The Week in Sport (15-21 Feb)

Monday’s on Balls and Brawls can only mean one thing: a round of The Week in Sport. This week’s highlights include the return of the Champions League, while Bubba Watson won a ninth PGA tour title.

Football

Champions League action returned this week and among the action saw Chelsea fell to a 2-1 defeat to PSG, while Real Madrid put one foot in the quarter finals with a 2-0 win at Roma. Read more about all of this week’s action here.

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 12th Champions League this season in Real Madrid's win against Roma image: theguardian.com

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed his 12th Champions League this season in Real Madrid’s win against Roma
image: theguardian.com

In Europa League last 32 action, Man United’s woes continued with a 2-1 defeat to Midtjylland in Denmark, Liverpool were held to a scoreless draw by Augsburg, while Spurs were also held to a 1-1 draw by Fiorentina. More results here.

FA Cup fifth round action saw holders Arsenal held to a 0-0 draw by Hull to force a replay, while Chelsea thrashed Man City 5-1 to set up a quarter-final clash with Everton. More FA Cup results here.

In La Liga, Lionel Messi passed 300 Primera Division goals in Barcelona’s 3-1 victory over Sporting Gijon and a 2-1 win over Las Palmas saw them move nine points clear at the top of the table, after Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Malaga.

In other news, Man United suffered a major blow with the news Wayne Rooney will miss two months of action with a knee injury, while Liverpool have made their first signing for next season having agreed a deal to sign Schalke defender Joel Matip.

Snooker

Ronnie O’Sullivan clawed back from 5-3 down to win the Welsh Open for the fourth time beating Neil Robertson 9-5, wrapping up victory in style with a total clearance of 141.

Earlier in the week, O’Sullivan passed up a 147 chance in his Welsh Open first-round match, over his views that the £10,000 prize on offer was not enough.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won his fourth Welsh Open title image: dailymail.co.uk

Ronnie O’Sullivan won his fourth Welsh Open title
image: dailymail.co.uk

Tennis

After knocking out former world number one Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals, Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas secured a fourth ATP World Tour title after beating Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-4 7-6 6-4 to win the Rio Open in Brazil.

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