And that they did, as they romped to a 3-1 victory, with the help of two howlers from Loris Karius and an unfathomably good bicycle kick from Gareth Bale.
He was eliminated with Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup by eventual champions France and is not being considered as the best player on the planet for the first time in 11 years.
Ronaldo has been selected and the Portuguese superstar has his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and Liverpool's pint sized scoring machine Mo Salah for company.
Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015 after crashing out in the quarter-finals in each of the past three seasons. Pep Guardiola of Manchester City was not shortlisted.
The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by Tottenham and France's Hugo Lloris, Denmark's Kasper Schmeichel, son of Peter, and Belgium's Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Real Madrid.
Plus you'll marvel at the screen with TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile, producing only the most vibrant colour palette. The handset is packed with impressive specs and it is the first phone to come preloaded with Android 9 Pie .
Franklin's family was moved by Grande's performance of ( You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman after Franklin's 16 August death . Among those honouring Franklin Friday are about two dozen owners of Pink Cadillacs who arrived at the church early Friday.
The Press Association reports that a spokesman for Channel 5 said the other housemates had been informed of Pallett's decision. It was confirmed that the former Emmerdale actress had quit Celebrity Big Brother .
Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Chelsea side can still improve following their 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. "I am very happy with the four matches, but only starting from now to the next match".
Jonny Bairstow who suffered with a finger injury during third Test has recovered a lot and he is been included in the playing XI. Jasprit Bumrah (left) celebrates the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on the first day of the fourth Test at Southampton .
What if Canada finds major problems in the deal and doesn't want to sign? But "no NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal". Freeland said Canada was "extremely involved" in the progress that was made between the US and Mexico over the summer.
Both tiers offer a 24-month period for the Live Gold and Game Pass subscriptions, with 0% April for that same time frame. Consumers after 24 months of payments will be eligible to keep the Xbox One hardware which they were paying for.
For in-depth comparisons of Poco F1 and OnePlus 6 , follow our social media pages so you will be notified when we do that here. The Xiaomi Poco F1 that carries a tagline of " Master of Speed " is powered by Snapdragon 845 and up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
At home on both secular and sacred stages, Franklin's final service was heavily steeped in faith and gospel. Her grandchildren and an obituary reading by her niece Sabrina Owens are also planned for Friday.
Apple September 12 event: What to expect
Despite the similarities, these renders may not be 100% accurate, but they are thought to be close. Apple already revamped its entry-level iPad earlier this year, with a cheap new $329 model.
Yankees Reportedly Land Andrew McCutchen From Giants
De Paula, 20, was at Class A Staten Island this seaso, going 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA in 10 appearances (nine starts). Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that McCutchen is owed about $2 million for the rest of the campaign.
McCain hailed as hero, maverick at funeral
The service brought to a close two days of mourning for the six-term senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee in his home state. McCain "served his country honorably", Pence said, adding that President Donald Trump "respected his service to the country".
Canada trade talks enter final day
Rozental, Mexico's former deputy foreign minister, told CBC he regretted his country's rush to conclude a deal without Canada. United States officials said they would meet their Canadian counterparts again next week in an effort to reach agreement.
Serena and Venus Trade Shots Ahead of Upcoming US Open Match
The last time they met in a major was the final of the 2017 Australian Open, which Serena won while playing two months pregnant. Venus, ranked 16th, advanced to Friday's third round matchup by defeating Camila Giorgi 6-4, 7-5 earlier on Wednesday.