TOP 5 FROM LAST WEEK IN SPORT
With the dominance of Dustin Johnson on the PGA Tour in recent times, Jason Day has been somewhat a forgotten man this year. Yet a phenomenal 7 under 63 shot third round boosted him up the leader board and into contention at the Byron Nelson event in Texas. Tied for the lead after 72 holes with American Billy Horschel, the two entered a playoff on Monday morning with Day looking the most likely to claim the title. A brilliant second shot by Horschel put him within 8 feet of the tournament, while Day hung his out 48 feet right of the hole. A costly three put from the Australian gifted Billy Horschel his first PGA Tour win since 2014.
The AFL have continued its ground-breaking season with the first ever female umpire making her debut on the weekend. Eleni Glouftsis took to the field with whistle in hand for the Essendon vs West Coast game in what was a historic moment for VFL/AFL Football. The Bombers took control of the match early and never looked back against the Eagles. The Etihad Stadium surface causing all central umpires some havoc due to the soft middle, yet Glouftsis took it all in her stride in the commendable four quarter performance.
The Celtics have completed an unbeaten season in the Scottish Premiership to claim their 6th straight title. In manager Brendan Rodgers first season in the lead job, the Celtics became the first Scottish ‘invincibles’ since the 1988-89 Rangers. Winning 34 of their 38 games this season, it was one of the most dominant domestic seasons many football observers had ever seen. Remarkably, three of the Celtic players had once before played in an unbeaten season, Jozo Simunovic (Dinamo Zagreb 2014/15), Kolo Toure (Arsenal 2003/04) and Mikael Lustig (Ronsenborg 2010).
The tennis world had seen the talents of Alexander Zverev at the Australian Open when he defeated Rafael Nadal, so his first Masters 1000 win shouldn’t be too big a surprise to many. Coming up against Novak Djokovic in the Rome Masters final, the 20-year-old German took apart the world number 2’s game to claim a 6-4 6-3 straight sets win. With his first ATP Masters 1000 tournament, Zverev becomes the youngest Masters winner since Djokovic himself won the 2007 Miami Masters as a 19-year-old. Generation Next looks set to continue his rise in the tennis rankings!
REAL MADRID: LA LIGA
Despite being one of Europes biggest and most successful football clubs, Real Madrid has somewhat of a trophy drought in the La Liga. 5 years without winning the domestic title was all put in the past over the weekend with a 2-0 win against Malaga. Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo once again was the catalyst to the win, scoring in just the second minute. Remarkably, Ronaldo has now scored 14 goals in his last 9 matches for Real Madrid.
The La Liga win now boosts the Real Madrid confidence heading into their Champions League final against Italian giants Juventus, where they are attempting to become the first team in history to defend the Champions League crown.
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