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Sports round-up of the week


Sports round-up of the week

By our (very-biased-but-claims-he-isn’t) sport’s commentator

The sporting focus was very much on football this week, and particularly the major European competitions. Both second legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals were played during the week, and both games were full of excitement. Real Madrid eventually knocked out Bayern Munich 4-3 on aggregate, whilst Liverpool who travelled to Rome to play Roma triumphed 7-6 on aggregate, having scored 5 goals in the first leg at Anfield. The final promises to be a real treat.

On a sadder note, Arsenal were knocked out of the UEFA cup at the semi-final stage by Atletico Madrid. This was Arsene Wenger’s last European night in charge of the Gunners. He was bitterly disappointed with the performance. Diego Costa, Arsenal’s long time nemesis when at Chelsea, scored the decisive goal for Atletico.

In other sporting news, Justin Lange was made the new Australian cricket coach in the wake of sandpaper-gate, and the resignation of Darren Lehman. Lange was one of Australia’s finest opening batsmen, having broken numerous records with his batting partner Matthew Haydn. Naturally, Lange is hoping that his Australian team will regain the cricketing world’s respect both on and off the field.

In great news the Junior Boks hammered Scotland 41-3 in Edinburgh today. It was the team’s third win in a row, as they prepare for the Under-20 World Cup in France later this month. We hope you’ll be watching!

The upcoming weekend will see a number of hugely important matches in the English Premier League. Whilst Manchester City are the runaway champions, there are a number of clubs at the bottom of the table fighting against relegation. One such team is Stoke City, who will clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. If Palace win they are guaranteed a place in the Premier League next season. (TZ: Our very biased sport’s commentator claims certain victory for Palace. Obvs).

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