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Ronaldo Predicted 'Smashing' Atletico Madrid In A WhatsApp Chat With Ex-Teammate Patrice Evra
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsA couple of days ago, the world witnessed something spectacular when the Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely dismantled Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in a Round of 16 match up of the 2019 UEFA Champions League. It's all over! A @Cristiano hat-trick against Atlético Madrid sends Juventus through to the #UCL quarterfinals. https://t.co/h8fnqHE1ZG — Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2019 With the help of left-winger Federico Bernardeschi's relentless attack against his Spanish opponents, Ronaldo took charge of ensuring his Juventus a berth in the quarter finals of the UCL as he successfully finished a hat-trick which comprised of two headers and a perfect penalty shot to the bottom corner of the goal following Angel Correa's clumsily pushing Bernardeschi to the ground inside the box. It was a 'Do or Die' situation for Juve who trailed Atleti 0-2 on aggregate after a debacle of a match in the first leg and boy did Ronaldo deliver in the clutch. Never the one to forget an insult, Ronaldo even made sure to remind Atletico boss, Simeone who the real man is, as he stole the Argentine's notorious 'cojones' celebration after scoring the penalty in the second half. The celebration might lead the Juve star into some major trouble but that's a story for another day. What Diego Simeone can do, Cristiano Ronaldo can do better ð#JuveAtleti pic.twitter.com/O7jEJZDBjI — CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) March 12, 2019 What we must focus on is the fact that the 34-year-old legend predicted such a performance days ahead of the face-off. According to an instagram post put up by French footballer Patrice Evra who had the pleasure of playing by Ronaldo's side during his Manchester United days, the five-time Ballon d'Or holder called out 'smashing' Atletico in a WhatsApp chat which took place five days ahead of the scheduled clash. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Patrice Evra (@patrice.evra) on Mar 14, 2019 at 5:12am PDT “Behind the scenes... these are messages between me and @cristiano 5 days before the massive comeback!!! This just shows you the confidence, the anger, the determination from the best player in the world we should thank cricri mummy and daddy and of course god for giving to us that nice man and unbelievable player,” Evra captioned the post. “Every big occasion with big pressure my brother always proves he is the man !!! Soo please don't be jealous I just wanna share and if you don't agree I can't do anything for you ...enjoy your life but you have to recognise he is simply the best of the best and don't try to tap the screen for his number.” Maybe Ronaldo IS God. Who knows?
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsEver since the kick-off of the Round 16 matchup of the UEFA Champions League between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo looked dialled in, prepared to put the team on his shoulders and bring home the victory. However, winning the game by one of two goals was not enough for Juventus to make it any further in the UCL as Los Rojiblancos were leading the Italians by two goals on aggregate. This meant that Juve needed at least three goals within 95 minutes of game-time in order to proceed to the quarterfinals. “No Problem,” said the five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or holder as he single-handedly dismantled his opponents scoring twice with beautiful headers in the first half and a penalty in the final minutes of the game, thus completing his hat-trick and providing his club with the ideal victory they could have asked for. It is therefore understandable that emotions were flowing throughout the athletes who dominated a rival they once lost to in the most disappointing fashion not too long ago. However, the man of the hour, Ronaldo himself, might have let these emotions get the better of him as he celebrated his final score in a way that was, let's just say, not suitable for his more younger fans. What Diego Simeone can do, Cristiano Ronaldo can do better ð#JuveAtleti pic.twitter.com/O7jEJZDBjI — CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) March 12, 2019 Apparently, the reason behind such an animated way of expressing his success was that Ronaldo was mocking Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone who'd celebrated in a similar manner when his team beat Juve 2-0 in the first leg. The fact that the footballer's little boys and girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez were present at the venue at the time of the celebration just made things a lot worse. When asked about how he felt about Ronaldo's avenging celebration, Simeone told Sky Italia: 'Ronaldo is the best in the world, he can put in these performances on big nights. He will have seen how I did it at the Wanda Metropolitano and, like me, was trying to show his character.' What has come to be known as the 'Cojones' celebration (translate at your own risk), the Argentine coach was fined £17,000 by UEFA back then. For a much-amplified version of Simeone's celebration, we are yet to see what kind of punishment is Ronaldo looking at. ð 3 Weeks Ago: ð¦ð· Diego Simeone celebrates with his 'Cojones' after @Atleti beat @JuventusFC 2-0. ð 3 Weeks Later: ðµð¹ @Cristiano celebrates with his 'Cojones' after scoring a hattrick and sending @JuventusFC through. ð¸â #Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/9KvGe5MW9t — Pényaldo (@penyaldo) March 13, 2019 Ronaldo's Troll Game Is Strong: CR7 steals Atletico manager's celebration after eliminating them from Champions League ð¥https://t.co/UWD4HVkyuA — IBU_Tankerman (@chespi310) March 13, 2019 It will be hilarious if Ronaldo gets suspended from the next game for the 'cojones' gesture and Juve lose. — Mixed Racial Arts (@MixedRacialArts) March 13, 2019 Cristiano “Cojones” Ronaldo ðð¤·ð½âï¸ — Titang (@titangex) March 13, 2019 Haha Ronaldo showing Diego Simeone who has the Biggest Cojones!!! ððððð#JuveAtleticoMadrid #UefaChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/FuyKRqtS9w — ðð¨ð«ð ðð«ðð° ððð¯ðð¥ðâ (@LordDrewZavala) March 12, 2019
Ronaldo Single-Handedly Broke Atletico Madrid With Hat-Trick & Showed Us Why He's Still An Elite
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsOne can only look for so many arguments to debate how the Portuguese megastar Cristiano Ronaldo is not the greatest footballer of this generation and most certainly one of the top elites in the history of the game. But when he does something as massive and impressive as this, the haters must dig deep into their 'bag of excuses' to bring down the man's brilliance and still won't be able to come out with a solid case. The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 saw what was probably the best individual performance this season when Ronaldo scored a brilliant and a very crucial hat-trick in order to surpass Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid and take his Juventus to the UCL quarter finals. It's all over! A @Cristiano hat-trick against Atlético Madrid sends Juventus through to the #UCL quarterfinals. https://t.co/h8fnqHE1ZG — Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2019 While two absolutely stunning headers brought Juve to a 2-0 lead in the game, it was the penalty kick which followed left-winger Federico Bernardeschi being clumsily pushed from behind by Atletico substitute Angel Correa that propelled the Italian club by a goal on aggregate making them win the rivalry 3-2 overall. first goal by ronaldo pic.twitter.com/q2sUjbOCFw — Khoirul Umam (@AmbonezYowmann) March 12, 2019 Ronaldo's 123rd Goal in the Champions league to bring back Juve in the tie. Most clutch player of all time.pic.twitter.com/500mFD9UZz — Hamza (@Ronaldoversesx) March 12, 2019 A beauty of a shot placed well into the bottom right corner of the net while Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak dived to the left, preceded the iconic 'Ronaldo' celebration with his teammates running behind in pursuit to celebrate the achievement with the star. Cristiano Ronaldo ice-cold Hattrick Penalty Goal to turn the deficit over Atletico Madrid. Greatest of all time. Ice in his veins.pic.twitter.com/6rXrW5b1VM — Hamza (@Ronaldoversesx) March 12, 2019 "The risk was to play a hysterical match, the comeback was there to be had, and we had 95 minutes to do it,” said Juventus' manager Massimiliano Allegri after the match. “The players played with brilliance and intelligence… [Ronaldo] was good and the rest of the players were also good.” Ronaldo's heroic hat-trick got his fans yet another reason to celebrate their love and passion for football and that for the player himself as they showered the man with gratitude online: i'm convinced ronaldo invented soccer at this pointððð pic.twitter.com/ekBo31DK0n — nick foles fan acc (@Mauger32) March 13, 2019 Ronaldo in the tunnel before the game pic.twitter.com/Ufxh01DFAe — ð° (@Reece43671363) March 13, 2019 ALL OF THE CRISTIANO RONALDO HATERSðððððððð pic.twitter.com/fxbAFx0mHT — peppers.11â½ï¸ð²ð½ (@wichoo98) March 13, 2019 Cristiano Ronaldo fans right now ðð pic.twitter.com/W2WM8LYbow — Fine_wine ð· (@LuwizDarko) March 13, 2019 Even Arsenal midfielder and Ronaldo's former teammate from his Real Madrid days, Mesut Ozil congratulated him on the show the Portuguese put on today: Amazing @Cristiano show ð¥ð #UCL — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 12, 2019
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsIf you're a football fanatic, you know it's that time of the year. Champions League? Of course. Premier League? Totally. Domestic cup competitions? Hell yeah! But what all of this brings in is frustrating, controversial and game-changing decisions from the referees. © Manchester Evening News Agreed, they're only human so they can make mistakes but if various footballing theories are to be believed, sometimes the bogus decisions are given just to influence the overall look of the season or worse, a referee hunting for the limelight. Whether it's Chelsea getting robbed of second straight Champions League final (2009) because of atrocious refereeing or Bayern Munich being denied clear penalties against Real Madrid, we've seen it all. Quite often UEFA has been branded 'UEFALona' and 'UEFAMadrid' just to showcase the organization's sudden 'soft corner' for the Spanish clubs. And it was hard to disagree with. Chelsea vs Barcelona semi-final was said to be doctored by UEFA itself, in order to avoid an 'all English finale' (Manchester United other finalists) for two years in a row, thinking it'll affect the popularity as well as TV ratings of the competition. With the introduction of VAR) (Video Assistant Referee) in Champions League, it was a different ball game (pun intended) last night. VAR is just like DRS in cricket but for football. © Reuters In one of the most anticipated ties of the round of 16, Atletico Madrid faced Juventus at Wanda Metropolitano. It was merely 27 minutes on the clock when Atletico was awarded a penalty for De Sciglio's alleged foul on Diego Costa. The decision was correctly overturned by VAR since the foul happened outside of the box. That was not the only contribution of Video Assistant Referee as it again came to Juventus' rescue, this time Alvaro Morata's thumping header gave Atletico the lead before VAR intervened and decided against it. © Manchester Evening News VAR's influence was felt 1800 kms North of Madrid in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) as well. Schalke were the clear underdogs coming into this match, thanks to their plummeting domestic form under manager Domenico Tedesco. After conceding an early goal due to defensive chaos, the German side came back in the contest when VAR awarded Schalke a penalty, after Nicolas Otamendi handled the ball, which was earlier denied by the on-field referee. However, a decision like this couldn't help Schalke deal with City's immense quality as the English club cruised to victory even with down to 10 men. After a successful World Cup, VAR has proven time and again that it is what 'the beautiful game' needs in order to keep it fair. The only concern is that it is a machine and chances of a machine failing are very high. On average it takes only about a minute or so for VAR to arrive at a decision but last night it took about three, which is a lot considering the quick nature of football and how you only need a second to change the game. Although UEFA clarified that the delay was caused because of the faulty pitch side monitor, but delays like these cannot be ignored. All in all, VAR has its pros and cons but one thing that it can guarantee is extinction of infamous moments like Hand Of God, Neuer's Ghost Save Vs England, Thiago Motta's Red Card Vs Barcelona and many more. Here are the best Twitter reactions on VAR from last night. This match is the best advertise for VAR. Great stuff. — hash (@hashim0307) February 20, 2019 I've no problem with the decisions VAR made but Jesus Christ it cannot take that long, like many have said, if it takes over 2 and half minutes to figure out it definitely isn't clear and obvious — Camobabo (@CamoBabo) February 21, 2019 #VAR is just like giving a kid a gun !!!! — khalid alkhattaf (@AlkhattafKhalid) February 21, 2019 What a phenomenal game #ATLJUV was. But I'm still and never will be a fan of #VAR — Michael Constantinou (@theGroupMikeC) February 21, 2019 The hand ball rule is stupid. Judging whether or not something is deliberate when the ball is travelling that fast is impossible. With VAR I'd expect them to have a better understanding but obviously not. — Calum (@CalArsenal) February 21, 2019
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsJoining Chelsea from Real Madrid for a then club-record fee of 60 million pounds, Alvaro Morata was looked upon as the next big striker who would go on rule the goal-scoring charts for the Blues in the Premier League. But, contrary to popular perception, Morata suffered a goal drought that eventually saw him becoming the weakest link at the Stamford Bridge. Amid high criticism and consistent backlash from fans, the Spanish could only make 45 appearances for the Blues - wherein he scored just 16 goals - before being loaned out to Atletico Madrid until the end of the 2019-20 season. While Gonzalo Higuain occupied his place in the Chelsea and immediately made an impact scoring twice on his home debut, Morata's poor run continued on his first game for Madrid. Gonzalo Higuain is the 1st @ChelseaFC player to score twice on their home #PL debut for the club since Mario Stanic v West Ham in August 2000 pic.twitter.com/qUSGRoF6we — Premier League (@premierleague) February 2, 2019 The second-placed La Liga side had a vital opportunity to close the gap on leader Barcelona after they dropped points following a 2-2 draw with Valencia. But, the Diego Simeone side struggled to break down Real Betis before stuttering to a 0-1 defeat at the Benito Villamarin stadium. Morata was preferred for full 90 minutes, but the Spaniard had little influence on the game. The Madrid forward had four efforts on goal but none managed to go past Betis shot-stopper Pau Lopez. A 63-minute handball by Felipe Luis inside the penalty box gave the hosts a chance to take the lead and Sergio Canales made no mistake from the spot-kick. Real Betis goal. Barcelona go six points clear on top as it stands. #RealBetis #Barcelona #atleticomadrid pic.twitter.com/hoL7bVHtA0 — Maestro Messi (@Messischip) February 3, 2019 The victory was Betis' first against Madrid since Simeone took over late in 2011. On the other hand, the visitors suffered their first loss in 19 league games on Morata's debut. Simeone's team was unbeaten since their 0-2 loss at Celta Vigo in the third of games. Their latest setback was only the third loss for Atletico in 33 games in all competition this season. For a man who has been desperate to break away from his slump at Chelsea, Morata did his reputation no good following a poor show on his debut for Madrid. Owing to his lacklustre form, the Spanish footballer became the butt of all jokes with football fans taking turns to troll him on the social media. Atletico Madrid were unbeaten in 19 games... ...they lost 1-0 today on Alvaro Morata's debut. The Morata Effect. pic.twitter.com/Ww3EJBeI75 — Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 3, 2019 Good to see he's setting the record straight on his time at Chelsea — Roman Bolton (@RomanBolton1998) February 3, 2019 What a coincidence — Elliot (@JasonKlevra) February 3, 2019 pic.twitter.com/JLHNNVzzR6 — Meryem Benslimane (@MeryemMusic) February 3, 2019 Who's Morata again? — il_vile (@darialdo79) February 3, 2019 pic.twitter.com/8AGLoto7ii — MoHaMmEd (@M_ALSALEM18) February 3, 2019 The goal scoring touch eluded him..? But then they weren't playing @Arsenal.. What a bargain he was for the @ChelseaFC chavs... — alexgray (@gray410) February 3, 2019 Cancer to the team — sanda farouk (@farouk_sanda) February 3, 2019 Must be thrown into evil ð forest ð¸ ð¤ — Tunschan (@tunschan007) February 3, 2019 Atletico got bumped 60+ mil for a striker that can't finish — ak (@MufcSameer1999) February 3, 2019
After Alvaro Morata's Transfer to Atletico Madrid, Here Are Other Stars Who Moved To Rival Clubs.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsChelsea forward, Alvaro Morata's move to Atletico Madrid has opened up a can of worms for fans in the Spanish capital. He has come through the ranks from the Real Madrid Youth Academy and a transfer to age-old city rivals is honestly not a heartwarming update for Madridistas. For most of you who must have forgotten, Morata's first team as a professional player was Real Madrid. Yes, he did play in Atletico's youth program but then joined Real's academy in 2008, eventually playing in their first team. The Madrid derby is slated for February 9 and we won't blame the fans if there are loud boos every time Morata touches the ball. So, how does he deal with this situation, you ask. For starters, he can seek some inspiration from these other superstars who joined rival clubs and went on to definitely. 1. Robin Van-Persie (Arsenal to Manchester United) © Reuters RvP became one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League in his last couple of years at Arsenal. Credit goes to none other than Arsene Wenger, who developed the Dutchman into a leader after Thierry Henry's departure. With time Van Persie matured into a complete striker and was also handed over the captain's armband after the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona. But in 2012, when trophies didn't come by at the Emirates, the Dutchman refused to sign a contract extension. Just then, Manchester United's then manager, Sir Alex Ferguson lured him to sign for Manchester United with the promise of trophies. Van Persie joined Manchester United for £24 million in 2012 after bagging back to back golden boots. He would be influential in guiding the Red Devils to the Premier League title by scoring 26 goals in the process. Though he had infuriated the Arsenal fans, van Persie did not care as he had finally won the league in his first season at his new club and even received a guard of honour from his former colleagues. 2. Luis Figo (Barcelona To Real Madrid) © Reuters After Florentino Perez became the club president of Real Madrid in 2000, he launched the famed Galacticos era at Santiago Bernabeu by signing at least one star player every summer. Luis Figo, who was one of the best players in the world, was signed from sworn enemies Barcelona for a world record transfer fee. Figo had spent five years with the Catalans and was revered by their fans. However, it was an under the table move as it took place without any player at the club really knowing about it. It broke Catalan hearts when the Portuguese decided to join the arch-rivals in such a controversial manner. 3. Carlos Tevez (Manchester United to Manchester City) © Reuters As per reports, Carlos Tevez didn't really want to leave Manchester United. Carlos Tevez was adored by Manchester United fans after proving instrumental in the club's Champions League-winning 2007-08 campaign during a two-year loan spell. But with time, the relationship between Tevez and Alex Ferguson started to crumble when the 34-year-old made some jarring remarks regarding his future in an interview with a UK newspaper. Eventually, Tevez signed for Manchester City and immediately took a dig at Fergie, claiming that the Scot didn't want him at Old Trafford. Responding to which, Ferguson said that Tevez wasn't worth the money City paid for him (around £25.5m, if his advisors are to be believed). But proving Fergie wrong, the Argentine scored 52 goals in his first two seasons at the Etihad. 4. Luis Enrique (Real Madrid To Barcelona) © Reuters Luis Enrique played almost half of his career at Real Madrid. The former Barcelona manager had spent eight years in the whites of Real Madrid. Despite that, Enrique could never become an integral part of the Los Blancos side, scoring only 18 goals in 213 matches for them. When he made his move to Barca in 1996, he did so for a free transfer. The midfielder, who was praised for his versatility, would go on to become a regular for Barcelona and was eventually given the captain's armband. Compared to Real, the Spaniard scored 109 goals in 300 matches and also won two La Liga trophies for their El Classico rivals. 5. Sol Campbell (Tottenham to Arsenal) © Reuters After coming through Tottenham's youth ranks, Sol Campbell made his debut for Spurs at the tender age of 18. He became a mainstay at the Tottenham centre-back position for years to come and captained them to a League Cup victory in 1999. But little did they know that the Tottenham star was about to join their fiercest enemies, Arsenal. Despite saying that he would never play for Arsenal in the past, he went on to join the club and is till date named as 'Judas' by the Spurs fans for betraying their club.