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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 win at Newlands, Soweto Derby sees goals, Leicester City mourn loss of chairman, and Suárez celebrates the birth of his child in style. 

Sharks Claim Special Win in Newlands 

In a nail biter in Newlands on Saturday, the Sharks made amends for their 2017 final loss to Western Province when they won 17 – 12 to lift the Currie Cup trophy for the first time since 2013.

Robert du Preez junior pulled off a Currie Cup double, now he’s won it with the Sharks after winning it in 2017 with Province. 

Top Reactions from the Currie Cup Final

Hi – 5 Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton finished in fourth place at the Mexican Grand Prix to secure his fifth world championship on Sunday, 28 October.

The Brit only needed a seventh place finish to secure his title regardless of where Sebastian Vettel finished. Hamilton is now two championships away from equalling Michael Schumacher’s record of seven championships.

Top Reactions Lewis Hamilton fifth title win 

Pirates Win Soweto Derby 

Orlando Pirates completed a 2 – 1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in front of 82 000 fans at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. Chiefs scored first through Khama Billiat who latched onto a goal keeping error in the 15th minute. Innocent Maela hit back in the 29th minute before man of the match Vincent Pule scored three minutes later.

The second half saw no goals as Orlando Pirates held on for the win.

No Messi, No Problem

Luis Suárez scored a hat trick which he dedicated to the recent birth of his child, while Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal scored for the first time in an El Clasico.

Marcelo scored the only goal for Real Madrid to make it 2 – 1, but his efforts did not stop Barcelona from scoring three more goals to close out the game 5 – 1.

Top 22 El Clasico Reactions

Leicester City Confirm Passing of Chairman

Leicester City have confirmed the passing of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Saturday evening’s tragic helicopter crash via a club statement.

The 61-year-old’s helicopter crashed to the ground before bursting into flames near King Power Stadium following Leicester’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

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