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Cristiano Ronaldo interrupts interview to hug Buffon after 3-1 loss to Juventus

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Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo interrupted a post-match interview to hug Juventus legendary goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.

This happened after the Juventus goalkeeper was sent off against Real Madrid in the second leg of the quarter tie in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

After losing 3-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final, Juventus scored three times at the Santiago Bernabeu to set up a tense finish.

As the match appeared to be heading for extra time, referee Michael Oliver awarded a penalty for Mehdi Benatia’s foul on Lucas Vazquez.

Juventus’ players protested the decision for several minutes and a furious Buffon was sent off for his angry charging words towards Oliver.

The Portugal captain stepped up to convert the penalty, which has sealed Madrid’s place in Friday’s semi-final draw.

For Buffon, the match could represent his final appearance in the Champions League, although the 40-year-old has not revealed his decision over his future.

In a special moment as the players were leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo interrupted Buffon, who was speaking to the media, to hug the Juventus goalkeeper.

Ronaldo also said some kind words to the veteran goalkeeper.

He told RTP, “I have a lot of respect for Buffon; the words he has said about me, and what I’ve said about him.

“He is a great goalkeeper and I hope this is not his last Champions League appearance, he is one of the best goalkeepers ever.”

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, called Paul Pogba “a virus” in front of the entire squad, following their 2-2 draw at Southampton on Saturday. Pogba put in an average performance, as United rescued a point at St Mary’s, having been 2-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes.

And it was the World Cup winner who seemed to bear the brunt of Mourinho’s anger after the full time whistle, according to the Daily Record. He is believed to have told him: “You don’t play. You don’t respect players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you.”

Pogba was restored to United’s starting XI amid an injury crisis, having been dropped for the Champions League win over Young Boys in midweek

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Dangote, Rabiu Dish Out Millions Of Naira To Super Falcons For Winning The African Women Nations Cup Trophy

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Dangote, Rabiu Dish Out Millions Of Naira To Super Falcons For Winning The African Women Nations Cup Trophy

Dangote, Rabiu Dish Out Millions Of Naira To Super Falcons For Winning The African Women Nations Cup Trophy

It has been reported that Nigerian billionaires, Aliko Dangote and Abdulsamad Rabiu have financially rewarded the victorious Super Falcons for winning the African Women Nations Cup trophy. In the same vein, the Chief of Staff to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Alhaji Abba Kyari on Sunday evening received the team.

Nine-time African champions, Super Falcons, flew into the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport minutes before 4pm, aboard an ASKY Airline flight from Accra, and were received by Alhaji Kyari, NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, as well as other officials of the NFF.

On Sunday, at the Accra Sports Stadium, the Falcons defeated the South African Banyana Banyana side 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes, to lift the top African women football trophy for the third successive time and ninth time overall.

Holding aloft the Women AFCON trophy, the Falcons were wildly cheered by Nigerians at the airport and responded gracefully before they entered the bus that conveyed them to their hotel in the Federal Capital. At the Starview Hotel, Alhaji Kyari commended the girls for a job well done, praising them for their tenacity, energy, determination and patriotic fervour.

“On behalf of Mr President, who is not in the country at the moment, we say welcome and well done to you. We are proud of you and your representation of the country. In fact, as we were leaving the airport, two eminent Nigerians called and donated the sum of N50million and N25 million respectively to your team. Please rest very well. We will get back to you with the activities lined up for you in the coming days.”

Also at the hotel to receive the Super Falcons was the Honourable Minister for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar. General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said: “On behalf of the leadership of the NFF, we are grateful for the support from the Nigerian Government which has seen the team excel at the Cup of Nations. The girls have promised to do their best to represent the country very well at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.”

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