UCL: MESSI CLOSES GAP ON RONALDO

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Lionel Messi scored his first goal for new team Paris Saint Germain (PSG) as they claimed astatement win over Manchester City who were last season's finalists. The ex-Barcelona superstar scored the clinching goal in the second half to seal a 2-0 home win over the Premier League holders in Group A.


PSG were able to pay Manchester City back in their own coin after they were beaten in each of the two legs when the two teams met in the semi-finals last season. The Premier League champions secured a place in the final ahead of the French Ligue 1 leaders after winning 2-1 in each of the two legs to seal a 4-2 aggregate win.

RONALDO DISMISSES TRANSFER RUMOURS

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the Old Lady this summer. The Portuguese international has been linked with a return to Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo used his Instagram account to address those transfer rumours involving a move back to Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo didn't like the frivolous manner in which his future is being addressed in the press as he said that his legendary status at Real Madrid has already been sealed. Less talk and more action has been the motto guiding Ronaldo since the start of his career as revealed by him.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti had earlier addressed the transfer rumours of a possible return to the club by stating that he's not keen on re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

PORTUGAL BOW OUT OF EURO 2020

Defending champions Portugal have crashed out of the Euro 2020 tournament after they were beaten by Belgium at the round of 16 stage. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates were on the receiving end of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Belgium who are the number one ranked team in the world.

FERNANDES JOINS RONALDO, OTHERS ON LIST

Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has joined an exclusive list of players at the club after he was named the Player of the Year for the second season in a row earlier this week. The Portuguese international won the accolade as a result of the votes from fans as he finished ahead of English left-back Luke Shaw and Uruguayan striker EdinsonCavani.

Fernandeswas named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at Manchester United after he won 63% of the votes ahead of Shaw who had 21% and Cavani with 6% of the votes.

RONALDO CRITICISED AFTER ANOTHER LEAN PERFORMANCE

Cristiano Ronaldo has been a shadow of himself in recent weeks in the colours of Italian Serie A giants Juventus and he showed no signs of returning to form at the weekend as the Old Lady dropped further points in the race for Champions League football.

Ronaldo and Juventus face a big battle in the quest to qualify for the Champions League next season with fifth-placed Napoli on their trail. Only the top four teams will represent Italy in Europe's premier club competition next season.

Juventus dropped more points in the Champions League race at the weekend following the 1-1 draw at the home of Fiorentina. Cristiano Ronaldo was largely ineffective as his team came from a goal down to secure a point in Florence.

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