Petron gets revenge, thwarts F2 for PSL Grand Prix crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “Good thing, we not worked on our skills also the mental aspect of the game,” said delos Santos.Remy Palma added 10 points while Mika Reyes and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas chipped in seven and six points, respectively for Petron. Rhea Dimaculangan outplayed F2’s newly-minted Best Setter Kim Fajardo with 29 excellent sets.MJ Perez, last year’s MVP, led F2 Logistics with 19 points while Kennedy Bryan tallied 12 and Ara Galang scored 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rondina, Gervacio’s impressive run ends vs Japan in FIVB quarterfinals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPetron avoided a repeat of last year and took down fierce rival F2 Logistics, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, in a deciding Game 3 to win the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title Saturday night before a raucous crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum.American imports Katherine Bell and Lindsay Stalzer teamed up in the fourth set to weather the Cargo Movers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT Back-to-back hits by Stalzer put Petron in front by six, 22-16, before Bell put the exclamation point with a crosscourt spike.The Blaze Spikers, who lost to the Cargo Movers in the finals last year in the same conference, won their fourth championship overall but not without any anxious moments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Actually, there were moments in the game where there were a lot of things going through my mind. Honestly speaking, I was thinking about what’s going to happen,” said Petron head coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino. “Will it be fate or will last year happen again?”The Blaze Spikers got off to a fast start in the fourth set, taking a 12-2 lead, but the Cargo Movers refused to fold, cutting the deficit to just three, 16-13, before Bell and Stalzer restored order. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

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Respect Guyana’s Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,In light of the decision and consequential orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) handed down in June this year, elections, as triggered by the December 21, 2018, successfully passed No-Confidence Motion (NCM), should have been held by September 18, 2018, unless there was a vote by two-thirds majority of Parliament to extend that timeframe.There was no such vote and the caretaker Government, which was in place over the past three months, is now unconstitutional. Its breach of the Constitution has been noted and pronounced upon by Guyanese and leading members of the international community.The Indian Action Committee (IAC) is, therefore, gravely concerned over President David Granger’s continual insistence that he is not in defiance of the Constitution. His pronouncement, as recent as September 19, and just after members of the international community issued its statement, that he and his Administration are abiding by the Constitution, can only be interpreted as another attempt to grossly mislead.Having failed to act within the confines of the CCJ’s ruling, the APNU/AFC coalition has not only brought the country into an unnecessary constitutional crisis, but has placed it and all Guyanese at risk of the consequences of possible international sanctions as critical developmental support could be withheld. This could not be good for our nation and its people.The IAC shares the common view that the current political impasse can only be resolved through the holding of national and regional elections. On September 19, the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) officially informed Mr Granger of the long-awaited timeframe for when the elections can be held.Mr Granger, having insisted that he will announce a date only after being informed by the election body, is now deprived of excuses to not do so. The IAC joins the clarion call for him to announce the date without any further delay and urges, that in the interest of democracy, the APNU/AFC coalition immediately cease its disregard for constitutional provisions.The IAC also urges that all democratic and constitutional rights, including the right to protest for the restoration of the rule of law, must not be impinged upon or threatened in any form.Mindful of how the effects of the prevailing uncertainty will impact Guyana and Guyanese, the IAC remains hopeful that our hard-won democracy will be safeguarded and the Constitution adhered to.The IAC also calls on all stakeholder bodies and Guyanese citizens to raise their voices in calling for the Constitution of Guyana to be respected in the context of peace, harmony, justice, and national unity.Yours sincerely,Saira AlliIAC Secretarylast_img read more

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Time is up for Granger’s melodrama period

first_imgDear Editor,The commandeering of the process in the build-up to the release of the Revised List of Electors (RLE) has been less than acceptable to the public at large, given the laws, established precedence and practice over the numerous held elections. There have been numerous Commission meetings held, which have given the overwhelming focus on the List and its composition.As important as this actually is, GECOM should have already decisively dealt with this matter. With elections imminent, there is no indication that GECOM is giving due diligence to other critically important matters that should be addressed in a parallel manner. Citizens and political parties demand no further surprises.It is pass the time when GECOM should have advised the public and political parties as key stakeholders of their approach to the transparent hiring of key staff necessary to work at the upcoming elections. GECOM is also outstanding on the need to address the necessary matters of training, for which there should be a sense of satisfactory status that the incumbent selected persons, given the approved evaluation criteria.Further, more than four months have passed since the Claims and Objections; and the previous truncated House-to-House Registration, from which the Commission disappointingly ordered the inclusion of unverified persons on the recently issued Revised List of Electors. Yet, GECOM has not issued a single ID card for the activities, which is absolutely outlandish and preposterous.Over the past 12 months, Guyanese would have witnessed a justified, augmented and challenging political presence, which has finally graduated to the final red-carpet countdown on the long-overdue General and Regional Elections.The orchestrated period of undue deliberate delays towards enforced early elections has breached our constitutional norms. Its design, however, has precedence in the historical unwelcoming behaviour of the PNC as the main party in the coalition. The time has finally run out on this Grange- led melodrama period and their desperate damage control attempts, for which citizens must hold this cabal accountable.There is no doubt that following the exposure of the APNU/AFC empty promises and orchestrated violent attacks on citizens, the patience and frustrations of the majority are very thinly stretched. The most glaring abuses of citizens’ constitutional rights in decades have been central to the Granger-led APNU/AFC approach, which currently inundates the Guyana political landscape. In the most vulgar and fraudulent ways, the exploitations have punctuated the entire period of governance since May 2015.Since the successful December 21, 2018 No-Confidence Motion (NCM) that toppled the Government, the illegal cabal has overwhelmingly violated their caretaker status. They have intensified the deliberate and continuous use of flagrant manipulative elements to extend their stay in office for more than one year over the constitutionally approved period.The situation necessitated sustained interventions from the PPP/C team led by Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and Presidential Candidate Dr Irfan Ali, who has been at the forefront of the challenge and fight for the restoration of the quickly eroding democracy.Behind the scenes, many have put in welcoming immeasurable efforts, which is highly appreciated. This column, therefore, takes the opportunity to welcome and congratulate former army chief, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark A Phillips MSS, MSc, on his support to the party and recent selection as the esteemed prime ministerial candidate.Contrary to the failed, fraud-filled dictatorship driven approach of the Granger-led APNU/AFC regime, the PPP/C team under the astute leadership of Jagdeo and Dr Ali, has advanced transparency, accountability, and inclusiveness in a manifested charter for national development. Comparatively, the facts and APNU/AFC track record confirm that they have a focus on taking partisan advantage of the gullible and ill-informed voter, through shallow and clandestine propaganda.Given their unfairly demonstrated propensity to utilise State resources to this effect, it necessitates now, a strategic approach involving every civil member of society and party members to get the fact and message over to the wider population.It cannot be denied that the PPP/C team seems well poised and prepared for these elections and there is much evidence to support the view that the majority of citizens nation-wide. A confirmation of this is obvious from a follow up on massive wins in the last two Local Government Elections, together with the widely known fact that the party’s machinery has been hard at work on the ground in and out of communities.Representatives of the party have held hundreds of bottom house meetings and these must continue in realising the overarching macro thinking and establishment of a national partnership front, with the thematic goal of “let’s do it together”.Notwithstanding, this column advocates as a timely reminder of critical imperatives for all stakeholders that the 2020 elections strategy must be comprehensive and leave no stones unturned. Considered focal areas must include:* Review of past strategies targeting the upgrade of more effective approaches regarding the undecided and first-time voters.* Testing what we do and its impact on what we want to achieve by community, constituency and regionally.* Leaders being aware of the peculiarities regarding specific constituencies in terms of numbers, voting patterns, demographic shifts, and new boundaries.* Conducting timely self-assessment in determining where we are to address areas for improvement and further attention.* Ensuring the involvement of every hard-core member; collaborating with the NDCs and civil supporters in advancing the understanding and message.* Managing for results, which is now becoming increasing relevant and important, especially after the NCM of December 2018.Although the foregoing is not expansive, this column will address key elements in future articles. Nevertheless, the ‘power at all cost, regardless’ approach of the Granger cabal has been widely rejected and this time around, citizens are much more wary of their guile and proven deceitfulness. The PPP/C, however, must be smart and remain relevant in helping voters and citizens in identifying treachery. Let’s do it together!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Lima Sands woman charged for malicious wounding

first_imgThirty-eight-year-old Lavern Joseph of Lima Sands, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Tuesday granted ,000 bail on a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm to another woman. Joseph made her first appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court.She pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on September 14, 2016, at Lima Sands, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded SherileyCoxall.The Prosecution did not object to bail for the mother of three and the case will continue on October 11.last_img

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Guyanese miner beheaded in Venezuela yet to be identified

first_imgThe identity of a young Guyanese miner who was just over a week ago beheaded in Venezuela is yet to be determined.According to the Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan, the deceased was incorrectly identified as Romaschindo of Horososo, Region One (Barima-Waini).He revealed that Romaschindo, who is currently residing in Venezuela, recently made contact with his family.The Guyanese miner met his demise when he was brutally beheaded by members of a ruthless gang in Venezuela known as the Sindicato.The murder was made known when a graphic video of the killing went viral on Facebook.In the video, the young miner who was bound had his ears sawn off by a man with a huge knife.One of the killers, holding a machete, then repeatedly hacked at the young miner’s head as he writhed on the ground.It was speculated that the killing occurred after the man demanded payment for his labour.Following the killing, the National Toshaos Council (NTC) wrote a letter appealing to the Government to launch an investigation into the crime.“Today, we call on the Government, through the offices of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Protection, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs to conduct a thorough investigation into this brutal act and to take the necessary steps to protect all our citizens from exploitation and murder, and to enhance security at our borders to better protect the vulnerable Indigenous peoples in border and mining communities.”last_img read more

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Enforcement Orders issued to Site C

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Environmental Assessment Office has issued several non-compliances to the Site C project.On March 29th to April 1st 2016 and April 26 to 29, 2016, the compliance and enforcement officer determined after a inspection and review Certificate Holder (Site C) is not compliant with Condition 69 of the Certificate due to a failure to follow rules to properly segregate and dispose of recyclables and waste material during the construction of the Project.The project has been told that they need to separate all waste and recyclables into the proper, clearly marked bins,  inspect recyclable and waste management bins on a daily basis to verify compliance with the first condition, and maintain records of recyclable and waste management bin inspections.- Advertisement -It was also deemed the project was not in compliance with Condition 69 of the Certificate which requires the Certificate Holder to implement measures to control and clean up leaks and spills of hydrocarbon material during the construction of the Project.The project has been ordered to inspect all vehicles, equipment, and hydrocarbon storage areas for leaks to ground on a daily basis. Immediately upon discovery of a hydrocarbon leak to ground, take measures to contain the leak and remove and properly dispose of any hydrocarbon contaminated soil, and maintain records of the amount and disposal mechanism of hydrocarbon contaminated soil.The reports were released on June 24th by Chris Parks, Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer.Advertisementlast_img read more

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PRO CALENDAR

first_img3:30 p.m.ALDS Game 1: Angels at BostonTBS710 7 p.m.NLDS Game 1: Chicago Cubs at ArizonaTBS710 College Football 5 p.m.Rice at Southern MississippiESPN2 Hockey ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball NoonNLDS Game 1: Colorado at PhiladelphiaTBS710 4 p.m.Ducks at DetroitVersus830 6:30 p.m.Dallas at ColoradoVersus Soccer 11:30 a.m.Champions League: Olympique deESPN2 Marseille at Liverpool 1 p.m.Argentina: San Lorenzo at Boca JuniorsFSC, FSE 2 p.m.Champions League: Real Madrid at ESPNC Lazio (delayed) 5 p.m.U.S. Open final: New England at FC DallasFSC 7:30 p.m.South American Cup, round of 16:FSE Pachuca at Club America College Soccer 8 p.m.Men: UC Irvine at UC Santa BarbaraFSC College Volleyball 4:30 p.m.Women: Texas at Texas A&MESPNU Horse Racing 3 p.m.Trackside Live: Oak TreePrime Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KSCI (Ch. 18); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); SC (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); TC (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Manchester United sign World Cup winner

first_img Bastian Schweinsteiger in action for Germany Manchester United have completed the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.The Germany captain moves to Old Trafford for around £15million, after signing a three-year contract with the Red Devils.The Bundesliga giants confirmed on Saturday that they had agreed a deal with United for the World Cup winner’s services.Louis van Gaal has worked with Schweinsteiger before, during his time at Bayern Munich, and believes the 30-year-old is the man to add much needed steel to the middle of his midfield.The Dutchman has already tied up deals for Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian, while Morgan Schneiderlin has also signed for the Old Trafford side.Van Gaal said: “Bastian is, of course, no stranger to me, I worked with him during my time at Bayern Munich and I am truly delighted he is joining Manchester United. “His record speaks for itself; he has won every honour at club level and was a major part of the successful Germany World Cup winning team last summer.“Bastian is the ultimate professional and there is no doubting his talent and his ability to control games. He brings a wealth of experience and is an excellent addition to our squad.”Schweinsteiger has spent his entire career to date at Bayern, making 536 appearances since his debut in 2002 and winning a host of major honours.“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Bayern Munich, it has been an incredible journey and I didn’t take the decision to leave lightly,” he said.“Manchester United is the only club that I would have left Munich for. “I feel ready for this new and exciting challenge in what I regard as the most competitive league in the world and I am looking forward to working with Louis van Gaal again. “I will never forget my time at Bayern Munich and I would like to thank everyone at the club and the fans for the great memories.” 1last_img read more

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SWINE FLU LATEST: HOSPITALS AND BUSINESSES HIT AS MEDIC WARNS ILLNESS WILL SPREAD

first_imgAN OUTBREAK OF flu in the county – including the H1N1 swine flu strain – will get worse before it gets better, the country’s top doctor warned today.Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said the number of human swine flu cases could exceed the peak seen during the pandemic in 2009.He said there is likely to be a continued rise in cases over the next two to four weeks. During the peak of the pandemic in 2009, Ireland was seeing over 200 new cases for every 100,000 people.That’s more bad news for hospitals, GPs and businesses who are reporting high sickness levels in the county this week.Some clinics at Letterkenny and Sligo hospitals are being cancelled due to an influx of suspected flu patients and illness amongst hospital staff.People due to attend outpatient clinics or surgeries over the next week are being advised to check with their hospitals first. Medical 2 Ward at LGH is closed to visitors for infection prevention and control purposes.In a statement LGH said: “Visitors are asked not to visit the hospital unless it is absolutely essential and, where it is essential, visitor numbers should be kept to a minimum and be confined to visiting times only – visitors are asked to co-operate with staff in all matters in this regard.“Visitors who themselves may be unwell or have any flu symptoms should not visit the hospital. Very young children or those with some other serious illness should avoid visiting the hospital, as they may be particularly susceptible to the virus.“Visitors are asked to wash their hands thoroughly before entering or leaving the inpatient area. Management at Letterkenny General Hospital regret any inconvenience caused and thank people for their cooperation.”Flu has also hit the Donegal GAA team, forcing a delay in the naming of the team for this weekend’s game. SEE SPORT endsSWINE FLU LATEST: HOSPITALS AND BUSINESSES HIT AS MEDIC WARNS ILLNESS WILL SPREAD was last modified: January 7th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fluletterkennysligoswinelast_img read more

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Juventus 1-4 Real Madrid: Los Blancos claim 12th European Cup

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s brace helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League in surprisingly comprehensive fashion, wrapping up a historic 12th continental crown.by overcoming Juventus in a memorable Cardiff showdown.The long, arduous journey to European glory culminated under the roof in Wales, where Zinedine Zidane’s men showed their killer instinct to win the title for the third time in four seasons.Juventus started the brighter and Mario Mandzukic’s overhead kick will live long in the memory, but Ronaldo’s brace along with efforts from Casemiro and Marco Asensio left Real celebrating a surprisingly comfortable 4-1 win.Juventus conceded more in Cardiff than the rest of their continental run combined, seeing them slump to a fifth straight final defeat as Madrid became the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.It was a chastening end to a night the Bianconeri had started superbly.After Ronaldo opened the scoring by turning home Real’s first shot on goal, Mandzukic scored a sublime overhead kick – surely one of the greatest ever goals ever to grace this stage.But Juventus’ dreams of a first Champions League title in 21 years ended in heartbreak as Madrid upped the ante, regaining their lead as Casemiro’s 30-yard drive flew home via a deflection.Matters were quickly compounded as Ronaldo turned home at the near post to take his goal tally for club and country to 600.Gareth Bale came on late in his hometown final and soon saw Real captain Sergio Ramos’ theatrical reaction earning substitute Juan Cuadrado a second booking, with Asensio compounding matters at the death.Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon was understandably distraught at the final whistle as, at the age of 39, this could well be his last chance to win the only major trophy to elude him.Many of the Italian fans waited to applaud the runners-up at the National Stadium of Wales, where the roof was closed due to safety and security reasons as vigilance increased in the wake of the Manchester attack.Everything around the final was planned to the minutest detail, yet the Black Eyed Peas’ pre-match performance saw kick-off delayed by three minutes.Smoke from the pyrotechnics hung high when play finally got under way, with Juventus flying out of the blocks and moving the ball around with confidence and authority.Former Real striker Gonzalo Higuain followed an early header and long-range strike that surprised Keylor Navas, with the goalkeeper soon producing a one-handed save as stunning as Miralem Pjanic’s volleyed effort.Zidane’s men belatedly settled but found Juventus’ defence unsurprisingly difficult to breakdown, with late challenges and smart play denying them a shot until the 20th minute.It was worth the wait. Superb play saw the ball moved from left to right where Dani Carvajal collected a pass from Ronaldo. The marauding full-back sent it straight back to the Portuguese, who swept home a sublime right-footed strike via a slight deflection off Leonardo Bonucci.The speed and quality of the move was outstanding, with Ronaldo celebrating in front of the Juve fans with typical flamboyance.Massimiliano Allegri’s side rallied impressively and soon levelled through Mandzukic’s stunner.Higuain controlled a first-time cross from Alex Sandro and directed onto the Croatian, who cushioned the ball with his chest and produced an effort that left the footballing world open-mouthed.Mandzukic’s wonderful overhead kick from just inside the box looped home to give Juventus a deserved leveller – a goal they were unable to add to before a breathless first half came to an end.Real started the second period far better than the first, with Luka Modric and Marcelo having efforts as they pushed forwards in numbers.Isco directed wide as the Spaniards continued to threaten to score a goal that arrived in the 61st minute.Casemiro ran onto the loose ball after a shot was blocked, hitting a thundering 30-yard strike that deflected off Sami Khedira’s heels and out of Buffon’s reach.It was a sickener compounded within three minutes as Madrid put the game out of Juventus’ reach.Modric hooked the ball back from the byline with outstanding precision, with Ronaldo getting ahead of his man to direct home at the near post.It was a killer blow that Juventus were unable to recover from.Ronaldo attempted to complete his hat-trick before Marcelo missed the target, with Zidane bringing on Bale to the delight of the Welsh contingent inside the ground.A last-ditch challenge prevented him getting on the end of a Ronaldo cross, with Sandro heading wide at the other end.Matters went from bad to worse for Juventus as Juan Cuadrado picked up a second booking in quick succession. Tempers frayed after Ramos’ theatrical reaction on a night that ended with him lifting the Champions League.Asensio, on as a late substitute, swept home to add gloss to a memorable victory. 1 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the full time whistle last_img read more

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