The Week in Sport (12-19 Apr)

Time for another round-up of the week that was with highlights including all the action from the Champions League and the latest from top and bottom of the Premier League.

Football

The Champions League quarter-finals got under way this week as Barcelona put one foot in the final four after a 3-1 win over PSG, while Porto stunned Bayern Munich. More details here.

Luis Suarez scored a brace in Barcelona's 3-1 win at PSG image: eurosport.com

Luis Suarez scored a brace in Barcelona’s 3-1 win at PSG
image: eurosport.com

In the Premier League, Chelsea moved ten points clear at the top of the table after a 1-0 win over Man United meaning they can clinch the title if they win their next two games. More action from the Premier League here.

It was also FA Cup semi-final weekend and Arsenal needed extra-time to book their 19th FA Cup final berth as Alexis Sanchez hit a 106th minute winner in a 2-1 win over Reading.

They will face Aston Villa in the final after Tim Sherwood’s side came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 and book their first FA Cup final appearance in 15 years.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that Jurgen Klopp is to step down as manager after a disappointing Bundesliga campaign. Former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel will take the reins at the end of the season.

Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are among the short-list for the PFA Player of the Year award, which also includes Harry Kane, David De Gea, Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez.

Snooker

Mark Selby's defence got off to a shaky start image: prosport.ro

Mark Selby’s defence got off to a shaky start
image: prosport.ro

The World Championships got under way this weekend and there was a shaky start for defending champion Mark Selby. From leading Kurt Maflin 8-4, the 31-year-old lost the next five frames in a row but he held his nerve to take it to a decider and bag the win 10-9.

There was also wins for Crucible thoroughbreds John Higgins and Graeme Dott. Four-time winner Higgins scored a 10-5 victory over Robert Milkins, while Dott ousted Ricky Walden 10-8.

You can follow all the action from the crucible here.

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