Ronaldo’s mum discharged from hospital after suffering stroke

first_imgThe Juventus attacker, who is currently on lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, shared an image, in the caption saying that he was “feeling thankful” to have mother Dolores back with him after her health scare two weeks earlier.The mother-of-four, along with her son and two daughters, Elma and Katia, was pictured, with a caption which read: “Feeling very thankful to have my mum home from hospital and recovering.“Look after your family and loved ones. #stayhomesavelives.”The 65-year-old was taken ill a fortnight ago with a suspected ischemic stroke, on March 3, owing to a blood clot in her brain – but luckily the medical staff at Nelio Mendonca Hospital in Madeira were able to save her life.After being rushed to hospital she took to Instagram to say that she was now “recovering well” and there were no complications nor any lasting effects.Despite reports saying he was not allowed to visit his mother because of the coronavirus, Ronaldo, in fact, able to, and he did so wearing highly protective clothing.Ronaldo is part of the Juventus side that banded together to take a wage cut amid the current coronavirus crisis.The Portugal international is reported to be hit the hardest by this, as he will miss out on £3.5million of his annual salary.But this has helped the Turin club financially and it is thought that they will now have around £80million of funds freed up.Ronaldo is Juve’s top scorer this season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.The club sits in first place in the Serie A table, and should they win the league, it would be their ninth consecutive league trophy.Read Also:Coronavirus: Ronaldo, Dybala agree four-month pay cut at JuventusThe side are also looking to provide Ronaldo with a two-year extension on his current deal. Loading… Promoted Content10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years Ago9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their Careers2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes? Cristiano Ronaldo has shared a picture on social media of his mother after she was released from hospital after suffering a stroke.Advertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Women’s soccer preps for second-round matchup

first_imgRedshirt senior striker Alex Anthony scored 1 of USC’s 2 goals in the Trojans’ first-round win against Eastern Washington. Photo by Matt Karatsu | Daily TrojanAfter an uneven come-from-behind win Saturday afternoon against Eastern Washington, the No. 9 women’s soccer team (15-3-1) will travel to College Station, Tex., to face No. 23 Baylor (14-5-2) in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon.The Women of Troy struggled against Big Sky champion Eastern Washington last week, taking two overtime periods to down the Eagles thanks to goals from junior forward Erika Okuma and redshirt senior forward Alex Anthony.Despite the win, the Trojans were expected to handle their first-round opponents with ease — USC cruised past Eastern Washington 3-1 in the first round of last season’s NCAA tournament — and the team will have to regroup ahead of its matchup against Baylor and change its mentality at the start of the game.“We got to flesh this one a little bit and go back to what we have been able to do for a large part of the season,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said. “We definitely have to be a lot more focused to start games, having our shot percentage be a lot better, and that will definitely be our focus [against Baylor].”USC will continue to rely on leading scorer Anthony to come up with the goals. Her score against Eastern Washington raised her tally to 9 this season, and she looks to continue spearheading the Trojan offense. She only scored 1 postseason goal during last year’s championship run, but it was a game-winning effort against Auburn in the quarterfinals.On the other side, Baylor comes off a 3-2 win over Rice in its first-round match. The game went back and forth, with both teams exchanging leads throughout the game. It was Rice that struck first in the 17th minute, but Baylor responded quickly.  2 goals in two minutes from senior defender Precious Akanyirige and senior midfielder Aline de Lima gave Baylor a 2-1 lead heading into halftime. A score by Rice in the 56th minute evened up the game once again, and it took until the 74th minute for Baylor to retake the lead. Sophomore forward Raegan Padgett netted the decisive goal, while junior forward Lauren Piercy provided the assist for all three Baylor goals.This season, the Bears are offensively led by de Lima, who has 7 goals and seven assists this season, and Piercy, who has 4 goals and three assists (all of her contributions have come off the bench). For the year, the team is averaging 19 shots per game — almost seven on target — and has scored 32 goals in 21 games.The Bears’ defense has also been impressive this season, only surrendering 13 goals and 8.8 shots per game. By comparison, USC’s defense has allowed 16 goals and 9.2 shots per game in 19 games this season.Baylor’s road to the NCAA playoff was a long and often unlikely one.  Finishing fifth in the Big 12 regular season standings, the Bears were not expected to go far in the conference tournament.  However, Baylor found its form in the tournament, overcoming No. 18 Texas in the first round, No. 17 Oklahoma State in the second round and TCU in the final to win the Big 12 championship.  Baylor outscored its opponents 7-2 and outshot them 57-32 in the process. The Bears’ most impressive performance came against Oklahoma State — the Big 12 regular-season champions — when they outshot the Cowboys 23-5 and came away with a 3-0 win.The Trojans will look to slow down the streaking Bears on Friday at 1:30 p.m. A win against Baylor would see the Trojans advance to the third round on Sunday, awaiting a matchup against the winner of No. 6 Texas A&M vs. Notre Dame.last_img read more