Sports Wrap-Up: 49 Days to Russia 2018

April 26, 2018


Sports Wrap-Up: 49 Days to Russia 2018

FIFA World CUP 2018

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel said the team will not look ordinary when they play against the Three Lions of England at the Wembley Stadium on June 2. The international friendly is the last warm up match for both sides before they hit Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“The match comes up only two weeks before our first match at the FIFA World Cup,” Mikel told NFF website.

It will be a big occasion and a big match for both teams as they both look forward to our respective first matches in Russia.



Real Madrid remain on course for a third straight Champions League crown after Marcelo and Marco Asensio secured a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich.

Marco Asensio’s half-time introduction proved decisive as Real Madrid pickpocketed a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.


Mohamed Salah produced a dazzling display as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2, although two late away goals could change the semi-final tie.

Liverpool seized control of their Champions League semi-final tie against Roma with a 5-2 first-leg win, although a late revival from the Italian side offers hope of a second-leg comeback.

Mohamed Salah scored twice and set up goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, who added another to make it 5-0, before Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti struck in the space of four minutes late on.


The NBA Playoffs just keeps getting hotter and hotter. There has been a whole lot of surprises this season.

After Game 5 we have just the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers as the only teams to have qualified for the next stage of the tie.

This is how it stands after 5 games:

Eastern conference
Toronto Raptors 3-2 Washington Wizards

Game 1: Wizards 106-114 Raptors

Game 2: Raptors 130-119 Wizards

Game 3: Raptors 103-122 Wizards

Game 4: Wizards 106-98 Raptors

Game 5: Raptors 108-98 Wizards

*Game 6: April 27 in Washington TBC

*Game 7: April 29 in Toronto TBC

Boston Celtics 3-2 Milwaukee Bucks

Game 1: Bucks 107-113 Celtics

Game 2: Celtics 120-106 Bucks

Game 3: Celtics 92-116 Bucks

Game 4: Bucks 104-102 Celtics

Game 5: Celtics 92-87 Bucks

*Game 6: April 27 in Milwauke TBC

*Game 7: April 29 in Boston TBC


Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 Miami Heat (76ers win)

Game 1: Heat 103-130 76ers

Game 2: Heat 113-103 76ers

Game 3: Heat 108-128 76ers

Game 4: Heat 102-106 76ers

Game 5: 76ers 104-91 Heat


Cleveland Cavaliers 3-2 Indiana Pacers

Game 1: Pacers 98-80 Cavs

Game 2: Cleveland 100-97 Pacers

Game 3: Pacers 92-90 Cavs

Game 4: Pacers 100-104 Cavs

Game 5: Cavs 98-95 Pacers

*Game 6: April 27 in Indiana TBD

*Game 7: April 29 in Cleveland TBD


Western Conference
Houston Rockets 4-1 Minnesota Timberwolves (Rockets win)

Game 1: Timberwolves 101-104 Rockets

Game 2: Rockets 102-82 Timberwolves

Game 3: Rockets 105-121 Timberwolves

Game 4: Timberwolves 100-119 Rockets

Game 5: Timberwolves 104-122 Rockets


Golden State Warriors 4-1 San Antonio Spurs (Warriors win)

Game 1: Spurs 92-113 Warriors

Game 2: Spurs 101-116 Warriors

Game 3: Spurs 97-110 Warriors

Game 4: Spurs 103-90 Warriors

Game 5: Spurs 91-99 Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers 0-4 New Orleans Pelicans (Pelicans win)

Game 1: Pelicans 97-95 Trail Blazers

Game 2: Trail Blazers 102-111 Pelicans

Game 3: Pelicans 119-102 Trail Blazers

Game 4: Blazers 123-131 Pelicans


Oklahoma City Thunder 2-3 Utah Jazz

Game 1: Utah 108-116 OKC

Game 2: Utah 102-95 OKC

Game 3: OKC 102-115 Utah

Game 4: OKC 96-113 Utah

Game 5: Utah 99-107 OKC

*Game 6: April 27 in Utah, TBD

*Game 7: April 29 in Oklahoma City, TBD





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