The frenetic world of sports never stops and never ceases to give us topics to talk about. The last few days have had controversies, accidents and a lot of sincerity. These are the most important stories of this week.
BAYERN MUNICH’S FEAT:
On Thursday, Bayern Munich defeated Tigres 1-0 in the final of the Club World Cup and achieved an almost unprecedented feat. The team coached by Hansi Flick became only the second to lift all six major trophies in the same season (Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Super Cup, European Super Cup and Club World Cup). Bayern Munich is the second club to achieve this feat, the first being FC Barcelona (in 2009).
LEWIS HAMILTON AND MERCEDES EXTEND THEIR MARRIAGE:
On Monday, after weeks of suspense, complicated negotiations and uncertainty, F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton signed a new one-year contract with the Mercedes team for the 2021 season. The driver’s previous deal had expired last December, but he has now agreed to race for the team for a ninth season. “Our team has achieved incredible things together, we look forward to building on our success even further, while continuously looking to improve, both on and off the track,” he said.
AN ATYPICAL AUSTRALIAN OPEN:
Despite all the delays and difficulties, a new edition of the Australian Open began (finally) this Monday. So far the tournament has left us several heart-stopping matches. The presence of the public has not been a minor detail. The fans have created an exceptional atmosphere, however, this Friday began a new five-day quarantine, which will mean empty stands at least until next Wednesday.
FERNANDO ALONSO’S ACCIDENT:
This Thursday, former Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso was run over while training with his bicycle near his residence in Lugano (Switzerland). The former Ferrari driver is a big fan of cycling. However, after being hit by a car he had to be taken to a hospital where he underwent several radiological tests. According to the international press, his jaw is fractured, but fortunately he was not seriously injured.
NEYMAR’S EMOTIONAL OUTBURST:
After it became known that Neymar will be out of action for four weeks due to a muscle injury, the Brazilian superstar showed his pain in an Instagram post. He also showed his weariness towards those who call him a “crybaby” and a “spoiled child”.
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