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Videos: On This Day – May 25 1967: Lisbon Lions roar as Celtic win European Cup

The Celtic team line up before defeating Inter Milan 2-1 to win the European Cup in Lisbon in 1967: (back row, l to r) Jim Craig, Tommy Gemmell, Ronnie Simpson, Billy McNeill, Bobby Murdoch, John Clark (front row, l to r): Steve Chalmers, Willie Wallace, Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox, Bertie Auld. 

ON THIS DAY

1935: Jesse Owens set six athletics world records in 45 minutes at Ann Arbor, Michigan. His long jump record stood for 25 years.

1965: Muhammad Ali made light work of his first defence of the world heavyweight boxing crown, knocking out Sonny Liston in the first round.

1967: Celtic became the first British club to win the European Cup, beating Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon.

1977: Liverpool won their first European Cup, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome.

2003: Rangers won the Scottish Premier League title on goal difference from Celtic after a 6-1 win over Dunfermline.

2005: Liverpool won the Champions League final, beating AC Milan 3-2 on penalties in Istanbul after recovering from 3-0 down at half-time.

2014: Rory McIlroy came from seven shots behind to claim a remarkable victory in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

2018: Highly respected boxing trainer Brendan Ingle died at the age of 77.

BIRTHDAYS

Daniel Passarella (soccer) - former Argentina defender, captain of the 1978 World Cup winners, born 1953.

Dougie Freedman (soccer) - Former Bolton, Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest manager, born 1974.

Jonny Wilkinson (rugby union) - Former England fly-half who scored the drop goal that won the World Cup against Australia in Sydney in 2003, born 1979.

Demba Ba (soccer) - Former Chelsea and Newcastle striker, now at Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir, born 1985.

Geraint Thomas (cycling) - Two-time Olympic team pursuit gold medallist and 2018 Tour de France winner, born 1986.

James Morrison (soccer) - West Brom and Scotland midfielder, born 1986.

Yoan Gouffran (soccer) - Former Newcastle forward, now at Goztepe born 1986.

Cameron van der Burgh (swimming) - Men's 100 metres breaststroke gold medallist at 2012 Olympics and silver medallist at Rio 2016, born 1988.

 

 

QUICK QUIZ

1 What colour is the jersey awarded to the winner of the Tour de France?

2 At which club did Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard begin his senior career?

3 In which city do MLB team the Orioles play their home games?

4 In which year was the first Super Bowl played?

5 Which national cricket team are known as the Baggy Greens?

(see answers at the bottom)

SPORT ON TV

Today (Saturday, May 25)

SOCCER: League Two play-off final, Newport v Tranmere - Sky Sports Main Event 1500.

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Hampshire v Somerset - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1030.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1130; Charles Schwab Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Monaco Grand Prix practice session - Sky Sports F1 1045.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wakefield v Catalans Dragons - Sky Sports Action 1355, Hull v Huddersfield - Sky Sports Action 1615, Wigan v Warrington - Sky Sports Action 1845.

RUGBY UNION: Gallagher Premiership, Saracens v Gloucester and Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints - BT Sport 1 1245 and 1545; Guinness PRO14 final, Leinster v Glasgow Warriors - eir Sport 1 1730; Super Rugby, Sunwolves v Rebels - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action 0610, Crusaders v Blues - Sky Sports Action 0830, Waratahs v Jaguares - Sky Sports Action 1040.

TENNIS: Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 2 1400.

BOXING: Hughie Fury v Chris Norrad - Channel 5 2100.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 1 1145 and S4C 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks - BT Sport 2 2100, Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - BT Sport/ESPN 0000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Milwaukee Bucks - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

 

 

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 26)

SOCCER: League One play-off final, Charlton Athletic v Sunderland - Sky Sports Main Event 1600.

CRICKET: One-day international, South Africa v West Indies - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1000.

GOLF: Made in Denmark - Sky Sports Golf 1130; Charles Schwab Challenge - Sky Sports Golf 1800.

MOTOR RACING: Formula 1, Monaco Grand Prix - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 1230.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, St Helens v Castleford - Sky Sports Main Event 1745.

TENNIS: French Open - Eurosport 1 and ITV4 0930; Internationaux de Strasbourg - BT Sport 1 1000.

CYCLING: Giro d'Italia - Eurosport 2 1200 and S4C 1400.

BASEBALL: MLB, St Louis Cardinals v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 0000.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Sky Sports Main Event 0030.

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Yellow; 2. Lille; 3. Baltimore; 4. 1967; 5. Australia

 

 

 

 

 

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