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Sergio Ramos becomes the second most red-carded player in football history with a total of 26



Sergio Ramos has accrued a total of 26 red cards in his footballing career and that makes him the second most red-carded player in the history of the game.

The Real Madrid captain stands alongside Edgar Davids and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the player who has received the earliest baths in the competition.

The Real Madrid captain was largely untested for much of the first hour at Santiago Bernabeu as Pep Guardiola’s men took on an unusually cautious approach to the last 16 ties.

With no recognized center-forward on the pitch and Gabriel Jesus utilized on the left-wing, Ramos was allowed to indulge his attacking instincts, surging into the box shortly after Isco had put the hosts ahead 1-0 and blazing a decent chance over the bar.

Edgar Davids and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both accrued four during their illustrious careers, with the latter still active at AC Milan – although the Rossoneri last played the Champions League in 2013-14.

Ramos, though, is unlikely to ever reach Colombian hothead Gerardo Bedoya, who accrued an incredible 46 reds over 20 years for club and country.

In the meantime, Ramos will be a big absence for Madrid in the return leg as he is forced to play out his one-game suspension for a professional foul.

Madrid will play the return leg in Manchester on March 17, knowing they must score at least twice if they are to have any hope of advancing past the last-16 stage.

Source: Goal.com

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Beskitas star Kevin-Prince Boateng goes bald in new photo



As football stars spend time out home with their families and friends amid the suspension of the leagues due to the coronavirus outbreak across the globe, Ghanaian International Kevin-Prince Boateng went in for a new look and shared it with his followers.

The Turkish League was suspended on Thursday due to the coronavirus concerns with Europe becoming the epic center of the disease after China.

Across Europe, players have been sharing videos and photos of what they are in doing in their respective homes in the absence of football.

While many footballers sent videos of their home training sessions to their followers, Boateng scrapped his hair and took a photo of it.

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Stay safe and obey the protocols- Thomas Partey to Ghanaians on Coronavirus



Ghana and Atletico Madrid star, Thomas Partey has advised Ghanaians to stay safe during this coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid-19 has led a lot of Sporting activities suspended or postponed including the La Liga.

The Ghana Premier League has also been suspended until further notice.

Ghana has recorded 16 cases with no recorded death cases as all public gathering have been suspended in the West Africa country.

Partey who leaves in Spain, which has recorded 20,214 cases and 1041 death cases has urged Ghanaians to remain safe and stay with the protocols during this pandemic.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is turning his CR7 hotels into ‘hospitals’ to help stop coronavirus



World football star abs five times Balon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo is turning his CR7 hotels into ‘hospitals’ to help stop coronavirus in his homeland Portugal according to a report by Marca.

After travelling to Portugal in the wake of his mother, Maria Dolores Aveiro, suffering a stroke, the 35-year-old has remained in his native country in order to self-isolate.

The decision comes after his Juventusteammate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus and was photographed with most of the squad just days before his diagnosis.

Thankfully, there’s been no indication that Ronaldo or any of his family has been suffering with the condition and the sporting superstar has used his privileged position to help wage the war.

Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram page: “The world is going through a very difficult moment which demands the utmost care and attention from all of us.

Ronaldo’s message on Instagram

“I speak to you today not as a football player, but as a son, father, a human being concerned with the latest developments that is affecting the whole world.

“It is important we all follow the advice of WHO (World Health Organization) and the governing bodies on how we handle this current situation. Protecting human life must come above any other interests.

“I would like to send my thoughts to everyone who has lost someone close to them, my solidarity to those who are fighting the virus, like my teammate Daniele Rugani, and my continued support to the amazing health professionals putting their own lives at risk to save others. Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Ronaldo opens his hotels as hospitals

Athletes are by no means the authority on pandemics, but there can be no denying that Ronaldo’s important message will have resonated with the 207 million people that follow him.

And according to Marca, Ronaldo has now gone one step further by opening his range of hotels in Portugal to coronavirus victims as makeshift hospitals.

The rooms will be available free of charge and Ronaldo himself will pay for the doctors and workers.

Ronaldo has collaborated with Portugal’s leading hotel chain, Pestana, over the years to open accommodation in Lisbon, Marrakech and his beloved Madeira.

According to Forbes, there have been 169 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Portugal with one patient recovering and zero deaths being registered.

Ronaldo’s charitable side

But if the situation worsens in the Iberian nation, then Ronaldo’s philanthropic gesture could be a massive help for both treatment and self-isolation if there’s a dearth of free beds.

Ronaldo has shown his charitable side throughout his career. That’s particularly the case in Madeira, where he donated £100,000 to build a cancer ward in 2009 after his mother’s recovery.

Combine that with paying for operations and treatment for ill supporters, donating trophies to raise money for charities and much, much more and you get the full picture of Ronaldo’s generosity.

So, in the wake of one of the biggest health threats to humanity in decades, it should be no surprise that Ronaldo is pulling his weight in a time of crisis.

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