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Gareth Bale’s first season playing in Spain with Real Madrid has gone amazingly well as he was one of the protagonists in the journey of his new club and their mission to win the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.
€85 million was the astronomically high that Madrid had to pay in order to bring the Welshman from Tottenham after a majestic debut season with Real Madrid, it has paid off or at least starting to.
From his incredible winning goal which clinched the Copa del Rey trophy for Real Madrid as he raced past Marc Bartra in the dying few minutes of the match and an own pass allowed him to reach for the ball before anyone else and slipped it past Pinto which secured the Spanish cup for the team of Carlo Ancelotti.
At that point in time Bale started paying off his price tag but there still was things that needed to be done before calling it over in his opening season as a Real Madrid player.
The Champions League scenario was set as Real Madrid and Athletic Madrid locked horns with Lisbon being the stage where both teams meet and even though it was Sergio Ramos who named as the man of the match, the contributions made by Bale cannot go unnoticed as the Welshman scored the 2nd goal for Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale revealed his excitement about what it feels like winning a trophy such as the Champions League.
“I’ve learned from past experience to keep going, forget about the chances you’ve missed and keep persevering. Thankfully I got the decisive goal. It was great to see it go in. I came here to play in big competitions and win trophies. This is what every footballer dreams of and it doesn’t get any bigger in club football. Lifting that trophy is a feeling you can’t describe and it will be a memory I will never forget.” Bale confessed.
Gareth Bale’s lighting speed goal against Barcelona in the finals of the Copa del Rey has amazed many fans, coaches and players around the globe as the Welshman is proving why Real Madrid was willing to offload €91 million for the 24 years old midfielder.
When the match concluded there was nothing but praise towards Bale. Carlo Ancelotti considered Bale’s goal to be the most defining moment of the entire match while Xabi Alonso recognized the work and the goal that the former Tottenham player scored during their match against Barcelona. Continue reading 'UP TO SPEED'»
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Cristiano Ronaldo, who has recently surpassed the regular winner of FIFA best player of the year Lionel Messi, has come into the news again, not for his multimillion lifestyle but for his unique charitable act. The 28-year-old player has decided to save the life of an infant, a Real Madrid fan who is presently suffering from dysplasia.
According to the sources in the Real Madrid club, Ronaldo, no matter how much he faces controversies for his lavish and expensive lifestyle and coughing out pounds for his everyday activities, the young striker has also won the hearts of his fans by saving the child’s life.
10 month old Erik Cruz who badly needs brain surgery, belongs to a economically backward family. His parents were unable to raise funds for their son’s treatment even after spreading about Cruz’s disease all over the Internet and media. But even after trying so hard, his parents could arrange for funds and had almost left all hopes for their child.
But when the Real Madrid striker came to know about Cruz, he did not delay a moment and chose to extend his assistance towards the child. Cruz needs around 60,000 pound for his brain surgery, but later, even after the completion of the surgery, each post operative test will cost 6000 pound. Cristiano Ronaldo, taking the entire burden of Cruz’s operations’ expenditure, has decided to pay the entire amount.
According to the sources in the Real Madrid team, Ronaldo has even spoken to Cruz’s parents and decided to save the child’s life solely driven by his noble characteristic.
On the other hand, the Portugal player has started warming up for the preparation of the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. After a flop show by Portugal in the last World Cup, the Portugal skipper has decided to present a grand show for his team in the impending mega venture of world soccer.
But one thing is obviously sure that what Ronaldo will present in the World Cup may be decided later, but he has already won his fans’ support and love by initiating this unique charitable act. Those who were also not very fond of the Portugal striker, has also started following his tweets and updates in social networking sites regarding his charity for Cruz.