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Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus: Goals, assists, results & fixtures in 2018-19

Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

How is the five-time Ballon d'Or winner adapting to life in Italy after making a big-money move from Real Madrid? Goal has the stats.

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus with a reputation as one of the most accomplished goalscorers of all time and, as you'd expect, with that comes great expectations.

The Serie A champions saw fit to fork out €100 million (£88m/$117m) for the 33-year-old for a number of reasons, but chief among those is his incredible capacity to find the back of the net.

Ronaldo's record across his career is epic and prior to his arrival in Turin he had struck 658 goals in 915 club games , with 450 of those coming in his 438 games for Real Madrid.

The Portuguese phenomenon has won the European Golden Shoe four times and finished as the Champions League's top scorer on seven different occasions.

A habit of collecting such accolades doesn't simply abandon a player overnight and the weight of anticipation rests firmly on Ronaldo's shoulders in Italy.

With the 2018-19 campaign under way,  Goal keeps you up to date on all of Ronaldo's stats for Juve this season, including goals, assists and more.

When Ronaldo did not immediately hit the ground running in Serie A it wasn't long before the scrutiny intensified over the attacker's form.

It took him four games - or 320 minutes - to finally find the back of the net as he struck twice in a 2-1 win over Sassuolo after drawing blanks against Chievo, Lazio and Parma.

"I really wanted to score these first goals and I'm happy to have found the net," a relieved Ronaldo told Mediaset after opening his account .

"This is football. The important thing is that the team wins. Obviously, I was a little tense with all the talk of Real Madrid and not scoring, but I thank my team-mates for supporting me throughout.

"I knew that I was working well and it was only a matter of time. I am adapting well to Italian football."

Ronaldo's Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia went poorly with a red card dismissal which left the star distraught, though he bounced back with the winner late against Frosinone the following weekend.

The 33-year-old netted his first Champions League goal for the Italian giants on November 7 against Manchester United, a stunning strike that ended up being for naught as Jose Mourinho's side stormed back late to take a 2-1 win.

Credit: Goal

Beautiful Women | Lindas Mulheres

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Video Live Stream: Chelsea vs Fulham 03-03-2019

Fulham vs Chelsea: Score prediction, team line-ups, odds, live stream, TV, h2h – Premier League preview

Fulham vs Chelsea
Premier League 2018-19
Venue: Craven Cottage
Date: Sunday, 3 March, 2019
Kick-off: 2:05pm GMT

With Maurizio Sarri having finally gained some respite in midweek, Chelsea will hope to take advantage of the current turmoil at Fulham when they make the short trip to Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Sixth-place Chelsea saw Man Utd and Arsenal pull away from them on Saturday afternoon, and the Blues need to beat Fulham to close the gap on their top-four rivals.

Fulham, meanwhile, are in total disarray at the moment, with a dismal run of eight defeats in nine matches leading to the end of the short-lived reign of Claudio Ranieri after just 106 days.

Caretaker boss Scott Parker - who represented both clubs during his playing career - has an immensely difficult job on his hands, with last season's Championship play-off winners currently 19th and 10 points adrift of safety with just 10 matches left to play.

Fulham team news
Fulham remain without goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli and centre-back Alfie Mawson, the latter of whom has started his rehabilitation following a knee injury.

Given Fulham's woeful recent form, it seems a good bet that Parker might be eager to make one or two changes to an underperforming team.

Chelsea team news
Chelsea are largely free of injury worries at present, while it remains to be seen if Kepa will return to the starting XI against Fulham or in next week's Europa League last-16 first-leg tie against Dynamo Kiev.

Deputy Willy Caballero kept a clean sheet against Spurs, but Sarri insists that Kepa remains his first-choice goalkeeper.

Score prediction: Fulham 0-2 Chelsea
Parker has preciously little time to knock Fulham into shape and try to lift morale ahead of this derby clash.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have raised their performance levels over the last couple of games and should be fully confident of securing another win to keep them in the thick of the battle for Champions League qualification.


‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Posters Suspiciously Leave Out One Character

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Posters Suspiciously Leave Out One Character

On Thursday the TV network gifted the citizens of the realm of Twitter with 20 new “Game of Thrones” Season 8 posters, which apparently included Sansa Stark’s (Sophie Turner) new battle gear, the long-awaited return of Melisandre (Carice van Houten) and a Jon Snow (Kit Harington) callback to the original image of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) on the Iron Throne.

Actor Joe Dempsie was already part of a “Game of Thrones” missing person case after he rowed out of our lives in Season 3 as Gendry escaped being sacrificed by Melisandre. An endless stream of jokes and memes about where he could be took over the internet until Gendry finally returned in Season 7. Even Dempsie had some fun with it:

But his exclusion from the Season 8 posters is just odd, especially considering the images are all about who you expect or want to end up on the Iron Throne. As the illegitimate son of murdered King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), Gendry perhaps has a better shot than most. I mean, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) is in the character posters, for crying out loud. No offense to Grey Worm, but I probably have more of a chance of ruling the Seven Kingdoms than he does. (He already has the Unsullied to worry about and probably isn’t looking for extracurriculars... Read more huffpost

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set as Fox Struggles to Decide His Fate

Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned.

Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.

Fox has stood behind the actor for the most part, issuing multiple statements backing him as evidence grew that he had staged his own assault. Earlier on Thursday though, the network released a new statement that said in part, “We are evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”

Even with his mounting legal troubles, Smollett has big pockets of support within Fox and there was hope as late as Wednesday that he would be able to finish out his work on the series. “Empire” has about an episode and a half of filming to finish in its fifth season, or a little more than a week’s worth of work. Smollett had been given a few days off this week to address his worsening legal predicament, nearly three weeks after he first reported being the victim of an early morning hate crime near his Chicago apartment on Jan. 29. He was released Thursday after a bond hearing on $100,000 bail.

Smollett surrendered to authorities and was arrested early Thursday morning in Chicago. He faces one felony count of filing a false police report. He has claimed that he was the victim of an assault in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 in Chicago, stating two men hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him, poured bleach on him, and placed a rope around his neck. Smollett also said that the two men used the phrase “MAGA country” during the assault, a reference to President Donald Trump and his “Make America Great Again” slogan.

During a press conference on Thursday morning, Chicago PD officials stated they believed Smollett staged the attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on “Empire.” Multiple Fox insiders said Smollett never approached the network or studio for a raise. He is believed to be making about $60,000 an episode for the show’s current season. That’s up from about $20,000 when the series debuted in 2015, when Smollett was a lesser-known actor.

Police also said that Smollett had sent a threatening letter to himself that was received at Fox days before the attack. The detail and vehemence of the police case against Smollett — Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson called his actions “despicable” — puts more pressure on Fox to act. Smollett’s case could test the entertainment industry’s post-#MeToo resolve to stand up to allegations of wrongdoing and misconduct by prominent figures.

Smollett and his representatives have repeatedly denied that he staged the attack.

According to a bond proffer released by prosecutors on Thursday, Smollett enlisted brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo to help him stage the attack. He allegedly gave the brothers money to purchase supplies to use in the attack, including ski masks and and rope. Smollett is also said to have written a check to Abel in the amount of $3,500 for he and his brother’s help in faking the assault.

The tension within Fox about how to handle Smollett is heightened by the fact that the actor is well-liked among network and studio brass. He’s routinely described as the “consummate pro” who was always ready to do press promotional appearances on behalf of the show or the network. “When an executive needs a star to show up at a charity dinner, Jussie’s the one you call,” a senior Fox executive said.

Insiders who have worked closely with Smollett say they cannot understand why he would be motivated to be part of an elaborate hoax. Sources said the actor continues to maintain his innocence in his communications with network and studio executives, and that the actor has expressed to those around him that he is deeply upset and anguished over the accusations and the apparent damage to his career.


Nicki Minaj Teases Pregnancy Talks with Boyfriend Kenneth Petty in Racy Instagram Video

The rapper asks a bold question when she catches her boyfriend rubbing her stomach while he's sleeping, but his answer is even bolder!

Somebody's got baby on the mind and it might just be a matter of time for Nicki Minaj and her boyfriend, Kenneth Petty.

The rapper took to Instagram on Saturday to share a video of the happy couple enjoying some snuggle time when she noticed something odd.

"Why are you rubbing my stomach?" she asked, pulling her hair to the side to show his hand wrapped around her and gently rubbing her stomach. Sitting beside her, Kenneth's eyes were closed as he appeared to either be asleep or nearly there.

After asking if he was asleep, for which she only got an inaudible response, the clearly amused artist asked, "When you're asleep you rub my stomach? That's some weirdo tingz."

But clearly the action had her thinking about somethings, hinting that maybe the couple has been having discussions. "You wish there was something inside of there?" she asked him.

To this, she got a little more of a response from Kenneth, who shot back, "There will be."

Nicki laughed at his boldness, asking him, "Says who?"

"Says me."

The whole exchange was rather sweet and adorably captured by Nicki. What's interesting, though, is that she shared it to her nearly 100 million followers with no context. Is she hinting that the couple is trying to have a baby, or are they just playing?

Nicki went public with her relationship with Kenneth in December 2018, and it's been met with skepticism and some concern from her fanbase, due to Kenneth having been in jail for manslaughter and being a registered sex offender, with Minaj coming to his defense on multiple occasions. read more toofab


Christina Aguilera Opens Up About Her Time on 'The Voice' - Watch Now

Christina Aguilera is opening up about her time on The Voice.

During the Watch What Happens Live after show, the 38-year-old singer chatted about her time on the show and why she decided to leave.

“Well I can’t knock it, I mean it was an experience in my life and I think everything has a learning curve and something to be experienced,” Christina said. “I think that I did what I could with the position I was given and I have to keep it real on a certain level. I’m just, you know, I’m not a passive girl that’s just gonna sit there and be okay with certain things.”

Host Andy Cohen then asked if she wasn’t happy with how that experience turned out, Christina replied, “Well– That’s a very complicated answer, but I just saw some ins and outs and inner workings that I was not happy.”

Christina served as a coach on The Voice on seasons 1-3, 5, 7, 8, and 10.

“For me, I just know I needed to step away and get back to what I know that I love to do and how I could best give to the world in my own way,” Christina said while explaining that she decided to focus on her music instead.

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Pep Guardiola admits Vincent Kompany’s future is unclear

Pep Guardiola admits a decision is still to be made over Vincent Kompany’s Manchester City future.

Kompany, City’s inspirational and long-serving captain, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Were it down to playing ability alone there would be no issue with the 32-year-old – who is also a fine ambassador for the club off the field – but his recurring fitness problems are a concern.

Kompany, who has been hampered by injuries in recent seasons, is currently sidelined with the muscular problem that has bothered him since the latter stages of the January 3 victory over title rivals Liverpool.

City manager Guardiola said: “I think it’s an issue that we have to speak with Vincent about – the club, him and his agent.

“We don’t have any doubts about his quality, we miss him when he is not able to play. He’s important, he is our captain and on the field he gives us extra that few central defenders around the world can give us.

“He’s incredible – but the reality is in the last five years he’s played few, really few. So that is the situation we have to put on the table and the club will discuss it with his agent and make the best solution for both.”

Kompany, who joined City from Hamburg in 2008, has been one of the key players of the modern era, skippering the club to three Premier League triumphs. Consequently, the bond between him and the club is very strong.

Guardiola insists he has no intention of severing that and any parting of the ways would only occur if the player wanted it.

He said: “I would like to feel that the club knows the sentimental issue is so important. It’s not important for making decisions, but (it is) for the players who have been here a long time and helped us to build what we are right now.

“We cannot forget what they have done. I don’t like the clubs to say, ‘OK, it’s done, go’.

“But, at the same time, there is a moment when it’s over for everybody. That’s why I said it’s not my decision. In those cases, like him, like Sergio (Aguero), like David (Silva), like Mr Toure in the past, it’s a decision for them to make together with the club.”

Guardiola has no doubt there will always be a role for Kompany at the Etihad Stadium.

He said: “He has something special, to represent the club in the best way – on and off the pitch. He can speak five, six, seven languages and he communicates quite well and we need him. People who represent us are important.”

City travel to Newcastle on Tuesday. Left-back Benjamin Mendy is doubtful after suffering a reaction in his comeback game following a two-month lay-off at Burton last week.

Guardiola has no intention of rushing the Frenchman, who underwent knee surgery in November.

He said: “He was out for a long time. He has got to go step by step, not game, game, game.”

Credit: breakingnews

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