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Sport: Five things we learned from the weekend

| 10.08.2020

It was another weekend of sport which had its fair share of drama and surprises involving football, cricket, Formula 1 and more.

Here is our morning round-up of the weekend’s action that you may have missed….

Bayern too good for Chelsea

It was always an uphill battle for Frank Lampard’s side to reach the last eight of the Champions League. A three-goal first leg deficit was compounded by a 4-1 loss in Munich as Chelsea bowed out with a 7-1 aggregate defeat.

Early strikes from Robert Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic extended Bayern’s advantage before Tammy Abraham pulled a goal back for the Blues after 44 minutes.

Corentin Tolisso added a third with a second goal for Lewandowski late on ensured a night to forget for Chelsea at the Allianz Arena.

Elsewhere, Barcelona booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory against Napoli at Camp Nou to secure a 4-2 aggregate win.  They’ll face Bayern in the quarter-finals, with the Bundesliga champions 19/20 favourites.

England fightback to beat Pakistan

A gritty batting display from Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes saw England take a series lead against Pakistan at Old Trafford on day four.

England were chasing 277 runs to win and looked all but beaten at 117-5. But a sixth wicket stand of 139 from Buttler and Woakes steered the hosts to victory in the first Test.

Woakes finished on 84 not out after being assisted by an impressive 75 from Buttler as England wrapped up a three-wicket win.

Joe Root’s side won the opening Test for the first time in six attempts. Victory in the second Test at Southampton would see England record their first series win over Pakistan in a decade, which starts on Thursday. They’re 4/5 to wrap it up.

Verstappen holds off Hamilton

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen halted Mercedes’ early season dominance with victory at Silverstone in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday.

Despite being slower in qualifying and starting in fourth on the grid, Verstappen begun the race on hard tyres to clinch victory from Lewis Hamilton in second and Valtteri Bottas in third.

Mercedes were left to bemoan their decision to opt for softer tyres as the Dutchman triumphed to prevent a fifth-straight victory for Mercedes.

The Formula 1 season will head to Barcelona next weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix with Hamilton 4/9 to get back on course with victory.

Morelos double delight for Rangers

Two second half goals from Alfredo Morelos were enough to help Rangers to a 3-0 victory at St Mirren on Sunday.

It was a man of the match performance from the Colombian striker who also provided the cross for the opening goal which was converted into his own net by Conor McCarthy.

Steven Gerrard’s side were then buoyed by the news that Celtic had been held by Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Ryan Christie had given the champions the lead with a pinpoint free-kick, before Chris Burke levelled the scores from the penalty spot.

Rangers will bid to maintain their winning start to the season when they host St Johnstone on Wednesday night at Ibrox.

Collin Morikawa wins US PGA Championship

A thrilling final day at TPC Harding Park began with seven players tied for the lead on 10 under par on Sunday.

However, it was Collin Morikawa who came out on top after a final round 64 which included a birdie on the fourteenth and Eagle on the sixteenth hole to card the joint lowest round of the week.

Paul Casey was left to wait for his first major as he finished two shots off the lead in second with a final round 66. Dustin Johnson finished in third on ten under-par.

Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka trailed Johnson by two heading into the final round, but the American stumbled to a four-over 74 to also finish on three under in tenth.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.