Today UEFA Champions League was under the spotlight and after very dramatic night all participants of knockout stage from Group A, B, C and D are known. We already know that Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain secured passage to the next stage of competition. Royal Club is at home convincingly defeated Malmo 8-0, while the Princes were better than Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0. Team from Ukraine will play in the Europa League. PSV Eindhoven will continue to compete in the elite. Dutch representative defeated CSKA Moscow with 2-1. With PSV win and 3-2 defeat from Wolfsburg, Manchester United is already eliminated form Champions League and will continue to compete in the Europa League. This defeat was perhaps the last match for Louis van Gaal on Red Devils’ bench. Atletico Madrid took first place in Group C ahead of the Benfica, after 2-1 win over Portuguese team. Galatasaray and Astana played 1-1, but Turkish representative will continue to play in Europe. In Group D, Manchester City was better than Borussia Moenchengladbach 4-2, although they trailed with 2-1 until the 80th minute. Citizens are the first in the group ahead of Juventus, who lost 1-0 in the away game to Sevilla. Spanish team continues competition in the Europa League.
Some English media reported that Ashley Cole will become a new player of New York City. Veteran broke his contract with Roma earlier this year, and apparently will continue his career in a team which competes in Major League Soccer.
ULEB Euro Cup had two games scheduled today. In Group A Nanterre lost at home to EWE Baskets Oldenburg with 92-83. Nancy managed to beat Spirou Charleroi in the first match of group C with 86-81.
Late last night, nine games were played in the NBA. Charlotte Hornets, on their floor, were better than Detroit Pistons with 104-84. San Antonio Spurs demolished Philadelphia 76ers, as the finale score was 119-68. Miami Heat suffered defeat on home court, as Washington Wizards were better, 114-103. Dallas Mavericks managed to beat New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, and the final score was 104-97. Los Angeles Lakers have suffered a new defeat. Better than them were Toronto Raptors, 102-93. Mirza Teletović scored winning basket in the last second of the match and brought victory to the Phoenix Suns over Chicago Bulls, 103-101. Milwaukee Bucks beat Portland Trail Blazers and the finale score was 90-88. Los Angeles Clippers celebrated in the away game against Minnesota Timberwolves, 110-106. Boston Celtics have outplayed New Orleans Pelicans with the score 111-93.
It was interesting day on World Handball Championship for Women. In Group A, Serbia lost to Denmark with the score 29-20. In the remaining matches of this group, Japan defeated Tunisia with 31-21, while Montenegro demonstrated their power and convincingly celebrated over Hungary, 31-15. In Group B, Angola was better than Cuba, 38-23, while Poland beat China 29-24. In a derby of this group Holland and Sweden played a draw, 28-28. France was better than Argentina with the score 20-12, while South Korea defeated Congo, 35-17. In the last match of Group C Brazil defeated Germany, 24-21. Russia humiliated Puerto Rico, 45-18, and Spain was better than Romania, 26-18. The last match of Group D went to Norway, which was convincingly defeated Kazakhstan, 40-19.
It was great finish of the game in Washington. In the last game of the NFL Week 13, Dallas Cowboys beat Washington Redskins with the score 19-16. In a very hard match Dallas came ahead when DeSean Jackson fumbled pant. Then Darren McFadden scored the first touchdown of the game. Wide receiver of Redskins redeemed himself with a touchdown with 49 seconds left on the clock. But the game was not yet over, as Dan Bailey scored field goal from 54 yards out and brought his team big win over divisional rival.