NAIROBI, Kenya- After match-day 10 in the Kenya Premier League (KPL), SportPesa News on Tuesday reviewed individual performances and made the team of the week.
In Europe, the second legs of the UEFA Champions League quarters saw a shock comeback from AS Roma as they thrashed FC Barcelona 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals.
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were also on target on Tuesday night as Liverpool completed a double over Manchester City FC for an aggregate score of 5-1.
Beatrice Chepkoech won Kenya’s second silver medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games when she was led to the altar by South African Olympic champion, Caster Semenya in the women 1500m final on Tuesday.
In the NBA, Paul George scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook bagged a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame an 18-point deficit to clinch a playoff berth with a 115-93 victory over the Miami Heat.
Here are the top five stories from Tuesday compiled by SportPesa News:
KPL Round Ten: SportPesa News Team Of The Week
NAIROBI, Kenya- Match-day 10 in the 2018 Kenya Premier League (KPL) season saw Mathare United FC go four points clear at the summit after a 3-2 victory over struggling retailers Nakumatt FC. A total of 19 goals in eight games were scored with champions Gor Mahia FC missing from domestic action as they beat SuperSport United FC 1-0 in their CAF Confederations Cup first leg play-off at the Machakos Stadium. READ MORE
Salah, Firmino Complete Liverpool Job Over City
MANCHESTER, England- Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool’s return to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in a decade as a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday took them through 5-1 on aggregate and ended Manchester City’s European dream for another season. On a night of high frustration for free-spending City, manager Pep Guardiola was sent off at half-time for taking his furious protests towards Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz too far. READ MORE
Chepkoech In CWG Silver Lining, Semenya Grabs Gold
NAIROBI, Kenya- Beatrice Chepkoech won Kenya’s second silver medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games when she was led to the altar by South African Olympic champion, Caster Semenya in the women 1500m final on Tuesday. Chepkoech led the challengers’ home in a lifetime best of 4:03.09 after Semenya disengaged from the field after the bell to motor to the gold in a Commonwealth and national record- 4:00.71- to keep her 800m/1500m double dream alive in Australia. READ MORE
Shock! Roma Send Mighty Barca Crashing Out
ROME, Italy- Kostas Manolas sent Roma through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after an incredible 3-0 victory over Barcelona at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday saw them overhaul a 4-1 first-leg deficit and advance on away goals. The superb Edin Dzeko set the ball rolling in the sixth minute, and after Daniele De Rossi converted a penalty 13 minutes after the break to get the home fans believing, Manolas glanced home a brilliant header with eight minutes left to send the Roma supporters into raptures and leave Barca wondering what had hit them. READ MORE
Thunder Strike To Nick Play-Off Slot, Spurs Inside
LOS ANGELES, United States- Paul George scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook bagged a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame an 18-point deficit to clinch a playoff berth with a 115-93 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday. Westbrook finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in a dynamic performance which assured the Thunder of a postseason berth and kept them in the hunt for home-court advantage in the first round. READ MORE