The eyes of European football will be on Monaco on Thursday as holders Real Madrid and the rest of the continent's elite discover their fate when the Champions League group-stage draw is made. Zinedine Zidane's side won the trophy last season -- a record 11th in the club's history -- as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive penalty in the shoot-out against city rivals Atletico after the final in Milan finished 1-1. The aim now for Madrid is to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era -- the last club to win back-to-back European Cups was AC Milan in 1990.
Despite Jose Mourinho's clear desire to see Bastian Schweinsteiger leave Old Trafford this summer, the determined midfielder has since made a bold statement by deciding that he will remain at Manchester United. During his time at Real Madrid, the 53-year-old was unafraid of ditching both Raul and Iker Casillas, who had both enjoyed extremely decorated careers at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid and Brazil's legendary striker Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, better known as just Ronaldo, has praised the technological advancements made by Qatar's Supreme Committee (SC) for the Delivery and legacy of the 2022 World Cup. “I have heard