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Real Madrid confirms Ronaldo's leaving for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian champions agreed a fee of around £88m with Real Madrid, bringing an end to a hugely successful nine-year stay at the Bernabeu.

The 33-year-old had hinted after Real’s third successive Champions League final triumph in May that he was keen to leave Spain and, with Manchester United reluctant to enter the bidding, he has decided to move to Serie A.

Sport: Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid exit

Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants to quit the club as he is unhappy playing football in Spain.

The news comes just days after he was accused of tax evasion which the Portuguese strongly denies.

"The simple facts are that Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy at playing in Spain at the moment," Solhekol said on Sky Sports News.

"If you remember just in the past few days, Spanish prosecutors have accused him of avoiding €15m in tax by using offshore companies to divert his image rights payments.

Sport: Real Madrid to face Juventus in Champions League final

Real Madrid will face Juventus in the final of the Champions League on June 3rd in Cardiff, Wales.

Real lost 2-1 to rivals Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final but qualified on a 4-2 aggregate having won the first leg 3-0.

It will be a repeat of the 1998 final when Madrid defeated the Italians 1-0 in Amsterdam.

Two early goals by Saul Niguez in the 12th minute and Antoine Griezmann from the penalty spot four minutes later, put Atletico on course in a bid to erase the 3-0 first-leg deficit.

Sport: Ronaldo hat trick carries Real Madrid in semifinal first leg

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick in his second straight Champions League game as Real Madrid swept aside city rivals Atletico 3-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their semifinal on Tuesday night.

Ronaldo had taken his tally of European goals to 100 in the quarterfinal win over Bayern Munich, which included a second-leg treble, and was once more the man for the big occasion to put the holders within touching distance of the final again.

Sport: Ronaldo becomes first player to score 100 European goals as Real beats Bayern 2-1

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in history to reach 100 goals in European competition after his brace in the side’s 2-1 win against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane’s side were trailing going into the interval but a double from Ronaldo in the second half gave the La Liga giants the advantage heading into the second leg at the Bernabeu.

Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in Champions League quarters

European champions Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich in the standout UEFA Champions League quarter-final, as the draw for the last eight of the competition was made in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday. 

It's an encounter that'll see Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti return to his former club, for whom he won this tournament in the 2013-14 season. 

Elsewhere, Premier League champions Leicester City will face last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid, while Barcelona's reward for their stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain is a showdown with Juventus.

Arsenal humiliated again; Real Madrid through to final eight

Arsenal repeated their first leg disaster, not salvaging any pride but somehow humiliating themselves even worse than they did at the Allianz Arena back in February.

They lost 5-1 at home to Bayern Munich, making a 10-2 aggregate score.

While Arsenal started the evening playing for pride, even taking the lead in the first half, the second half was far too like the first leg in Munich.

Bayern ran in five second half goals with embarrassing ease and it looked like if they had wanted another five they could have had them.