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Bayern miss chance to seal title after Leipzig stumble

Sunday, 2019-05-12 07:28:23
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Bundesliga - RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich - Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany - May 11, 2019 Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba react. (Reuters)
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Champions Bayern Munich stumbled to a goalless draw at RB Leipzig on Saturday, missing their chance to seal the Bundesliga title as Borussia Dortmund kept their hopes alive and closed to within two points with one game left.

* Real Sociedad lifted the Copa de la Reina for the first time by coming from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 in Saturday's women's cup final, denying Atletico the double.

* Neymar responded to being handed a three-match ban by scoring as champions Paris Saint-Germain ended their three-game losing streak away from home with a 2-1 Ligue 1 victory at Angers on Saturday (May 11).

* Five-times world champion Lewis Hamilton lapped fastest for Mercedes in final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday with a lap more than half a second faster than the rest.

* Midfielder Conor Hourihane's long-range thunderbolt and forward Tammy Abraham's penalty helped Aston Villa defeat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final on Saturday.

* Roger Federer will play in next week's Italian Open as he warms up for his return to Roland Garros for the first time in four years, the 20-time Grand Slam winner announced on Saturday (May 11).

* Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Saturday (May 11) dismissed talk he is about to quit the Serie A champions, hitting back at the criticism he received following his side's Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Ajax.

* Championship leader Valtteri Bottas completed a hat-trick of pole positions Saturday (May 11) when he outpaced his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a tightly-contested qualifying for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

* Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the Premier League season when his contract expires, the 29-year-old said on Saturday.

Reuters, CNA