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Mourinho Says United Not On Same Level As “Top Teams”

Jose Mourinho has attempted to deflect from another drab display by citing Manchester United’s lack of transfer activity as the reason for the club’s poor form. In a rant reminiscent of David Moyes’ time as manager of United, Mourinho conspicuously referenced Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid and rivals Manchester City as the world’s “top teams”, and suggested that United are not in …

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13 Quickfire Conclusions As Juve Outclass United At Old Trafford

Manchester United were defeated by a goal to nil against Juventus in their Champions League group tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Juventus impressed on Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford and the Portuguese was heavily involved in the only goal of the game after his cross fell to Pablo Dybala in the box who finished smartly. Manchester United kept …

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Ronaldo’s Return & Four Other Champions League Talking Points

As the Champions League returns for its third round of fixtures, Pundit Arena counts down five talking points from Tuesday and Wednesday night’s action.  ___ 1) Ronaldo’s Return Cristiano Ronaldo went from skinny showboater to the best player in the world during his time at Manchester United. The Portugal striker scored 84 goals in 198 appearances for the Red Devils before …

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Mourinho Unfazed On Real Return As He Prepares For Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho refused to dwell on his return to Real Madrid as he prepares for the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday. A run of five games without a win has left Real boss Julen Lopetegui on the brink of the sack just four months after accepting the thankless task of replacing Zinedine Zidane …

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“They Kicked Me Out” – Higuain Opens Up On Juventus Exit

AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Thursday he was not bitter despite being “kicked out” by Juventus after superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival last summer. Juventus signed Higuain from Napoli for 90 million euros ($103 million) in 2016, but after the surprise arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for 100 million euros ($115m) this summer, the Italian giants could not …

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Ronaldo Set To Face United After Only Receiving One-Game Ban

Ronaldo of Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to face his old club Manchester United in the Champions League next month after UEFA handed the Juventus forward a one-game ban on Thursday. The Portuguese superstar was sent off in Juve’s win away to Valencia last week and risked a potentially lengthy suspension, but instead, he will only sit out his team’s game at …

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Cheat Sheet: A Roundup Of This Weekend’s European Action

Pundit Arena’s Cheat Sheet summarises the weekend action from Spain, Italy, Germany and France, including a thriller at Camp Nou. Spain  Gerard Piqué salvaged a point for 10-man Barcelona after clearing one shot off the line and making mistakes for each of Girona’s goals in an enthralling 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Ben Yedder scored a hat-trick as …

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“We’re Not Women” – Juve’s Can Slams Referee Following Ronaldo Red

Juventus midfielder Emre Can has hit out at the sending off of team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo during his side’s Champions League game against Valencia last night. Ronaldo, who was making his Champions League debut for the Italian champions, was sent off in the first half following an off-the-ball incident where he appeared to grab the hair of Valencia’s Jeison Murillo. Referee …

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Douglas Costa Apologises For ‘Ugly’ Spitting Incident

Juventus forward Douglas Costa has apologised after being sent off for spitting in the face of Sassuolo’s Federico Di Francesco in a 2-1 Serie A win in Turin on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus but the champions’ fourth win in as many games this season was overshadowed by Brazilian Costa’s late red card for spitting at …

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Watch: Douglas Costa Sent Off After Elbow, Spitting In Player’s Face

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first two competitive goals for Juventus have been overshadowed by ugly scenes in the game’s conclusion. The Portuguese forward scored a second half brace in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to maintain Juve’s perfect start to the season. See Also: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus But the major talking point of the game will unfortunately be teammate …

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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores First Goal For Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened his account for Juventus, scoring his first competitive goal since sealing a move from Real Madrid over the summer. It might not have been the prettiest goal he’ll ever score in his life, but boy, it must feel good for the Portuguese forward to finally get off the mark. His Juve side hosted Sassuolo in the …

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Ronaldo Chases Juve Goal Before Champions League Return To Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo faces Sassuolo on Sunday still chasing his maiden competitive goal for Italian champions Juventus before he returns to Spain for the first time in the Champions League. Bolstered by five-time winner Ronaldo, Juventus begin their quest for the Champions League title which has eluded them since 1996 in Valencia next Wednesday. Despite a seventh straight Serie A title …

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Juventus Reveal That Their Debts Have Doubled This Year

Italian champions Juventus revealed Thursday that debts almost doubled during the past financial year which ended on June 30 hitting 309.8 million euros ($362 million), up from 162.5 million euros the previous season. Despite lifting a seventh straight Serie A title the club suffered as a result of their Champions League quarter-final exit. After a profit of 42.6 million euros …

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European Leagues Break New Spending Records In Transfer Window

Europe’s big five leagues spent a record $4.21 billion (3.62 billion euros) in the summer transfer window, according to a study published on Wednesday by FIFA. The total amount of money spent by clubs in England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France was up 6.6 percent on the $3.95 billion spent in the same transfer window last year. The English Premier …

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Messi Admits Being Surprised At Ronaldo’s Decision To Leave

Ronaldo Messi

Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus. Messi also believes the transfer will leave Madrid worse off and says Juve are now among the clear favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Ronaldo swapped Spain for Italy in a deal worth 100 million euros ($117 million) in July, after …

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Ronaldo Fails To Score Again As Juventus Beat Parma

Cristiano Ronaldo drew another blank in his bid to score his first Serie A goal for Juventus but the Italian champions kept their winning momentum 2-1 at promoted Parma on Saturday with goals in either half from World Cup stars Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi. World Cup winner Matuidi bagged the decisive goal on 58 minutes after Croatia’s Mandzukic, a …

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Champions League Draw: Ronaldo To Return To Old Trafford

The biggest talking point from today’s Champions League group-stage draw was the Group H pairing of Juventus and Manchester United. Juventus’ new star-man Cristiano Ronaldo will be on his way back to his old hunting ground sooner than he might have thought before today’s Champions League group-stage draw. The Turin club were drawn into Group H alongside José Mourinho’s struggling …

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