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Werner redeems himself as Chelsea KO Real Madrid



The dream is on for Chelsea as they have paved their way to the UCL final 2021 after beating Spanish giants Real Madrid 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate.)

Chelsea striker Timo Werner and golden boy Mason Mount struck a goal each to finish the tactical battle between the two footballing war-horses.

 A Werner redemption

Once the referee blew the whistle to commence the clash, it was truly a continuation from the first leg (which ended 1-1 on aggregate).

 With a swift run down the wing, Ben Chilwell crossed the ball into Werner, who has struggled with his clinical finishing in his latter matches.

The agile striker managed to score only to have his celebrations interrupted by the linesman for offside.

 From that moment, Werner elevated his game.

With a chipped shot bouncing off the crossbar by Kai Havertz, the Chelsea number 11 headed the ball comfortably home. 

This was Werner’s first Champions League goal in open play for Chelsea and his first since September 2019 for RB Leipzig against Benfica.

 The game heats up

However, there were moments of anxiety for Thomas Tuchel.

Madrid forward Karim Benzema, managed to shoot a venomous strike towards Edouard Mendy, only to be denied by the towering goalkeeper. 

Madrid tried to go for the kill with Benzema managing to have another attempt at goal in the 36th minute.

However, Mendy displayed astonishing reflexes by tipping the ball over the bar for a corner.

This was followed by a customary booking to Sergio Ramos, who knocked Azpilicueta to the ground. 

 Christiansen was another addition to the yellow cards after fouling Mendy right after. 

 The players went into the tunnel with Chelsea holding the advantage at halftime at 1-0.

Havertz torments Madrid

 Just 90 seconds after the restart, Kai Havertz stepped up for Chelsea with a sublime cross fed by Azpilicueta.

The German headed the ball away only to be denied by the crossbar, after managing to beat Thibaut Courtois. 

Madrid were struggling to cope with ariel duels whereas chances started flowing for Chelsea.

Eden Hazard took matters into his own hands by firing a powerful shot directly at Mendy’s legs.  

Chelsea created another great chance when Werner marched on, penetrating the Madrid defence line and passed to Kante advancing on the left flank. Fede Valverde made a brilliant intervention and his last-ditch sliding block prevented Kante from scoring.

As if the attacking firepower wasn’t enough, Tuchel decided to bring Christian Pulisic on for Timo Werner.

Pulisic proved to be an immediate handful for the whites as Toni Kroos took him down earning a booking. 

Mount delivers the finishing touch

 Chelsea’s defence was as solid as their attack.

The proof was in the pudding when Karim Benzema’s threat was overshadowed by Jorginho towards the end of the match who threw himself at his attempt, blocking it.

Eventually, Chelsea’s golden boy, Mason Mount hammered the final nail in the coffin for Madrid. The Englishman slotted away the ball fed by Pulisic who beat the Belgian Keeper without whom the score wouldn’t have been just 2-0 at full time.

At 22 years and 15 days, Mason Mount became the second-youngest Englishman to score in the semi-finals of the Champions League, after Wayne Rooney (21 years 182 days vs Milan). 

Chelsea are now on their way to Istanbul to face Manchester City on the 29th of May in a much-anticipated battle for European supremacy. 

 N’golo Kanté picked up the man of the match award with an outstanding performance yet again, being all over the pitch when Chelsea needed him.

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WATCH: Georgina Rodriguez makes huge claim on Cristiano Ronaldo’s retirement in Football




Cristiano Ronaldo

Georgina Rodriguez made a huge claim on the future of her husband and star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, in Football. In a brief interaction with a host recently, Rodriguez was asked about the time left for Cristiano to make an impact at the highest level. Georgina looked honest in her approach to the question of the host and claimed something the fans would not love to hear.

Georgina claimed that the Portugal star has maybe one year more from him at the highest level. She felt that Ronaldo might play two more years before retiring and not more than that. She was however not sure if he would play for just one or two years and added that the Al Nassr star could also play more than that.

Watch the video of Georgina Rodriguez here –


“Cristiano one more year, then it’s over. Maybe two, I don’t know,” said Rodriguez in the little chat she had with the host. The video has gone viral on X and the fans have started sharing it on different platforms. Some of the fans feel that Georgina might be right, while others feel that she could be wrong, given the fitness and longevity of the star player.

Legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo

On the 5th of February, Ronaldo celebrated his 39th birthday. He is currently one of the oldest players in the world. In the past, players at this age would have retired way back. But the fitness and consistency of Ronaldo make him play the sport as long as he wishes. In his career so far, Ronaldo has won many major leagues for Portugal and league teams like Real Madrid, Al Nassr, and Manchester United.

With United, Portugal won some major leagues like the FA Cup and the Champions League. With Real Madrid, the 39-year-old won the leagues like the UCL, Copa Del Rey and La Liga. He won it three consecutive times for Real Madrid. For Portugal, Cristiano had a huge contribution to Portugal. He has the most number of appearances and goals for an international team and won the Euro 2016 with Portugal.

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Real Madrid’s Jude Bellingham slapped with Red Card as he argued with referee




Jude Bellingham shown Red Card
Jude Bellingham shown Red Card (Image Credit: Twitter)

England and Real Madrid player Jude Bellingham was slapped with a Red Card during the La Liga game against Valencia. In the game, the home team, Valencia was leading by 2-0 after 30 minutes before Madrid scored in the injury time of the first half. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring for Madrid while Hugo Duro (27′) and Roman Yaremchuk (30′) scored a goal each.

In the 76th minute, Junior scored an equalizer to keep the team in the game. However, in the injury time of the second half, Bellingham was given a red card as he argued with the referee against calling it a full-time before he could score. In reply, the match official decided to slap the England international with a Red Card. The team coach Carlo Ancelotti wasn’t happy with the verdict as the Three Lions player was making a pass at the time.

“I think what’s just happened is unprecedented. It’s never happened to me,” Ancelotti told reporters.

“We had possession of the ball and the match should have been finished when Valencia had the ball.

“What bothers us is the red card for Bellingham because he didn’t say anything insulting. He was frustrated of course,” said Ancelotti, adding that Bellingham had used a common English swearword when telling the referee it was a goal.

We are annoyed with Jude Bellingham’s Red Card: Carlo Ancelotti

“We were annoyed with Bellingham’s red card. He didn’t say any insults. He said in English ‘it’s a f—ing goal,’ but he was just saying what we were all thinking … [The referee] allowed play to continue. I think he made a mistake.”

“[Bellingham] was clear in what he said,” Ancelotti added. “He was quite vehement [in his reaction] but that’s normal, after what happened. It wasn’t an insult, not at all.”

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PL 2023-24: MCFC vs MUFC Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Fantasy League Today’s Captain, Vice-Captain, and more for Manchester derby




MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11

Super Sunday is set to witness the Manchester Derby in the Premier League 2023-24. The match between Manchester City (MCFC) and Manchester United (MUFC) is set to take place in Etihad Stadium, the home ground of Manchester City. The two teams have had a contrasting journey in the league till now. The fortunes of City changed ever since Pep Guardiola took over the club as the manager.

While the home side are placed in the second position in the points table currently, United are in the sixth place in the points table. In their previous encounter, City hammered Luton Town by 6-2 in the FA Cup. United have shown massive improvements in the last few weeks after not having a good start to their campaign. United were involved in a thrilling game where they beat Nottingham Forrest by 1-0 in their last game.

Both teams feature some of the best players in the world. The likes of Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford, Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Casemiro, and others would be taking part in the match. Manchester City will start the match as the favourites, given their record in the ongoing league so far and the match taking place in their home. United with their improved record can challenge the home side.

MCFC vs MUFC – Match Details

Match – Manchester City (MCFC) vs Manchester United (MUFC), Premier League 2023-24

Venue – Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Date and Time – 3rd March 2024, 21:00 IST

Live Coverage – Star Sports Network and Disney plus Hot Star

MCFC vs MUFC – Head-to-Head

Both the teams from Manchester have a rich history in the sport. they have been up against each other in 191 instances. In as many games, Manchester United have been historically the better side with 78 wins to their name. City have managed to win 60 wins, as 53 games ended in a draw. In the last five games between the two sides in the Premier League, City have won four of the five games.

MCFC vs MUFC – Likely XI

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Akanji, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Alvarez, Haaland, Foden

Manchester United: Onana, Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Amrabat, Casemiro, Manioo, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Garnacho

MCFC vs MUFC – Fantasy XI

Grand League Team

Goal Keeper – E Moraes

Defenders – M Akanji, K Walker, H Maguire

Mid Fielders – Kevin De Bruyne, B Fernandes, R Hernandez, Casemiro

Forwards – E Haaland (VC), J Alvarez, M Rashford (C)

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Grand League

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Grand League (Source: X)

Head-to-Head Team

Goal Keeper – S Ortega

Defenders – M Akanji, K Walker, R Varane

Mid Fielders – K De Bruyne (C), B Fernandes (VC), B Silva, Casemiro

Forwards – E Haaland, J Alvarez, M Rashford

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Head to Head

MCFC vs MUFC, PL 2024 Dream11, Head to Head (Source: X)

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