The Week in Sport (29 May – 4 Jun)

It is time for another recap of The Week in Sport with highlights including Real Madrid seeing off Juventus to retain the Champions League and there have already been some big shocks at the French Open.

Football

Real Madrid have become the first side to retain the Champions League, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace helped the Spanish giants thrash Juventus 4-1 to win a 12th European Cup. Read more about the final in Cardiff here.

Real Madrid won the Champions League for a third time in four seasons
image: bbc.co.uk

Huddersfield have won promotion to the Premier League for the first time, after Christopher Schindler scored the winning penalty in a 4-3 shootout victory after it finished scoreless over 120 minutes in the Championship play-off final.

In international friendlies, an experimental Ireland side went down to a 3-1 defeat to Mexico in New Jersey, but the Boys in Green bounced back to gear up for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Austria with a 3-1 win over Uruguay in Dublin.

In other friendlies, Northern Ireland picked up a 1-0 win over New Zealand,  Olivier Giroud’s hat-trick helped France thrash Paraguay 5-0, Netherlands also hit five past Ivory Coast and European champions Portugal defeated Cyprus 4-0. More results here.

In transfer news, Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will be staying at Atletico Madrid next season, after Man United “cooled” their interest in the French attacker.

Man City are closing in on £35m Benfica goalkeeper Ederson, while midfielder Yaya Toure has committed his future to the club by signing a new one-year deal at the Etihad Stadium. Catch up with all the latest transfer deals here.

Arsene Wenger is staying at Arsenal after much speculation over his future, as the Frenchman extends his 21 year stay with the Gunners by signing a new two-year contract.

Barcelona have appointed former Athletic Bilbao head coach Ernesto Valverde as their new manager, while ex-Man City boss Roberto Mancini is back in management having be appointed the new gaffer of Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.

Roma have sacked Luciano Spaletti despite a second place finish in Serie A, Thomas Tuchel has stepped down as manager of Borussia Dortmund and Jorge Sampaoli has left Sevilla to take over the reins of home country Argentina.

Wolfsburg retained their Bundesliga status as Vieirinha scored the only goal in a 1-0 relegation play-off win over Eintracht Braunschweig to secure a 2-0 aggregate win.

Rugby

Anthony Watson’s second half try spared the British and Irish Lions a shock defeat in their opening game of the tour of New Zealand, as Warren Gatland’s side snatched a nervy 13-7 win against New Zealand’s Provincial Barbarians.

Golf

Italy’s Renato Paratore claimed his first European Tour title, as the 20-year-old carded a closing round 70 to finish 11 under par, one shot clear of Englishmen Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick to win the Nordea Masters in Malmo, Sweden.

Renato Paratore won his maiden European tour title in Malmo
image: sportinglife.com

Jason Dufner won his fifth PGA Tour title, as the American bounced back with a final round 68 to finish 13 under par, three shots clear of Rickie Fowler and India’s Anirban Lahiri to win the Memorial tournament in Ohio.

Motorsport

Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso won the Italian Grand Prix in front of his home crowd, as he moved into second place in the MotoGP standings with championship leader Maverick Vinales finsihing second at Mugello.

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