The Week in Sport (24 -30 Jul)

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel claiming victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix and Jon Jones knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 are just some of the highlights in this edition of The Week in Sport.

Football

In pre-season friendlies, Neymar’s goal helped Barcelona edge out Man United 1-0, while Barcelona also beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the first friendly El Clasico since 1991 to win the  International Champions Cup.

Neymar scored the only goal as Man Utd fell to defeat to Barcelona
image: youtube.com

Premier League champions Chelsea fell to a 3-2 defeat by Bayern Munich, while Man City thrashed Real Madrid 4-1 and followed up on that impressive win with a 3-0 win over Tottenham in Nashville.

Theo Walcott’s brace helped Arsenal beat Benfica 5-2 but then suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla. Ivan Perisic scored the winner goal in a 2-1 win over Chelsea, while Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win over German side Hertha Berlin. More results here.

In transfer news, Man City have added Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy to their squad in a £52m record breaking move for a defender, while West Ham have completed a £16m deal to sign former Man United striker Javier Hernandez.

Monaco striker Kylian M’Bappe is in contract negotiations with the club as Real Madrid line up a €180m for the Frenchman, while Juventus signed Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi for £35m.

Man United are also close to singing £40m target Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, as Marouane Fellaini could be on his way out of Man United with Turkish side Galatasaray rumoured to be close to signing the Belgian international.

Ex-Juventus man Dani Alves scored on his competitive debut for PSG as they beat Ligue 1 champions Monaco 2-1 to lift the Trophee des Champions.

In Champions League qualifiers, Celtic were held to a scoreless draw by Rosenborg, FC Astana beat Legia Warsaw 3-1 and there was also victories for Dynamo Kiev, Olympiacos and CSKA Moscow. More results here.

Horse Racing

16-5 shot Roly Poly showed her toughness to hold off the threat of Via Ravenna and  Siyoushake to clinch victory for Ryan Moore in the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville.

Dual Oaks heroine Enable ran out a convincing winner in King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, as the 5-4 favourite ran out a comfortable winner ahead of second placed Ulysses at Ascot.

Motorsport

Sebastian Vettel stretched his lead to 14 points as the Ferrari driver won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position 0.9 seconds ahead of teammate Kimi Raikkonen, while title rival Lewis Hamilton only managed fourth behinf fellow Mercedes man Valteri Bottas.

Sebastian Vettel became the first Ferrari driver to win in Hungary since 2004
image: sbs.com.au

Rugby

Ireland scrum-half Tomas O’Leary, who was part the Six Nations Grand Slam triumph in 2009 and a two-time Heineken Cup winner with Munster has retired from rugby at the age of 33.

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