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Harry Kane delighted with Cristiano Ronaldo shirt swap after Madrid draw

Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane talk the finer points of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. The FC panel see Spurs’ draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu as a statement that they can compete in the Champions League. Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane said he had swapped shirts with “role model” Cristiano Ronaldo after the 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday. The game at the Bernabeu was billed by some as a showdown between Kane and Ronaldo, two of the top scorers in Europe this calendar year. Kane was influential in Tottenham’s opener, pressurising Raphael Varane into an own goal, while Ronaldo equalised from the penalty spot. The ...

Governor Wike concludes plans with Real Madrid for football academy in Rivers (Photos)

Governor Wike is currently in Spain to meet Spanish Giants, Real Madrid officials over plans to have their academy in his state, and earlier met with the club stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ramos. The Rivers State Governor, in continuation of the deal met with Florentino Pérez, Real Madrid President at the Santiago Bernabeu, yesterday, Tuesday night to finalise the setting up of a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in Rivers State. The governor also met with the leadership of the Real Madrid Foundation as part of the requirements to establish a Real Madrid Affiliated Football Academy in the state. Officials of the Real Madrid Foundation were led Managing Director, Julio Gonzalez and International Area Manager, Rosa Roncal Gimenez, NHelm learnt. The Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, M...

Gary Lineker brands Benzema ‘overrated,’ Spanish pundits hit back

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker had the tables turned on him by Spanish pundits after the BT Sport presenter questioned Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema’s quality on Twitter during Spurs’ 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. Madrid had the clearer opportunities over the 90 minutes of their Champions League Group H clash, with Benzema pulling a shot wide of an open goal in the first half, and then being denied at point-blank range by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after the break. Lineker clearly felt Benzema should have done better, and tweeted to his 6.6 million followers that the France striker was “rescued” by strike partner Cristiano Ronaldo. Is it me or is Benzema a tad overrated? A goal every other game in a team as strong as Real Madrid i...

Keylor Navas hails Hugo Lloris, ignores speculation over Real Madrid future

Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. The FC panel see Spurs’ draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu as a statement that they can compete in the Champions League. Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas praised the “excellent” saves made by Tottenham counterpart Hugo Lloris in Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw at the Bernabeu. Raphael Varane’s own goal under pressure from Harry Kane gave the Premier League side the lead after 20 minutes, with Cristiano Ronaldo equalising from the penalty spot before half-time after Toni Kroos had been felled by Serge Aurier. Lloris and Navas came to...

Real held by Lloris masterclass in Madrid

A pair of stunning second-half saves from Hugo Lloris salvaged a precious point for Tottenham Hotspur as they held European champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) scores at the end of the UEFA Champions League second-leg semi-final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid CF in Munich, southern Germany, on April 29, 2014 Both sides remain unbeaten in this season’s Champions League and well placed to progress to the last 16. They each have seven points after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty cancelled out Raphael Varane’s own goal in the first period. “Hugo was fantastic, he deserves a big prize. He showed his real level,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “Today we see why Hugo Lloris is ...

Keylor Navas earns Real Madrid a point vs. Spurs with sparking performance

Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. Real Madrid and Spurs shared the spoils in an evenly contested game in the Bernabeu and neither side will lament missed opportunities in the 1-1 draw. The results were fair and made that much more palatable because of the stalemate between APOEL and Dortmund. A Raphael Varane own goal gave Tottenham the lead and Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from the spot in an open encounter with both keepers proving the stars of the show. Positives Spurs have allowed just 14 shots on target in eight Premier League games and Real managed more than half of that number here, even with Ronaldo’s post-rattling effort excluded. Against a lesser keeper than Hugo Lloris something would have hit the ...

Tottenham show they belong in the Champions League with draw at Real

Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. The FC panel see Spurs’ draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu as a statement that they can compete in the Champions League. Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane talk the finer points of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris preserved a draw against Real Madrid with this amazing kick save against Karim Benzema. MADRID, Spain — There is usually plenty of swagger about the Santiago Bernabeu on Champions League nights, but it is not often projected by the visiting team. Yet Tottenham Hotspur were every bit as assured and confident as 12-time European champions Real Madrid during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw, a result that keeps Mauricio Pochett...

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid, Tottenham rematch like a ‘final’

Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. The FC panel see Spurs’ draw with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu as a statement that they can compete in the Champions League. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said that Tuesday’s 1-1 Champions League draw at home to Tottenham set up a “final” where the Group H winner is likely to be decided at Wembley in two weeks’ time. Raphael Varane’s own goal under pressure from Harry Kane gave the Premier League side a shock lead midway through the first half, with Cristiano Ronaldo equalising from the penalty spot before half-time after Toni Kroos ...

Tottenham, Harry Kane dazzle in deserved 1-1 draw at Real Madrid

Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas each put on a show between the sticks as Real Madrid and Spurs battled to a draw. Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane talk the finer points of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid. Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris preserved a draw against Real Madrid with this amazing kick save against Karim Benzema. Three snap thoughts from a damp Bernabeu as it finishes Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham in Tuesday evening’s Champions League Group H clash. 1. Tottenham get deserved point at Bernabeu Champions League royalty Real Madrid were matched step-by-step by young pretenders Tottenham in Tuesday’s 1-1 Group H draw at the Bernabeu. Raphael Varane’s own goal under pressure from Harry Kane gave the Premier League side a shock lead midway through the first half, w...

Real Madrid left-back Marcelo accused of tax fraud in Spain

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris believes facing Real Madrid in the Champions League is a huge chance to prove they’re one of the best in Europe. Craig Burley breaks down what to expect from Tottenham in their Champions League clash at Real Madrid. Craig Burley breaks down what to expect from Tottenham in their Champions League clash at Real Madrid. Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes predict the outcomes of this week’s UCL fixtures, headlined by Real Madrid versus Tottenham. MADRID — Spanish prosecutors have accused Real Madrid left-back Marcelo of defrauding local tax authorities of nearly half a million euros. Prosecutors say the Brazil international defrauded authorities of €490,917.70 ($579,348) in 2013. They say the irregularities are related to Marcelo’s use of compan...

Spurs’ visit to Madrid gives Kane audition in front of Bernabeu faithful

Craig Burley breaks down what to expect from Tottenham in their Champions League clash at Real Madrid. Craig Burley breaks down what to expect from Tottenham in their Champions League clash at Real Madrid. “Harry the Strong” conjures an image of a red-bearded Viking king rather than a Tottenham Hotspur striker raised in North London. The front page of Marca on Monday leaves no doubt that Harry Kane is the centre of attention ahead of the match between Real Madrid and Tottenham in Group H of the Champions League. Madrid and Spurs occupy the top of a group that has become crystallised into two tiers. Each club has won two matches, scored six goals, and conceded once. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola cheekily referred to Spurs — who finished the 2016-17 Premier League s...

Real Madrid midfielder Isco: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has to win’ Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal of the season came late in the match to help Real Madrid secure a win at Getafe. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal of the season came late in the match to help Real Madrid secure a win at Getafe. Julien Laurens explains why Karim Benzema is critical to the success of his team after he overcame his goal drought against Getafe. MADRID — Real Madrid midfielder Isco has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the Ballon d’Or and described his teammate as a “killer” after he ended his recent La Liga goal drought. Isco, speaking at Real’s Valdebebas training ground ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Tottenham in the Spanish capital, has been named among the 30 nominees for the prestigious award ...

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