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Ronaldinho is in custody and could be jailed for 6 months

The Paraguayan Interior Ministry said on Tuesday, Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto were arrested at Resort Yacht & Golf Club Paraguayo today. Their passports are of Paraguay nationality, while their home country is actually Brazil.

The Ronaldinho brothers remained in custody at the hotel until the official Paraguayan authorities made an official announcement. Ronaldinho arrived in Paraguay at the invitation of casino magnate Nelson Belotti. As planned, he will participate in a number of events with fans and local officials.

Ronaldinho does not currently have a Brazilian passport for failing to enforce a penalty for violating environmental laws in 2018. Former Barca star and brother were convicted of illegally building a pier on Lake Guaiba in 2015, which is considered a permanent reserve. The penalty forced Ronaldinho to pay $ 8.5 million and after the former player refused to pay, the Brazilian Court decided to stop him from leaving the country.

No Brazilian passport, but Ronaldinho still plays the role of ambassador of the country on tourism in September 2019. “Tourism is very important in creating jobs and improving the image of Brazil on an international level,” Ronaldinho said at the launch as an ambassador.

Ronaldinho has had illustrious careers in South America and Europe, where he won the Champions League, La Liga, Serie A and the Copa Libertadores. The 39-year-old former player also won many individual titles, including the 2005 Golden Ball, FIFA 2004 and 2005 Best Player. With Brazil, he won the 2002 World Cup and the 1999 Copa America.

Ronaldinho could be jailed for six months

Former Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho faces the risk of being jailed during Paraguay investigating the crime of using a fake passport.

Paraguayan police arrested Ronaldinho and his brother Assis on March 6. The group pleaded for the two to try to reach home detention results, but on March 8, Judge Clara Ruiz Diaz decided that the detention could last for up to six months.

According to O’Globo, Ronaldinho and his brother were held at Agrupacion Especializada prison. This place has many notorious criminals. The former chairman and vice president of the football association Asuncion is also imprisoned here for money laundering and illegal enrichment.

In the detention area, Ronaldinho and his brother were in a separate room. They were given blankets, soaps and insecticides. The couple did not use prison food, but were provided by a law team.

Juventus wants to invite Zinedine Zidane to lead the club

Juventus is ready to pay coach Zinedine Zidane a salary of 7 million pounds per year to invite the French leader to lead the club in the 2020/21 season.

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is said to still have an intimate relationship with Zidane, who sits at the helm of Real. In the eyes of the allianz fans, “Zizou” is also very popular, thanks to the months of dedication to the club in the period 1996-2001.

In the past, Juventus and Real have embarked on a number of transfer deals. This could play an important role in the “Zizou” recruitment plan of the Turin representative. If he goes to Italy to work, Zidane can reunite his former student Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Real to come to Juventus in the summer of 2018.

Zidane is currently under contract with Real until 2022. However, Spanish media have speculated that President Florentino Perez is considering a “big revolution” in June. He wants to change the squad, and replace the head coach. Rumor has it that Mauricio Pochettino is being targeted by “Los Blancos” to replace Zidane.

According to the Daily Mail, in order to be signed by Zidane, Juventus is ready to break the salary structure for the coach. They are expected to spend a 3-year contract, with a salary of £ 7 million per season paid to the French legend, if he joins the club. This is really a very high number.

Juventus is desperate to conquer the Champions League title. They have done everything, including bringing to Ronaldo superstar Allianz, but have not yet achieved the goal. The current Maurizio Sarri is not the one with “DNA Champions League” like Zidane. Therefore, Juventus wants to plan to bring “Zizou” to Turin.

Throughout his career, Zidane won the Champions League as both a player and a coach. Most recently, he helped “Los Blancos” for three consecutive years to dominate the European Cup between 2015-2018.

Lyon wants to score more goals in the last round against Juventus

Coach Rudi Garica aims to score more goals in the second leg, after winning Juventus 1-0 in the first leg of the round of 1/8 Champions League.

Lyon won 1-0 yesterday, thanks to Lucas Tousart’s only goal in the 31st minute. Unlike many games earlier in the season, Juventus lacked mobility. The visitors did not even do anything but Dybala put the ball against Lyon in offside.

Coach Lyon also did not regret because the home team could not score more goals in the first leg. “There is no regrets. The important thing is that we played well in the first half, scored and didn’t concede a goal at home,” he said.

With a small advantage of winning 1-0 in the first leg, Lyon will go to the quarterfinals if there is a goal and only lose a difference in the return leg on March 17. Meanwhile, Juventus need to win two or more goals to eliminate the risk of being eliminated early.

Juninho: ‘Nobody expected Lyon to defeat Juventus’

Lyon Sports Director Juninho Pernambucano praised the home team after the victory against Juventus in the first leg of the round of 1/8 Champions League on February 26.

Lyon defeated Juventus thanks to Lucas Tousart’s only goal in the 31st minute, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. In the second half, the visitors tried to push the line up and play more actively, but did not make a difference in the attack. This match, Juventus launched a total of 14 shots but failed to once hit the goal.

Lyon’s performance against Juventus is not commensurate with what this team shows in Ligue 1. They are currently seventh with 37 points after 26 matches, 28 points behind PSG and seven points against the Champions League team in the season.

What should coach Solskjaer do to solve the problems on MU attack?

MU attackers are on alert when they can not score in 3 consecutive matches in the Premier League. Solskjaer coach needs to make changes soon.

In the last 3 matches in the Premier League, MU only won one point. They lost to Liverpool 0-2, lost to Burnley 0-2 and drew 0-0 against Wolves. MU had the opportunity to shorten the gap with the top 4 when Chelsea repeatedly lost points, but they did not take advantage. Even now they are pushed down to 6th place.

Martial is bringing frustration when he takes the role of leading the public in place of Rashford.

This is the result of poor competition. Without Marcus Rashford, the “Red Devils” were powerless to shake the net. After the score with Wolves at Old Trafford, MU striker Anthony Martial received many criticisms from the former Premier League players.

In the match against Wolves, Martial did not even launch a single shot despite playing the full 90 minutes. The most definitive player on the MU side was midfielder Bruno Fernandes with 5 appearances. In addition, he repeatedly signaled to his teammates to actively move.

Besides, the ability to coordinate the middle of MU also does not show the effectiveness. The people who create the most opportunity to finish teammates are Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Naturally, those opportunities came from the cross-field phase or cross the ball from the two corridors.

According to Ian Wright, Coach Solskjaer can consider using young talent Greenwood. The striker born in 2001 has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season. Long shot from Greenwood can bring goals for MU when confronting teams that organize the defense closely.

In addition, MU has another choice on attacker is rookie Odion Ighalo. He played in the Premier League in Watford and scored 16 goals. The Nigerian striker once won the best player of the month in December 2015.

However, Ighalo has turned 30 and his ability to integrate into the Premier League is still a question mark when he returns from the much lower level league.

On February 18th, MU will be a guest at Stamford Bridge of Chelsea. This is an important match for the race to win the Champions League. The long holidays will be very valuable for teachers and coaches Solskjaer.

The Norwegian strategist needs to be more calculated and prepared to avoid ineffective and assertive substitution. In the Wolves confrontation, he threw Lingard or Dalot on the field in the 87th minute. The remaining time was too little for them to bring efficiency.