Ronaldo Promises To Comeback Stronger

Champions League, RonaldoPortugal Captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to return stronger from the knee injury he suffered during the Euro 2016 final.

“Hi everyone! I just wanted to thank all my fans.

“I wanted to tell them that all is well and that I will come back much stronger. Thank you, long live Portugal!” Ronaldo said on his Instagram page.

Ronaldo suffered the injury in the first half of the final after colliding with France playmaker, Dmitri Payet.

Ronaldo, 31, is expected to miss the Super Cup final against Sevilla and the first two matches of the La Liga season.

Super Cup: Falcao slices Chelsea with a hat-trick

Radamel Falcao has stopped the new European Champions Chelsea’s chances of claiming a possible seven trophies this season as he cut it down to five after slicing the Blues’ with a remarkable first half hat-trick struck as the Champions League winners Chelsea fell 4-1 to Atletico Madrid claiming the UEFA Super Cup in Monaco today.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men lost 3-2 to Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on August 12th but still have to compete in the FIFA World Club Cup in addition to four other competitions, namely the Premier League, the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.

Former Atletico great but now Chelsea forward man Fernando Torres came face to face with former teammate Falcao who obviously outshone the Blues striker in a 45-minute spell.

The Colombia international beat the Chelsea defense for a chipped first goal towards the inside of the post in the seventh minute before curling in an incredible second goal with his left foot in the 19th.

He continued his unstoppable ways with a close-range header that beat Petr Cech but came off the post midway through the first half.

Towards the end of the period, though, he ensured there was no chance he would be denied a well-deserved third when he slid home clinically between the legs of Cech.

The Europa League winners was poised to lift the prestigious Super Cup trophy at the expense of a Chelsea side that is on track to lose the second of seven possible trophies this season.

Linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the past, the Colombian striker showed just why the Blues had coveted him with a superb treble that put the result beyond doubt by the break.

Falcao had already hit the bar by the time he broke the deadlock after six minutes and he doubled his side’s advantage with a left-footed curling finish that left Peter Cech with no chance.

His third came when he rounded off fine a counter-attacking move just before the interval, meaning he had scored a hat-trick for the second time in six days.

Defender Miranda added a fourth on the hour and although Chelsea did get a goal back through Gary Cahill.

Super Cup Final: Cech wary of new look Atletico Madrid

Czech Republic international and Chelsea shot stopper; Petr Cech has warned against dangerous Spanish side, Atletico Madrid. Chelsea FC will face the Spaniards in the Super Cup Final which will be played on Friday.

Cech believes the Blues will be faced with stiffer competition compared to the 2009-10 Champions League encounter with Los Rojiblancos.

Cech, 30 feels the level of success has really helped the Spanish club grow in terms of play and that is not leaving out the manager Diego Simeone who is putting everything on board to get results.

Cech also hailed Thibault Courtois, Chelsea keeper who has moved on-loan to Atletico Madrid.

Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois was part of Los Rojiblancos’ team that were victorious in Europe last year having extended a loan spell at the Madrid-based club after joining Chelsea, and was impressive for the team that finished 5th in La Liga.

Cech praised the 20-year-old keeper’s attributes, suggesting he is not easy to score past, indicating that the Belgian is very mature for his age.

Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid who was drawn in the same group with the Blues’ three seasons ago at their home and Atletico were only able to secure a draw in West London as Atletico Madrid finished in third place and could not advance in the competition.

The Czech international insisted that they he is seeing a much-improved Atletico Madrid as they have tasted success.

Cech said they are a much disciplined side displaying a very solid defence especially, and are difficult to handle on the counter attack.

The Premier League outfit qualified for the Super Cup final by winning last season’s Champions League, defeating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final, while Atletico beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Europa League final to earn their place in the European Cup competition curtain raiser.