It’s not often you have two hat-trick heroes in one match, but that was exactly the case for Inter Milan, who thrashed Atalanta 7-1 in Serie A. Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega each scored three, with Roberto Gagliardini adding the cherry on top. Captain Icardi scored his goals between the 17th and 26th minutes – including a chipped penalty. His fellow Argentine Banega scored twice in quick succession to make it 5-0 after 34 minutes. Remo Freuler pulled one back before the break, with Roberto Gagliardini netting for Inter and Banega scoring a 25-yard free-kick to complete his triple. Inter overtook Atalanta to move into fourth place in the league with the victory.
American Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat-trick in the final as USA won the 2015 Women’s World Cup, will be playing for English champions Manchester City Women this season and is on her way to England already. She tweeted: “Here I come @ManCityWomen!! Can’t wait to start this next chapter of my career. Looking forward to it. ✈”
Arsenal duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are demanding wages that match Paul Pogba’s £290,000-a-week salary at Manchester United, say reports in the London Evening Standard. Ozil is Arsenal’s highest paid player on £140,000 a week, with Sanchez on around £10,000 less.
Barcelona’s history-making win over PSG in the Champions League has taken another dramatic twist. The Spanish champions were 5-3 down on aggregate in the 88th minute, but scored three goals in the final seven minutes in one of the greatest European games EVER. A petition has been set up calling for the game to be replayed, and it’s already got over 200,000 signatures. The petition points to the fact that refereeing error gave Barca the day. But wait… there’s more. The petition was set up by a Real Madrid fan, who clearly wants to avoid Barca in the quarter-finals.
Kazuyoshi Miura has become the first 50-year-old player to score in the Japanese league. His goal for Yokohoma FC at 50 years and 14 days broke his own record. “I had the vibes of a goal. I was just trying to stay positive,” he said. FIFA couldn’t confirm if Miura is the oldest goal scorer in professional football.