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MILAN | Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and adds a 2nd

MILAN — When the first goal finally came, it couldn’t have been any easier for Cristiano Ronaldo. It took the former Real Madrid forward nearly 320 minutes to score his first league goal for Juventus and he did it with the simplest of tap-ins. Ronaldo doubled his tally shortly after as the Bianconeri beat Sassuolo … Continue reading MILAN | Ronaldo scores 1st league goal for Juventus and adds a 2nd

VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo fails to score but Juventus wins 3-2 at Chievo

VERONA, Italy  — Juventus fans witnessed an unusual sight on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score for their team. The Portugal forward made his Serie A debut as Juventus fought back to win 3-2 at Chievo Verona in the opening match of its title defense. Ronaldo had scored in both pre-season friendlies he played … Continue reading VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo fails to score but Juventus wins 3-2 at Chievo

VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo warms up to huge cheers ahead of Juventus debut

VERONA, Italy  — Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up at Chievo Verona with crowd-pleasing ball tricks ahead of his competitive debut for Juventus in the Serie A opener on Saturday. Juventus fans cheered Ronaldo’s every touch. Saturday’s game at the Stadio Bentegodi is sold out and there were long queues to get in more than three hours … Continue reading VERONA, Italy | Ronaldo warms up to huge cheers ahead of Juventus debut

Brazil great Ronaldo hopes to leave hospital on Monday

Brazil great Ronaldo says he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on social media that “everything is under control now” and that he expects to return home on Monday. Ronaldo won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, the … Continue reading Brazil great Ronaldo hopes to leave hospital on Monday

Spain’s Lopetegui joins long line of strange coach firings

Spain has made a coaching change just two days before the start of the World Cup in a move that will be heavily scrutinized over the coming weeks. Was it a surprise move? Absolutely. But the history of coaching dismissals in soccer and every other sport is littered with strange timing, strange decisions and strange … Continue reading Spain’s Lopetegui joins long line of strange coach firings

Messi keeps Barcelona’s unbeaten run alive in La Liga

MADRID /March 31, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Even without being fully fit and despite playing only a few minutes, Lionel Messi still had enough to keep Barcelona from losing in the Spanish league. Messi, who recently missed two international friendlies with Argentina because of a leg muscle problem, scored an 89th-minute equalizer in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw … Continue reading Messi keeps Barcelona’s unbeaten run alive in La Liga

Sevilla ousts Man United from Champions League with 2-1 win

MANCHESTER/March 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Frustrated and feeling increasingly uneasy, Manchester United fans unleashed a loud cry of “attack, attack, attack” with their team’s Champions League fate hanging in the balance against Sevilla. It was the Spanish side who answered the call. Within eight minutes, Sevilla had scored two goals and was heading into the quarterfinals … Continue reading Sevilla ousts Man United from Champions League with 2-1 win