Watch former Barcelona and Man United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic score twice for LA Galaxy

David Cooper 10/06/2018
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Former Internazionale, Barcelona and Manchester United icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice to help Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 3-0 this weekend.

Ibrahimovic, 36, went scoreless in his previous Major League Soccer-outing – a 1-1 draw at Portland Timbers.

But he made amends in the thrashing of Salt Lake, moving him onto seven goals in 11 top-flight outings since his March arrival.

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Real Madrid rewrite Champions League history with record-breaking win

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Winners again: Real madrid claimed their third Champions League title in a row

Spanish giants Real Madrid became the first side to win the Champions League three times in a row with victory over Liverpool in last month’s final in Kiev.

Gareth Bale’s wonder goal will go down in history as one of, if not the best, Champions League goal of all-time. His overhead kick, the first of the two goals the substitute scored, was  good enough to win any one of the 13 European Cup finals in which Madrid have now won.

The final in Kiev will be just as well-remembered for a couple of goalkeeping clangers, which gave Jurgen Klopp’s men an almost impossible task of needing to score four in order to defeat Zinedine Zidane’s men.

Either side of Bale’s bicycle kick Madrid were gifted goals by Red’s keeper Loris Karius. The German stopper hastily bowled the ball across his goal into the path of Karim Benzema, who stuck out a leg and the ball trickled into the empty net for Madrid’s opener. Bale came back to haunt Karius in the later stages as the midfielder stuck a speculative shot from distance, which the goalkeeper let slip through his fingers.

Wondergoal: Bale came off the bench to score twice

Wondergoal: Bale came off the bench to score twice

The 3-1 win saw Madrid claim their Champions League title for a record-breaking third straight year. In doing so, Zinedine Zidane became the first manager to win the trophy three times on the bounce and Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to win the competition five times.

Record breakers: Both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo set records in Kiev

Record breakers: Both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo set records in Kiev

Octo Finissimo Automatic A Third World Record for Bulgari

Bulgari is once again the spotlight, proudly presenting its third successive world record.

The Octo Finissimo Automatic is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market to date.

After introducing its Tourbillon in 2014 and the Minute Repeater in 2016, the Maison unveils its new creation featuring a total thickness of just 5.15mm, while its self-winding movement is just 2.23mm thick for a 40mm diameter.

The iconic Octo is once again pushing the boundaries of watchmaking feasibility.

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Daily Digest: Liverpool nearing deal with Lyon's Nabil Fekir to bolster midfield

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Hey guys, Jay Asser here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on this morning in the world of sport.

TOP STORY 

0604 Nabil Fekir

Liverpool are on the verge of adding midfielder Nabil Fekir, according to reports.

After bringing Fabinho into the fold last week, Liverpool are nearing a deal for the Frenchman, who is reportedly valued at €60million by Lyon.

With the French national team set to fly out to Russia on Saturday, Liverpool and Lyon are eager to get the deal wrapped up before the start of the World Cup.

If the deal goes through, Jurgen Klopp‘s midfield would suddenly be looking much stronger, with Naby Keita also set to join from RB Leipzig after signing last summer.

Read more on Liverpool’s pursuit of Fekir here.

FOOTBALL

England had a promising performance in their final dress rehearsal before the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Thursday night. Marcus Rashford delivered a beautiful first goal before Danny Welbeck came off the bench to head in the second. Read more on the Three Lions’ victory here.

Elsewhere, new Manchester United addition Fred suffered an ankle injury in Brazil’s training session. The 25-year-old tried to carry on after the knock before receiving treatment on the sidelines.

CRICKET

Mithali Raj became the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 internationals, beating Virat Kohli to the milestone. The star of India’s women’s team achieved the feat in a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Thursday, producing 23 runs on 33 balls.

Meanwhile, phenom Rashid Khan helped Afghanistan hold on for a one-run victory against Bangladesh to complete a 3-0 series whitewash. The 19-year-old was given the ball in the final over and kept Bangladesh from scoring the nine runs required for the win.

US SPORTS

The Washington Capitals hoisted the Stanley Cup after taking down the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in Game 5 to win the championship series 4-1. Alex Ovechkin took home playoff MVP honours and added an ever-elusive title to his impressive resume.

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Duo

With the Golden State Warriors on the cusp of clinching their third title in four years, our man Jay Asser examined the race for Finals MVP between Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. Both have excelled and had their moment in the Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which means Game 4 could determine who earns the award if the series ends in a sweep.

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WHAT’S ON TODAY

French Open: Marco Cecchinato v Dominic Thiem, semi-final, 15:00

Rafael Nadal v Juan Martin del Potro, semi-final, 17:30

Football international friendlies: Germany v Saudi Arabia, 21:30

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors, Game 4 (0-3), 05:00 +1

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