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Madrid stars led team secure their third successive CL trophy: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool

Real Madrid secured their third successive Champions League trophy – the club’s 13th of its history and fourth in the last five years – on Saturday evening after a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev.

Despite an event-filled opening 45 minutes, in which the Reds lost Mohamed Salah to a shoulder injury and Los Blancos Dani Carvajal through a suspected hamstring problem, the game needed the second half to burst into life, and unfortunately for

Karius not only shouldn’t play for Liverpool again, he should never be allowed to play football again.

— –  (@AnfieldRd96) May 26, 2018

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Astonishing from Bale #UCLfinal

An ear-splitting Liverpool entourage greeted their heroes in red as they entered onto the turf of the Olympic Stadium

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The moment all Liverpool fans were dreading. Heartbreak for Mo Salah, a sad end to the #ChampionsLeagueFinal for one of the stars of the season.

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Benzema was brilliant to watch throughout that half.

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#RealLiverpool #ChampionsLeagueFinal HT 0-0: An action-packed opening 45, despite no score. Salah’s departure through injury has certainly swung the balance of play in Real’s favour, yet Liverpool remain strong – although Ronaldo’s chance before the break is a warning sign.

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10 – Liverpool are the first team in history to see three players score 10+ goals in a single Champions League season (Salah 10, Firmino 10, Mané 10). Trio. #RMALIV

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Our starting XI for the final! #APorLa13 | #HalaMadrid

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Tonight’s #UCLfinal line-up… #WeAreLiverpool

Future absurd for Real Madrid stars after UCL win 2018

Straight after a third successive Champions League title was secured, Cristiano Ronaldo was talking about Real Madrid in the past tense.

Real’s biggest star hinted he was unsure he’d stay with the club. Their best player in the Champions League final, Gareth Bale, looks more likely to be departing.

“In the next few days I’ll give the fans an answer because they are the ones who have always been by my side,” Ronaldo said. “It was very beautiful to be with Madrid.”

Keeping up the cryptic tone, he added: “The future of any player is not important. We made history.”

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* Salah’s World Cup in doubt

After soaring to score a magnificent bicycle kick for Madrid’s second goal, Bale brought his fans back down to earth with his announcement that he’ll discuss his future with his agent in coming weeks.

The Welshman was a substitute in four of seven Champions League games this season, including his super-sub display in the final in Kiev.

Real coach Zinedine Zidane responded very differently to the two players’ comments.

On Ronaldo, Zidane was clear: “He will stay with us at Real Madrid,” and predicted the Portuguese star’s tone would soon change. “Perhaps in three or four days’ time he might say something else.”

On Bale, Zidane was circumspect.

“It’s a little bit of a complicated situation but everyone has their own interests, their own future to think about,” he said. “It’s true some players deserve more playing time on the pitch but this is a decision that has to be made by the manager.”

Where Bale could go is less clear.

Tottenham is widely reported to have a buy-back option as part of Bale’s 2013 transfer to Real, but seems highly unlikely to be able to afford his wage bill. Other destinations are unclear, though Manchester United has been reported in British media as a possible destination.

If he goes back to England this summer, Bale would leave Madrid with a curiously lopsided record of four Champions League titles yet only one in La Liga.

Ronaldo has the same number of Champions League wins and two Spanish titles but his performances have been era-defining in a way Bale’s are not.

Even more so than the Welsh player, Ronaldo’s future is likely to be determined by the very small number of clubs capable of affording his demands – supposing he actually wants to leave Madrid – and the 33-year-old has never indicated any desire to take a pay cut for the sake of pastures new.

Both would leave Madrid with a rich store of memories. Bale has his moments of genius like Saturday’s goal, but is increasingly a super-sub, a player who falls short of the crushingly consistent brilliance of Ronaldo.

Real Madrid’s to face setback after losing huge €400million in transfer plans

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La Liga giants are reportedly looking to bring in Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar

Real Madrid’s summer transfer plans may have suffered a serious setback after a €400million Santiago Bernabeu naming rights deal has fallen through.La Liga giants were last week granted a license to redevelop their home with Los Blancos chiefs keen to build a state of the art retractable roof. However, Spanish publication El Economista has reported that the €400m first agreed with Cepsa (a Spanish oil and gas company) in 2014 has been pulled. Apparently, the offer has been withdrawn because Mubadala, the majority shareholders of Cepsa, think the stadium project has not met its time frame and has been downscaled.

 Alexis Sanchez’s stunning move to Manchester United has also slammed the door on any potential return to Old Trafford for the Portuguese goal machine.But The Sun understands Ronaldo, 32, would be open to moving to Stamford Bridge in the summer.Ronaldo has failed to fire on all cylinders this season, with Real Madrid trailing Barcelona by 16 points in La Liga.The five-time Ballon d’Or-winner is also annoyed that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told him cannot have a pay rise which he was promised after winning the 2017 Champions League.

Real Madrid's transfer plans suffer setback after losing huge €400million Santiago Bernabeu naming rights deal

Neymar’s proposed move to Real Madrid has been backed by Javier Tebas, with the Liga president eager to see the former Barcelona star back in Spain. Less than six months on from a record-breaking €222 million move from Camp Nou to Paris Saint-Germain, the Brazil international is already being linked with another big-money transfer, with Santiago Bernabeu considered to be his most likely destination.

Karim Benzema has rejected two offers to leave Real Madrid, Don Balon reports.Florentino Perez is eager to shake up his squad, with the entire forward line marked for replacement as the president looks to get the Spanish capital side back in form.Benzema’s refusal to move on, however, coupled with the difficulty of trying to sell Cristiano Ronaldo, has left the 70-year-old in a difficult position

Pakistan beating up rivals India concieved the title of last champions trophy in Cricket history

Pakistan convincingly claimed the champions trophy title 2017 as it was the last Champions Trophy tournament of one-day international (50 over) in the cricket world. That means no more champions trophy in 50 over format onwards it will be in 20 overs.

The unpredictable with no first class cricket structure of no CRICKET at home in past decade with the rank of 8th in ICC Ranking, with 7 new players playing in ICC event for the first time. Yes, they have made it and gave the best gift to their nation on Fathers day and Eid gift too.

Arch-rivals facing off in world tournament finals is rare in cricket. India and Pakistan, the 2017 Champions Trophy finalists, have played each other in only two big finals – the 2007 World T20 and the World Championship of Cricket in 1985. Australia has faced rivals England in two global tournament finals over the years. Ahead of Sunday’s India-Pakistan clash, we look at other rivals facing off in major tournament finals across sports.

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Biggest white ball clash is all set between two rivals. Read the best part

It looked improbable when things began but as the weeks have gone by, Pakistan has emerged as 50-50 contenders for the ICC Champions Trophy title. When things began, the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side was a bleak unit with a horrid show to present themselves to the world in the tournament that has the top-eight ranked teams in the world. In effect, their showing against India was anything but that of a champion. And yet, two weeks later, they are in contention for the trophy and have gone from dark horses for some to title challengers and with good reason.

                              Champions Trophy Pakistan matches result

Pakistan vs India: Lost by 124 runs (D/L method)

Pakistan vs South Africa: Pakistan won by 19 runs (D/L method)

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Pakistan win by 3 wickets

Pakistan vs England: Pakistan won by 8 wickets

This would undoubtedly be Pakistan’s most comprehensive and convincing win of the tournament and example that one can only take the 1992 World Cup winners lightly on their own peril. They’ve long carried the unpredictable tag and that’s what makes them dangerous – something England found out in Cardiff. Pakistan won the toss and put England in to bat and the Eoin Morgan-led side suffered a terrible middle order collapse that shaped things up beautifully in favour of the Pakistan. Once again, Hasan Ali emerged as the hero for Pakistan with another three-wicket haul. In reply, there were no dramatics this time from the Pakistan batting with Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman building the foundation which Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez added upon to get the win.