Sports headlines May 11 2017- Gor assures fans of league control

Sports headlines May 11 2017- Gor assures fans of league control

 Fernando Gaviria wins stage five in Giro d’Italia

Fernando Gaviria

Fernando Gaviria won his second stage at the Giro d’Italia in a sprint finish, after another rider celebrated ‘winning’ stage five with 6km to go.Luka Pibernik punched the air as he crossed the finish line – but the route looped back for another lap in Messina.He only appeared to realise his mistake after the peloton swept past.Welsh Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas came home safely in the main bunch to stay second overall – six seconds behind race leader Bob Jungels.Thomas’ fellow Briton Adam Yates remains third – 10 seconds behind Jungels – on the same time as defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and 2014 winner Nairo Quintana. Pibernik eventually finished 148th, 20 seconds slower than Gaviria.

Relax, we are under control:Gor 

Gor Mahia crushed Chemelil Sugar 2-0 in Thika last evening to ascend to the top of the Kenyan Premier League. K’Ogalo moved level on points (22) with Posta Rangers, who drew 1-1 against hosts Muhoroni Youth in another KPL match yesterday.

Read alsoGor Mahia back to the top as Chemelil put AFC Leopards to the sword

First half goals from Timothy Otieno and Kenneth Muguna at Thika Stadium were all that the 15 time-champions needed to leapfrog Rangers at the top.Posta Rangers have an inferior goal difference compared with Gor Mahia.

"I am proud of my players’ performance in the last two matches. Those two wins have been very important to us. Now that we are at the top, I am confident we will handle the pressure of being there. We want to remain there until the end of the season "

Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo.

Meanwhile, Sofapaka and AFC Leopards sunk deeper into trouble zone after they lost their second successive matches last evening.

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to reach Champions league final

Defending champions Real Madrid held off a spirited Atletico Madrid to set up a meeting with Juventus in next month’s Champions League final in Cardiff.Atletico, trailing 3-0 from the first leg, stormed into an early 2-0 lead on the night through Saul Niguez’s header and Antoine Griezmann’s cheeky penalty.But Real grabbed a vital away goal when Isco poked in a rebound after Toni Kroos’ fierce shot – following a brilliant run by Karim Benzema – was saved.It checked Atletico’s momentum and left them needing three more goals to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons.Chances were scarcer for both teams after the break, although home substitute Kevin Gameiro missed two presentable chances to give Atletico a glimmer of hope.Zinedine Zidane’s team, attempting to become the first team to win the Champions League twice in a row, will meet Juventus at the Principality Stadium on Saturday, 3 June.

 

 

 

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