The Week in Sport (4-10 May)

It’s Monday and here at Balls and Brawls it can only mean one thing: a round-up of all things sport from the past week. This week’s highlights include all the action from the Champions League semi-finals and we saw a new world champion crowned at the Crucible.

Football

Burnley became the first team to be relegated from the Premier League despite a 1-0 win at Hull, while QPR followed them to the Championship on Sunday after a 6-0 thrashing at Man City. Read more about all the weekend’s action here.

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona will take a 3-0 lead to Munich image: bbc.co.uk

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona thumped Bayern Munich 3-0
image: bbc.co.uk

In the Champions League, a Carlos Tevez penalty has given Juventus a 2-1 lead over holders Real Madrid while Lionel Messi was the star of the show as Barcelona ran out 3-0 winners over Bayern Munich. You can read more about the Champions League semi-finals here.

Sevilla have one foot in the final of the Europa League after hammering Fiorentina 3-0 as they look set for their second straight Europa League final, while Dnpiro and Napoli have it all to play for after a 1-1 draw in Naples.

The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) has decided to suspend all domestic competition for the foreseeable future following a spat with the government over a new law on collective bargaining for television rights.

Liverpool Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out until September after the striker underwent hip surgery in New York on Wednesday, while Man United also suffered a blow with the news Michael Carrick will miss the final three games with a calf injury.

However, Man United are already looking towards next season as they secured PSV winger Memphis Depay for a fee believed to be in the region of £25m.

Snooker

Stuart Bingham became snooker world champion for the first time in his 20 year career as the 38-year-old defeated Shaun Murphy 18-15 in a classic final to take the Betfred World Championship title.

Stuart Bingham image: breakingnews.ie

38-year-old Stuart Bingham became the oldest world champion since Ray Reardon in 1978
image: breakingnews.ie

Boxing

Manny Pacquiao underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday following his loss to Floyd Mayweather last weekend, while Amir Khan is now setting his sights on a match with Mayweather and hopes a deal can be struck with the undisputed welterweight champion.

Carl Froch’s career has been put into doubt after the Englishman was stripped of his The WBA super-middleweight championship due to his year-long inactivity because of an elbow injury.

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