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Did Sergio Ramos deliberately get booked against Ajax this week so he could use up his suspension before the quarter-finals? The man himself has no idea why anyone would suspect such skullduggery, and here’s why, courtesy of the Press Association:
Ramos was booked in the 89th minute of Madrid’s victory in Amsterdam, just minutes after Marco Asensio’s late goal saw Madrid complete a comeback from 1-0 down, and he will now miss the second leg at the Bernabeu.
It may be an unpopular view but I think Man City have been great for the Fa Cup this season. And it’s painful saying that as my first footballing is non league Barnet and my footballing bit on the side is League Two Cambridge United. This season City have bucked the trend of the top clubs putting out reserve sides and barely scraping through. Instead they’ve put out strong sides and gone all out to win, spanking opposition as they’ve gone. Leading the way like that is, I believe, good for the competition and Id like to see more top teams do it, in both cups.
There is some truth in that. Guardiola has taken the cups seriously, as the bashing of Burton showed.
Source: Football News
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