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GIST: How Crisitiano Ronaldo’s Champions League Goal Led to Juventus Transfer

The shocking move of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus for around 100 Million Euros is now complete, but how did it happen? According to Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici, Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Juventus in the Champions League knockout stages was more or less what caused the transfer. Ronaldo scored a stunning bicycle kick against the Italian champions last season in the Champions League and such was the majesty of the goal that Juventus fans stood to applaud him for it. From that moment, Juventus knew they wanted Ronaldo. “The crazy idea started after the crazy goal he scored against us,” Paratici told Sky Italia. “(Ronaldo’s agent) Jorge [Read]

RUSSIA 2018: Modric Wins Golden Ball Award, Mbappe, Cortouis also honoured

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday’s final. Modric scored two goals in the group stage and converted both of his attempts in penalty shootouts to help Croatia reach the final. The Real Madrid star embraced Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic after being given the award by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russia President Vladimir Putin in a rainy postgame ceremony. Belgium’s Eden Hazard was awarded the Silver Ball as runner-up and France’s Antoine Griezmann was given the Bronze Ball. France’s 19-year-old star Kylian Mbappe was named the tournament’s Best Young Player [Read]

BREAKING: Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take pre-season training since [Read]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick becomes CAF Vice President

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that @thenff @PinnickAmaju President has been confirmed as the 1st Vice President of @CAF_Online. He replaces former Ghanaian Football Association’s Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned last month. See official CAF appointment memo below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG: The New CAF Vice president, Amaju Pinnick  has soon started receiving several congratulatory messages from across Nigeria and the indeed the African Continent as a whole  as one of Nigeria’s most successful football administrator. More details Shortly. [Read]

SHOCKING: China’s cat which predicted win for Argentina against Nigeria in the world cup dies

NEWS FLAKES gathers that thousands of Chinese are pouring out their grief on social media following the death of a “psychic” cat, Baidian’er that correctly predicted the outcome of Nigeria and Argentina match at Russia FIFA World Cup. The cat, bearing the name that means white spot in Chinese, also predicted the outcome of of five other World Cup games. The orange-furred tabby was a stray cat that prowled around the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City. He was offered two bowls of food, with the flags of competing World Cup teams stuck in the ground behind them to make the predictions. He achieved such fame that the Palace Museum [Read]

BREAKING: Ronaldo Set to leave Madrid, Accepts Juve’s €30 – Million -per – year Offer 

**The Portuguese striker reportedly agreed a deal some weeks back and all that remains is an agreement between the two clubs, with a deal, imminent  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Cristiano Ronaldo inches ever-closer to leaving Real Madrid for Juventus. The Portuguese striker reportedly reached an agreement with the Italian some weeks ago and is now set on leaving Los Blancos in the coming days. All that remains is for both clubs to reach an agreement – the Serie A club has offered 100 million euros, but Madrid are looking for a higher fee. NEWS FLAKES further gathered that Cristiano’s disagreements with [Read]

GIST: Man Files Divorce Because His Wife Feels Ronaldo is Better than Messi

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that according to a report in Russian newspaper ‘Argumento I Fakti’ the football-mad couple – named only as Arsen and Lyudmila – fell out when he celebrated Argentina’s victory over Nigeria. He decided to pack his things and leave when Lyudmila continued to insist that the Portuguese star Ronaldo was superior to Argentina’s Messi. It was apparently the latest in a series of arguments about football and the relative merits of the world’s two best players. This time however, Arsen decided that he was done and the marriage was over and filed for divorce the next morning at the City court.   [Read]

SHOCKING: My Dad Was in Kidnappers’ Den During Argentina Match, Mikel Obi Reveals

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Nigeria’s Super Eagles Captain at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, John Obi Mikel revealed that his father was kidnapped by a group of armed bandits while he was representing his father land at the Mundial. In a statement released by his publicists, Mikel remarked: “Following various speculations about recent occurrence with my father. I can confirm I had to suppress emotional trauma to lead Nigeria out against Argentina last Tuesday 26th June in Saint Petersburg. “Four hours before kick-off, I received a call from Nigeria that my father Pa Michael Obi had been kidnapped for the second time. “He was on his [Read]

Chelsea reject £50m offer from Barcelona for Willian as they bid to beat Manchester United to land Brazilian star

Chelsea have turned down a £50million offer from Barcelona for Brazilian midfielder Willian. Despite winning the league and cup double last season, Barca have concerns that their squad still lacks greater quality in depth and attacking flair, particularly following their shock Champions League defeat by Roma. The Spanish side see the skilful 29-year-old as a playmaker who can add an extra dimension to their attack following the departure of Andres Iniesta and want him to link up with compatriot Philippe Coutinho. Willian’s representatives have been in Barcelona and the lure of the Spanish giants will be tempting but Chelsea have so far shown no willingness to sell. Long-term admirers Manchester [Read]

RUSSIA 2018: Defending Champions, Germany Knocked Out Of World Cup

Germany suffered a humiliating exit from Russia 2018 after finishing bottom of Group F. The defending Champions finished bottom in the group after a 2-0 defeat against South Korea. Sweden topped the group after a 3-0 win against Mexico. South Korea are also going home but two very late goals have eliminated the Low’s side, who fail to get past the opening stage of a World Cup for the first time since 1938. For the fourth time in five World Cup tournaments, the defending champions exit the competition at the group stage.   [Read]