Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (left) vies for the ball with Unionistas’ Juan Gongora during their Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) match on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi for the goal and LeBron James for the celebration but it was his night for Barcelona on Sunday after he scored twice in a 5-2 win over Real Betis.
Barcelona made a nightmare start to the defence of their La Liga title on Friday by losing Luis Suarez to injury and then losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, after a sensational late volley from substitute Aritz Aduriz.
The first Clasico stalemate in 17 years means Barcelona will likely finish 2019 top of La Liga if they beat Alaves on Saturday, despite a distinctly underwhelming opening half of the season.
Prithvi hit nine boundaries and one six during his stint at the crease. He was well supported by Shikhar Dhawan (33).
Both Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will look to put their stuttering campaign back on track after losses in their opening matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The undisputed king of clay, Rafael Nadal is one title away from matching Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record, but 15 years on from the Spaniard’s first French Open triumph he appears