Let’s be honest, football runs deep within every Maltese person’s blood and no other sport can compensate the joy that it brings to us.
We all know about the super-hyped all-English Champion’s League final, resulting in the Reds taking home the glory and leaving Kinsey Wolanski with millions of followers… not that we really mind… but there are other updates that will decide the fates of our favourite clubs.
So, here’s the top five on and off-field football events that we thought you ought to be aware of
1. Ronaldo reminds us why he is the G.O.A.T
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Switzerland sent the hosts to the Nations League Final. After sealing three goals in quick succession, the 34-year-old proved that he can still make a difference on the biggest stage.
2. Things are not looking good for Neymar
A woman accusing Neymar of rape has spoken for the first time, claiming she did agree to have sex with the PSG footballer – but told him they couldn’t because he didn’t have a condom.
Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza claimed that Neymar was violent and ignored her lack of consent. In the wake of the allegations, Neymar was ruled out of Copa America after suffering an ankle injury in the win over Qatar.
3. Luka Jovic finds himself a new home in Real Madrid
Real Madrid has completed the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-year deal.
Jovic, one of the stars of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season, is set to be part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real Madrid next season. The move is worth £60m and the 21-year old Serbian star will earn £50m in total.
4. “I can fix Manchester United” – Maradona
Diego Maradona believes he is the man to bring the good times back to Manchester United if the club runs out of patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The outspoken Argentine is currently managing Dorados in Mexico’s second division but nonetheless, he is adamant about the fact that he can bring back the glory if he was given the hot seat in Old Trafford.
5. Is Maurizio Sarri feeling homesick?
Amidst the rumours that Sarri is going back to his country, the latest updates reveal that the Italian is all set to leave Chelsea this week and Juventus will soon announce the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager in a couple of days.