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Ronaldo Scores His First Hat-trick Of 2020

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Cristiano Ronaldo has got his fans buzzing on social media after scoring his first hat-trick of the new year, 2020 on Monday.

The 34-year-old, sporting a new-look top knotted hairstyle, scored the three goals in Juventus’ 4-0 thumping of Cagliari in an Italian Serie A match.

He rounded Cagliari goalkeeper Robin Olsen to slot home what would be the first of a barrage of goals.

Pulling off his trademark celebration, Ronaldo’s appetite for scoring was only about to grow, with 17 minutes separating his first and second goals.

Team-mate Paulo Dybala helped the veteran forward add to his growing tally, after being felled in the box following a mesmerizing run.

Ronaldo stepped up and slotted the ball away with aplomb, adding to Olsen’s humiliation by sending the ‘keeper the wrong way.

With ten minutes remaining in the tie, Ronaldo remained alert and diligent, screaming for the ball after a swift counter-attack before keeping defenders at bay and finding the bottom corner at close range.

It capped off an emphatic 4-0 demolition for the home side, as substitute Gonzalo Higuain also found the back of the net.

Ronaldo is now on 13 league strikes for the season and sits in second place in the Serie A scoring stakes.

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Ayew Strike again as Swansea share points with Sheffield Wednesday

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Black star’s Captain, Andre Ayew was on target as his team were held to a 1 – 1draw in the championship.

Ayew was In superb form in the Championship this season after netting 5 goals in 12 appearances prior to the international break.

He continued that form as the Black Stars host Sudan to the Cape Coast stadium where he stole the show with two goals including a great solo effort for his second.

After returning to his club side injured, The Swansea top Scorer couldn’t feature in his side’s win against Rotherham and was only fit to start from the bench on Wednesday against Sheffield.

Adam Reach gave the visitors an early lead in the first half and Ayew was substitute on in the second half where he scored just after 14 minutes to put his side leveled.

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Maradona Dies At 60: 10 Facts About The Man Considered To Be The Greatest Footballer Of All Time

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Just when we thought we have seen the worst of 2020, news just filtered in confirms that Argentinian football legend and winner of the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60. 

Maradona was hospitalized earlier this month after undergoing surgery for a blood clot on the brain. The surgery was successful but, just weeks later, Maradona has passed away. The news has been confirmed by ESPN Argentina and TyC Sports. Journalist Cesar Luis Merlo reports that doctors attempted to revive Maradona.

We have gathered 10 FACTS about the player many people consider as the greatest player of all time.

  1. He was the first son after four daughters. He has two younger brothers, Hugo (el Turco) and Raúl (Lalo), both of whom were also professional football players. His parents were Diego Maradona “Chitoro” (d. 2015) and Dalma Salvadora Franco ‘Doña Tota’ (1930–2011).
  2. On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday vs. Talleres de Córdoba.
  3. Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16.
  4. Maradona was transferred to Barcelona in Spain for a then world record fee of £5 million ($7.6 million).
  5. Maradona played his first World Cup tournament in 1982 in his new country of residence, Spain. Argentina played Belgium in the opening game of the 1982 Cup at the Camp Nou in Barcelona.
  6. In a 2019 documentary film on his life, Maradona confessed that his weekly regime consisted of “playing a game on Sunday, going out until Wednesday, then hitting the gym on Thursday.”
  7. Born to a Roman Catholic family, his parents were Diego Maradona Senior and Dalma Salvadora Franco. Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1984 in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters, Dalma Nerea (born 2 April 1987) and Gianinna Dinorah (born 16 May 1989), by whom he became a grandfather in 2009.
  8. By 1982, Maradona had become one of the biggest sports stars in the world and had endorsements with many companies, including Puma and Coca-Cola, earning him an additional $1.5 million per year on top of his club salary.
  9.  Maradona features in the music video to the 2010 World Cup song “Waka Waka” by Shakira, with footage shown of him celebrating Argentina winning the 1986 World Cup.
  10. Maradona began his managerial career alongside former Argentinos Juniors midfield teammate Carlos Fren. The pair led Mandiyú of Corrientes in 1994 and Racing Club in 1995, with little success.

Parts of information used in this report culled from Wikipedia.

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Live Football is back in UK! Fans to be allowed into stadiums from December 2

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Sports fans will finally be allowed back into stadiums as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to reveal the new three-tier system that will come into force in England after lockdown ends on December 2nd.

This comes a week after the Department for Culture Media and Sport submitted proposals to the Cabinet Office for the return of fans to grounds in December for the first time since the first lockdown back in March.

Under the new rules, spectator sports outdoors will be allowed in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas to watch Premier League games and other sporting events after the lockdown ends.

Under the softest measures in Tier 1 areas, there will be a maximum crowd size of either 50 percent stadium occupancy or 4,000 spectators. In Tier 2 areas, the stadium rules will be 50 percent of overall capacity or 2,000, according to British Media.

However, for those in the Tier 3 measures, fans will still not be able to attend sporting events.

Boris Johnson is set to make an announcement later on Monday November 23. He will make a statement to the House of Commons, and MPs will vote on it later in the week.

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