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Juventus' Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (R) reacts next to Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

NAIROBI, Kenya- As the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games nightmare continued to roll on for Team Kenya, all eyes were on the Bernabeu where UEFA Champions League holders, Real Madrid hosted Italian giants Juventus on Wednesday.

What unfolded next is stuff for a Hollywood epic as Real joined Bayern Munich in the last four of the prestigious club competition. Domestic league champions, Gor Mahia FC faced newcomers Wazito FC in a midweek Kenyan Premier League match on Wednesday and after 90 minutes of huff and puff, find out who prevailed.

If what happened at the Bernabeu was dramatic, everyone in sport is still rubbing their eyes in disbelief after Jamaican Aisha Prought extended Team Kenya’s gold drought at the Commonwealth Games by winning the women 3000m steeplechase title on Wednesday.

Female boxer, Christine ‘Mamushka’ Ongare, saved face for her nation when she knocked out her opponent to make the flyweight semi finals and thus is assured of a medal. Still on the Club Games, eight Cameroonian athletes literally went Down Under when they vanished in thin air on Wednesday.

Here are the top five picks from SportPesa News published on Wednesday to get your throwback day started off.

Buffon Sent Off As Ronaldo Penalty Sends Madrid To Semis

MADRID, Spain- Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career looks likely to end in a red mist of rage after Cristiano Ronaldo’s late penalty on Wednesday rescued Real Madrid from a pulsating Juventus comeback. Buffon’s anger earned him a red card from English referee Michael Oliver, moments before Ronaldo slammed a 97th-minute penalty into the top corner to send Real into the semi-finals. READ MORE

Prought Extends Kenya’s Gold Drought In Steeplechase Shock

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya added two more Commonwealth Games medals on Wednesday but the one they wanted escaped their grasp when Jamaican Aisha Prought produced a stunning victory in the women 3000m steeplechase. Favourite Celliphine Chepteek Chespol and Glasgow 2014 champion, Purity Cherotich Chepkurui escorted Prought to the podium in silver and bronze positions in that order as the Jamaican extended Kenya’s gold drought in Gold Coast at the Carrara Stadium track as she made history for her Caribbean nation. READ MORE

Sensational Ongare Assured Of Commonwealth Boxing Medal

GOLD COAST, Australia- Women Flyweight (51kg) boxing sensation, Christine ‘Mamushka’ Ongare, is assured of a medal at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after sailing to the semifinals on Wednesday in emphatic fashion. At an event that has been an unfolding nightmare for Team Kenya thus far, Ongare is in line to become the first exponent outside track and field to bag her country a medal at the Club Games after knocking out her opponent cold. READ MORE

Kenya's Celliphine Chepteek Chespol reacts after the athletics women's 3000m steeplechase final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

Kenya’s Celliphine Chepteek Chespol reacts after the athletics women’s 3000m steeplechase final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

Substitute Tuyisenge On Target Again As Gor Beat Wazito

MACHAKOS, Kenya- Record Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions, Gor Mahia FC, closed the gap with leaders Mathare United FC to a point after a 1-0 victory over Wazito FC on Wednesday at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Gor remain second on 22 with two games in hand over the slum boys having been out of domestic action to feature in the ongoing CAF Confederations Cup. READ MORE

Vanishing Act: Eight Cameroon Athletes Go ‘Down Under’

GOLD COAST, Australia- A total of eight athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon are now missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers were initially reported to Australian police after not being seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning to Cameroon. READ MORE

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