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Ronaldo sent-off, but Real roll over Barcelona

first_img0Shares0000And then just two minutes later referee Ricardo de Burgos brandished a second yellow for simulation in the penalty area.BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 13 – Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go. However, Real extended their advantage with 10 men thanks to a sumptuous late strike from Marco Asensio.Earlier, Lionel Messi’s penalty had cancelled out Gerard Pique’s own goal as Barca failed to get the early season boost they needed after losing Brazilian star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.The sides will meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday.However he saw yellow for his celebration as the Portuguese star took his shirt off after he scored his team’s secondWithout Neymar, Barca struggled to find their rhythm going forward as Gerard Deulofeu failed to impress in the role alongside Messi and Luis Suarez up front.Suarez had the hosts’ best effort of a timid opening half when his driven low volley was collected at the second attempt by Keylor Navas.At the other end Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s only serious save of the first period came when Gareth Bale’s effort from Isco’s dangerous cross was turned over.Madrid immediately upped a gear at the start of the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal in a manner that would have delighted most Real fans.Real Madrid players go over to congratulate Marcelo after his cross forced the Barca centre back to flick it into his own netPique is often Madrid’s chief aggravator, but the Spanish international was left embarrassed as he turned Marcelo’s delivery past the helpless Ter Stegen into his own net.Only an incredible goal line clearance from Jordi Alba then prevented Dani Carvajal from doubling Madrid’s advantage seconds later as the game began to open up.Ronaldo had been kept in reserve by Zinedine Zidane having missed most of pre-season after his participation in the Confederations Cup with Portugal, but was finally introduced for an action-packed cameo appearance on the hour mark.With Mateo Kovacic also replaced by Asensio, Messi was given more licence to create and led Barca back into the game as Sergio Busquets somehow blazed over from close range before Messi stung the palms of Keylor Navas.The Argentine eventually got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot after Navas was adjudged to have brought down Suarez inside the area 13 minutes from time.The Argentine celebrates with Suarez as they look to build on getting the equaliser during the first leg of the finalHowever, Madrid took just three minutes to retake the lead in stunning fashion as Ronaldo cut inside Pique before curling into the top corner.The World Player of the Year was booked for taking off his shirt in celebration.And that was to prove very costly just two minutes later when he saw a second yellow card for diving as he went down under a challenge from Samuel Umtiti inside the area.However, rather than offer Barca route back into the tie, Madrid all but assured they will lift the Super Cup for a 10th time when Asensio blasted into the top corner from the edge of the box as the game entered stoppage time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been named Best Fa

first_imgOutrigger Fiji Beach Resort has been named Best Family Resort in Fiji in the annual readers’ choice survey conducted by Holidays with Kids magazine.The five-star resort was voted number one in the ‘Four-star and above’ category while another Outrigger property, Castaway Island, Fiji Resort was voted runner-up in the Best Family Resort – ‘Four-star and under’ category.Outrigger’s iconic Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort was honoured third place in the ‘Best family resort in Hawaii’ category.The awards were based on thousands of reader surveys that ranked properties for their kid-friendly accommodation, activities for all ages and all-around excellence.Resorts must excel in standard of service and hospitality, children’s activities and facilities, quality of accommodation, value for money and overall experience.In announcing the award, Holidays with Kids said readers had been impressed by Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s authentic Fijian hospitality, stunning coastal vistas and activities.The resort has a commitment to providing safe, relaxing and entertaining environments for families with the accent on providing five-star, beachfront accommodation while retaining authentic elements of the traditional Fijian village.One of the trademarks of the resort is the Meimei nannies programme. This affordable service staffed by trained, professional nannies allows parents to enjoy some quiet time together, safe in the knowledge that their children are in caring, capable hands.It is supported by two Outrigger kids’ clubs, the Little Riggers for three to seven year olds and the Beach Riggers for eight to 12 year olds.The resort also features a large, family oriented pool and an adults-only pool with swim-up bar and bistro. Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group, Sean Dee, said that these resorts are united by their commitment to providing families with the best holiday experiences imaginable.“From our Meimei nannies that engage youngsters with Fijian culture and hospitality through games, arts and crafts to our family-fun activities offered in Waikiki – Outrigger seeks to provide an unforgettable vacation experience for guests of all ages.“As a family-owned company celebrating 69 years of hospitality – it’s especially meaningful to have Outrigger properties named as Top 10 Best Family Resorts.”last_img read more

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