The European leagues returned from the worldwide break with Spain’s prime two going face to face, whereas in England Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis each had comfy wins, with the Reds strolling to a 3-Zero win over Watford and Metropolis thumping West Ham 4-0.
Metropolis and Liverpool’s wins noticed the highest two pull additional forward within the race for the EPL title, however chasing facet Chelsea’s quest for a return to the Champions League subsequent time period faltered with a 3-1 defeat at Wembley in opposition to Spurs, leapfrogging its London rival into third.
Manchester United dropped factors at house to Crystal Palace, whereas Arsenal continued its unbeaten streak, taking it to 17 video games with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth away.
Fulham’s new supervisor, Claudio Ranieri, began his tenure brightly on the basement-dwelling membership, lifting the Londoners off the underside with a 3-2 win over Southampton — Aleksandar Mitrovic scored his second of the evening simply after the hour mark to safe the three factors.
In Spain’s prime division La Liga, Ousmane Dembele spared Barça’s blushes with a 90th-minute strike to attract degree with Atlético Madrid and keep within the prime slot, whereas Actual Madrid’s nightmare season continued with a 3-Zero loss away to Eibar, in supervisor Santiago Solari’s first official sport in cost.
In Italy, Juventus continued its imperious type with a a 2-Zero win over SPAL to maneuver 9 factors clear in Serie A, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s 10th purpose of the season making him the quickest Juve participant ever to succeed in the milestone.
Hamilton finishes F1 season in wonderful type
British driver Lewis Hamilton proved himself Components 1’s dominant pressure once more Sunday in Abu Dhabi, securing his 11th victory of the season in what was an emotional farewell for veteran Fernando Alonso.
After securing pole place on Saturday, the Brit had set himself up effectively for a powerful end for the 2018 season, having secured the driving force’s championship again in Mexico two weeks in the past. Following the floodlit season-closer the Mercedes driver mentioned he plans to select up once more with the identical verve subsequent 12 months.
“I actually wished to finish the season robust, and I feel on a private notice, I used to be ready to try this,” he mentioned. “On the opposite facet, the group did an distinctive job all 12 months lengthy, and I actually wished, race on, race off, to ship for them and wished to finish the best way that I plan to start out subsequent 12 months.”
Alsonso’s remaining race within the sport did not go fairly to plan, with the Spaniard choosing up three penalty factors in three incidents within the remaining minutes as he veered off-track in an try and make up floor to complete 10th and achieve a remaining championship level.
It wasn’t to be, however earlier than he signed off, Alonso — voted “Driver of the Day” by the Yas Marina Circuit followers — ended the weekend with some tire-squealing, smoking doughnuts on the observe with Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
Copa Libertadores remaining postponed once more
Boca-River Plate is arguably Latin America’s largest derby, so throw in a Copa Libertadores crown on prime of it and you’ve got a sport the entire continent stops to observe.
They might have carried out so this weekend, however the match between the fierce metropolis rivals — often known as the Tremendous Clasico — was postponed for a number of occasions after River Plate followers attacked the Boca Juniors group bus forward of the match at River’s Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires on Saturday.
Boca Juniors captain Pablo Pérez and midfielder Gonzalo Lamardo had been handled at a hospital after the assault, which noticed 29 River supporters arrested.
The ultimate had earlier been pushed again after heavy rain postponed the primary leg on the Bombonera two weeks in the past. River Plate holds house benefit — if it ever will get performed — after that sport ended 2-2.
Texas A&M outlasts rival LSU for marathon win
With a rating that extra carefully resembled a university basketball consequence, Texas A&M proved soccer is a sport of attrition, taking part in out an unbelievable seven-overtime, 74-72 win over bitter rivals Louisiana State. Virtually from the second LSU gamers prematurely doused coach Ed Orgeron with Gatorade with the seconds ticking down within the remaining quarter, nothing on this sport went to script.
As a substitute the school soccer common season ended with an on the spot traditional, with Aggies’ QB Kellen Mond main the cost with an unbelievable — and prolonged — shift, passing for 287 yards and 6 scores whereas including 42 speeding yards and one other landing.
The sport was stuffed with heart-stopping moments, with Mond getting the ball with a minute of regulation left, ultimately feeding by means of a 19-yard Quartney Davis landing to ship the sport to additional time — the primary of many.
The drama continued, maybe most notably with A&M’s Kendrick Rogers’ 25-yard landing reception to pressure the fourth additional time.
However finally it was Mond’s evening, his two-point conversion go to Rogers sealing the win, snapping a six-game shedding streak in opposition to LSU and the Aggies’ first win over the Tigers since 1995.
Lefty victorious in Thanksgiving head-to-head jamboree
It might not have counted for something on the PGA Tour, however for 2 of golf’s most enduring personalities, within the desert close to Las Vegas on Friday, it was all about bragging rights. Oh, and $9 million.
With the boys so evenly matched that it spilled over into an additional 4 holes, the one-off matchplay occasion was shut till the dying. Neither golfer ever led by multiple gap, however Lefty lastly edged his nemesis with a 1-up birdie on the final gap.
In the long run, Mickelson gained 5 holes, Woods gained 4 and so they had the identical rating on 13 holes.
“My coronary heart cannot take rather more,” Mickelson mentioned earlier than complimenting his opponent. “A day like immediately is not going to take something away from his greatness. He is the best of all time, however simply to have slightly little bit of smack speak for the approaching years means rather a lot to me as a result of I actually do not have a lot on him.”