Andrea Pirlo's Players Are Struggling To Adapt Without Ronaldo

Italian outlet Corriere via SunSport is claiming that the manager’s honeymoon period is over as players are finding it difficult to adapt with the tactician’s strategy without striker Ronaldo. The Portuguese star was missing in their 1-1 draw away at Benevento as the reigning champions failed to hold onto their lead. Juventus dropped points yet again on the night the side was deeply frustrated with Alvaro Morata also receiving a red card after full time of the encounter for verbally insulting the referee. Top football manager attacks Messi, claims he has no passion for football when compared to Maradona After the match, Pirlo said there was the urgent need to rest Ronaldo as the player is exhausted with the number of matches he played in recent times. He said: "Already Wednesday in the Champions League he had a problem, but he had decided to play, It’s normal for someone to get tired and rest. "This time it was Ronaldo’s turn, others next. Ronaldo is an added value, but when

Sheikh Mohammed Receive President of Niger

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has received today President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and the accompanied delegation.

Sheikh Mohammed and the President of Niger explored prospects for building joint constructive partnerships in economic, trade, investment and developmental areas by harnessing diverse resources and potentials available in both countries.

Sheikh Mohamed affirmed the UAE's desire to build and expand close friendship ties with friendly countries. He said relations with the Republic of Niger were growing steadily and hoped these ties would scale to new heights of progress for the best interest of the two friendly countries and their people.

The President of Niger said he was delighted at visiting the UAE and at meeting with HH, expressing his country's interest in developing ties of co-operation with the UAE, particularly in developmental and economic areas. He also praising the UAE’s leading experience in empowering women.

Present from the UAE side were Deputy Ruler of Dubai, HH Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Foundation, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and HE Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of Dubai's Department of Protocol and Hospitality.