5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend

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We look at the five talking points in sport from this past weekend. The Sharks head off to Cape Town for a Currie Cup final repeat, Chelsea assistant provokes Mourinho, and seven teams through to the Telkom Knockout Cup. Read more: 

1. 2018 Currie Cup Final set for a repeat

The Sharks held on for a famous win against the Lions in Durban on Saturday the 20th of October, while an extra time conversion from Western Province's SP Marais secured a home final for the men from the Cape.

The Bulls played a great game of rugby but luck wasn't on their side as Mannie Libbok missed a crucial conversion after the Bulls had scored at the hooter. His miss took the game into extra time as scores were level. SP Marais slotted a penalty conversion that saw Province win 35 - 32.

Currie Cup Semi Final: Province win Newlands Thriller

3. Drama at the Bridge

The electric scenes when Ross Barkley equalized at Stamford bridge in injury time saw Maurizio Sarri's assistant Marco Ianni’s run past Jose Mourinho to celebrate the late winner in an unsportsmanlike manner.

Sarri apologized to Mourinho for Ianni’s actions, and later Ianni apologized to Mourinho. The United Coach says he accepts his apology stating that he also has made bad decisions in the past when he was in his youth.  Watch it all  Here

2. Real Madrid Coach in Hot Water

Real Madrid suffered their fourth loss in five games as they went down 2 - 1 to Levante after VAR deemed Varane touched the ball in the penalty area resulting in a penalty, and Asensio's header was also denied by VAR when Madrid thought they had scored the equalizer.

Rumors are swirling around that Julen Lopetegui could face the axe after just 12 games at the helm.

Hamilton To Wait Another Week for Title

Lewis Hamilton is not to happy with Mercedes' two stop strategy at the US Grand Prix that saw him finish in third and claimed 15 points to add to his Driver Championship tally, as Kimi Raikonnen finished first, followed by Max Verstappen.

However, Hamilton can still win the title in the Mexico Grand Prix on the 28th of October. The Brit only needs to finish seventh place or higher irrespective where Vettel finishes in the race.

7 teams through to the Telkom Knockout Quarter-finals

SuperSport United and Kazier Chiefs both needed penalties to secure a quarter final spot in the Telkom Knockout Cup. While a goal from Scott Murray secured a win for Wits, Sundowns fought hard to beat Celtic, while Orlando Pirates, Maritzburg United, and Sundowns all went through to the next round.

Full Results: 

Free State Stars 0 - 1 Bidvest Wits
Mamelodi Sundowns 1 - 0 Bloem Celtic
Orlando Pirates 1 - 0 Chippa United
Maritzburg United 2 - 1 Highlands Park
Baroka 2 - 0 Golden Arrows
Polokwane City 1 - 1 (P) SuperSport United
Kaizer Chiefs (P) 1 - 1 Black Leopards

Weekend's Soccer Results | 19 - 21 October 2018 

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