There’s been quite an interesting turn of events in the Spanish capital of Madrid: less than 72 hours after winning their 12th Champions League title, Real Madrid are fighting a public relations battle after some very negative comments from long-time club servant and central defender Pepe.
In 2015, a battling Juventus side fought its way to a Champions League final. Overachieving in Max Allegri’s first season as manager, they were roundly beaten by Barcelona. Domestically, the club was enjoying a renaissance. Winning back-to-back-to-back titles, the 2015 final put them well ahead of their post-Calciopoli schedule (the 2006 Italian football scandal that saw Juventus relegated to Serie B).
With the 2016-17 Premier League season in the books, we now know what the league will look like next year. Relegated to the English Championship are Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. The three promoted sides include newcomers Brighton and Huddersfield and established EPL side Newcastle United.
Besiktas celebrated back-to-back Turkish Super Lig titles (the first time they’d managed the feat since a three-peat between 1989 and 1992) with the customary victory parade, but the club’s unique geography allowed for some truly spectacular sights as they opted for a less traditional open-top boat.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won just about every individual honor you can win during his career, but the ultimate prize, the cover of the FIFA video game, has always eluded him. Until now.
A new trailer for FIFA 18 has been released, and it is extremely Ronaldo focused. Check it out:
Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard has had his summer cut short via an ankle injury. The 26-year-old reported Real Madrid target twisted his ankle during Belgium training on Sunday, and scans revealed his ankle is broken.
No timetable has been given by Chelsea or Belgium for his return, but the speculation seems to be centered around whether Hazard will be fit for the start of the season in August.
Former Ivory Coast and Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote has passed away following a suspected heart attack while training with current club Beijing Enterprises. Tiote was only 30 years of age.
Sadly, it has been confirmed that Cheick Tiote has died in China at the age of 30. RIP.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the all-time leading scorer in Champions League history, added another two goals to his tally to lead Real Madrid to UEFA Champions League glory, the Spanish side securing back-to-back titles with a commanding 4-1 victory over Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid the lead in the 20th minute of the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, his effort beating Gianluigi Buffon after taking a slight deflection off Leonardo Bonucci in defense.