” 1 This challenge forced Liverpool’s star man off in the Champions League final Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson described Sergio Ramos’ gamesmanship as “quite clever” after the Real Madrid captain’s involvement in Mohamed Salah’s injury. Ramos was seen to hang on to the Egypt international as the pair fell to the floor in what appeared to be a calculated first-half challenge which resulted in the 44-goal Reds forward being forced off with shoulder ligament damage.
It was the turning point in the game as Real’s confidence grew as Liverpool’s waned on the way to a 3-1 defeat. The incident has led to a petition being formed urging the powers that be to ‘punish Ramos for intentionally injuring Salah’. But it was not the only incident involving Ramos as he also appeared to catch goalkeeper Loris Karius in the face at a corner and his theatrics contributed to Sadio Mane’s second-half booking.
Egypt are optimistic Salah will be fit for the World Cup in three weeks and Ramos has tweeted a get well message. “Sometimes football shows you it’s good side and other times the bad. Above all, we are fellow pros. #GetWellSoon @MoSalah,” wrote Ramos. Robertson did not go so far as to apportion blame, but said: “I think it is just how he (Salah) has landed but Ramos is quite clever, isn’t he? “We are clutching at straws if we are saying that.
It’s unfortunate.http://www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/ It just disrupted our rhythm a wee bit. “He has done unbelievably this season and for it to end that way for him was devastating. I hope he goes to the World Cup because a nation is a relying on him. “Hopefully he’ll come back bigger and stronger.” Robertson insists no one is blaming Karius for their Champions League defeat.
The German goalkeeper made two huge errors which allowed Real to take 1-0 and 3-1 leads, throwing the ball onto Karim Benzema for the opener and then allowing a Gareth Bale drive to slip through his fingers. Karius was distraught at the end and issued a public apology to the fans for his errors. Many of the Liverpool players were also in tears, but Robertson insists the responsibility will be shared by the whole team. “We win as a team, we lose as a team.
We fell short,” he said. “Of course he made mistakes. He did. But we are not blaming him. He will hold his hands up. “He has been incredible since he go the number one jersey. “He is young and he will learn from it. He will be a top keeper. “We have fallen short and there are no words that we can say to Loz that will make it better for him. “We went around him.
We all gave him a hug and tried to lift him.” ” ” After a slow start to the year, 2018 proved to be a historic and record-breaking year for the UFC. The heavyweight super-fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier thrust the light-heavyweight champion into super stardom and cemented his legacy.
7 President Dana White knows he has to deliver for UFC fans After his money-spinning fight with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor returned to the octagon in an emotionally charged and brutal fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. And arguably the greatest of all time, Jon Jones, capped the year off with a sensational performance against former foe Alexander Gustafsson to win back his world title at 205lbs.
President Dana White will be hoping to carry on that momentum by making the best fights he possibly can. But just what do the hardcore MMA supporters want to see? Scroll down to see the fights the fans want to see fans want to see!
Conor McGregor v Donald Cerrone 7 McGregor certainly does not need the money, but the desire to fight is still strong After taking a pummeling against Khabib and with two defeats in his last four fights, McGregor finds himself in a state of flux. Like ‘The Eagle’, McGregor was hit with a retroactive suspension following the UFC 229 brawl, but will be allowed to fight in April.
Fans were left salivating after Cowboy’s incredible resurgence saw him call out the Irishman, with the two men even sharing messages on social media. This fight is a win-win for everyone; the UFC gets to bring the McGregor show back to Las Vegas, Conor gets to fight against a striker and the legendary Cerrone gets a lucrative ‘red panty night’.
Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson 7 Erratic and downright bizarre, but ‘El Cucuy’ may be the most dangerous man in MMA at 155lbs The lightweight division is currently brimming with talent at the moment, but there is very little doubt these two superstars are the best in the world right now. After taking out Anthony Pettis on the McGregor v Khabib undercard, Ferguson is in direct line for a title shot next.
The UFC have tried to make this fight on four separate occasion, but injuries and outside issues suffered by both fighters caused the bouts to be cancelled. With Nurmagomedov free to fight in July, both fighters have plenty of time to get fit and ready for the fifth booking.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_sports ‘El Cucuy’ represents the most dangerous challenge to the Russian’s undefeated streak.
Jon Jones v Daniel Cormier III 7 Fans are desperate to see the trilogy fight While many of the rivalries you see in fight sports are engineered to sell fights, these two have a genuine animosity for one another. Having outpointed Cormier in 2015, Jones was then suspended. Another failed drugs test for Jones prevented a rematch at UFC 200 before they finally got to run it back a year later.
Jonny ‘Bones’ knocked DC out in the second round, but the fight was overturned to a no-contest after another contentious drugs test. With neither man needing to prove themselves as light-heavyweights anymore, a super-fight for Cormier’s heavyweight belt surely beckons in the near future.
Max Holloway v Al Iaquinta 7 Holloway deserves, and will get, his shot at McGregor in the lightweight division Max Holloway is undoubtedly the greatest Featherweight of his era having beaten Jose Aldo twice and now Brian Ortega. The Hawaii-native struggles to make the 145lb limit and a move up to lightweight will surely be his next career move.
While many will want to see ‘Blessed’ jump straight back in against McGregor, Holloway will want to test himself and build a legacy first and foremost. ‘Raging’ Al has gatecrashed the top five rankings after a strong performance against Khabib Nurmagomedov and then a convincing victory over Kevin Lee and deserves another top fight. Justin Gaethje v Nate Diaz 7 Everyone wants to see the Stockton Slapper back in the octagon Admittedly, this fight is probably the least likely to happen out of all the ones mentioned.
However, the fans would be treated to an absolute war. Diaz has not fought since losing to Conor McGregor in 2016, although he came agonisingly close to getting back into the octagon against Dustin Poirier at the end of last year. The Stockton native always entertains when he is in the cage and Gaethje has proved he is a true warrior and an ultimate fan favourite. How willing Dana White will be to stump up the funds required to bring Diaz back remains to be seen however.
Amanda Nunes v Holly Holm 7 Holly Holm against Nunes is the fight everyone wants to see in the Women’s division Admittedly Holm will have to deal with Aspen Ladd at UFC 235 before she can think about her future, but a fight against two-weight champion Nunes is so appealing. The ‘Lioness’ added the Featherweight title to her Bantamweight crown by producing a spectacular knockout of Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 to become the first ever women ‘champ champ’.
At 37, Holm knows she cannot afford to wait for too long to make the fight, but the public demand may well prove too much for the UFC matchmakers. However, Cyborg may well exercise her right to get a rematch considering she had her 13-year unbeaten streak snapped in just 51 seconds.
Johnny Walker v Glover Teixeira Thank f*** he missed with the field goal attempt ??#UFCFortaleza #JohnnyWalker pic.twitter.com/jEYfGvLVke — Fight Disciples (@FightDisciples) February 3, 2019 /**/ /**/ After a scintillating highlight reel knockout win over Justin Ledet in Fortaleza in Brazil, Walker is ready to gatecrash the light-heavyweight top ten rankings. The Brazilian is naturally charismatic, dangerous in the octagon and comfortable on the microphone – a marketing dream for the UFC. Headlining a main event in his home country would represent a huge opportunity for the UFC, with the legendary Glover Texieira an ideal dance partner. With Jimi Manuwa rejecting Walker’s call out, a new sacrificial lamb is required to help propel the 6”6 slugger to super stardom and, just maybe, a title shot in the not-too distant future. “