What happened in sports across the world in last 24 hours?

Manchester City condemned the offensive chants at the Etihad Stadium for Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United great, who had passed away aged 86.  Meanwhile, in tennis, World No. 1, Novak Djokovic will begin his 2024 campaign in Perth at the United Cup with Serbia taking on  Czech Republic and China. 

Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.

Football

Manchester City release statement to condemn offensive chants for Sir Bobby Charlton at Etihad Stadium

During the Premier League game for Manchester City against Brighton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, October 21, some offensive chants were heard in the concourses for Sir Bobby Charlton, the Manchester United great, who had passed away aged 86 on the same day. Shortly afterwards, they released a statement to condemn the happenings at their home ground, the excerpts of which read, “Manchester City FC are extremely disappointed to have learned of reports of offensive chanting from a small number of individuals about Sir Bobby Charlton.”

“The club condemns these chants in the strongest terms and apologises unreservedly to the family and friends of Sir Bobby, and to all those at Manchester United,” the statement further read.

Marc Guiu, 17, becomes youngest debut scorer for Barcelona

Marc Guiu came off the bench to score a late winner, within 33 seconds into his senior debut for Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, to hand his team a 1-0 victory at the Camp Nou. With his goal in the 80th minute of the pulsating contest, the 17-year-old became the youngest scorer on debut for Barcelona, bringing up his first goal in the league for the club quicker than any player in history.

Olympiakos vs Panathinaikos gets abandoned after firecracker hits player

The Greek Super League match between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos was abandoned after a firecracker hit the player named Juankar from Spain, who collapsed on the edge of the field before being carried off on a stretcher, on Sunday, October 22 at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium. Panathinaikos released a statement in which they revealed that Juankar was “taken to hospital for tests,” while stating that the result of the match, which was halted at 1-1 after 50 minutes, will be “decided in the courts.”

Manchester City explore potential deal for Jamal Musiala of Bayern Munich: Reports

The reigning treble winners from England, Manchester City are reportedly exploring a potential deal for Jamal Musiala, the 20-year-old player from Bayern Munich, amidst speculation regarding his contract situation. It has been further revealed that Liverpool are also interested in a potential move for the German footballer, doing their due diligence as of this time.

Some major results in football are as under:

Premier League 2023-24

Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham United

La Liga 2023-24

Barcelona 1-0 Athletic Bilbao

Villareal 1-1 Alaves

Bundesliga 2023-24

FC Koln 3-1 Borussia Monchengladbach

Serie A 2023-24

AC Milan 0-1 Juventus

Roma 1-0 Monza

Atalanta 2-0 Genoa

Ligue 1 2023-24

Lille 1-0 Brest

Monaco 2-1 Metz

Lyon 1-2 Clermont

Saudi Pro League 2023-24

Al-Riyadh 1-0 Al-Ittifaq

Major League Soccer 2023-24

LA Galaxy 1-4 FC Dallas

Asian Para Games 2023

India at fourth place after bringing 17 medals on Day 1

The 313-member strong contingent are currently in Hangzhou, China for the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games 2023. The continental showpiece which will be held from 23-28 October, saw India bring 17 medals, six gold, six silver and five bronze on Day 1 of the Games.

Formula 1

Max Verstappen takes his 50 th  Grand Prix win; Hamilton and Leclerc disqualified

Reigning F1 champion Max Verstappen won his 50 th  Grand Prix after finishing on top of the podium at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday. While the Dutch took the top place, Lewis Hamilton finished second followed by Lando Norris. However, the FIA disqualified the seven-time champion and Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc, who finished sixth after technical infringement. With this, Norris took the second place on the podium while Carlos Sainz took the third place.

Tennis

Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek to begin 2024 season with United Cup in Perth

Top ranked tennis stars, Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will begin their 2024 season at the United Cup in Perth ahead of the Australian Open. Notably, Serbia and Poland have been drawn in the city for the mixed team events. While Serbia will face Czech Republic and China, Poland will face Spain at the United Cup from December 29 to January 7.

Badminton

Bornil Aakash Changmai cerates history, wins gold in Asia Junior Championships

Assam born Bornil Aakah Changmai extended his form to win his second-ever gold medal for India at the Badminton Asia U17 and U15 Junior Championships in China. The young shuttler solidified his position, defeating Fan Hong Xuan of China 21-19, 21-13 in straight games.

Hockey

Women’s hockey qualifiers shifted from Changzhou to Ranchi

The International Hockey Federation recently confirmed that the Women’s hockey qualifiers, set to take place from 13-19 January, have been moved from Changzhou to Ranchi. This decision by the FIH was taken as China has already qualified for the Olympics by the virtue of winning the gold at the Asian Games 2023 earlier this month.

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