Reigning Scottish champions Rangers completed preparations for the upcoming 2021/22 season with an impressive 2-1 win over LaLiga giants Real Madrid on Sunday evening. Swiss striker Cedric Itten netted a stylish winner with less than 15 minutes remaining at Ibrox after Los Blancos defender Nacho had been dismissed for a second bookable offence. Rangers had trailed at half-time courtesy of a counter-attacking Real Madrid goal finished off by Brazil’s Rodrygo, with Ryan Kent hitting the crossbar and the likes of John Lundstram, Connor Goldson and Fashion Sakala all going close during an impressive opening 45 minutes.
Even after loss to Spain, Australia have Olympics fate in their hands. The Olyroos sit second in Group C ahead of a final outing against last-placed Egypt on Wednesday night
The 32-year-old Pole was once again the runaway winner of the title awarded by the football magazine Kicker, following a vote by journalists.
Norway began their quest for a record-equalling third Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 39-27 victory over Asian powerhouse South Korea on Sunday, while Brazil frustrated the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in a 24-24 draw. Rio 2016 bronze medallists Norway dominated the opening half of their Group A clash - a rematch of the Barcelona 1992 final which the Koreans won for the second of their two gold medals - surging ahead 18-10 after hitting the post several times. The European champions raised their level after the break as the latest encounter between the two most decorated teams in the women's game threatened to turn into a thrashing, before South Korea staged a comeback only to fall short in the end.