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Leganes dent Sevilla's Champions League dream

Saturday, 2019-05-04 07:06:02
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The victory ensures Leganes are safe from relegation. (Getty)
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Leganes dented Sevilla's bid to qualify for next season's Champions League with an emphatic 3-0 away win on Friday in La Liga.

* Leeds United's Patrick Bamford has been banned for two games for deceiving the referee during their 1-1 Championship draw with Aston Villa on Sunday, the Football Association (FA) has said.

* Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea will keep his place in the team for Sunday's Premier League game at Huddersfield Town despite a series of errors in recent weeks, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday.

* Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has been ruled out for two months with an abductor injury, meaning he will likely miss the African Cup of Nations in June. Guinea international Keita picked up the injury in Liverpool's 3-0 loss at Barcelona on Wednesday.

* French World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe was banned for three matches Friday (May 3) following his sending-off for a reckless tackle during Paris Saint-Germain's French Cup final debacle against Rennes.

* Swiss qualifier Jil Teichmann and Czech wildcard Karolina Muchova both reached their first WTA final at the Prague Open on Friday, following their respective 6-3 6-0 and 6-2 7-5 victories over world number 39 Barbora Strycova and American Bernarda Pera, respectively.

* World number three Alexander Zverev suffered a shock defeat on home soil in the quarter-finals of the Munich Open on Friday (May 3), losing 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 to Chile's Cristian Garin.

* Caster Semenya won the 800m at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday (May 3) in her first race since losing her appeal over a controversial gender ruling, claiming “actions speak louder than words”

* RB Leipzig threw away a two-goal lead in a thrilling 3-3 Bundesliga draw at Mainz 05 on Friday as their run of eight successive wins in all competitions came to an end.

Reuters, CNA