It was another action-packed weekend of sport, and we’ve picked out some of the highlights…
Diego Costa really is never far from trouble, and the Chelsea striker was at it again in the Blues’ FA Cup defeat to Everton on Saturday.
The Spaniard saw red after picking up a second yellow late on in the match, but replays suggested that he may have had a little nibble on the neck of Everton midfielder, Gareth Barry, while uttering some parting words.
Diego Costa at the centre of it all once again with Barry
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 12, 2016
Chelsea were quick to issue a statement denying there was a bite, and credit must go to Barry and Everton who were also quick to dismiss such suggestions.
Regardless, one has to wonder if Costa’s latest act of petulance is part of an attempt to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge.
FC Bayern München isn’t a team known for going lightly on their opponents and they showed no mercy against a struggling SV Werder Bremen on Saturday.
The Bavarians put five goals past a Bremen side who are now just three points clear of the relegation places, and they really should have scored more.
Kingsley Conman and Thomas Muller pulled the strings for Bayern, and it’s Muller’s second which gets our vote as the best of the match.
Drama in Mexico
Lucas di Grassi appeared to have secured a rather straightforward victory at the inaugural Mexico ePrix on Saturday, but it was later discovered that his Abt Schaeffler car weighed 886.2kg during the race, which was 1.8kg under the 888kg minimum.
As a result, Jerome D’Ambrosio was handed the race victory, with Sebastien Buemi promoted to second.
— FIA Formula E (@FIAformulaE) March 13, 2016
Sprinter creates history
Ever heard of Wayde van Niekerk? No, we hadn’t either until this weekend. While Usain Bolt may be the undisputed fastest man on earth, Van Niekerk is no slouch himself.
The South African sprinter has become the first runner to break 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for 200m and 44 seconds for the 400m. Considering that the likes of Bolt,
Michael Johnson, and Carl Lewis haven’t been able to notch up those numbers we’re rather impressed. Johnson was one of those to take to Twitter to congratulate Van Niekerk. The star-struck South African’s response was priceless…
What next for Wenger?
Arsenal reached new lows on Sunday. Not only did the Gunners see their FA Cup defence end at the hands of Watford, but their fans were caught on camera fighting among themselves after the final whistle.This was all before a frustrated Arsene Wenger walked out of a press conference.
With Arsenal’s league title charge stuttering and an exit from the Champions League on the horizon, one has to wonder if Wenger will still be at the helm next season.
Dortmund stand as one
There were emotional scenes at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday after a Borussia Dortmund fan suffered a heart attack and died while watching Dortmund’s clash with 1. FSV Mainz 05.
The Dortmund fans delivered a magnificent rendition of “You’ll never walk alone”, with their players joining the fans after the final whistle to pay tribute to the departed.