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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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EPL: How Tottenham Hotspur’s Serge Aurier contributed to Manchester United’s disgrace

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EPL: How Tottenham Hotspur’s Serge Aurier contributed to Manchester United’s disgrace

EPL: Cote d’Ivoire international was on parade in the second half as the Red Devils bowed at home to Mauricio Pochettino’s men
Serge Aurier was on parade for Tottenham Hotspur as they discarded Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Lucas Moura’s brace and Harry Kane’s strike put Jose Mourinho’s men to the sword, to record their worst start in 26 years.

Although the Cote d’Ivoire international replaced Kieran Trippier in the 76th minute, he made his contribution count Mauricio Pochettino’s side made it three wins from three outings.

In his 14 minutes of action, Aurier accounted for five passes, nine touches with his aerial duels won rated at 50 % according to Opta Stat

Defensively, he won one foul and was fouled once, while his passing accuracy was appraised at 60%.

EPL: How Tottenham Hotspur’s Serge Aurier contributed to Manchester United’s disgrace

Tottenham face Watford in their next game on September 2 and the 25-year-old would be hoping to play a key role as Spurs hope to continue with their winning streak.

 

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Alexis Sanchez forced to delete tweets after angry reaction from Man United

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Alexis Sanchez forced to delete tweets after an angry reaction from Manchester United fans following defeat by Brighton.

Alexis Sanchez has deleted two tweets after they sparked an angry reaction from Manchester United fans following Sunday’s shock defeat by Brighton.

The Chilean forward is currently out of action with an injury and missed the fixture, which United lost 3-2 at the Amex Stadium.

On Monday two tweets – one a video, the other a series of pictures – were posted from Sanchez’s official Twitter account as the former Arsenal man launched his first fashion collection: Alexis by JJO.

In the video, Sanchez could be seen lounging about on a chair topless before checking himself out in the mirror. The pictures meanwhile featured him posing alongside a female model.

Alexis Sanchez forced to delete tweets after angry reaction from Man United

Manchester United fans reacted badly to the timing of the social media posts, coming so soon after a shocking Red Devils display.

Of course Sanchez played no part in the defeat by the Seagulls, but it seems many believed the posts sent out the wrong message.

Alexis Sanchez forced to delete tweets after angry reaction from Man United

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