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In 2002, Zinedine Zidane scored what many believe to be the greatest ever goal in a UEFA Champions League final . "We are a very good team and in the second-half we showed how good we are". Just seven minutes after Ronaldo's goal, a fine high pass by Gonzalo Higuain found the chest of Manzukic, with the Croatian controlling perfectly and hit it fiercely with a half volley nearly completely backing the goal.
  • Man United urged to sign 27-year-old superstar

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    The 26-year-old has only a couple of years left on his current deal, but United do have an option to extend the contract by an additional year. De Gea's performances have led to admiring glances from the Spanish capital, with Real interested in signing a player they come close to buying in 2015.
  • Zidane: Ronaldo better than me

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    Unsurprisingly Ronaldo, the highest scorer in European Cup history, is favorite to score the opening goal. Lineker is expecting a close game at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and thinks Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored eight goals in the quarter and semi-final wins, can ruin Buffon's big day.
  • Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid win Champions League title

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    It remains to be seen where the former Monaco man would end up now, with his career seriously nose-diving since his £71million transfer to Madrid three years ago. Juventus trying to get away back quickly into this game but they have met a brick wall in the Real Madrid defence. The Bianconeri's previous attempt to claim all three trophies in the same season fell at the final hurdle in 2015, with Pirlo part of the side that suffered a 3-1 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League ...
  • Near-perfect Kiwis take control of America's Cup qualifiers

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    The first crew in each of the two semi-finals to win five races progresses to the challenger final and whoever wins that takes on Oracle Team USA for the America's Cup itself. "It is obviously not ideal that we have to postpone races, but that is precisely why we have spare race days in the schedule". "There is definitely a lot of pressure on us", he admitted.
  • Lions rugby tour, your thoughts

    Lions rugby tour, your thoughts

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    Head coach Gatland admitted no surprise on learning that 78 per cent of Kiwis quizzed in a recent poll could not name a single Lions tourist. "The ideal scenario would've been to have a week in New Zealand before the first game". It took the introduction of Owen Farrell, for the jittery Jonathan Sexton, to calm the Lions nerves, and the game went down the closing seconds when one last Barbarians attack failed in the final minute, ensuring that while it was a poor performance, the Lions at ...
  • India hold edge against Pakistan: Afridi

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    Over the previous year, England have won six of their seven ODI series - beating Sri Lanka , Pakistan , Bangladesh , Ireland and South Africa at home, and West Indies in the Caribbean . The veteran batsman also praised Kohli for his attacking game and said its good to see him playing like this. "There will be a lot of pressure, but I think we can cope", he added.
  • NFL rule changes bring some fun back to the No Fun League

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    The league decided it would loosen up the celebration rules, and commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a letter explaining the new policies . All of a sudden the legendary Key & Peele "McGringleberry's Excessive Celebration " skit felt more like a vision of some dystopian future than comedy.
  • Juan Martin del Potro comforts tearful Nicolas Almagro

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    World number one Murray came from a set down to beat Martin Klizan. The atmosphere was great, as it always is out here. "They don't like it when we behave badly - which is good!" The Scot said: 'That was obviously a brutal match we played in Rio, but also one of the most memorable that I'll have in my career regardless of what happens in the final few years of my tennis.
  • Oracle beats Kiwis to earn America's Cup match bonus point

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    Emirates Team New Zealand crosses the finish line 27 seconds after Oracle Team USA in their final race of the America's Cup qualifiers . Although New Zealand fought back, a couple of uncharacteristic errors meant they were unable to get ahead of Spithill's 50-foot (15 metre) catamaran and were beaten easily by the holders of the oldest trophy in global sport.
  • Serie A round-up: Moise Kean seals victory for champions Juventus

    Serie A round-up: Moise Kean seals victory for champions Juventus

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    But Kean, who replaced Argentina playmaker Dybala with 11 minutes to play, had the final say for the Turin giants with a great diving header from Miralem Pjanic's free kick in the 94th minute. He told the club website: 'I am very happy to score this first goal. But with second spot up for grabs, and third-placed Napoli only a point further behind before they travel to Sampdoria, Roma coach Luciano Spalletti said Totti's needs come second.
  • Gordon Hayward picks the Warriors in the NBA Finals

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    After another 3-pointer later in the third, Curry turned from the basket and kicked his feet into the air, celebrating his ability to seemingly score at will against the struggling Cavaliers . "We had a ton of turnovers". That certainly is what the Cavaliers are going to have to hope is the case after the drubbing they received Thursday .