David Squires on … Real Madrid’s Champions League victory

This week, David Squires looks back at the Champions League final, in which Cristiano Ronaldo sealed victory for Real Madrid over Atlético Madrid in a penalty shoot-out . And you can find David’s archive of cartoons here Time to introduce the Pepe Rule after his Champions League final antics … Source: The Guardian – Real […]
May 31, 2016 0

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss England friendly but ‘fit for Euro 2016’

• Portugal forward needs rest after Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph• ‘I am very tired. I have played more than 4,000 minutes this season’ Cristiano Ronaldo said he will not play against England on Thursday and admitted he needs a rest before joining the Portugal squad for Euro 2016 but he said he will be […]
May 29, 2016 0

Why it’s time football introduced the Pepe Rule

Outcry over Real Madrid defender’s behaviour in Champions League final might convince the game to pay more than lip service to stopping those who flout rules During the Champions League final, Gary Lineker posted a simple five-word tweet: “Pepe is such a dick!” It didn’t so much strike a chord as create global symphonic harmony […]
May 29, 2016 0

Diego Simeone considers future at Atlético after Champions League defeat

• Coach saw his side beaten on penalties by city rivals Real Madrid• ‘Do I have to continue with Atlético or is it the end of a cycle?’ A downbeat Diego Simeone did not confirm whether he wanted to continue as Atlético Madrid coach on Saturday after enduring a second agonising Champions League final defeat […]
May 29, 2016 0

Real Madrid twist the knife again to give Atlético the cruellest of nights

European Cup finals can hardly have treated Atlético any more cruelly, and the feeling is compounded by the fact that Real consider this trophy to be their own So close yet so far. Not once, not twice, but three times. At the end of an extraordinary night in Milan, there were tears at both ends […]
May 28, 2016 0

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates ‘fantastic night’ after Champions League win

• Ronaldo scored Real Madrid’s winning penalty after 1-1 draw with Atlético• ‘We showed that our team had most experience’ Cristiano Ronaldo described the Champions League final as “a fantastic night” after he scored the winning penalty as Real Madrid won the European Cup for the 11th time with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over […]
May 28, 2016 0

Real Madrid win Champions League on penalties against Atlético

Real Madrid have won the Champions League for the 11th time, beating Atlético Madrid 5-3 on penalties, with Cristiano Ronaldo hitting the winning spot-kick after a 1-1 draw. After successful kicks for Real by Lucas Vázquez, Marcelo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, and for Atlético by Antoine Griezmann, Gabi and Saúl, Juanfran’s penalty was saved […]
May 28, 2016 0