Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Tuesday for a court date in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud in a deal reached with the Spanish taxman.
Eleven Sports Network, a licensee of Serie A in a number of territories and a major investor in Italian football has sent out a letter to Serie A Chief Executive Officer demanding that the Italian Super Cup game between Juventus and AC Milan not be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Juventus and AC Milan are being urged by human rights campaigners not to play the Italian ‘Super Cup’ in Saudi Arabia following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Ronaldo's goal, when he met Dani Carvajal's cross with an incredible overhead kick, was the second in Real's 3-0 win in the quarter-final first leg and was applauded by the home fans.
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi was accused of racially abusing Juventus’s Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in Sunday’s stormy 1-0 win for the Turin giants.