Friday, July 23, 2021
Mid-Week Sports With Joshua Adetunji

The joy of Arsenal FC fans knew no bound as the team won the final Football Association Challenge Cup the 14th time.

The 2-1 defeat match against Chelsea was quite an interesting game as Chelsea star, Pullisic scored a goal in the early minutes of the match; but Arsenal’s striker, Aubameyang nailled it with a penalty after which he scored another fantastic goal for the club.

Aubameyang was named the man of the match before he brings the trophy to his teammates to be celebrated.

This is the 10th time Chelsea would play final FA Cup match and the third of the finals lost to Arsenal.

The former Spain and the Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has officially announced the end of his playing days on Tuesday, which is more than a year after his last match.

The 39-year-old Casillas was with Portuguese club Porto but hadn’t played competitively since a heart attack in May last year.

Casillas disclosed that announcing his retirement was one of the “hardest” and “most difficult” days of his career.

According to his tweet on his official account, he said “What is important is the path you travel and the people who accompany you, not the destination to which it takes you,”

“With hard work, you will always arrive where you want. I can say, without a doubt, that it has been the path and the destination that I’ve always dreamed about.”

Also, the club where he was called on of the biggest Legends of the club and of world football and the best goalkeeper in the history of Real Madrid and Spanish football said in a statement:

“Today one of the most important footballers in our 118 years of history calls it a day as a professional player, a player we love and admire, a goalkeeper who has made the Real Madrid legacy bigger with his work and exemplary behavior both on and off the pitch,” a statement by Real Madrid, a club he helped won five Spanish league titles and three Champions League trophies before he joined Porto. He also helped Spain win one World Cup and two European Championships.

Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo has bought the world’s most expensive car, Bugatti La Voiture Noire also known aa Centodieci. This was known after sharing a picture of him posing with the latest addition to his car collection on Instagram with the caption, “You choose the view”. The photo also showed his initials CR7 on the side of the car.

Only 10 Bugatti La Voiture Noires are in existence worldwide and it is worth approximately 8.5 million euros (Rs 75 crore).

An Atalanta Slovenian striker, Josip Ilicic has been reported to be considering retirement from football due to depression, after he caught his wife red handed in bed with another man.

Ilicic, 32, is said to have thought of surprising his wife in his native Slovania, which he did, only to discover her in bed with another man.

According to reports from Italy, Ilicic is now thinking of hanging his boots due to depression emanating from the scandal.

Ilicic met his wife, Tina Polovina in 2009 and soon enough got married to her, they have two daughters Sofia and Victoria.

Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix on Sunday at the Silverstone Circuit, clinching his 87th victory to close in on Formula One great Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 wins.

Hamilton’s car endured a puncture in the last lap, but finished six seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. His Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas, too, got a puncture with three laps left, giving Verstappen the advantage to move up.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc finished third, his second podium finish of the season.
“Up until that last lap everything was relatively smooth sailing. When I heard his (Bottas’ tire) went I looked at mine and it seemed fine,” Hamilton said after the race.

“You could see (the tire) falling off the rim,” Hamilton said. “I was just praying to get round and not be too slow. I didn’t think I would make it round the last two corners.”

Verstappen remarked that it was both lucky and unlucky for him, but “second is a good result”.,

Bottas went for a tire change, but dropped out of the points and finished 11th.
Former four-time champion Sebastian Vettel finished 10th in his Ferrari.

Like the previous races, the British GP also saw drivers wearing anti-racism t-shirts as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Out of the 20 drivers, 13 took a knee as everyone stood behind an ‘End Racism’ message written on the grid.

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