Ronaldo sees red in Juve win

Ross Houston
September 20, 2018

Bale was the only player from Wednesday's lineup who hadn't started for Madrid in the Champions League final almost four months ago in Ukraine. The straight red means Ronaldo would miss Juventus' trip to Manchester United, where he spent six seasons from 2003 to 2009 and blossomed into one of the world's best players, on Matchday 3 on October 23. Scholes, a notoriously clumsy tackler in his day, never earned more than four yellows in one campaign. I knew that I was working well and it was only a matter of time.

His first real impression, however, was not what anyone in the Mestalla could have imagined though as he was sent off for the first time in the Champions League in his 154th appearance. "He's very professional and always wants to win, even in the training games", Ozil added.

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale spoke exclusively to the Daily Mail about his future in the game, and refused to rule out a return to England on day, leaving the door open to potentially rejoining Tottenham.

It was to become the beneficiaries, rather than victims, of these match-winning moments, that Juve seemingly decided last summer the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have Ronaldo on your team.

"I really enjoyed playing with him because he made me better on the pitch and he's a great guy off it, too". Maybe and probably for most.

Let's be honest, though: the hype would be unreal for Madrid vs Barcelona in the Champions League final. Thibaut Courtois had started the previous two games but Navas was called upon to start against Roma, keeping his third clean sheet in a row.

"It's obvious that the penalties have impacted us", Marcelino said.

Asked if Courtois was annoyed with being the best goalkeeper at the World Cup and then being dropped for Champions League games, Lopetegui said he has a very honest relationship with the Belgium worldwide. "We conceded many counter-attacks and at this level you get punished", said City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, who was filling in for Guardiola.

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