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Ronaldo transfer fears resurfaces as Messi makes Champions League history

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Cristiano Ronaldo is still on the books at Manchester United following the summer transfer window, but the Portuguese veteran is grappling with the fallout of his failed transfer request.

The 37-year-old dropped a bombshell on new Old Trafford chief Erik ten Hag when he made it clear that he wanted to quit the club following their calamitous Premier League campaign, however, the blockbuster move that Ronaldo craved failed to materialise before the September 1 deadline.

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While there is a multitude of factors behind Ronaldo’s desire to cut his second spell at United short, the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is believed to be the primary reason behind Ronaldo’s attempts to engineer a move.

Since he initially joined Manchester United at the age of 18, Ronaldo has featured in Europe’s premier competition every single year and is the competition’s all-time leading goalscorer with 140 goals.

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But Ronaldo’s remarkable run of 19 consecutive years of playing in the Champions League has now come to an abrupt end – and as a result, his prized European record could be under threat from Lionel Messi.

The Argentine superstar and Ronaldo are widely recognised as the two finest players of their generation, with Messi second in the Champions League scoring ranks behind only Ronaldo.

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Aribo, Iwobi shine as Everton snatch victory at St Mary’s

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Joe Aribo was on the scoresheet but was not enough as Alex Iwobi’s assist to Dwight McNeil sealed a win for Everton at the St Mary’s on Saturday.

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Aribo broke the deadlock on 49 minutes, picking the ball up on the edge of the box and fired it beyond Jordan Pickford.

Three minutes later, Everton got a leveler after Amadou Onana nodded down a deep cross into the path of Conor Coady who hit home from close range.

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In the 54th minute, Iwobi set up Dwight McNeil who drove the ball into the back of the net to give Everton the lead.

Everton, by virtue of the win, moved up to 11th position with 10 points and Southampton sit 15th on the log with seven points.

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Lewandowski gives Barca hard-fought victory in Mallorca

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Robert Lewandowski was the hero once again for Barcelona as they fought to a 1-0 victory away at Mallorca.

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The game started with Barca pulling weights to break the deadlock, and did eventually when Lewandowski curled in a fine shot into the bottom corner of the net in the 20th minute.

Barca then tried to kill off the game but could not find that second-goal cushion as Mallorca were defensively solid.

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The host tried, on multiple occasions, to draw level but Marc Andre Ter Stegen continued his excllent form between the sticks for Barca as he denied their attempts to ensure Barca pick up maximum points and stay top of the league for at least, the night till Real Madrid play Osasuna on Sunday night.

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Smalling header gives Roma victory over Inter

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Chris Smalling and Paolo Dybala scored as AS Roma came from behind to beat Inter Milan at the San Siro for the first time since February 2017.

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Smalling scored the winner in the 78th-minute after heading home from Lorenzo Pellegrini’s free-kick as Roma jump to fourth in the Serie A table.

Inter were looking to bounce back from a poor run of form while AS Roma were without their manager, José Mourinho who was suspended for three matches following his red card from the Atalanta match.

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Federico Dimarco had opened the scoring for Inter after 30 minutes but Roma equalized nine minutes later when Paulo Dybala volleyed home from an acute angle.

Inter Millan had better goal-scoring chances in the game, Hakan Çalhanoglu hit the bar from a free-kick in the 62nd minute, while former Roma striker Eden Dzeko had thought he had opened the scoring in the 11th minute only for his strike to be ruled out by VAR.

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The win means Roma are now four points behind leaders Napoli while Inter remain in seventh, eight points off the top having lost four of their eight Serie A matches so far this season.

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