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VIDEO: Wonder Goal: On This Day - May 14 2002: Zinedine Zidane scorcher seals Champions League for Real Madrid in Hampden Park final

Zinedine Zidane scored one of the finest goals Hampden Park has ever seen

SPORTING BIRTHDAYS

Ted Dexter (cricket) - former England Test captain, born 1935.

Ronald and Frank De Boer (soccer) - twin brothers and former Holland internationals. Both played for Rangers, Barcelona and Ajax, born 1970.

Mark Kennedy (soccer) - former Liverpool, Wolves and Republic of Ireland midfielder, now a coach, born 1976.

Edu (soccer) - former Arsenal and Brazil midfielder, born 1978.

Patrice Evra (soccer) - Former Manchester United, Juventus, West Ham and France defender, born 1981.

Paul Konchesky (soccer) - widely-travelled ex-England international defender, born 1981.

Zara Tindall (equestrian) - daughter of Princess Royal who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics for eventing, born 1981.

Veronica Campbell-Brown (athletics) - Jamaican two-time Olympic 200 metres champion, born 1982.

Andy Murray (tennis) - Former world number one and three-time grand slam winner, born 1987.

Ousmane Dembele (soccer) - Barcelona and France forward, born 1997.

ON THIS DAY

1862: The first baseball stadium was opened at the Union Grounds, Brooklyn, New York.

1929: England lost their first international football match outside the British Isles when they were defeated 4-3 by Spain in Madrid.

1963: Tottenham became the first British winners of a European trophy when they beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in Rotterdam to take the European Cup Winners' Cup.

1986: Italian Formula One driver Elio De Angelis died in a Marseille hospital the day after a crash while testing his Brabham at the Paul Ricard circuit in France.

2002: Zinedine Zidane scored one of the finest goals Hampden Park has ever seen, netting with a 20-yard left-foot volley into the top corner to crown Real Madrid European champions for a record ninth time when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the Champions League final.

 

 

2003: Culture secretary Tessa Jowell confirmed London was to bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

2004: Arsenal completed the Premier League season unbeaten.

2010: Swansea striker Besian Idrizaj died in his sleep at the age of 22 of a suspected heart attack.

2013: A stoppage-time header by Branislav Ivanovic saw Chelsea win the Europa League with a 2-1 victory over Benfica in Amsterdam.

2015: England suspended centre Manu Tuilagi after he pleaded guilty to assaulting two female police officers.

2016: Manchester United's Premier League game against Bournemouth was called off and Old Trafford evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious device, later revealed to be a fake bomb left behind after a training exercise.

2016: Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix, becoming Formula One's youngest race winner on his debut for Red Bull.

2017: John Terry scored for a 17th successive Premier League season as champions Chelsea beat Watford 4-3 courtesy of Cesc Fabregas' late strike.

2018: Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1 Roger Federer won his first grand slam title at which tournament in 2003?

2 The Nuggets are an NBA team based in which US city?

3 Tiger Roll won this year's Grand National. Who was the rider?

4 England cricketer Liam Livingstone represents which county cricket side?

5 Who won the Champions League in 2016?

SPORT ON TV

Today (Wednesday, May 15)

SOCCER: Sky Bet Championship play-off, Leeds v Derby - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Coppa Italia final, Atalanta v Lazio - BT Sport 1 1930.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage five - Eurosport 1 1245 & S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage four - Eurosport 1 2200.

HORSE RACING: Live racing from York - ITV4 1330.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Sky Sports Main Event 0130 (Thu).

BASEBALL: MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 2000, Atlanta Braves v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Thu).

TAEKWONDO: World Taekwondo Championships - BT Sport/ESPN 1900.

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 16)

GOLF: US PGA Championship, day one - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Golf 1300.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia, stage six - Eurosport 1 1200 & S4C 1400; Tour of California, stage five - Eurosport 1 2200.

SOCCER: Sky Bet League One play-off, Portsmouth v Sunderland - Sky Sports Main Event 1930.

HORSE RACING: Live racing from York - ITV4 1330.

TENNIS: WTA, Italian Open - BT Sport 1 1000.

DARTS: Premier League, round 15 from Leeds - Sky Sports Action 1900.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds v Castleford - Sky Sports Arena 1900.

BASKETBALL: NBA play-off, Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0200 (Fri).

BASEBALL: MLB, Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers - BT Sport/ESPN 1800, Cincinnati Reds v Chicago Cubs - BT Sport/ESPN 2330.

TAEKWONDO: World Taekwondo Championships - BT Sport/ESPN 1800.

Answers to quiz: 1. Wimbledon; 2 Denver; 3. Davy Russel; 4. Lancashire; 5. Real Madrid.

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