premier League job after Blancos nightmare

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Julen Lopetegui targets Premier League job after Blancos nightmare

Despite being sacked from two of the highest profile jobs in world football in 2018, the 52-year-old sees a route back into top-tier coaching Former Real Madrid and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui is eyeing a return to management in the Premier League after breaking his silence following a nightmare year. The 52-year-old lost two of…

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Soccer – Champions League Betting: Tottenham 16/1 for European glory after big win over Borussia Dortmund

Soccer – Champions League Betting: Tottenham 16/1 for European glory after big win over Borussia Dortmund

A close game was expected at Wembley but Spurs blew away the Bundesliga leaders with three second half goals to put one foot in the quarter-finals Tottenham have been to cut to 16/1 (17.0) to win the Champions League after a stunning 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last 16…

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Soccer – Hakim Ziyech proud of Ajax performance despite Real Madrid loss

Soccer – Hakim Ziyech proud of Ajax performance despite Real Madrid loss

The 25-year-old’s effort was not enough to save the Dutch giants from bowing to Santiago Solari’s men in Amsterdam on Wednesday Ajax midfielder Hakim Ziyech has lauded his teammates’ performance despite bowing 2-1 to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 fixture. The Morocco international cancelled out Karim Benzema’s opener…

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Soccer – Chelsea transfer news: Luka Jovic ‘honoured’ by interest from top clubs

Soccer – Chelsea transfer news: Luka Jovic ‘honoured’ by interest from top clubs

The Serbian striker has also reportedly caught the eye of Barcelona and Real Madrid after his scoring feats for Eintracht Frankfurt In-demand Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic says he is “honoured” by the reported interest of a host of big clubs that have been linked with him. The Serbian, on loan with the German club…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Arsene Wenger won’t take Bernabeu job after rejecting club ‘more than once’ to stay with Arsenal

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Arsene Wenger won’t take Bernabeu job after rejecting club ‘more than once’ to stay with Arsenal

The former Arsenal manager has ruled out the prospect of replacing Santiago Solari as head coach of the Liga giants Arsene Wenger has said he will never be Real Madrid manager after revealing he turned down the La Liga giants “more than once”. The former Arsenal manager has admitted he would like to return to…

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Soccer – Hakim Ziyech on target in Ajax‘s Champions League loss to Real Madrid

Soccer – Hakim Ziyech on target in Ajax‘s Champions League loss to Real Madrid

The 25-year-old scored his third goal in the competition this season but was not enough to secure Erik ten Hag’s men a first-leg advantage Hakim Ziyech was on the scoresheet in Ajax’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday’s Champions League game at Johan Cruijff Arena. The Morocco international scored his third goal in three…

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Soccer – ‘Such a shame’ – Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag bemoans VAR decision

Soccer – ‘Such a shame’ – Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag bemoans VAR decision

The Dutch side’s head coach was upbeat following Wednesday’s controversial 2-1 first-leg loss at home to the Spanish giants Erik ten Hag lauded Ajax and said the Dutch side can take confidence from their controversial loss to Champions League holders Real Madrid. Ajax pressed Madrid but lost 2-1 at home to the three-time reigning champions…

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Soccer – I didn’t force yellow card – Sergio Ramos backtracks on intentional booking comments

Soccer – I didn’t force yellow card – Sergio Ramos backtracks on intentional booking comments

The defender will miss Real Madrid’s return fixture against Ajax, but the captain insisted his ban is not intentional Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said he did not purposely pick up a yellow card against Ajax, having earlier revealed that he intentionally received a booking to be available for the Champions League quarter-finals. Ramos will…

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Soccer – Real Madrid News: Santiago Solari ‘trusts’ VAR after Ajax win

Soccer – Real Madrid News: Santiago Solari ‘trusts’ VAR after Ajax win

Nicolas Tagliafico saw his opener ruled out due to a marginal offside call, a decision that Madrid’s boss believes was correct Santiago Solari said head coaches need to trust in VAR after Real Madrid benefited from a controversial call in Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League win at Ajax. Holders Madrid took control of their last-16 tie…

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Soccer – Real Madrid News: Sergio Ramos admits picking up intentional yellow against Ajax

Soccer – Real Madrid News: Sergio Ramos admits picking up intentional yellow against Ajax

The defender could risk an extended ban after confessing that he sought a booking in the final minutes of his team’s 2-1 win in Amsterdam Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has admitted that he picked up an intentional booking towards the end of his side’s victory over Ajax to ensure availability for the Champions League…

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Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid news: VAR favours big clubs, says Frenkie de Jong

Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid news: VAR favours big clubs, says Frenkie de Jong

The home side saw a first-half goal disallowed for offside in a controversial moment, but the midfielder insists they are still in the tie Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong believes Video Assisted Referee decisions can “easily fall in favour of the big club”, as his side found out in Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid. After passing up a…

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Soccer – Real Madrid news: Benzema reaches Champions League milestone in win at Ajax

Soccer – Real Madrid news: Benzema reaches Champions League milestone in win at Ajax

The French forward scored in the second half as the away side grabbed an important win at the Johan Cruyff Arena Karim Benzema became just the fourth player to score 60 Champions League goals by scoring in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Ajax on Wednesday. Benzema opened the scoring at the Johan Cruyff Arena, netting…

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Soccer – Real Madrid News: ‘I’m a big VAR fan’ – Ramos celebrates controversial overturned goal after Ajax victory

Soccer – Real Madrid News: ‘I’m a big VAR fan’ – Ramos celebrates controversial overturned goal after Ajax victory

The Dutch side joined Atletico in feeling aggrieved at video technology as the Merengue once more saw key decisions fall in their favour Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos revealed his admiration of Video Assisted Referee technology after it played a hand in the club’s narrow Champions League victory over Ajax. Ramos’ team were forced onto…

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Soccer – It was the correct decision – Courtois says justice was ‘luckily’ done with VAR

Soccer – It was the correct decision – Courtois says justice was ‘luckily’ done with VAR

The Real Madrid goalkeeper defended the decision to overturn an Ajax goal on Wednesday Thibaut Courtois said he believes the Video Assistant Referee made the right call in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Ajax, fortunately for Real Madrid. With the score tied in the 38th minute, Nicolas Tagliafico appeared to fire Ajax into the lead by…

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Soccer – Video Assisting Real? Ruthless Madrid make their own luck in the Champions League

Soccer – Video Assisting Real? Ruthless Madrid make their own luck in the Champions League

A disallowed Ajax goal provoked more talk of fortune favouring the Blancos but their 2-1 win in Amsterdam simply underlined their resilience Ajax were left scratching their heads but Real Madrid have been pulling off these tricks for years. Somehow the European champions emerged from the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday night with a 2-1…

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Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

The Eredivisie club are aiming to cause a monumental upset against Santi Solari’s men in the Champions League on Wednesday Defending champions Real Madrid are back in Champions League action on Wednesday as they travel to the Johan Cruijff ArenA to face Ajax in the last-16 first leg. Buoyed by a sequence of good results in…

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Soccer – Real Madrid exclusive: Blanco always ready for Champions League run – Toni Kroos

Soccer – Real Madrid exclusive: Blanco always ready for Champions League run – Toni Kroos

The Germany midfielder insists the club does not overlook any opponents in Europe, paving the way to their three consecutive titles Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos is again confident of Champions League success as the Blancos’ push for a fourth straight title continues against Ajax. Madrid are set to take on the Eredivisie giants in…

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Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid: Dutch talent factory reborn through Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong and others

Soccer – Ajax vs Real Madrid: Dutch talent factory reborn through Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong and others

The Amsterdam side’s famous youth system is churning out top talents once again, but will they ever return to the top of the game? “I have lifted a European Cup as a player,” Ajax legend and head of player policy Marc Overmars told NRC  this week, “that’s what I want as a director.” Since the…

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