Madeira’s Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way; NEW Reids Auto Classic Show: April 21st;

International, National Portuguese and Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way as Real Madrid book date with Bayern Munich

From The Daily Telegraph:

“Three up from the first leg, the nine-times champions started brightly but had to wait until the 26th minute to open the scoring as Cristiano Ronaldo tapped home Marcelo’s cross.
Kaka doubled Real’s lead with a stunning effort from outside the area eight minutes before half-time, but the best goal was scored by Gustavo Manduca as he pulled one back for the visitors after a flowing team move midway through the second half.

Ronaldo soon restored the hosts’ two-goal advantage and substitutes Jose Maria Callejon and Angel Di Maria added further goals either side of Esteban Solari’s 82nd-minute penalty for the visitors.
Jose Mourinho rested some of his established stars as Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema started on the Real bench.

But one who did play was Ronaldo, who bagged his 48th goal of the season when he bundled the ball home

Kaka scored the second with a brilliant curling effort…”

Full article:

Reids Auto Classic Show: April 21st

From the official pages of Madeira Tourism:

“On April 21st the Reids Palace hotel will be hosting the FIRST EDITION of “ Reids Auto Classic Show”, an annual event which aims to promote the best and most elegant classic cars made until 1980. These vehicles will be exhibited on Estrada Monumental from Villa Cipriani Restaurant till Largo da Paz.

This exhibition sums a total of with 300 cars and 60 motorcycles and will include several entertainment activities such a carsrestorations project show, and an automobile fair, amongst others.

This event was promoted in collaboration with three of the local classic and vintage vehicles enthusiasts such as , João Mendes de Almeida, Francisco Urbino Rebelo and Eduardo Jesus, in addition to other activities that will take place during the Flower Festival celebrations on the island.”

More details here:

All images from the Diario Newspaper or Facebook official pages unless otherwise stated

10 thoughts on “Madeira’s Football Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way; NEW Reids Auto Classic Show: April 21st;”

  1. In case anybody notices, I have taken off the Facebook and Google+ buttons as they were cluttering up the postings – and nobody was using them as they pertained to each post rather than the blog as whole.

  2. Thanks Karen. All I need to understand now is how to work out when Easter and Shrove Tuesday fall each year !!! – it has been explained to me several times but never stuck – I guess it’s easier for the religious-minded.

  3. Hard luck Martin!

    I am very pleased that “my” weather forecast (on the right-hand column – truth be known it is really only a graphic representation of data from a highly regarded organisation called AccuWeather) has been right all week, predicting rain over the holiday weekend – true enough – rain in Funchal this morning!

  4. Yes, good accurate weather forecasts Admin – I used to rely on various other sites but they invariably got it wrong! Good for my “guest” forecasts…..thanks.

    Flower Festival starts on the 19th through to 25th April, main parade (I believe) is on Sunday the 22nd = covering Queen Elizabeths Birthday on the 21st and St Georges Day on the 23rd!

    Indeed, our SA in Santa Cruz appears to be struggling also = empty shelves, poor quality fruit/veg and high prices…….and the new SA in Machico is like an empty aircraft hanger. Machico Pingo Doce, on the other hand, is a hive of activity with crowded shelves and crowded shoppers = good quality stocks at good prices.

    Cool today but brighter and looking good Admin!

    Happy Earter ALL.

  5. SA, are having big problems, and have not been paying suppliers, the rumour is we wont be seeing SA for very much longer, talk of Lidl taking over a while back but don’t know if that is still on the cards.


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