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On This Day - May 21 2008: Manchester United beat Chelsea in the Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 2008 Champions League final, with Frank Lampard drawing Chelsea level. Alex Ferguson's side won the game 6-5 on penalties 
PA and Sean O'Neill


1904: Delegates from seven countries formed FIFA at a meeting in Paris. The founder members of what would become football's world governing body were Belgium, Denmark, France, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

1966: Henry Cooper's dream of taking the world heavyweight crown was dashed when a cut eye ended his challenge against champion Muhammad Ali at Highbury football stadium.

2003: Celtic lost the UEFA Cup final in Seville. The Glasgow side were beaten 3-2 by Porto.

2008: Manchester United won the Champions League final, beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after the match finished 1-1 following extra time in Moscow.

2011: Leinster won the Heineken Cup by beating Northampton 33-22 in the final at the Millennium Stadium.

2013: Manchester City and the New York Yankees reached an agreement to purchase an expansion franchise in Major League Soccer, with the new team, to be known as New York City Football Club, to join MLS in 2015.

2015: Leicester striker Jamie Vardy received his first England call-up in the squad for a friendly against the Republic of Ireland and a Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia. He made his debut as a substitute against the Republic.

2016: Jesse Lingard scored a superb volleyed winner as Manchester United came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra-time to win the FA Cup at Wembley.

2016: Hibernian's 3-2 win over Rangers in the William Hill Scottish Cup final was marred by crowd trouble following the match, with Rangers saying their players and staff were assaulted by Hibs fans who invaded the pitch.


Niall Burke (GAA) - Galway hurler and winner of an All-Ireland medal in 2017, born 1991.

Paul Barber (hockey) - Played 99 times for England between 1977 and 1988, winning Olympic gold at the 1988 Games in Seoul, born 1955.

Monte Lynch (cricket) - former Surrey, Gloucestershire and England batsman, born 1958.

Stewart Cink (golf) - 2009 Open champion and five-time United States Ryder Cup player, born 1973.

Laurent Robert (soccer) - former Newcastle and France midfielder, born 1975.

Quinton Fortune (soccer) - South African former Manchester United midfielder, born 1977.

Ricky Williams (gridiron) - American former Miami Dolphins running back, born 1977.

Mark Cavendish (cycling) - British racer who has 30 Tour de France stage wins to his name, born 1985.

Mario Mandzukic (soccer) - Juventus and Croatia striker, born 1986.

Jonathan Howson (soccer) - Middlesbrough midfielder, born 1988.

Hal Robson-Kanu (soccer) - West Brom and Wales forward, born 1989.

Tom Daley (diving) - British diver, who went to the 2008 Beijing Olympics aged 14 and won bronze at London 2012 and the Rio Olympics, born 1994.


1. Name the three Australia cricketers who were banned for their part in a ball-tampering scandal earlier this year.

2. Who scored Cavan's only goal in the 1997 Ulster SFC final?

3. Which football club plays their home games at Sincil Bank?

4. Who captained Meath to the 1994 National Football League title?

5. Where would you find the Chair, Canal Turn and Becher's Brook?

(See answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, May 21)

GAA: GAA 2018, highlights of the sporting action from the weekend - TG4 2000.

SOCCER: Bundesliga relegation play-off, Holstein Kiel v Wolfsburg - BT Sport 1 1915.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Hampshire v Surrey - Sky Sports Cricket 1355 & Sky Sports Main Event 1400.

TENNIS: Roland Garros - Eurosport 2 0900. WTA, Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000.

MOTORSPORT: World Touring Cars from Circuit Zandvoort, Holland - Eurosport 2 0730 & Eurosport 1 1100-1200 & 1630-1730.

NETBALL: Netball Superleague, Team Bath v Team Northumbria - Sky Sports Action 1845.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - BT Sport 1 0130 (Tue).

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport 2 0000 (Tue); Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Tue).

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22)

GAA: Classic GAA, Galway v Kerry from 2008 - eir Sport 1 2130.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, first qualifying play-off match (teams TBC) - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

TENNIS: Roland Garros - Eurosport 2 0900. WTA, Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000; ATP, Geneva Open - Eurosport 2 1700.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1200.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-offs Golden State Warriors v Houston Rockets - BT Sport 1 0200 (Wed).

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed); Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockier - BT Sport/ESPN 0300 (Wed).

Quick Quiz answers: 1. Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft; 2. Jason Reilly; 3. Lincoln City ; 4. Robbie O'Malley; 5. Aintree Racecourse.

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