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6 Unbelievable Things That Happened in The Sporting World at the Weekend

It was a busy weekend in the world of sports as events took center stage in various tournaments across the globe.

New records were set in the world of boxing and football as matches were won and lost but the events also had new facts that emerged.

A Nigerian made the headlines that shook the world while teams and individuals also wrote their names in the history books.

Here are the six events that rocked the sporting world

1. Anthony Joshua’s commanding victory over Joseph Parker

The Nigerian-born English pugilist unified the IBF, WBA and WBO title belts in a unanimous victory over Joseph Parker at the Cardiff Stadium in Wales.

Following the path that has been walked by boxing legends #AJBXNG

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Joshua will mostly likely face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in match that promises to be the fight of the century later in the year.

2. Romelu Lukaku landmark goal

The Manchester United striker scored his 100th goal in the Premier League after netting the first goal in United’s 2-0 win over Swansea at Old Trafford.

Really good win! 🔴🔴 @manchesterunited

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The Belgium international has scored league goals for Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and the Red Devils to join the 100th club.

3. Tottenham’s victory at Bridge

Spurs have never beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 28 years but Dele Alli’s brace helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side break the jinx.

Anyone else feeling like this? #COYS #THFC

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Tottenham were 3-1 winners over their London rivals as they increased the gap above fifth placed side to eight points, and brighten their chances of playing Champions League football next season.

4. Mohammed Salah equals Didier Drogba’s record

The Egyptian striker scored his 29th Premier League of the season in Liverpool’s slim 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

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Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was the first African player to score 29 goals in a single season in the EPL under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti.

5. Karim Benzema’s 400th match

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema made his 400th appearance for Los Blancos as they cruised past Las Palmas by 3-0 in La Liga fixture.

Je ne fais que te rappeler ce que tu sais déjà … #400 #Kb9 #HalaMadrid

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The Frenchman scored from the penalty spot to register a goal in his landmark game for the 12-time European Champions.

6. Dani Alves 36th career trophy

The Brazilian international was involved in Paris Saint-Germain’s win over Monaco in the French Cup final as Alves won his 36th trophy in his footballing career.

The 35-year-old is now the most successful footballer in history winning trophies with Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, PSG and the Brazilian national team in his colourful career.

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