The Week in Sport (6-12 Mar)

It is time for another edition of the The Week in Sport, with this week’s highlights including Barcelona stunning PSG in the greatest ever Champions League comeback and England retained the Six Nations.

Football

Barcelona produced the greatest ever comeback in the history of Champions League football as a late Neymar brace and a 95th minute Sergi Roberto winner helped the Catalans come from 4-0 down to record a famous 6-1 win over PSG.

Barcelona sensationally came from 4-0 down to reach the quarter-finals
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Elsewhere it was deja vu for Arsenal as Bayern Munich came from a goal down to crush ten-man Gunners 5-1, while Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund also sealed their spot in the quarter-finals. Read all about this week’s UCL action here.

In the Europa League, Henrik Mhhitaryan scored an away goal for Man United in a 1-1 draw at Russian side Rostov, Lyon came from behind to clinch a late 4-2 win over Roma and Genk thrashed fellow Belgians Gent 5-2. More results here.

Lincoln City’s dream FA Cup run came to an end as Danny Cowley’s side proved no match for Arsenal who cruised into the semi-finals with a 5-0 win, while there were also wins for Tottenham and Man City. More results here.

In the Premier League, Hull picked up a big 2-1 win over Swansea to move to within one point off safety, while Bournemouth bagged their first win on 2017 with Josh King scoring a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over West Ham. More week 28 results here.

Chelsea continued their march towards a second Premier League title in three years with a 2-1 win at West Ham on Monday night, but Man City missed the chance to close gap after being held to a scoreless draw by Stoke in midweek.

Real Madrid returned to the top of La Liga as Sergio Ramos’s late header gave them a 2-1 win over ten-men Real Betis, after Barcelona fell to a surprising 2-1 defeat to Deportivo.

In Serie A, Paulo Dybala’s 97th minute penalty saw Juventus clinch a 2-1 win over ten-man AC Milan, while Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega both scored hat-tricks in Inter Milan’s 7-1 thrashing of Atalanta.

A Robert Lewandowski brace helped Bayern Munich extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt, as title rivals Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund fell to defeats to Wolfsbrug and Hertha Berlin respectively.

Monaco remain at the top of Ligue 1 as goals from Kylian M’Bappe and Joao Moutinho helped them to a 2-1 win over Bordeaux. PSG kept the pressure on the leaders with a 2-1 win at Lorient, but Nice were held to a 2-2 draw by Caen.

In other news, Leicester have announced that Craig Shakespeare will remain in charge of the champions until the end of the season, while Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced he will retire at the end of the season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a three-game ban after accepting a charge of violent conduct in Man United’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth, while Tyrone Mings has been slapped with a five-match ban for a stamp on the Swedish striker.

Tennis

World number one Andy Murray suffered a shock loss in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, as Canada’s world number 129 Vasek Pospisil stunned the Scot 6-4 7-6 (7/5) in California.

Andy Murray’s wait for a first Indian Wells title goes on
image: indianexpress.com

Boxing

Olympic champion Claressa Shields defeated Hungary’s Szilvia Szabados with a fourth round knockout to win the North American Boxing Federation title in the first ever women’s boxing match to headline a televised event in the United States.

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