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Lewandowski ended the hegemony of Ronaldo and Messi

Lewandowski ended the hegemony of Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, who have won the Champions League top scorer in the last 12 seasons.

The 2019/20 Champions League is remembered when neither Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could be the top scorer. Instead, Robert Lewandowski won this award after scoring 15 goals.

The loss of the title by Ronaldo and Messi to score the most goals has not happened since the 2006/07 season when Milan beat Liverpool in the final and the leader of the bombing list was Kaka.

The Brazilian has scored 10 goals and won the Golden Ball. Since then, Messi and Ronaldo have shared the award for 12 consecutive seasons.

Leading the scoring list in the history of the Champions League, CR7 has 7 times become the top scorer. His traditional rival Messi has hit five times. Only Neymar in the 2014/15 season scored 10 goals, equaling two stars.

However, Lewandowski was the first to win the top scorer by monopolizing the leading position in scoring. He ended the campaign with 15 goals, 2 less than Ronaldo’s record in a season. However, Bayern played two fewer games than usual.

The Bayern Munich striker has scored 55 goals in all competitions, his record number since the start of his sporting career. Despite turning 32, Lewandowski is experiencing his best moments and his Champions League journey attests to this.

Lewandowski has scored in every game played in the Champions League. He closed the group stage with 10 goals, including a poker shot and two doubles. In the knockout stages, he scored one against Chelsea both in the first and second leg, one against Barca in the quarter-finals and another against Lyon in the semi-finals.

Champions League scorers for this season:

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 15

Erling Haaland (Salzburg, Dortmund) 10

Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) 9

Gabriel Jesús (Man City) 6

Raheem Sterling (Man City) 6

Dries Mertens (Napoli) 6

Harry Kane (Tottenham) 6

Memphis Depay (Lyon) 6

Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 5

Revealing the secret behind Ronaldo’s impressive jumps

A Spanish sports doctor has revealed the secret of Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive jumps to score spectacular aerial goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo made the fans extremely excited when he jumped to a height of 2.28 meters to hit his head against Roma at the weekend. But this achievement is still far below the 2.56-meter jump when Ronaldo rocked the Sampdoria net at the end of last year.

Thus, Juventus striker can jump up to 71 cm from the ground and hang himself in the air for almost 1 second to make head shots. But what is the secret to helping Ronaldo jump so high?

In 2014, when Ronaldo leaped a head over Levante defenders to score for Real Madrid, sports medicine doctor Jose Gonzalez analyzed the Portuguese forward’s high jump secret on ABC.

“High jumping skills can be improved through practice and Cristiano Ronaldo has done this with strength, flexibility and plyometric (advanced dance) exercises. These exercises help him explode in a short period of time to maximize his strength, speed and high jump ability.

“Specifically, you will have to do a lot of work on the glutes, hemi-membranes, semi-tendon muscles and biceps. All three muscle groups are located in the hind thigh. In addition, Ronaldo also has to practice the quadriceps in the front thigh and triceps in the arm. Those are the main muscle groups that influence the high jump, although the spinal muscles, the chest muscles and the shoulder muscles are also slightly involved.

In particular, Dr. Jose Gonzalez emphasized water training to increase muscle strength and Ronaldo is doing very well.

“Swimming and water training is great for muscle recovery and development. I have talked many times about players having to exercise in the water after training on the field and in the gym.

“This process helps relax and relax muscles. But the reality is that many players do not do this and the coaches do not ask them to do that.”

“They usually take a hot bath for 5 minutes and then take a cold bath for 3 minutes. But if the bath is scientifically correct, they have to repeat this many times ”.

Notably, in addition to the training period with Juventus, Ronaldo also built a gym, a swimming pool, a sauna and purchased recovery equipment to practice at home.

Messi and Ronaldo are not nominated for UEFA

De Bruyne, Lewandowski and Neuer faced the chance to win the UEFA Best Player award, when Messi and Ronaldo were absent for the first time in 10 years.

The absence of Ronaldo and Messi did not surprise many people. Although they won the Serie A championship with Juventus, Ronaldo and his teammates unexpectedly lost to Lyon in the round of 1/8 Champions League 2019-2020, while Messi and Barca lost to Bayern 2-8 in the quarterfinals. Ronaldo and Messi have only scored three goals after eight games in this tournament.

The achievements of these two superstars are far behind Lewandowski – the top scorer of the tournament with 15 goals. The Bayern striker is the number one candidate for the award. His potential rival is De Bruyne. However, the Belgian midfielder joined Man City only in the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season and was eliminated by Lyon.

Lewandowski’s teammate Manuel Neuer played brilliantly and kept a clean sheet in the semi-final against Lyon and the final against PSG. This is the second time Neuer has reached the top three players nominated for the award, after 2014.

The UEFA Best Player award was first awarded in the 2010-2011 season, until now its 10th year. Last year, Liverpool midfielder Virgil van Dijk overcame Messi and Ronaldo to win the award. But this year, Van Dijk is not on the list because Liverpool were eliminated by Atletico in the eighth round of the Champions League.

Ronaldo holds the record of winning the award three times – in 2014, 2016, and 2017 – with nine nominations. Messi won twice in 2011 and 2015 and was nominated six times.

UEFA also announced the top 3 nominations for the best men’s football coach of the year, Jurgen Klopp, Hansi Flick and Julian Nagelsmann. Klopp helped Liverpool win the Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Flick won the Champions League with Bayern and Nagelsmann is the youngest coach in history to bring a team to the semi-finals of this tournament while leading RB Leipzig. In particular, all three are German.

Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard are nominated for the Best Female Player of the Year award. Meanwhile, Lluis Cortes, Stephan Lurch and Jean-Luc Vasseur will compete for best women’s football coach of the year.

Top 10 fastest players in the world today

According to Essentiallysports.com, Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked among the top 10 fastest players in the world today.

In addition to strength, technique and tactical thinking, speed is one of the important factors in football. A player who possesses good acceleration ability can bring mutations, creating a turning point for the match. According to Essentiallysports.com, Cristiano Ronaldo is the fastest player in the world.

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Statistics show that the steps of CR7 used to reach speeds of up to 38.6 km/h. It really is a record, something that no other player can do. Despite entering the late afternoon, but the steps of the Portuguese superstar are still very elegant, making the defenders miserable every time they cling.

2nd in the top 10 fastest players in the world is Arjen Robben, former Chelsea and Bayern Munich player. Robben has been recorded as the fastest player in the world after speeding and tearing the net Iker Casillas in the Netherlands match against Spain 5-1 at the 2014 World Cup. At that time, the speed of Robben reached 37.0 km/h.

Behind CR7 and Robben is the name that is not too strange – Gareth Bale, the player is called a border whirlwind. One of the peak sprint phase of the Welsh star reaches a speed of 36.9 km/h.

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Of course, in the top 10 fastest players in the world indispensable Lionel Messi. Despite its modest height, but statistically, the highest travel speed that El Pulga achieved was 32.5km/h.

In addition to Ronaldo, Robben, Bale and Messi, the top 10 fastest players in the world today also have some familiar faces such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (34.6 km/h), Aaron Lennon (33.8 km/h) or Theo Walcott (32.7 km/h).

Top 10 fastest players in the world today:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 38.6 km/h

2. Arjen Robben – 37.0 km/h

3. Gareth Bale – 36.9 km/h

4. Orlando Berrio – 36.0 km/h

5. Jurgen Damm – 35.5 km/h

6. Antonio Valencia – 35.1 km/h

7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 34.6 km/h

8. Aaron Lennon – 33.8 km/h

9. Theo Walcott – 32.7 km/h

10. Lionel Messi – 32.5km/h