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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo red carded during Juventus Champions League win

Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo red carded during Juventus Champions League win

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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Striker Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off of the field with a red card during Juventus' 2-0 win against Valencia in Champions League play on Wednesday in Spain. Ronaldo was booked in the 29th minute during his first Champions League appearance for the Serie A power. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was in the box with Valencia defender Jeison Murillo during the altercation. Juventus was on the attack when Ronaldo got tangled up with Murillo, who fell to the ground. Ronaldo then leaned over the defender, touched his head and made a gesture, likely calling out a dive on Murillo. Players from both teams then exchanged words, before Ronaldo was booked with the red card. He left the field with tears in his eyes. In addition to not being able to finish Juventus' Group H opener, R...
Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

Naismith stars as dominant Scotland beat Albania in Nations League

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Steven Naismith's persistence paid off as Scotland opened their Nations League campaign with a morale-boosting win against Albania.Naismith's header went in off Berat Djimsiti and the Hearts forward nodded the Scots' second after a dreadful piece of goalkeeping at a corner.His second-half showing made up for a glaring first-half miss and having a goal chalked off for offside as the home side dominated at a sodden Hampden that was less than half full. And it was a much more assured performance from Alex McLeish's side with no repeat of the errors that were so ruthlessly punished by Belgium in Friday's 4-0 friendly defeat.Stephen O'Donnell in particular excelled at right wing-back after being a...
UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

UEFA Nations League Review: What happened on Friday night across Europe?

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New Italy boss Roberto Mancini was forced to settle for a draw in his first competitive game in charge of the Azzurri.The hosts came from behind to draw 1-1 with Poland in their opening UEFA Nations League clash in Bologna. Jorginho celebrates scoring his penalty The Azzurri failed to qualify for the World Cup and trailed at half-time when Piotr Zielinski converted Robert Lewandowski’s pass as Poland ended a scoreless run against Italy of 11 games. Jorginho had been caught in possession in the lead up to Poland’s goal, but made amends 12 minutes from time. The Chelsea playmaker netted from the penalty spot after Jakub Blaszczykowski’s foul on Federico Chiesa. And Italy head coach Roberto Mancini had to settle for a draw in his first competitive mat...
Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

Bobby Madley was SACKED as Premier League referee for ‘mocking disabled man on Snapchat’

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SHOCK REPORT It is understood he posted an inappropriate message on social media, resulting in the PGMOL taking action Bobby Madley was SACKED as a Premier League referee, it has emerged. The 32-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in English football and mystery surrounded his shock departure earlier this month. Bobby Madley’s career as a Premier League referee ended at age 32 The Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – only issued a brief statement at the time. It read: “Bobby Madley is no longer employed by PGMOL. We understand that he has decided to relocate due to a change in his personal circumstan...
Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

Ten-man Burnley well beaten in Europa League play-off first leg

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt the officials succumbed to pressure from Olympiakos players during his side's 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Europa League play-off in Athens.The Clarets lost 3-1 in a game that saw their defender Ben Gibson sent off and both sides awarded a penalty.Dyche criticised the conduct of the home team in the tunnel at half-time. "They were waiting for the referee. You all saw the feel of the game was different in the second half," he said."The scenes I saw at half-time from all and sundry around the referee on their side, you're left scratching your head."All I keep getting told is respect the officials with your conduct around the referee."The score was 1-1 at the...