The Week in Sport (19-25 Jun)

It was another busy week in The Week in Sport with Daniel Riccardio winning a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix and New Zealand proved too strong for the British and Irish Lions.

Rugby

New Zealand proved too strong for the British and Irish Lions in the first of a three-test series, as tries from Codie Taylor and Rieko Ioane helped the All-Blacks to a 30-15 win in Auckland.

Rieko loane’s try helped New Zealand to victory over the Lions
image: sportinglife.com

Before their defeat to New Zealand, Jack Nowell crossed the line twice as the British and Irish Lions’ bagged a convincing 34-6 win against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Ireland wrapped up their summer tour by making it three wins from three with a five-try 35-13 win over Japan, while Ben Volavola kicking 17 points as Fiji inlficted a 27-22 defeat on Scotland.

Wales made it two wins from two on their summer tour as Steffan Evans’ late try snatched a dramatic 19-17 win against Samoa, Australia secured a hard-fought 40-27 win over Italy and South Africa beat France 35-12 to make it a clean sweep in their three-test series.

Football

Portugal are through to the Confederations Cup semi-finals as winners of Group A, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over hosts Russia and scored again in a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand.

Mexico join Portugal in the final four as the Gold Cup winners came from behind to beat New Zealand 2-1, before they also had to battle from falling a goal behind in a 2-1 win over Russia.

Germany got their Confederations Cup of to a winning start with a 3-2 win over battling Australia and after a draw with Chile, sealed their place in the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Cameroon.

Chile join them in the semi-finals as Alexis Sanchez’s became Chile’s all time leading goalscorer in a 1-1 draw against Germany and also drew 1-1 draw against Australia. Mark Milligan’s penalty helped Australia hold Cameroon to a 1-1 draw.

In transfer news, Liverpool have splashed out £34m to sign Chelsea reject Mohammed Salah from Serie A side Roma, while Watford have added Derby midfielder Will Hughes for £8m. More deals here.

In other news, Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on a three-year deal, while Frank de Boer looks set to take the reigns at Crystal Palace.

Daniel Riccardio claimed his first victory of the season in Baku
image: deutschlandfunk.de

Motorsport

Red Bull’s Daniel Riccardio emerged victorious at a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, after championship leader Sebastian Vettel was penalised for deliberately driving into title rival Lewis Hamilton in Baku.

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed his first victory of the season in the Dutch TT at Assen, as Andrea Dovizioso moved into the overall lead in the MotoGP title race.

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