Barcelona: Barcelona saved up their pursuit of leaders Real Madrid within the La Liga title race by beating metropolis rivals Espanyol 1-Zero at dwelling yesterday, additionally condemning their neighbours to relegation from the highest flight. Luis Suarez struck within the 56th minute, lashing a free ball into the online for his 195th purpose with Barca which took him previous Hungarian Laszlo Kubala because the membership’s third top-scorer of all time. Barca, chasing a 3rd consecutive title, are on 76 factors whereas Real Madrid are prime with 77 and might restore their four-point benefit once they host Alaves on Friday. Reuters
Retirement shut, need to get pleasure from my time on court docket: Federer
Hamburg: Former world No. 1 Roger Federer says that he’s getting nearer to retirement, however he nonetheless desires to play so long as doable. Federer will flip 39 subsequent month and remains to be one of many prime gamers on the ATP Tour. Over the previous few years he has proved that he’s nonetheless able to making deep runs within the largest tournaments. However, the previous world No. 1 is aware of that the highway forward is getting shorter by the day. “Retirement is getting closer and I will miss tennis so much. It would be easier for me to retire now, but I wanna give myself a chance to keep enjoying my time on court,” Federer stated in an interview to a German newspaper.
Early this 12 months, every week after dropping within the Australian Open semifinals, Federer performed a charity match in opposition to world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in South Africa and beat the Spaniard in a match that was attended by over 50,000 followers. Shortly after that match, Federer introduced he underwent a knee surgical procedure. Just a few days in the past, coach Severin Luthi stated Federer’s restoration was going as deliberate. Agencies
Liverpool on observe for report; City win
Brighton: Mohamed Salah scored twice as champions Liverpool moved to 92 factors with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion within the Premier League. The win saved Liverpool on course to safe a report factors tally. They want 9 from 4 video games to beat Man City’s report. Earlier, City beat Newcastle 5-0. Reuters