Weekend News and Links: Madrid Glory, Liverpool Injuries, and Jordan Ibe

David Ramos

Real Madrid Win Dramatic Champions League Final:

After Iker Casillas gifted Atletico a 1-0 advantage after misplaying a ball in the air, it looked like Diego Simeone's side was set to add the Champions League trophy to their La Liga crown. But deep into stoppage time, Sergio Ramos headed in a corner kick to equalize in dramatic fashion for Real. Atletico seemed to run out of energy in extra time and were torched for three late goals and a stinging 4-1 defeat.

David Luiz to PSG:

Chelsea have sold defender/midfielder/free-roamer David Luiz to PSG for a reported fee of £40m. Luiz has provided Chelsea with productive but rather unpredictable play since his move from Benfica back in 2011. He can be a pretty magical player, but perhaps the lack of structure in his style made him expendable to Jose Mourinho, who's teams always play with tactical order. £40m is a haul, and if that number is correct, Chelsea will have earned a net £19m on their business with Luiz.

Luis Suarez Hurts Knee, Will Push to Play in World Cup:

Luis Suarez underwent surgery on his left knee after feeling pain during a training session with the Uruguayan national team. It's unclear when exactly the injury occurred, but many people believe that it was caused by Paul Dummet's cynical challenge during the final game of the Premier League season. Suarez said, "Take it easy, because I'm going to make it [to the World Cup] and will work very hard these days to be at 100 per cent and help out my teammates." Hopefully he won't rush back too quickly, because Liverpool can't afford their star to suffer a long-term setback.

Mignolet Hurts Leg:

In other injury news, Simon Mignolet picked up a leg injury and limped off a Belgium training session. Fortunately, this injury does not appear to be as serious as Suarez's.

Ibe Nets U19 Hat-trick:

In U19 play against Montenegro, Jordan Ibe scored three times as England cruised to a 6-0 victory. He's the youngster to watch at Liverpool right now (excluding players who've already broken into the first team), which says a lot considering the amount of young talent that the Reds currently have.

Alonso Speaks On Liverpool Career:

As he seems to do around every six months, Xabi Alonso reminisced on his days as Liverpool player. He told BeIN Sports, "Anfield is a beautiful stadium and it has a certain charm and style that is very difficult to find in other stadiums. So I miss it a little bit; I really enjoyed the time that I spent in England, it was very important for my football career." He's still missed.

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