Weekly Digest: Barcelona surges, Arsenal disappoints and Murray wins a title

We take a look at the most talked about sporting moments of the week.

Lionel Messi and Neymar scored in Barcelona's 5-0 thrashing of Celta Vigo.   -  AP

CRICKET

1. South Africa won the deciding ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand to reclaim the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings. (Details)

 

 

 

2. England defeated West Indies by four wickets to win the second one-day international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. (Details)

3. Virat Kohli will receive the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the third time while Ravichandran Ashwin will walk away with his second Dilip Sardesai Award during the BCCI Annual Awards on March 8. (Details)

4. Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs to win the second edition of the Pakistan Super League, played in front of a huge crowd in Gaddafi stadium, Lahore. (Details)

TENNIS

1. Andy Murray clinched his first title of 2017 and 45th of his career as he dominated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-2 to win the Dubai Tennis Championships. (Details)

2. American Sam Querrey claimed the biggest title of his career with an emphatic 6-3, 7-6(3) upset victory over second seed Rafael Nadal in the final of the Mexican Open. (Details)

FOOTBALL

Premier League

1. Arsenal’s miserable form continued as it went down 3-1 to Liverpool, and also dropped out of the top 4.(Details)

2.Manchester United dropped further points at home, as it was held to a 1-1 draw by Bournemouth.(Details)

3.Tottenham Hotspurs defeated Everton 3-2 in a close encounter.(Details)

4.Manchester City defeated Sunderland 2-0. (Details)

5.In other matches, Leicester City continued its revival since Ranieri’s departure as it defeated Hull City 2-1. (Details)

La Liga

1.Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid defeated Eibar 4-1, after playing out a 3-3 draw in mid-week with Las Palmas.

2.Barcelona continued its impressive form, as it won 5-0 against Celta Vigo and 6-1 against Sporting Gijon.

3.Atletico Madrid was held to a 1-1 draw by Deportivo La Coruna, and star striker Fernando Torres looked to have suffered a serious head injury in an aerial clash but he was discharged from the hospital.

Bundesliga

Bayern and Dortmund both registered easy wins in the weekend’s Bundesliga action.(Details)

OTHER SPORTS

F1

The first pre-season test of the Formula 1 came to an end, and Ferrari came out to be the fastest team, with Raikonnen being 0.013 seconds quicker than Hamilton. (Details)

Athletics

The European Indoor Athletics Championship got underway in Belgrade.(Details)

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