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Sergio Ramos

The Spanish international and Real Madrid legend has served the club as a defender, player, captain, penalty taker, and what not! He has been with the club in all its glory and today he bids off seeking a new journey in some other club, league, or country. In this blog, let us know what he has done and what he has achieved.

Official Announcement

The La Liga giants have confirmed that there will be a farewell tribute to their 35-year-old Captain Sergio Ramos, whose contract expires at the end of the month. The legend’s 16-year relationship with Los Blancos ends (officially).

He was reportedly ready to sign an extension to his contract, but the negotiations appear to have failed. The veteran center-back was thought to be hoping for a two-year contract at the Bernabéu, with Madrid preferring a shorter option and maybe with lesser wage.

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The Real Madrid legend made just 15 La Liga appearances in 2020-21, giving him little opportunity to tempt potential suitors to sign him. He was left out of the Spain team for Euro 2020 due to lack of form and physical condition. This has been an injury-prone season for many of his fellow teammates as well.

Ramos to Real – a steal deal!

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Unveiling Ramos as a Real Madrid player in 2005

Arriving at the Bernabéu from Sevilla in 2005, the Madridista was only 19 years old when he inherited jersey number four from Fernando Hierro.

He then won five La Liga titles and two Copa del Rey titles during a brilliant decade and a half at the club, lifting the Champions League trophy four times, including La Décima, the club’s historic 10th title. He also won four Spanish Super Cups, three European Super Cups, and four FIFA Club World Cup titles.

Legend in action
Some of the iconic photos

Transfer news

He is one of the most sought-after players in almost all the leagues around the world. We do not know what the future holds but there’s a high possibility that we might not see him in La Liga. Some of those interested clubs include Manchester City, Manchester United, PSG, and Liverpool.

Ramos on his future!

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France vs Portugal 2020

Facing each other for the first time since Eder proved himself Portugal’s unlikely hero in the Euro 2016 final in the same venue, a pair of stellar attacks found no way to take on similar elite defenses.

Euro 2016 hangover

Didier Deschamps’ hosts, backed by 1,000 socially separated fans within the cavernous arena, were unable to reposition the form of free goals that saw them demolish Ukraine 7-1 in a weeknight-friendly.

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UEFA Nations League 2016 winners – Portugal FC

Summary of the match

Portugal followed their 0-0 draw against Spain with another draw, though Pepe thought he had headed in a winning goal in the 74th minute, only to see the offside flag fly. Lucas Hernández made a final block to deny Cristiano Ronaldo at the end of Bernardo Silva’s skillful play in the 24th minute; The initial exchanges were easy on the eyes without giving much in scoring action.

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Kylian Mbappe goes past Portugal FC’s defence

Antoine Griezmann stepped between Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro clung to Paul Pogba’s floating pass and shot Hugo Lloris, while Joao Félix provoked the ire of Ronaldo on the other end by launching on a Bruno Fernandes free-kick to deflect it from the Juventus. Superstar. This was the best chance for Portugal to gain upper hand in the scoreline. Joao Felix instead of throwing a leg to it should have seen who was there to cover the ball. This became a costly mistake as there were no close chances thereafter!

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Challenge against Joao Felix

Kylian Mbappé sought to open the match early in the second half, beating Danilo Pereira with brilliant skill, but Rui Patricio saved his effort well. Interestingly, Ronaldo misjudged a half-volley attempt from Guerreiro’s search center and it was an infallible set-piece delivery from the Borussia Dortmund man who chose a hunched-over Pepe, whose celebrations were correctly interrupted.

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A more familiar match-winner almost appeared in injury time, but Lloris came down sharply to repel Ronaldo at his first post. All to play in the second leg Despite the lack of a decisive moment, this was a high-class encounter with some of Europe’s best talent that attracted attention. Portugal and France have seven points from their three games and expect them to add three more each before meeting again next month.

Fanboy moment

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Mbappe shared a light moment with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo

Most of the France players posted a picture with the G.O.A.T Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe, who is currently rated as the best young player shared a moment with Ronaldo before the start of the second half. Raphael Varane and many other stars shared their best moment of the match with Cristiano. However, Pogba has deleted the post and this made fans go crazy!!

Ronaldo 101

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to score 101 international goals for Portugal on Tuesday against 10-seed Sweden. In the UEFA Nations League match against Sweden, the Great 100 mark was broken just before the half-time interval. 

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Potugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo with coach Fernando Santos

Portugal v Sweden

The 35-year-old Legendary attacker hit a free-kick 25 yards and a free-kick from the wall beyond Sweden’s stranded goalkeeper Robin Olson for a memorable milestone in his trophy-laden career. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player produced a stunning finish in the 72nd minute after returning inside the Swedish defense and in the corner 20 yards away with his 101st, bonus goal.

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Ronaldo celebrates after his 2nd goal

History

After making his first senior international appearance as an 18-year-old in 2003, Ronaldo scored his first goal for Portugal, defeating eventual winner Greece 2–1 at Euro 2004. Ronaldo, 165 caps by Portugal, is 2nd on the list of top male international goal scorers behind Iran’s Ali Dae, who scored 109 goals in his international career.

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During the early stages of his international career

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Interestingly for Ronaldo, 17 of his 101 goals have come in friendly matches, and nine of his hat-tricks have come in all FIFA or UEFA tournaments or qualifying games. He holds the record for the most goals scored by a European man (84) as well as the most goals scored in an international career (101 from 165 matches).

Throwback

His 100th goal was scored at a stadium in Sweden that was the scene of a memorable Ronaldo performance in the second leg of the 2013 World Cup qualifying playoffs. Ronaldo had scored the only goal in the first leg and then exchanged goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second. Ronaldo hit a hat-trick between the 50th and 79th minutes while the Swedish star hit two in four minutes in the middle of the outburst. Portugal won the match and the playoff.

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Clash between Portugal and Sweden back in 2013

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Juventus F.C., the famous club from Turin, Italy is well known for its consecutive Scudetto (Serie A league title winners) records which is 8 till the 2018-19 season. If you have been watching or following Serie A for quite a long time, you would know that the tally would increase if Juve wins against Sampdoria F.C. tonight as the table-toppers require just a win from their remaining 3 league games.

Juventus F.C. vs Sampdoria F.C

There’s a high probability of Juve winning the Scudetto tonight since the reverse fixture which was played on Dec 18,2019 saw Juve winning the match with a scoreline of 2-1. Sampdoria F.C. are currently ranking 14th in the league and not looking a threat to stop us winning the title.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo (fondly called CR7) recently became the first-ever Juventus player to score 25 goals in Serie A, currently standing on 30 goals with 3 games remaining and is all set to win the golden boot. He is competing to win it against Immobile who is also at 30 goals this season and also a potential threat for the 5-time Ballon d’Or champion.

Juve’s Recent Form

The recent form of Juve is not very good as they haven’t won any of their last three games and I hope they recover their form through a win tonight. Paulo Dybala, the Argentine, was also out of form as he has not scored in the recent matches which affect the team too. He was also tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier this year and has recovered successfully. Hopefully, we might see him firing along with the likes of Ronaldo, De Ligt and co.

Disclaimer: This blog was written 3 hours before the commencement of the match keeping in mind that Juve will probably win their clash against Sampdoria and is only from my point of view.

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