The Most Recent Sports Update
As part of the preparatory friendly competition for next season 2022/2023, the Manchester United side secured a big 4-0 win over Liverpool in the Red Devils’ first game under new boss Eric ten Hague.
Lewandowski getting closer to Barcelona
Sky Sports reported that player Robert Lewandowski could leave club Bayern as soon as this week, with Barcelona preparing a final offer of €50m (£42.3m) plus bonuses for the striker.
Massey leaves FIA
Former Formula 1 racing manager Michael Massey left the International Motor Federation less than six months after being sacked by Formula One. The Australian was sacked after driver Max Verstappen’s controversial Abu Dhabi Prize race victory over Lewis Hamilton, who awarded the Dutchman the 2021 World Championship last season.
International and local miscellaneous:
In Group A of the Asian Basketball Cup, the Indonesian national team beat Saudi Arabia by 80-54. In the same group, the Australian team had beaten Jordan by 78-60.
Press reports revealed that the gang accused of breaking into the home of Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti has set their sights on the mansions of Argentine star Lionel Messi and tennis player Rafael Nadal. In the context, a local newspaper in Ibiza published excerpts of handwritten notes seized in one of the suspects’ homes, which included the names of Messi and Nadal, as well as the names of Real Madrid legends Gotti, Fernando Hierro, and former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar.
Spanish club Barcelona is close to acquiring the services of Brazilian international Rafinha side Leeds United winger during the current summer Mercato. Fabrizio Romano, Europe’s transfer market expert, wrote on Twitter: “Barcelona made the official offer to join Rafinha and is expected to be approved by Leeds.”