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Ronaldo’s pregnant partner Rodriguez reveals she’s ‘living the dream’ in Manchester




Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez has said she loves her life in Manchester as questions swirl about the footballer’s future at Man United.

The Spanish model, 27, – who has been in a relationship with the Premier League star, 36, since 2017 and is pregnant with their second child – feels ‘very grateful’ for her life in north west England, after the pair moved into a luxury mansion together.

Family affair: Georgina, and is expecting another baby with Cristiano, 36, has Alana, four, with the sports star, 36, and is step-mum to his son Cristiano Jnr, 11, and twins Eva and Mateo, four

The influencer also claimed that her ‘dream’ was to have a big family, noting that in a few months their brood will be ‘even larger’.

She added: ‘My dream was to have a big family because I love children. Today we’re a large family and in a few months we’ll be even larger.’

Georgina’s comments come after some speculation Ronaldo could potentially leave Manchester United at the end of the Premier League season, which comes to a conclusion in May.

Cristiano is said to be increasingly unhappy with the situation at his current club and reportedly held crisis talks recently with his agent Jorge Mendes about his future.

He signed a two-year deal with Manchester United but speculation is mounting Paris Saint-Germain may move to sign him before his contract is up.

The couple recently jetted to Madrid for a romantic meal and night at a luxury hotel.

Georgina and Ronaldo reportedly flew to the Spanish capital, where Cristiano owns a £4.8million villa, after he was ruled out of his side’s FA Cup match against Aston Villa because of a hip injury this week.

The pair are thought to have used Cristiano’s £20m jet to leave the UK.

They are said to have dined on Monday night at Amos Restaurant whose executive chef Jesus Sanchez is a holder of three Michelin stars.

The upmarket eatery, which specialises in northern Spanish food, is one of two restaurants at Rosewood Villa Magna Hotel in Madrid’s famous Paseo de la Castellana which cuts across the city from south to north.

The hotel is a favourite of Cristiano’s from his time at Real Madrid before he moved to Juventus and then Manchester United on a two-year deal at the start of this season.

Witnesses told respected Spanish celeb website Vanitatis that the dad-of-four and his partner, who stars in an upcoming Netflix docuseries, had dined alone.

One said: ‘They only had eyes for each other. They both wore black and the clothes Georgina had on showed off her baby bump.

‘They didn’t go to the restaurant directly but sat on the hotel terrace first and ordered drinks before going into the restaurant.’



Tunisia came with a game plan to out-smart Nigeria, says Okocha



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It is no longer news that Nigeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations after losing 0-1 to Tunisia, former Super Eagles skipper Austin Jay Jay Okocha said the north Africans deserved to forge ahead in the tournament.

Speaking on Supersport on Sunday, Okocha said the Tunisians were tactically disciplined and they proved it by stopping Super Eagles in the round of 16.

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“Football is a very interesting game where the most tactical side utilise every opportunity to win the game. It’s unfortunate Nigeria had to gout of the competition this way and I think we must have learned something from this defeat,” Okocha said.

Covid-hit Tunisian side proved book-makers wrong to outwit the tournament favourites, Nigeria in the keenly contested round of 16 encounter on Sunday.

Tunisia waited till 47th minute before unleashing their match joker to silence ambitious Super Eagles who strolled into the round of 16 with an unbeaten record.


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Covid-hit Tunisia send Nigeria’s Super Eagles home in AFCON upset




Nigeria’s Super Eagles were sent crashing out of the Africa Cup of Nations in last 16 as a Covid-hit Tunisia side produced one of the shocks of the tournament to seal a famous 1-0 win in Garoua to advance to the quarter-finals.

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The Super Eagles came into the game as one of the tournament favourites having won all three of their group games, but struggled to impose themselves on the Eagles of Carthage in a cagey first-half that lacked any goalmouth action.

However, Tunisia struck first and took the lead moments into the second half. Yousseff Msakni’s 30-yard effort snuck into the net, as Nigeria goalkeeper Maduka Okoye fumbled the shot and could not keep it out.

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Things went from bad to worse for the Super Eagles as second half substitute Alex Iwobi was shown a straight red card for serious foul play following a VAR check after a dangerous challenge on Msakni’s ankle.

The Tunisians held on to secure a priceless victory, and only their second win of the tournament.


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AFCON: Burkina Faso subdues Gabon on penalties to book q-finals ticket



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Burkina Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 1-1 draw.

Ismahila Ouedraogo netted to give the Stallions a 7-6 win in the shoot-out.

Gabon had Sidney Obissa sent off midway through the second half but grabbed an injury-time equaliser when Bruno Ecuele Manga’s header went in off Adama Guira.

Burkina Faso captain Bertrand Traore had missed a penalty before slotting in the opener in the 28th minute.

The Stallions will face either Nigeria or Tunisia, who meet on Sunday even, in the quarter-finals on Saturday, 29 January.

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A mammoth shoot-out had seen Herve Koffi save from Gabon midfielder Guelor Kanga and Saidou Simpore immediately send his his effort over the bar in the fourth round of penalties.

Abdoul Tapsoba had the chance to win it for Burkina Faso in sudden death after Yannis N’Gakoutou-Yapende had blazed over, but Jean-Noel Amonome denied him.

But substitute Ouedraogo kept his nerve after Gabon right-back Lloyd Palun rattled the crossbar.

It was at times a scrappy encounter in Limbe, marked by several bookings, but also a game which provided moments of quality and drama.

Burkina Faso had spurned several chances to make it 2-0 before the 90 minutes were up in Limbe, but Amonome saved well from Traore, Blati Toure and Guira.

And the Stallions ultimately paid in the 91st minute when Ecuele Manga’s header from Denis Bouanga’s cross deflected in for a dramatic equaliser.

Abdoul Tapsoba had an extra-time goal ruled out for offside against Zakaria Sanogo, and Gabon keeper Amonome saved from Tapsoba and Ouedraogo in the second added period to send the game to penalties.





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