Going into International break every single football player in all the leagues around the world wanted to leave a mark. The weekend of action did not disappoint, there was plenty of drama and brilliance involved. Let us take a look at standout actionfrom cricket, rugby and soccer.
1. BidvestWits Cup Triumph
Gavin Hunt’s men looked unstoppable when they took on high flying Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 Cup Final on Saturday night. Probably the two best sides in the Premier Soccer League at the moment. Sundowns had the edge going to the match given their latest success in Africa.
However it was not the case as Daine Klate and his teammates produced a Champions performance to clinch the famous trophy.
2. Tottenham Hotspur masterclass City slaughter
Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola went head to head as the two unbeaten sides in the Premier League. Manchester City however had the edge given their revolution under Pep Guardiola, but there was always that hope amongst the Spurs supporters given the form the club is on at the moment.
In the end Spurs deserved the victory, they simply outclassed City. The movements, marking, work rate were all perfect. They had all the ingredients needed on the day for such a match.
3. Morne Steyn lifts the Springbok
It is true when they say experience can never bought. Morne Steyn proved that when the Springboks beat Australia at Loftus yesterday. He came on for Elton Jantjties and it proved to be a crucial decision from the coach Allister Coetzee. His drop kicks and penalty kicks won the match for the Springboks.
Elton is a good player but there is one thing that Morne brings to the Springbok team, experience. Knowing when to kick the ball and when to shoot is the difference between the two. Great victory for the Boks.
4. Eibar earned a well deserved point in Madrid
Eibar came to Real Madrid expecting nothing but to avoid a heavy defeat but it turned out the other way. They fought with everything to earn a well deserved point, it was a brave performance considering the fact that they have never won a game against Real Madrid.
The team spirit and belief is what earned them a point. They never stopped believing and they deserved every bit of their success on the night.
5. First Quinton de Kock and then captain Faf due PLESSIS
It has surely been a fantastic weekend for South African cricket. On Friday Quinton de Kock brushed aside Australia’s bowlers to guide the Proteas in their first of five ODI series against Australia. On Sunday it was the same story, this time around it was the skipper Faf du PLESSIS who set the tone for their second straight ODI win in a space of one day against Aussies.
The batting was fantastic so as the bowling, it was an all round perfect performance from the Proteas.
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