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KyleBerke
a year ago
Real Madrid Tops Atlético in PKs 5-3 to Win the UCL Final
Real Madrid won their 11th European Cup on the strength of Cristiano Ronaldo's winner in PKs in the all-Madrid UEFA Champions League Final in Milan. Sergio Ramos scored in the 15th minute and Atlético substitute Yannick Carrasco scored the equalizer in the 79th minute. This was an extremely even match from start to finish, with Real controlling time of possession 52% to Atlético's 48%. Real registered twice as many shots on goal but failed to build on their lead. Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who took over for Rafael Benítez in January, has now won the Champions League as both a player and a manager for this club. Sergio Ramos was named man of the match and commented that they "had a unique opportunity to make history after a tough season." Despite falling short of expectations in the La Liga season amidst early struggles adjusting to the managerial change, this team has turned things around. Although Zidane's long term status with the team is uncertain, this victory is certain to bolster his position. 30,000 fans braved the rain to greet the team at the Plaza de Cibeles. Team captain Sergio Ramos, who scored Madrid's goal at the San Siro as the game ended 1-1 after extra time, took the walkway set up over the plaza's fountain and draped the statue of the goddess Cybele with the club's scarf and flag. A huge video screen was set up at the plaza to allow fans to watch the final, and the party began immediately after Cristiano Ronaldo converted the final penalty in the shootout to give the club its second European title in three seasons.
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KyleBerke
a year ago
Owners award 2019 Super Bowl to Atlanta, 2020 to South Florida, 2021 to Los Angeles
Los Angeles, which will reintroduce itself to the NFL this season following the relocation of the Rams, joined Atlanta and South Florida in being awarded future Super Bowls during Tuesday's NFL spring meeting. Los Angeles will host Super Bowl LV in 2021, the final of three bids awarded during the meeting. Atlanta earned the bid for Super Bowl LIII in 2019, and South Florida received the bid for Super Bowl LIV in 2020. The last time the Super Bowl was held in the Los Angeles area was Jan. 31, 1993, when the Dallas Cowboys defeated theBuffalo Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The city last hosted an NFL team in 1994 -- the Raiders' last season before returning to Oakland. Although Los Angeles was in the running for both the '20 and '21 games, the latter made the most sense from a logistical standpoint. The new Inglewood stadium, estimated to cost $2.6 billion, is scheduled to open in 2019. Los Angeles essentially had just Tampa Bay to contend with for the final bid, considering Atlanta and South Florida won the first two bids. Atlanta beat New Orleans on the fourth ballot for the 2019 game, and South Florida defeated Tampa Bay for voting on the 2020 game after L.A. pulled itself out of consideration. Most people anticipated Atlanta was the front-runner for the 2019 game all along. The league often rewards cities with newly constructed venues. Atlanta is in the process of building the $1.4 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is set to open next summer. Falcons president Rich McKay said there are no lingering concerns about the possibility of a winter storm affecting the city's ability to host the Super Bowl.
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If you didn't care what happened to me, And I didn't care for you, We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain Occasionally glancing up through the rain. Wondering which of the buggars to blame And watching for pigs on the wing.