Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring the goal against Barcelona during their Spanish League match on Saturday. Associated Press
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that big-money summer signing Eden Hazard has been passed fit and will make his long-awaited La Liga debut against Levante on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid can move eight points clear of Real Madrid by beating their city rivals on Sunday in a much-anticipated derby that could go a long way to deciding La Liga’s title race. Atletico sit five points ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona, with a
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.
Brazilian winger Vinicius turned in Fede Valverde's enticing low cross in the 59th minute at the Stade de France and Liverpool could not find an equaliser as Jurgen Klopp's side lost to the Spanish giants in a Champions League final for the second time in five seasons.
It is Liverpool's third Champions League final in five seasons, after they followed their 3-1 loss to Real in Kyiv by beating Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid a year later, and they are widely seen as slight favourites at the Stade de France to become kings of Europe for a seventh time.
Banke stormed to victory over Jumeirah Mammoths in the final of the 19th League of Mammoths (LoM) cricket tournament held under the auspices of the Dubai Cricket Council at the Sevens Oval 1, Dubai.
Egypt’s Shaimaa Samy Abdellatif moved one step ahead towards her dream — to become first shuttler from Arab countries to win a gold medal at a major championship — after she reached the semi-finals of the 4th Fazza Dubai Para Badminton International 2022.