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UCL: Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Gives Juventus Impressive Comeback Win Over Atletico Madrid

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UCL: Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Gives Juventus Impressive Comeback Win Over Atletico Madrid

The two header and a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo were enough for Juventus to overcome a first-leg deficit to clinch a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

In an encounter last month in Madrid, Atletico Madrid were entirely dominant against a Juventus side that offered absolutely no attacking threat and won 2-0. On Tuesday, Atletico had an early scare when Juventus skipper Giorgio Chiellini had the ball in the back of the net after four minutes but a VAR review confirmed Ronaldo had fouled goalkeeper Jan Oblak in a scramble on front of goal.

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The spectacular hat-trick scored by Ronaldo saw his side claim a thrilling 3-2 on aggregate to see Atletico Madrid crashed out of the tournament they had been hoping to win in their own Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on June.

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Women’s World Cup: Nine Countries Show Interest In Hosting

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Women's World Cup: Nine Countries Shows Interest In Hosting

Nine countries have expressed interest in hosting the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa have formally declared their interest.

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A joint bid for the tournament could also be made by North and South Korea.

World football’s governing body, FIFA, says the deadline to submit bidding registration is the middle of April.

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

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Olivier Giroud Banned From Driving For Six Months For Speeding

Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud has on Tuesday been banned from driving for six months after admitting to speeding in his Bentley in his fourth offence in nine months.

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The 32-year-old French international, who helped lead the team to World Cup victory, has been banned after he was caught driving at 60mph (97km/h) in a 50mph (80km/h) zone, 10mph above the speed limit in Willesden on 2 May 2018.

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At Willesden Magistrates’ Court, Giroud was disqualified from driving after three penalty points were added to his licence, taking him to the 12-point limit. Neither the Chelsea star nor his lawyer was in court having admitted to the offence in November.

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

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Super Falcons: Dennerby Invites 30 Home-Based Players Ahead Of World Cup

Super Falcons head coach, Thomas Dennerby, has invited to camp 30 home-based players for preparations as this summer’s Women’s World Cup Finals enter a new gear.

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The nine-time African champions are scheduled to play two matches in Spain in the first week of April to further put themselves in shape for the finals.  They have been to tournaments in China and Cyprus to prepare for the big global fiesta in France, playing six matches in all.

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