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Sergio Ramos Misses Two Penalties in UEFA Nations League, Spain Held to 1-1 Draw by Switzerland

Sergio Ramos Misses Two Penalties in UEFA Nations League, Spain Held to 1-1 Draw by Switzerland

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UEFA Nations League: Sergio Ramos was making his 177th appearance for Spain to become the most capped European player in history but it was a night to forget for the defender. Sergio Ramos missed two penalties as Spain needed a late equaliser from Gerard Moreno to draw 1-1 with Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday. Ramos was making his 177th appearance for Spain to become the most capped European player in history, pulling clear of Italy's Gianluigi Buffon, who has 176. But instead of a celebration in Basel, it was a night to forget for the defender, who saw one spot-kick saved by Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer but backed himself to score a second, only to miss again with a dreadful attempted 'Panenka'.  Spain coach Luis Enrique defended his...
Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

Cristiano Ronaldo Tests Positive for COVID Again.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time as Juventus prepares for next week’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. Ronaldo is currently isolating at his home in Turin after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 13 while with the Portuguese national team for Nations League matches. The 35-year-old again received a positive result after a test carried out on Wednesday, Sky Sport Italia and Gazzetta Dello Sport reported. The Portuguese forward could still be available for Sunday’s Serie A game against Hellas Verona, and the clash against great rival Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on October 28. Under UEFA rules the five-time Ballon d’Or winner needs to test negative 24 hours before the Barcelona game in...
“Cristiano Ronaldo Breached COVID-19 Rules, says Sports Minister

“Cristiano Ronaldo Breached COVID-19 Rules, says Sports Minister

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Cristiano Ronaldo may have violated Italy's coronavirus preventive measures by traveling to Portugal while Juventus were in isolation, and returning to Turin this week after testing positive, Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday. "Yes, I think so, if there were no specific authorizations from the health authority," Spadafora told Radio Uno when asked whether the 35-year-old Portuguese star had breached COVID-19 rules. Ronaldo risks a fine after joining his national side last week despite Juventus being in isolation after two staff members tested positive. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner tested positive on Monday, the day after Portugal drew 0-0 with France in Paris, and returned to Italy on his private jet on Wednesday. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli...
Nine Premier League Teams That Wanted Manchester City’s European Ban To Stand

Nine Premier League Teams That Wanted Manchester City’s European Ban To Stand

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By Our Reporter The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have confirmed that nine Premier League teams wanted Manchester City's European ban to stand. City were handed an initial two-year ban from the Champions League and Europa League by UEFA back in February. However, Pep Guardiola's side had the ban overturned after an appeal and it turns out their domestic rivals were all in favour of it standing. CAS have officially revealed that the nine clubs in question are Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves. Five of the traditional top six wanted City's ban to stand while Leicester City, who finished fifth this season, also wrote to CAS in March. Wolves have also been in contention for a Europea...