Can Ronaldo keep the eyes of the world on him in Saudi?
Today, I don't know why…" Al Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia said at a news conference to present the Saudi Arabian club's superstar signing. “It’s a new era!” said host and newsreader Weam Al Dakheel, who posed all of the questions to Ronaldo, Garcia and Al Nassr president Musalli Almuammar, despite around 100 journalists being present. Ronaldo's arrival on a two-and-a-half-year contract, reportedly earning him up to $200 million-a-year, is expected to heap unprecedented attention on Al Nassr and the Saudi Pro League. Once we have this greatest star as Ronaldo in Al Nassr we don’t need such finance and such funding,” he said. Ronaldo said he was driven by the challenge of a new league, but also changing the impression of Saudi soccer around the world.wftv.com
France vs Germany semis mark Champions League power shift
(Franck Fife/Pool Photo via AP)LISBON Emmanuel Macron was quick to appropriate France's unexpected Champions League prowess for political purposes. It has never happened before: two French teams in the Champions League semifinals after two nights of incredible results in Lisbon. You have to go back even longer to find a Champions League semifinals that didn't feature Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. With Pep Guardiola twice a Champions League winner as Barcelona coach outwitted by Lyon's Rudi Garcia, the last of the managerial heavyweights exited this mini-tournament. Diego Simeone, who has lost two Champions League finals with Atletico Madrid, was dumped out by Leipzig on Wednesday.