Goalkeeper Sirigu kept taking the ball out of his net at Barca. (Getty Images) Fresh off an emphatic and cathartic 3-2 El Clasico win on Sunday, Barcelona, newly in first place in La Liga after trailing Real Madrid for months, didn’t exactly break stride
Maria Sharapova marked her first match since being banned for 15-months for an anti-doping violation by securing victory over Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart. After receiving a lukewarm reception from the German crowd, Sharapova showed a few nerves on her first competitive appearance since the 2016 Australian Open, being broken in her opening service game. Vinci offered little resistance as the five-time Grand Slam champion powered to victory in one hour 43 minutes, hitting 11 aces and 39 winners.
Arsene Wenger has admitted Arsenal have little chance of signing Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, as he feels the Gunners would struggle to compete with the spending power of Europe's elite. The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the biggest talents around in the game and clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been credited with an interest in the attacker following his impressive performances in 2016-17.