Mariano Diaz excited to wear Ronaldo´s 7 for Real Madrid

A proud Mariano Diaz is excited by the challenge of taking ownership of Real Madrid’s number seven shirt previously occupied by club great Cristiano Ronaldo. After a mooted move to Sevilla collapsed, Mariano completed his return to Madrid on Thursday after spending a single season in Ligue 1 with Lyon. Mariano is the only major […]
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Lyon president grateful to Karim Benzema for Mariano Diaz signing

A free kick from Nabil Fekir late in stoppage time earned Lyon all three points against reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has thanked Karim Benzema for advising him to sign Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid this summer.
Mariano, 24, moved to Lyon after making just two competitive starts for Madrid last season, with his route to a regular first-team place at the Santiago Bernabeu blocked by Benzema.
His switch to the seven-time French champions has been a success so far, with seven goals coming in his first nine Ligue 1 games, including the opener in Friday’s 3-2 win over Monaco.
The Spanish-born…
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