Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez sparks further pregnancy rumours after posting Instagram snap at the doctors

Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent upload sparked initial rumours that he is set to become a dad for the second time
Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent upload sparked initial rumours that he is set to become a dad for the second time

REAL MALDRID STAR, CRISTIANO RONALDO’S girlfriend has fuelled further speculation that she is pregnant.

Georgina Rodriguez posted a picture of herself to Instagram at the doctors just days after rumours spread that she was pregnant with Ronaldo’s baby.

Georgina Rodriguez has sparked further speculation with the latest Instagram post
Georgina Rodriguez has sparked further speculation with the latest Instagram post

Speculation was previously sparked with an Instagram snap of the Real Madrid ace placing his hand on the 22-year-old’s belly.

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is a model at a top agency
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is a model at a top agency

But it appears Rodriguez’s trip to the doctors was to visit Dr Rafik Dehni who specialises in plastic surgery.

Dehni has dealt with a number of high profile clients in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

The timing of the upload may annoy Ronaldo’s mum after she recently laughed off speculation that her son would become a father for the second time.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating Georgina Rodriguez since November
Cristiano Ronaldo has been dating Georgina Rodriguez since November

Speaking to Portuguese magazine Flash, Dolores Santos said: “It’s just nonsense, it’s just a hand on the belly, and as far as I know, Cristiano will not be a father again.

“I hope he has more children, he wants to be a father again, now that Cristiano has money, he can raise more children as well.”

Ronaldo already has a six-year-old son called Ronaldo Jr from a previous relationship with an unknown woman.

Georgina Rodriguez met Cristiano Roanldo while working in a Guicci shop in Madrid
Georgina Rodriguez met Cristiano Roanldo while working in a Guicci shop in Madrid

And he could follow in his father’s footsteps after he bagged a hat-trick in a youth match.

Ronaldo has been preparing for Real Madrid’s Champions League final with Juventus next Saturday.

The Champions League record goal scorer will lift his fourth European title if his side are victorious in Cardiff.

FC Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new coach

Barcelona confirm Ernesto Valverde as new coach

Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach, the Catalan club confirmed on its website, after days of speculation.

The 53 year old former Barça player replaces Luis Enrique, who was coach for three seasons.

Valverde,  previously Athletic Club Bilbao coach,  will be presented on Thursday,  along with his assistant Jon Aspiazu and former blaugrana José Antonio Pozanco who will be the fitness coach.

The FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said:  “Today I have spoken personally with Valverde and he is happy and excited about the challenge of coaching Barça.”

“Valverde has the ability, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours. He has a philosophy of the game that is very Barça and he is a hard worker. Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches.”

This will be Ernesto Valverde’s second spell at the Club, his first coming as a player between 1988 and 1990. The new Barça coach won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff’s squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official competition.

As a coach Valverde has a wealth of experience in Spain and abroad. He has had two spells as coach at both Athletic Club Bilbao and Greek team Olympiacos as well as having coached at Espanyol, Villarreal and Valencia. In his career he has helped his teams to no less than six trophies, five with Olympiacos and one with Athletic Club.

Lionel Messi Gives Enrique Perfect Send-Off

Lionel Messi was inspired as Barcelona beat Alaves to secure the Copa del Rey for the third year running and give coach Luis Enrique a winning send-off.

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Enrique is leaving after three years in charge at the Nou Camp.

Ibai Gomez hit the post for Alaves before Messi scored his 54th goal of the season with a 20-yard curler.

Theo Hernandez bent in a free-kick to equalise, but Neymar turned in from close range and then Messi played in Paco Alcacer right on half-time.

TRANSFER NEWS: Cesc Fabregas gives hope to Manchested United

Cesc Fabregas and Antonio Conte

FOOTBALL UPDATES – Cesc Fabregas has hinted that his future may be away from Chelsea this summer and says ‘everything can happen’ in the transfer window after being linked with a move to Manchester United.
The 30-year-old has started only 13 games in the Premier League this season and was among the substitutes in Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal, although he came off the bench in the second half.

Despite his lack of playing time, Fabregas has still had a major impact on Chelsea’s title-winning campaign having provided 12 assists and five goals this term.

The midfielder is reportedly on Jose Mourinho’s radar ahead of the upcoming transfer window, and Manchester United are claimed to be monitoring the Spaniard’s situation in the event that Chelsea decide to entertain offers.

Cesc Fabregas and Jose Mourinho

And while Fabregas insists he’s happy to fight for his place under Antonio Conte, he has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving Stamford Bridge.

‘I am not upset and I have nothing against Antonio. He has done a fantastic job,’ he said after Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at Wembley.

‘I think I have a very good relationship with him. He has been honest with me and me with him. I understand his idea of football very, very well. I like it a lot.

‘Every player wants to play more. This is in the genes of a winner. I am one of them and I will never put my head down or hands down. I want to fight.

‘[I’m] not necessarily [wanting to leave Chelsea], but, in football, you can never say never. Everything can happen.

‘I feel loved by the fans here. Every time I have played, I have shown I can play at the top level in this team, by far.

‘It is all about trying to change the manager’s decision, but he wants what’s best for the team.’

Arsenal emerge FA Cup winners after beating Chelsea 2-1

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FA CUP FINAL – The Welshman had a controversial role in Alexis Sanchez’s opener before heading home the late winner to defeat the ten-man Blues 2-1 at the national stadium.

The result also meant more history for under-fire boss Arsene Wenger as he became the first man to guide a side to seven FA Cups.

Following an impeccably observed minute’s silence for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, the drama soon got underway after kick off.

And the breakthrough arrived in contentious fashion.

Sanchez blocked N’Golo Kante’s clearance, possibly with his arm, and the ball sailed backwards into the Chelsea area.

The Blues defence stood and watched as Aaron Ramsey, stood yards offside, went to go for the loose ball before stepping aside for Sanchez to race onto and slot home.

The assistant referee immediately flagged for offside, but after consultation with the man in the middle, the goal was allowed to stand – much to the champions’ dismay.

Arsenal were flying now and almost doubled their advantage shortly after the quarter of an hour mark.

Mesut Ozil cut in from the right and side-footed the ball goalwards, but Gary Cahill was on hand to make a goalline clearance.

Antonio Conte was becoming more-and-more agitated on the sideline as his defence was being pulled all over the shop and they survived yet more danger minutes later.

Ozil whipped in a cross that was met by Danny Welbeck as he headed against the post, with the ball rebounding onto Ramsey and back onto the post.

Chelsea managed to regain their composure following the restart and were well on top before their chances of a comeback took a huge hint.

Having already been booked, Moses launched himself to the floor inside the Arsenal box while next to Nacho Monreal – but the eagle-eyed official spotted the dive and sent him packing.

Just as it looked like it was game over Costa drew he and his nine team-mates level with a scuffed shot following Willian’s assist – but the celebrations were shortlived.

Just two minutes later Ramsey struck with the hammer blow, heading home from Olivier Giroud’s cross to ensure the Cup will be back on display at the Emirates.

Manchester United Champions of Europe

Manchester United

Manchester United are Champions of Europe, after beating Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

It was the first time that United would win this second tier UEFA trophy.

The victory was the second trophy  won by United in the first season under Jose Mourinho’s  watch. And it is even sweeter, as it comes with a qualification ticket for the lucrative UEFA Champions League group stage next season.

Paul Pogba scored United’s first goal with an 18 yard strike, which was deflected into goal in the 18th minute.

Then in the second half, Henrik Mkhitaryan doubled United’s advantage in just three minutes of play.

MANCHESTER: Hero Pogba leads United to emotional Europa League triumph

In the most painful of weeks for their city, Manchester United provided a fitting tribute on Wednesday by winning the Europa League with one of their most clinical performances of the season.

MANCHESTER UNITED 2-0 AJAX

POGBA, MANCHESTER UNITED

The 2-0 win over Ajax came less than 48 hours after the terrorist attack which claimed 22 lives at the Manchester Arena, but United’s players deserve all the plaudits that come their way for their response in the face of adversity

Paul Pogba, himself coming to terms with the recent death of his father, was wonderful all night and scored United’s crucial first goal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s second soon after half-time allowed the hordes from the north-west of England to celebrate both their team and their city without the nervous tension which has engulfed many of their fixtures this season

It felt like Ajax’s fluid, attacking style of play actually played into United’s hands in the end as the space they left in behind allowed Jose Mourinho’s side to finds the gaps in which they revel. What is certain is that United felt destined to win even before Pogba opened the scoring.

As Pogba pointed to the skies after finishing off a fine team move with a deflected 20-yard effort, the emotion poured out both on the pitch and in the stands. When Mkhitaryan followed up with number two there was no less sentiment. It just felt right that this was to be United’s night.

Mourinho made a decision some weeks ago to apply his team’s focus to the Europa League in their race for a Champions League spot next term. It was a determination which courted plenty of attention, with the risk of resting United’s hopes on a single game causing concern for some.

Certainly, as the ball was cut back for John Guidetti in United’s close shave against Celta Vigo a fortnight ago, it looked as though Mourinho might have put his eggs in the wrong basket. But with this big-game performance on the most pressurised of occasions, United justified their manager’s faith.

Pogba turned in one of his most complete performances in a United shirt, Ander Herrera played a captain’s knock at the base of midfield, Marouane Fellaini was a man mountain at times, and the defensive pairing of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind dealt admirably with everything thrown at them. If United had played anything like this well for much of the season, then Champions League football could well have been assured long before they arrived in Stockholm.

But this was the perfect end to a long, difficult season. Manchester United are back in the European competition most befitting of the club’s name. What’s more, they have given Manchester something to hold onto in the most trying of times.

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