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Cristiano Ronaldo + Ref Beats Bayern Munich in extra time
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in extra time to complete a hat trick and take his career Champions League goal tally to an even 100 as Real Madrid advanced to the semifinals over 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Ronaldo found the breakthrough in the extra period with his second goal of the game — though he appeared to be offside — before adding a third to seal a 4-2 second-leg win, 6-3 on aggregate.

Robert Lewandowski had opened the scoring in the second leg with a penalty early in the second half, and though Ronaldo scored his first for Madrid, his header was immediately followed by a Sergio Ramos own goal that levelled the aggregate score and sent the tie to an extra period.

Arturo Vidal’s red card late in the second half made another 30 minutes difficult for Bayern as Ronaldo scored twice before Marco Asensio capped the scoring.

Bayern started the game on the front foot and nearly went ahead in the ninth minute when Thiago had his shot blocked and Arjen Robben could only put the rebound in the side-netting.

But Real Madrid recovered and controlled the rest of the first half, though they couldn’t build on their first-leg lead.

Karim Benzema sent a header wide midway through the first period, before Dani Carvajal unleashed a long shot that produced a phenomenal diving save from Manuel Neuer, though the referee gave a goal kick rather than a corner.

Two minutes later, Bayern’s Jerome Boateng was needed to clear Ramos’ strike off the line, and then Toni Kroos skied a open shot in the box over the bar.

Ronaldo got in on the action on 36 minutes on a counter and could have attempted to square for Benzema, but instead saw his shot smothered by Neuer. The Portuguese star then had another opportunity just before half-time but blasted high and wide.

When play resumed, Vidal, who had been booked in the sixth minute, was perhaps fortunate not to see a second yellow at that point for a foul on Casemiro, and the play eventually led to Isco firing inches wide of the post from distance.

Bayern finally came to life as Robben put a header on target, only for Marcelo to clear it off the line.

But moments later the Dutch forward went down under a Casemiro challenge, the penalty was given, and Lewandowski converted from the spot.

The score was level 2-2 on aggregate, though Madrid still led on away goals — an advantage Vidal nearly erased with a volley in the 55th minute, but he could not keep his attempt on target.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane brought off Benzema and Isco for Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, while his Bayern counterpart threw on Douglas Costa for Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller for Xabi Alonso in an attempt to find a way back into the tie.

However, it was Madrid who scored the next goal as Ronaldo got in behind Boateng to send a header past Neuer.

But scarcely could Madrid take a breath before Bayern were back fully level. Ramos tapped the ball back toward his own goal and it crept over the line past a diving Keylor Navas for an unlikely equaliser.

A pair of controversial decisions followed. First Casemiro fouled Robben at the edge of the penalty box but was not given a second yellow, and three minutes later Vidal was sent off for a challenge on Asensio.

Bayern made their final change before the game went to extra time as Joshua Kimmich came on for Lewandowski.

Madrid tried to make their man-advantage count in the extra session, as an early penalty shout was waved away as Casemiro collided with Boateng, and Asensio forced a near-post save from Neuer.

But just before the second period of extra time, Ronaldo received a cross in the box from Ramos, and though he appeared to be offside, the goal was given after he spun and fired his shot into the back of the net.

Bayern’s fatigue was apparent as Marcelo danced around Kimmich, then laid the ball off for Ronaldo to tap home — again with a suggestion of offside — and complete his hat trick with a landmark goal.

If there was any doubt left to the result, Asensio ended if by running into the box and beating Neuer for Madrid’s fourth on the night.

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Chelsea intensifies Andy Carroll Chase

Reports making the rounds today reveals that Chelsea are hugely interested in signing Andy Carroll from West Ham this month.

The Premier League champions has suffered a third successive goalless draw, for the first time in their history, against Leicester City on Saturday seems to have lost faith in Álvaro Morata.

The Spaniard has scored only twice in the top flight since mid-November and has gone five games without a goal.

Antonio Conte has now turned to Carroll for rescue as the Italian man continues to be reluctant to play Michy Batshuayi who will possibly be going on loan to Sevilla if a replacement can be secured.

Andy Carroll signed for West Ham from Liverpool in 2013 for £15m, and has seen his impact limited by injury in the years since.

Verge24 understands that the move for Chelsea signing Carroll may be a short-term solution before a summer recruitment drive, and West Ham would take some persuasion to part with Carroll on a six‑month loan deal.

David Moyes suggested last week that he would not want to see any of his forwards depart. Yet that may not dissuade Chelsea from exploring the option, reflecting the need to pep up the forward line amid a cluttered schedule.

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Davido wins Big at Soundcity MVP Awards Winners; See FULL List

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Davido Leads Winners at Soundcity MVP Awards Winners; See FULL List

The much talked about music video awards christened the Sound City MVP has come and gone and it was epic.

The 2017 Edition of the award ceremony was Held yesterday, 12th of January at the Eko Hotel and Suite and was anchored by  Ebuka.

One of the biggest winners of the night, if not the biggest was Davido who won the Artiste of the year, song of the year and more.

UK based producer/singer Maleek Berry defeated Small Doctor and Mayorkun to win the new artiste of the year while Tiwa Savage copped the Best Female MVP.

See the full list of winners below.

BEST MALE MVP

DAVIDO (NG)
RUNTOWN (NG)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TZ) – WINNER
SARKODIE (GH)
NAVIO (UG)
2FACE IDIBIA (NG)
WIZKID (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)
OLAMIDE (NG)

BEST FEMALE MVP

TIWA SAVAGE (NG) – WINNER
NINIOLA (NG)
BABES WODUMO (SA)
SIMI (NG)
BECCA (GH)
SEYI SHAY (NG)
YEMI ALADE (NG)
BUCIE (SA)
VANESSA MDEE (TZ)

BEST HIP HOP

M.I ABAGA (NG)
SARKODIE (GH)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA) – WINNER
OLAMIDE (NG)
NASTY C (SA)
FALZ (NG)
KWESTA (SA)
AKA (SA)

BEST POP

KISS DANIEL (NG)
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
SIMI (NG)
DAVIDO (NG)
MALEEK BERRY (NG) – WINNER
NINIOLA (NG)
WANDE COAL (NG)
REEKADO BANKS (NG)

BEST COLLABORATION

PARTICULA – MAJOR LAZER & DJ MAPHORISA FT. ICE PRINCE, JIDENNA, NASTY C
(SA)
MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID
TONIGHT – R2BEES FT WIZKID
MA GIRL – TOOFAN FT. PATORANKING
AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO
TELLI PERSON – TIMAYA FT. PHYNO & OLAMIDE
PAIN KILLER – SARKODIE FT RUNTOWN – WINNER
BOOTY LANGUAGE – SKALES FT SARKODIE
JUICE – YCEE FT MALEEKBERRY
DON’T FORGET TO PRAY – AKA & ANATII
NA WASH – BECCA FT PATORANKING
ISKABA – WANDE COAL / DJ TUNEZ
LOVE AGAIN – C4 PEDRO FT SAUTI SOL

DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

DAVIDO (NG)
WIZKID (NG) – WINNER
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
AKA (SA)
VANESSA MDEE (KQ)
YEMI ALADE (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

MA LO – TIWA SAVAGE FT WIZKID (NG)
YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX UP YOUR LIFE – MI (NG)
CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)
UoK – NASTY C (SA)
10 FINGERS – AKA & ANATII (SA)
WHOLE THING – FRANK CASINO & RIKY RICK (SA)
BEEN CALLING – MALEEKBERRY (NG)
KOLOLO – BANKY W (NG)
ALL HAIL – KHULI CHANA (SA)
IF – DAVIDO (NG) – WINNER

BEST GROUP OR DUO

SAUTI SOL (KQ)
TOOFAN (TG)
MAFIKIZOLO (SA)
MICASA (SA)
DISTRUCTION BOYZ (SA) – WINNER
VVIP (GH)
R2Bees (GH)
NAVY KENZO (TZ)

SONG OF THE YEAR 

PENALTY – SMALL DOCTOR (NG)
WO – OLAMIDE (NG)
SEDUCE ME – ALIKIBA
QOBISIQOLO – BHIZER FT BUSISWA, SC GORNA, BHEPEPE (SA)
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)
IF – DAVIDO (NG) – WINNER
AKANAMALI – SUN EL MUSICIAN FT. SAMTHING SOWETO (SA)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
CLOSER – WIZKID (NG)
JOROMI – SIMI (NG)
LEG OVER – MR EAZI (NG)

BEST NEW ARTISTE

MALEEK BERRY (NG) – WINNER
MAYORKUN (NG)
DICE AILES (NG)
SMALL DOCTOR (NG)
NADIA NAKAI (SA)
ASLAY (TZ)

VIEWERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE (NG)
IF – DAVIDO (NG)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG) – WINNER
LIVING THINGS – 9ICE (NG)
YEBA – KISS DANIEL (NG)
ISKABA – WANDE COAL, DJ TUNEZ (NG)
TONIGHT – NONSO AMADI (NG)
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA

LISTENERS CHOICE

WO – OLAMIDE (NG) – WINNER
GAGA SHUFFLE – 2FACE IDIBIA (NG)
NASTY C –UOK (SA)
GOBISIQOLO – BHISER (SA)
MAD OVER YOU – RUNTOWN (NG)
MARADONA – NINIOLA (NG)
YOLO YOLO – SEYI SHAY (NG)
IF – DAVIDO

AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

MALEEKBERRY (NG).
KIDOMINANT (NG)
DJ MAPHORISA (SA)
MASTERKRAFT (NG)
JULZ (GH)
YOUNG JOHN (NG) – WINNER

AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR

SARKODIE (GH)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SA)
DAVIDO (NG) – WINNER
WIZKID (NG)
TIWA SAVAGE (NG)
SHATTA WALE (GH)

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Singer, Britney Spears, Engaged to 23 Year Old Boyfriend, Sam Asghari

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Singer, Britney Spears, Engaged to 23 Year Old Boyfriend, Sam Asghari

American singer, Britney Spears, 36, has sparked an engagement rumour between her and her toy boy, 23 year old model, Sam Asghari.

The music superstar flashed a new diamond ring at a beach in Hawaii on Wednesday.

Singer, Britney Spears, Engaged to 23 Year Old Boyfriend, Sam Asghari

Britney showed off her toned body in a skimpy yellow bikini, which highlighted her incredible physique and washboard abs. One thing was more eye catching and it was the diamond ring on her ring finger.

Spears has been married twice before: to Jason Allen Alexander, famously for 55 hours before the union was annulled; and to Kevin Federline for three years from 2004.

The American singer hasn’t made any announcements yet, neither has Sam. The couple were last seen together publicly on their respective Instagram accounts on January 1st.

See more pictures below.

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