The Week in Sport (7-13 Dec)

It is time for another recap of The Week in Sport on Balls and Brawls with highlights from the past seven days including a week to forget for Man United while Conor McGregor made short work of Jose Aldo at UFC 194.

Football

Man United were dumped out of the Champions League after a 3-2 loss in Wolfsburg, but Arsenal and Chelsea did enough to see them through to the last 16 with victories over Olympiacos and Porto respectively. Read full recap of matchday six here.

Bournemouth beat Man Utd just one week after toppling champions Chelsea image: 90min.com

Bournemouth beat Man Utd just one week after toppling champions Chelsea
image: 90min.com

Man United’s week got a whole lot worse when they fell to Bournemouth 2-1 in the Premier league, while Arsenal climbed to the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Aston Villa. More week 16 results here.

In the Europa League, Liverpool secured top spot in their group in a 0-0 draw with Sion, while Erik Lamela bagged a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Monaco. More results here.

The draw for the FA Cup third round has pitted holders Arsenal against Sunderland, Man United will face League One side Sheffield Utd and Premier League leaders Leicester face a trip to Spurs. Full draw here.

The Euro 2016 draw was made and both Ireland and Northern Ireland have been handed tough groups, while England will face Wales. It was also announced that goal-line technology will be used at the tournament for the first time.

In La Liga, Atletico leapfrogged rivals Real Madrid into joint-top alongside Barcelona as Diego Simeone’s side took advantage of Real’s 1-0 loss to Villarreal with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

In other news, Swansea gave manager Garry Monk the boot, while Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of action yet again this time through a hamstring injury.

Conor McGregor's win over Jose Aldo was the fastest title change in UFC history image: irishtimes.com

Conor McGregor’s win over Jose Aldo was the fastest title change in UFC history
image: irishtimes.com

UFC

It took Conor McGregor just 13 seconds to become the Undisputed UFC featherweight champion as Jose Aldo was knocked out for the first time in his career as UFC 194 in Las Vegas.

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