Thursday’s UEFA Champions League draw placed serial Serie A winners Juventus in the same group as Manchester United, meaning the two football titans will battle it out to progress to the next stage of the prestigious and lucrative tournament. They will first meet at Old Trafford on October 23, before clashing again in Turin on November 7. READ MORE: Zidane Ready to Replace Mourinho as Man Utd Manager Amid Early Season Crisis © AP Photo / Joel Ryan/InvisionMissing Ronaldo? Real Madrid Defeated in UEFA Super Cup For First Time in Four YearsAlthough Ronaldo is yet to open his Serie A scoring account, football fanatics are expecting the Portuguese star to score in the tantalizing fixtures, especially given Man Utd’s defensive weakness, after they failed to sign any of their targeted defenders in the pre-season transfer window. Furthermore, despite sending Argentine forward … [Read more...] about Man Utd Poised for Thrashing as Ronaldo to Face Former Club in Champions League
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30 August 2018 • 8:14pm Read our ranking of all 32 teams in the draw from least to most terrifying Telegraph Fantasy Football Europe: who'll make your Champions League starting XI? Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way back to Manchester United after a Champions League draw of mixed fortunes for English clubs. United must overcome tough Italian and Spanish opponents having been matched with Ronaldo's new club Juventus and the reviving Valencia. Swiss side Young Boys complete the group, but it is Ronaldo’s return to United that will catch the imagination. Portugal’s superstar has dominated the competition in recent history. He is seeking a fourth consecutive European Cup. Ronaldo won the Champions League with United in 2008, where he spent six years before his move to the Bernabeu in 2009, and is sure of an emotional welcome back to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho must also overcome a strong La Liga side, Valencia making their Champions League return under coach … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford as Man Utd, Tottenham and Liverpool draw tough Champions League groups
RUSSIAN journalist Arkady Babchenko sent shock waves around the world when he turned up at a news conference in Ukraine - 24 hours after police reported he was shot dead in the capital Kiev. Let's examine what happened and why Babchenko may have faked his own death... Who is Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko? Babchenko, 41, is one of Russia's best-known war reporters but fled the country in February 2017 after receiving death threats. The dad-of-seven spoke fled Russia in 2017 after writing about the crash of a Russian military passenger jet in which 92 people died. The journalist claimed his home address was published online and he received threats by phone, email and social media. He has been openly critical of Russian policies including Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for separatist insurgents in eastern Ukraine. When was Arkady Babchenko 'murdered' and why? Ukrainian police said Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back on … [Read more...] about Is Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko alive, when was he ‘murdered’ and how long was he thought to be dead?
BILL Browder was arrested in Spain on a Russian arrest warrant today. Here's what you need to know about the US-born businessman who Vladimir Putin once branded a "serial killer". Who is Bill Browder and why was he arrested? Bill Bowder is a US-born British national and self-professed "number one enemy" of Vladimir Putin. The chief executive of Hermitage Capital Bill Browder, 54, was detained earlier this morning in Madrid, Spain. He has been a thorn in the side of the Russian authorities for more than a decade after he tried to expose the "looting" of his investments in the country by corrupt officials. Bowder, who had travelled to Madrid to speak to a prosecutor gathering evidence about the Russian mafia, was released a few hours after his arrest. Why did Russia order Interpol to detain the Putin critic? In December, a Moscow court sentenced Browder to nine years in prison in absentia on charges of tax evasion and funnelling money overseas. Bowder claimed the latest effort … [Read more...] about When was Bill Browder arrested and why did Russia order Interpol to detain the British Putin critic?
OLECHKA Babchenko was as surprised as anyone when her husband turned up to a press conference in Kiev a day after he was reported dead. Here's what we know about both of them and why Olechka had to be kept in the dark over the Russian journalist's fake death... Who is Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko? Ukrainian police said Babchenko, a strong critic of the Kremlin, was shot multiple times in the back on Tuesday and found bleeding there by his wife. Authorities said they suspected he was killed in his home in Kiev because of his work. But on Wednesday, Vasyl Gritsak, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, announced his agency had solved the case. He startled everyone by inviting the 41-year-old reporter into the room, explaining they faked his death to foil a plot to kill him. Babchenko is one of Russia's best-known war reporters but fled the country in February 2017 after receiving death threats. He spoke and wrote about leaving the country because of the threats against him and … [Read more...] about Who is Arkady Babchenko’s wife Olechka, did she think he was murdered and do they have children?