REVIEW: Bayern first to claim title in March

FOOTBALL – Bayern München defeated Hertha BSC 3-1 to claim their 23rd Bundesliga title. No other team has more than five. Bayern became the first ever team to win the Bundesliga title in March and became the first side to claim the title with seven matches to spare in leagues in England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

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REVIEW: Messi 1st to score hat-trick in Bernabéu for Barça

FOOTBALL – FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 4-3 in Madrid in La Liga on Sunday. Lionel Messi scored three goals and became the first ever Barça player to score a Clásico hat-trick at Bernabéu.Two other Barcelona players scored a hat-trick in an away match in a Clásico, but these matches were played before Estadio Bernabéu existed. Paulino Alcántara at Campo de O’Donnell in 1916 and Josep Samitier at Estádio Chamartín in 1926. Continue reading

REVIEW: Goal fest this Premier League round not a record

FOOTBALL – There were a total of 42 goals this Premier League match round, the second most ever in a 20 team Premier League season, one short of the record of 43,  set in match round 26 of the 2010/11 season, 5-6 February 2011. As one of the goals in that 2011 match round was an own goal, and none of the goals yesterday/today were, this means this match round has equalled the record for most intentional Premier League goals.

REVIEW Kristoff becomes 1st Norwegian to win Milano-Sanremo

CYCLING – Alexander Kristoff won the 105th Milano – Sanremo on Sunday. He became the first Norwegian to win this race. This was also the first time a Norwegian won a Monument race (Milano – Sanremo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris – Roubaix, Liège – Bastogne – Liège and Il Lombardia). The last seven editions of this race have now seven different winners.