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Sports Round Up December 8, 2020: Match Results, Reports, Highlights and Look Back at Top Stories of the Day

09 Dec, 00:15 (IST)

Barcelona will host Juventus in a blockbuster match in Group G of UEFA Champions League 2020-21 on Tuesday midnight. This clash will mark the reuniting of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who haven’t met in any competition since Ronaldo departed for Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018. Both teams have already confirmed their place in the next stage of the UCL but expect this clash to be highly competitive with both teams eager to win. Ahead of the match take a look at the head-to-head records between these two teams in the Champions League. Read Full Story

08 Dec, 21:29 (IST)

NorthEast United FC came back from a goal down to hold Bengaluru FC to 2-2 draw in ISL 2020-21. Rochharzela gave Highlanders the lead as early as the fourth minute after a huge deflection but Juanan restored parity for Bengaluru 13 minutes later. Substitute Udanta Singh the put Bengaluru 2-1 ahead with half an hour remaining. Luis Machado was, however, at hand to level the scores eight minutes later. 

08 Dec, 19:16 (IST)

England cricketer Ben Stokes’ father Ged Stokes has sadly passed away at the age of 65 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. Ged Stokes was a former New Zealand rugby league international. The news of his death was announced by Ged’s former rugby club Workington Town.

08 Dec, 18:58 (IST)

Virat Kohli has become the first Indian captain and only second skipper in history to register series wins in all formats in Australia. Kohli and South Africa’s Faf du Plessis are the only two international captains to win a Test, ODI and T20I series in Australia. Read All Records and Stats From IND vs AUS 3rd T20I

08 Dec, 17:31 (IST)

Australia have beaten India by 12 runs in the third and final T20I match of the series to end the T20I series 2-1. India had already clinched the series after winning the first two games. The defeat, however, ended their 10-match winning streak in T20Is.

08 Dec, 12:53 (IST)

AUS A vs IND A 1st Practice Match: The tour game between Australia A and Indians end in a draw. Ajinkya Rahane from India and Cameron Green of Australia scored centuries in the first innings with bowlers – Umesh Yadav (3/48), Mark Steketee (5/37) – impressing in the second.

08 Dec, 12:13 (IST)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that Breakdancing, also known as breaking, has been added as an official Olympic sport and will feature as a medal event at the 2024 Paris Games. Breakdancing was proposed by Paris organisers almost two years ago after positive trials at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires

08 Dec, 11:49 (IST)
Floyd Mayweather will be back in the boxing ring once again when he faces YouTuber Logan Paul in a ‘special exhibition’ match in February of next year. Mayweather in his illustrious career has won fifteen major world titles while Logan Paul has one sanctioned boxing match under his belt, a loss to fellow YouTuber KSI.

08 Dec, 10:56 (IST)

Indian footballer Bala Devi scored her first goal in European football as she netted off the bench in Rangers Women’s 9-0 demolition of Motherwell LFC. Bala Devi scored the final goal of the game after coming on as a substitute in the 65th minute.

08 Dec, 10:33 (IST)

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England’s tour of South Africa2020 has been abandoned due to positive COVID-19 tests in both camps. South Africa vs England ODI series has now been postponed for a later date. The ODI series had to be cancelled after several delays. The first ODI match was had been cancelled after a player from the South Africa team tested positive. The second ODI, supposed to be held on Sunday, was then postponed after two members of England’s touring party returned positive results. Eventually, both cricket board announced the cancellation of the tour. Read Full Story

Jamshedpur FC ended ATK Mohun Bagan’s three-match unbeaten run in ISL 2020-21. ATK Mohun Bagan lost 2-1 to Jamshedpur but they temporarily still remain second in the points table. Antonio Habas’ side, who conceded for the first time in three matches, have nine points from four games while Jamshedpur FC registered their first win in the standings and climbed to seventh. Mumbai City FC remain on top. Check Updated ISL 2020-21 Points Table.

India will chase a series clean sweep when they play Australia in the third and final T20I match of the series. India currently lead the T20I series 2-0 and are on a 10-match winning streak in the shortest format. They are also now unbeaten in seven consecutive T20I series. Virat Kohli’s men, who beat Australia by 11 runs in the first game and followed it with a six-wicket win to seal the series, will be eager to make a clean sweep.

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