Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sports

The Champions League is where it is at for Leicester City this season. Following their early struggles in defending their domestic crown, the Foxes finally showed up on the biggest stage the club has ever had the privilege of playing on.

They certainly were a little fortunate, with Club Brugge proving the perfect hosts in allowing the Leicester fairytale to continue for a further chapter. Two defensive errors from the Belgian champions allowed Claudio Ranieri’s side to get themselves into a comfortable position well before half-time, and a third finished the match as a contest after the break.

First Lucas Hernandez’s long-throw was flicked over the top of goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle by his own defender, allowing Marc Albrighton to steal in at the back post and net a historic first goal in Europe’s premier club competition for the King Power Stadium outfit.

Just over 20 minutes later, Jamie Vardy displayed his typical tenacity to latch onto a misplaced pass along the Brugge backline and win a free-kick 20 yards from goal. Riyad Mahrez stepped up, and with the ball nestling into the top corner, the 1,400 travelling supporters were understandably in dreamland.

Mahrez added a third from the penalty spot in the second period after another misplaced pass led to Vardy being tripped inside the box by Butelle, and if teams on the continent were not already aware of Leicester’s quality then they certainly will be now.

Nigerian athlete, Josephine Orji, has just shattered the World Record with a lift of 160kg to win the gold medal in the Women’s -84kg Power-lifting event at the ongoing Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil.

The latest gold medal is Nigeria’s 8th at the event.

Nigeria now has 11 medals and is 10th on the overall medals table.

Serena Williams world number #1 for 186 straight weeks.

 

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