Best of the Weekend: Feb 25-26

Robert Lewandowski and co. made mincemeat out of Hamburg at the weekend before Jack Sock-ed it to em at the Delray Beach Open in Miami. See how many more bad puns we can include as we review the best of the sporting weekend!

Bayern batter Hamburger – again

No it’s not a new snack that is being lined up for this year’s Oktoberfest, but it is becoming something of an annual ritual as FC Bayern München once again demolished Hamburger SV at the Allianz Arena.

The 8-0 thrashing means that in the last seven meetings between the two clubs in Munich, Hamburg have conceded 44 goals while scoring just three.

It’s obviously getting to the point where it is psychological for the Hamburg players.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Ibra delivers for Jose – and Wayne

You’ve got to hand it Zlatan. He said he came to Old Trafford to win and he has done just that, scoring two goals – including an 87th minute winner – as the Red Devils’ defeated an unlucky Southampton side 3-2 to claim the EFL Cup at Wembley on Sunday.

The big Swede then duly lapped up the celebrations – Oh, and non-playing substitute Wayne Rooney joined in too – as United claimed a 44th major trophy to draw level with arch-rivals Liverpool.

Zlatan himself now has 30 gongs in his glittering career.

Better offer him a contract extension, and quick!

Jonathan’s Rea-dar on track in Australia

WSBK made a return for a new season at Phillip Island in Australia, but some things never change.

Northern Irishman-machine Jonathan Rea raced to two wins out of two – the second coming despite starting from ninth place on the grid in line with the new rules. It was also his 40th career Superbikes win.

Kawasaki rider Rea has already amassed 50 points as the tour moves on to its next stop in Thailand.

Rickie almost ‘Fowls’ it up in Florida

Rickie Fowler doesn’t like to do things the easy way, securing his fourth career PGA Tour win despite an up-and-down final round at the Honda Classic in Florida.

Fowler had never won on four previous occasions when leading going into the final round and it was easy to see why.

His final round was error-strewn to say the least, with two bogeys and a double littering his front nine followed by a couple more on the final two holes.

Good job that he also managed five birdies, otherwise he could have been looking at another final round failure.

Anyway, let’s focus on the positives and say a big congratulations to young Rickie!

Elina, Jo-Wilfried, Jack and Dom all win

It was also a busy weekend on court too, with Elina Svitolina winning her sixth WTA at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

While Jo-Wilfried Tsonga collected some silverware for the second weekend in succession at the Marseille Open after defeating compatriot Lucas Pouille. It was his ninth match in a row.

America’s Jack Sock-ed it to them at the Delray Beach Open, taking the title after Milos Raonic had to pull out with an injury.

Lucky Jack, indeed!

While Dominic Thiem rounded off a tennis-tastic weekend with victory at the Rio Open.

Well done to them all!