‘Insatiable’ Real Madrid hailed masters of Europe

first_img“The twelfth for the insatiable,” ran the front cover of Madrid sports daily AS.Ronaldo’s double saw him become the first man to score in three Champions League finals. He finishes the season for the fifth straight year as the competition’s top scorer with 12 goals and the Portuguese moves closer to matching Lionel Messi’s record of winning the Ballon d’Or five times.“Cristiano MVP of the final and a step away from his fifth Ballon d’Or,” added AS.Madrid’s other sports daily Marca declared Real “masters of the universe.”“A thrashing by Real Madrid of Juve to win the twelfth,” continued it’s front page.Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League, beating Juventus 4-1 in the final in Cardiff on June 3, 2017 © AFP / Paul DEFOSSEUXPictures of captain Sergio Ramos lifting the famous big-eared trophy and a smiling Ronaldo dominated across the front pages and online editions.“Real Madrid without limits,” declared Spain’s oldest newspaper ABC, whilst La Razon described Zinedine Zidane’s men as “12 times kings.”“The 12th of a Madrid for the ages,” said El Mundo to hail Madrid’s dominance of Europe’s premier club competition in recent seasons.Real extend their lead as the most successful side in the history of the competition with AC Milan’s seven titles a long way back as second best.A huge part of that success is due to winning the first five editions of the competition between 1955 and 1960 and El Pais invoked memories of that side as they led with “Real Madrid enter into a new golden age.”Madrid’s victory at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was so resounding that is was even applauded over in Catalonia — home of Real’s bitter rivals Barcelona.Barcelona-based newspapers Sport and Mundo Deportivo had published front pages on Saturday morning openly supporting Juventus.Meanwhile, public Catalan TV station TV3 broadcast an advert backing the Italian champions — who beat Barca 3-0 in the quarter-finals — before the game as the “only 11 men capable of avoiding the unavoidable.”“Real Madrid, deserving champions,” said Sport on its front cover, although the main splash was left for Barca’s latest moves in the transfer market.Mundo Deportivo was more generous as it lauded the work done by Real’s coach Zidane to win a second Champions League after just 18 months in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu.“Historic Zidane”, said their front cover.“The whites wiped the floor with Juventus after half-time and Ronaldo wins the top-scorer award with his double.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid celebrate winning the Champions League, beating Juventus 4-1 in the final in Cardiff on June 3, 2017 © UEFA/AFP/File / HandoutMADRID, Spain, Jun 4 – Real Madrid were labelled “insatiable” and “masters of the universe” by an adoring Spanish press on Sunday after writing more Champions League history by thrashing Juventus 4-1 to win the trophy for the 12th time.Led by two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid became the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy and claimed a third Champions League in just four years.last_img read more

Redknapp says he will sign new two-year QPR contract

first_img1 QPR boss Harry Redknapp Harry Redknapp is ready to sign a new contract at QPR in the coming days.Defeats in their opening two league fixtures led to speculation Redknapp could be on his way out of Loftus Road.But chairman Tony Fernandes is still fully behind the under-fire boss, and earlier this week revealed a new deal was on the table.And Redknapp says he will soon put pen to paper on a two-year extension.“Maybe [I’ll sign] today or tomorrow, whenever,” he said.“It’s there, Tony’s offered me an extension for two years and I’ll sign it. I haven’t read it, I probably won’t read it, I’ll just sign it.”Discussing reports he was set to be axed after Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at Tottenham, Redknapp said: “It’s absolute rubbish, we’ve played two games, he [Fernandes] wants me to sign a two-year extension.“He’s been asking me for a little while but we’ve just not got around to doing it. Maybe today if they put it in front of me, I’ll sign it. If not, next week.“I wanted to come back into the Premier League, I want to stay here and I will stay here this year – we’ll stay up.”last_img read more

Tivo offers new service to control what kids see

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.TiVo’s KidZone, which is a free service, features a menu of shows recommended by nonprofit organizations focused on children and media. Parents also can add or subtract programs or channels available to their kids. Parents can then enter the regular TiVo menu with a password. TiVo updated the software in its units this summer to include KidZone, and all new devices will carry the feature. It is not available on TiVos built with DirecTV satellite receivers, however. “I know the parents are concerned about all sorts of media,” said Dina Steiner, a minister at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist in Flower Mound, just north of Dallas. She said that as pastor, she will not push a particular product, but the breakfast did give her knowledge to share with parents concerned about controlling what their kids watch. “The more knowledge I have, the more I can help the families in my church,” Steiner said. DALLAS – TiVo is looking to religious leaders to get the word out about a new feature that helps parents control the TV shows their children watch. TiVo officials discussed its KidZone feature Thursday during a breakfast with religious leaders and handed out digital video recorders to ministers and others to try it out. “We know that kids are going to be exposed to the media, so why don’t we take the media on our own terms?” TiVo Inc. Vice President Joe Miller told the group of about 50. A similar gathering was held earlier this week in Atlanta. “This is in response to something we heard from our existing customers,” Miller said. There are almost 5 million TiVo-using households in the U.S., Miller said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more