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Lionel Messi moves in front of Luis Suarez at top of LaLiga scoring charts with brilliant brace in victory over Elche

Lionel Messi moves in front of Luis Suarez at top of LaLiga scoring charts with brilliant brace in victory over Elche

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Elche to move within five points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The Argentine superstar returned to the top of the LaLiga scoring charts with his double, going two clear of his close pal and former teammate Luis Suarez. Getty Images - Getty Messi found the bottom corner to open the scoring from Martin Braithwaite’s backheel after the break.The Man City-linked forward then doubled the lead 20 minutes later, finishing smartly after a wonderful solo run and pass from Dutchman Frenkie de Jong. Left-back Jordi Alba wrapped up the win at the Camp Nou shortly after when he converted from Braithwaite’s header. NEWS Man City ease to...
Olivier Giroud reveals funny origins of ‘writing’ celebration after scoring winning goal against Norwich

Olivier Giroud reveals funny origins of ‘writing’ celebration after scoring winning goal against Norwich

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Olivier Giroud puzzled most Chelsea fans with his celebration against Norwich on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old headed home what turned out to be the winning goal at the end of a tense first half of the Blues’ 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Getty Images - Getty Giroud mimed writing something as his celebration After initially embracing his teammates, the 33-year-old pulled away from the group. He turned towards the players behind Frank Lampard’s bench and mimed as if he was writing something down. It turns out the gesture was meant for one man in particular. “It’s just, err, I play scrabble with N’Golo Kante, that’s it,” he told Sky post-match. Giroud’s goal ensured that Frank Lampard’s side bounced back with a win, after their humbling defeat to Sheff...
What we’ve loved in sport: Eddie Hearn’s bonkers boxing plan, Erling Haaland scoring on Bundesliga return, Harry Kane’s incredible shirt gesture

What we’ve loved in sport: Eddie Hearn’s bonkers boxing plan, Erling Haaland scoring on Bundesliga return, Harry Kane’s incredible shirt gesture

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The return of the Bundesliga finally gave football fans something to watch over the weekend. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund recorded routine wins, while RB Leipzig dropped points in the title race. After a two-month absence of top-tier European football due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was a welcome sight. And there have been plenty of other highlights over the past week. Here’s what we’ve enjoyed… Harry Kane sponsoring Leyton Orient’s shirts Harry Kane showed enormous generosity Leyton Orient announced that Kane will be their new shirt sponsor for the 2020/21 season. The Tottenham and England striker made his professional debut in a loan spell with the O’s in 2011 and has donated the shirt sponsorship to three separate causes. The home shirt features ...
Carlos Tevez kissing Diego Maradona, Ian Wright’s grandson scoring vs Arsenal, England’s Six Nations win, Aaron Ramsey’s heroics for Juventus and more things we loved

Carlos Tevez kissing Diego Maradona, Ian Wright’s grandson scoring vs Arsenal, England’s Six Nations win, Aaron Ramsey’s heroics for Juventus and more things we loved

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There was plenty of action across the sporting world this weekend, with some cracking rugby and football games, a major UFC fight night, and plenty more besides. Manchester United did the double over Manchester City, Liverpool beat Bournemouth to close in on the Premier League title, while there was disappointment for Scott Quigg on his return to boxing. Here, talkSPORT.com picks out some of the highlights…. Carlos Tevez kissing Diego Maradona Tevez guided Boca Juniors to a 34th top-flight title in Argentina by scoring the game’s only goal against Maradona’s Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata. It saw Boca Juniors finish two points ahead of bitter rivals River Plate, who started the day in front of Tevez’s side. The Manchester United and Man City striker rejoined his boyhood club in 2018 after a f...
Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son, Jadon Sancho scoring again, Arsenal’s team goal and more things we loved

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News of Man City’s two-season ban from European football dominated the world of sport over the weekend. The Citizens have been punished for committing breaches of the UEFA Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. However, there was still plenty of memorable action to follow and talkSPORT.com picks the best bits below… Jose Mourinho teasing Heung-min Son Son was Tottenham’s hero as his 94th-minute goal secured a 3-2 win for his side against Aston Villa. The victory boosted Spurs’ Champions League hopes by moving them up to fifth in the table, just one point off Chelsea, who play Manchester United on Monday. Son, who also scored a rebound from his own missed penalty in the first-half, had other chances to win the game, but was denied by Pepe Reina on two occasions. While the South...