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Sport: Five things we learned from the weekend

| 17.08.2020

Did you miss any of the weekend action? Here we digest all the thrills and spills from another gripping couple of days involving the Champions League, Europa League, Formula 1 and more!

So, let’s get started! Here is your morning round-up of the weekend’s sport…

Manchester City dumped out by Lyon

Manchester City’s wait for a Champions League trophy goes on after they were beaten 3-1 by Lyon in the quarter-finals.

City began as firm favourites to win the tie but it was the Ligue 1 club who proved too much for Pep Guardiola on a night of drama in Portugal.

Maxwel Cornet put the French side ahead midway through the first-half, but Kevin De Bruyne levelled for City with twenty minutes remaining.

Substitute Moussa Dembele then put Lyon ahead again after 79 minutes, latching on a through ball to slot past Ederson. City pressed for an equaliser and Raheem Sterling missed a guilt edged opportunity to level the scores.

It wasn’t going to be City’s night. Their fate was sealed when Dembele grabbed his second goal of the game to set up a semi-final clash with Bayern Munich, who thrashed Barcelona 8-2 on Friday night.

United Europa dream dashed by Sevilla

There was more misery for English clubs in Europe this weekend with Sevilla knocking out Manchester United in the Europa League semi-final on Sunday evening.

An early penalty from Bruno Fernandes put United ahead, before Suso equalised for the five-time champions after 26 minutes.

United spurned plenty of chances to take the lead with Sevilla stopper Yassine Bounou making a string of impressive saves. On 79 minutes, substitute Luuk de Jong had the final say nipping in to sweep home the winner from close range to send Sevilla into the final in Germany.

Defeat resulted in a third semi-final stage loss of the season for the Red Devils as their campaign came to an abrupt conclusion on a tough night in Cologne.

Sevilla will now face Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League final with the Spanish club 10/11 to win the competition for a record sixth time.

O’Sullivan is World Champion again         

In the World Snooker Championships, Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Kyren Wilson in Sunday’s final to clinch his sixth title at the Crucible.

The Rocket completed an 18-8 victory to draw level with Ray Reardon and Steve Davis on world crowns. The win was Ronnie’s 37th ranking title to surpass Stephen Hendry’s record of 36.

O’Sullivan hammered Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in his opening match and later beat three-time winners Mark Williams and Mark Selby to reach the final in Sheffield.

The 44-year-old dominated the final against Wilson after an evenly poised opening day on Saturday, O’Sullivan dismantled his opponent 7-1 on Sunday to wrap up an impressive title win.

Hamilton overtakes Schumacher in Barcelona

Victory for Lewis Hamilton in the Spanish Grand Prix saw the six-time World Champion claim his 156th Formula 1 podium to surpass the record set by Michael Schumacher.

Sunday’s win was Hamilton’s 88th career victory, putting him just three behind Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins.

It also gave the Mercedes driver a 37-point lead in the Drivers’ standings as he races towards a seventh world title, which would equal Schumacher’s record.

It was another dominant performance from Hamilton who held on to pole position to take the chequered flag ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

The season continues in a couple of weeks’ time with Hamilton 2/5 to win the Belgian Grand Prix.

Jim Herman wins Wyndham Championship

An impressive final round saw Jim Herman claim his third PGA Tour title as he shot a 21 under par score after carding a 63 on Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club.

Herman had posted an eagle, three birdies and a bogey in a four-under front nine and he maintained his momentum coming home with three more birdies in his final six holes to beat Billy Horschel by a single shot.

South Korea’s Si Woo Kim held a two-shot lead heading into the final round but could only shoot a final round par score of 70 to finish tied third.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.