Top Five Stories From Tuesday You Must Read Today

Sep 19 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for sportpesa news

Champions League returns, Leopards left limping as Gladys Cherono glows in the aftermath of Berlin victory

Afrika Aviation team comprising of Georgina Millar (second left),Nick Millar, Aisha Gross and Gareth Evans after lifting the Six-Goal Tournament Cup at the Nairobi Polo Club on September 16, 2018.PHOTO/SPN

  • A juicy mix of football, athletics and polo served up a sporting treat on SportPesa News on Tuesday as the UEFA Champions League returned to the menu
  • Lionel Messi was irrepressible for FC BarcelonaInter Milan FC left it late to beat Tottenham Hotspur FC at the San Siro as wobbling Atletico Madrid came from behind to stun home side AS Monaco
  • Gladys Cherono clinched a hat-trick of Berlin Marathon title on Sunday with a course record to boot but her momentous feat was put in the shade by her compatriot Eliud Kipchoge
  • And to round the top five stories from SportPesa News from Tuesday you must read today, Afrika Aviation are the toast of local polo for achieving… read on.

NAIROBI, Kenya- A juicy mix of football, athletics and polo served up a sporting treat on SportPesa News on Tuesday as the UEFA Champions League returned to the menu.

Lionel Messi was irrepressible for FC Barcelona; Inter Milan FC left it late to beat Tottenham Hotspur FC at the San Siro as wobbling Atletico Madrid came from behind to stun home side AS Monaco in some of the pick group stage openers on Tuesday night.

The biggest showdown of the day however, was at Anfield where the hallowed English football ground served up another sizzling European night when Roberto Firmino sent the Kop into frenzy with an added time winner in a 3-2 win over moneybags Paris St. Germain.

Before even a football was kicked in Europe’s club blue riband competition, SportPesa Premier League action rolled on when a ferocious attack from Kariobangi Sharks FC left domestic giants, AFC Leopards SC limping at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

With the same competition reaching its climax with four rounds to go, the desperate fight to avoid the drop has sucked in four teams with another eight involved in the musical chairs to clinch a top-five seat.

From the beautiful to the fast sport. Gladys Cherono clinched a hat-trick of Berlin Marathon title on Sunday with a course record to boot but her momentous feat was put in the shade by her compatriot Eliud Kipchoge. Find out how.

And to round the top five stories from SportPesa News from Tuesday you must read today, Afrika Aviation are the toast of local polo for achieving… read on.

Berlin Queen Cherono Glows In Record Kipchoge's Shadow

NAIROBI, Kenya- The year was 2013. The setting was the scenic Iten, the dusty high altitude (7,900 feet) capital of Elgeyo-Marakwet County. The grand occasion was the home coming party for Wilson Kipsang and Florence Kiplagat who were fresh from delivering an emphatic Kenyan double at the 2013 Berlin Marathon. READ MORE

Sharks Ferocious Attack Leaves Leopards Limping

MACHAKOS, Kenya- George Abege notched a brace to inspire Kariobangi Sharks FC to a storming 3-1 victory over AFC Leopards SC in a feisty SportPesa Premier League (SPL) encounter at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos on Tuesday. Duke Abuya scored a third to crown a spirited performance from the Sharks with Whyvonne Isuza cancelling out Abege's opener in the 14th minute for Ingwe's consolation in the first half. READ MORE

Super Sub Firmino Winner Shuts Down PSG

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom- Roberto Firmino came off the bench to strike deep into stoppage time and hand Liverpool a deserved 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on Tuesday. Last season's finalists showed the French champions have plenty of work to do if they are to mount a challenge for a first-ever Champions League title as they bounced back from blowing a 2-0 first-half lead. READ MORE

Relegation Dog Fight, Top Five Battle To Crown 2018 SPL Finale

NAIROBI, Kenya- With four rounds left to round off the 2018 SportPesa Premier League (SPL), the furious battle to avoid the drop and race to finish inside the top five is at stake with Gor Mahia FC already installed as champions. Thika United FC, Wazito FC, Chemelil Sugar FC and Vihiga United FC are mired knee deep in the frenetic fight for survival while at the other end of the spectrum, eight teams led by second-placed Bandari FC are all in the running to finish inside the top five. READ MORE

Aviation Scoop Kenya Six-Goal Tournament Trophy

NAIROBI, Kenya- Afrika Aviation pipped White Cap Lager 8-7 to emerge champions of the three day Kenya International Six-Goal Polo Tournament that concluded at the Nairobi Polo Club on Sunday evening. The winners outclassed Work In Progress 7-4 in the preliminaries and Mombasa Island Cargo Terminal (MICT) 9-6.5 in the semis on their way to the finals. READ MORE