Abderrazak Hamdallah’s sixth goal of the 2020 AFC Champions League was enough to send Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr into the quarter-finals with a valuable 1-0 victory over compatriots Al Taawoun FC in the Round of 16 yesterday.
Champions Bayern Munich suffered a first defeat for 10 months when their 23-match winning run was ended by a shock 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim yesterday.
India’s Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes in one over as Rajasthan Royals completed the Indian Premier League’s highest-ever run against Kings XI Punjab yesterday.
Adam Long fired an eight-under-par 64 to open up a two-shot lead at the PGA Tour Corales Puntacana Championship on Saturday.
Roland Garros got underway in the “ridiculous” chill and damp of Paris yesterday with Victoria Azarenka walking off court, complaining that it was “too cold” to play, before Stan Wawrinka brushed aside fellow three-time major winner Andy Murray in the day’s marquee clash.
Even when he was wearing the Tour de France’s yellow jersey, Julian Alaphilippe was already thinking of winning the world title – and he felt that achieving the feat yesterday was the pinnacle of his career.
Jamie Vardy’s hat-trick dealt an early blow to Manchester City’s hopes of wrestling back the Premier League title as they conceded three penalties in a 5-2 defeat to Leicester, while Newcastle’s late spot-kick to snatch a 1-1 draw at Tottenham sparked fresh debate over the handball rule.
Goals from Dragan Ceran and Erin Derdiyok helped Pakhtakor FC come back from a goal down to defeat Esteghlal FC in the 2020 AFC Champions League Round of 16 tie and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 11 years.
Veteran defender Hussein Abdulghani said Al Ahli Saudi FC deserved to advance to the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals after defeating UAE’s Shabab Al Ahli on penalties in the Round of 16 on Saturday.