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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  February 21, 2018 1:45am-2:00am GMT

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coming up on this programme: lionel messi scores his first ever goal against chelsea as barcelona draw 1—1 in the first leg of their last 16 champions league tie. double delight, canadian pair tessa virtue and scott moir break the world record as they ice dance their way to gold at the games. and tiger woods has been named as a vice captain for the united states ryder cup team to play europe this year. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with the footballing news from the uefa champions league that lionel messi finally broke his goalscoring duck against chelsea to help barcelona to a 1—1 draw at stamford bridge in the opening leg of their last 16 tie. it was a first half of near misses for chelsea as willian hit the post twice, but the brazilian finally found the back of the net at the third time of asking just after the hour mark with a wonderful strike. but messi took advantage of some poor chelsea defending with 15 minutes remaining to level the tie
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for the catalans ahead of the return leg at camp nou in three weeks' time. translation: i think the equaliser was very important in the end. the fa ct was very important in the end. the fact that we're scoring here. they might be happy with the result, we have to be respectful of their style of play. they haven't made as many passes as us, of play. they haven't made as many passes as us, we made more than them, but anything can change. they pressed us very highly, made it difficult for us. we'll have to wait and see what happens in the return leg, the away goal isn't definitive but it is important. one mistake, but, as you know very well, against this opponent, these types of players like messi, iniesta, suarez, if you make a mistake, you pay, you pay. it's a pity, it's a pity because i think
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tonight at the end of the game we are disappointed for the final result. bayern munich were 5—0 winners in their first leg match but were aided by the sending off of besiktas defender domagoj vida afterjust 16 minutes for a late tackle stopping a clear goalscoring chance. thomas muller then put the germans ahead prior to the interval before kingsley coman made it 2—0 less than ten minutes into the second half, and mueller added a second shortly after but two late goals from robert lewandowski saw bayern equal their own record set in 1980 for winning 1a consecutive matches in all competitions and surely putting the tie beyond doubt ahead of the return leg in turkey. translation: i have to say that i'm very happy we scored so many so that we can go to istanbul without any worries, but we will propel ourselves as well as we always do. i presume we will have the best players playing there because in the champions league, you can't get any
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risks and we won't do that. day 12 is under way at the winter olympics in south korea but day 11 was a great day for canada as ice dancers tessa virtue and scott moir claimed their second olympic gold of the games with a world record performance. and there was yet another gold for the hosts in one of their favourite events, short track speed skating. rounding up all the action from pyeongchang is rob heath. speculation's right there's chemistry between these two off the rick. there's certainly chemistry on it. tessa virtue and scott moir actually retired after the sochi games in 2014, since returning they've lost just one games in 2014, since returning they've lostjust one event. here they've lostjust one event. here they were sublime. a repeat of their gold winning performance in vancouver eight years ago. it's brilliant for the world champions from canada. we don't know what the future holds quite yet, but it definitely feels like we're getting close to the end of ourcareer like we're getting close to the end of our career but we're just proud of our career but we're just proud of our career but we're just proud
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of our accomplishments these games. the goal was to win two golds so we're pretty happy with how things turned out, that's for sure. fall, from the elegance and grace of the iceskating to the speedskating £4 a metre relay final. in the end it was nip and tuck before china were just edged out by an emotional south korean team. there was drama in the men's nordic combined event where germany's athlete overcame a time handicap of more than half a minute to take the gold. germany also took the silver and bronze. now 11 golds, level with norway, at the top of the medal table. in the biathlon mixed relays, this french athlete gave another brilliant display of skiing and shooting. he almost single—handedly raised a big german lead to claim gold for his team. the man described as france's greatest olympian collected his third medal of the games and a fifth overall —— erased.
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equally dominant was canada's cassie sharp. she was only different class to the rest in the freestyle half pipe. she had the gold wrapped up after her second run. afterward she looked like she deserved a bit more. the medal is on its way, cassie. now for a story of an american slopestyle skiier who's won successive medals at two winter games but also experienced some very dark times in between. nick gupper won a silver at pyeongchang to improve on the bronze he won at sochi four years ago. he was just 19 when he won his first medal but the success, combined with an intense party lifestyle, caused a downward spiral in gupper‘s mental health. he no longer wanted to compete and started drinking heavily before being arrested in august 2014 for criminal damage, and at one stage he considered committing suicide. there was certainly a lot of high highs after the olympics but i did to some very low lows as well. it wasn't something i was expecting all wasn't something i was expecting all
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was ready for. once you get into that position where you're extremely depressed or lost them the issues can compound on top of each other and eventually you end upjust making completely irrational decisions and, you know, sort of acting in desperation for yourself. there was no emotion at that time. when you're in a place where you don't want to go on living any more, it's a very flat, great emotionless type of place. —— great. you'rejust seeking feeling wherever you can find it and itjust sucks. i was able to find some help that i needed and climb my way out of that dark hole and with the help of my family, my friends, and most of alljust myself and picking myself back up, that was the most important thing that was the most important thing that got me back to a happy place. i value my relationships weigh more
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than i ever have and i continue to value them or every single day. i'm not really even, like, proud, i'm just comfortable with me. i'm not ashamed of anything. i'm not ashamed of my story and the things that have gone on and being in company of so many other people who've gone through the same thing definitely helps with that, i just through the same thing definitely helps with that, ijust have... i have no problem disclosing my story with the hope that other people mightfind with the hope that other people might find some inspiration from it. tiger woods has been named as a vice captain for the 2018 ryder cup in paris. united states captainjim furyk announced the addition of woods and steve stricker as his vice—captains ahead of this year's matches againts europe at le golf national. furyk has now settled on three vice captains with woods, stricker and 2016 us captain davis love iii. when you look at our team room and
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you look at a lot of the youth we have in our team room now with the younger players, a lot of them became golf professionals, fell in love with the game of golf, because they wanted to be, they wanted to emulate tiger woods, they wanted to play against him on a golf course. to have him in the team really being that humble guy that's ready to serve and to help them do whatever he can to play better, it means a lot to them in the team room. it's been a huge asset for our captains the last couple of years. angelique kerber took less than an hour on tuesday to move into the second round of the dubai tennis championship. the sixth seeded german who's also a former world number one and two time grand slam champion powered to a 6—2, 6—1win over czech world number 25 barbora strycova setting up a match against italian qualifier sara errani. not a great day for the czech's as lucie safarova also went out, fifth seed caroline garcia winning in straight sets 6—3, 7—5 meaning the frenchwoman will now take on world number 31 ekaterina
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makarova of russia. wales coach warren gatland has named his team to face ireland in rugby union's 6 nations on saturday. dan biggar and liam williams are set to make their first appearances of the championship after overcoming respective shoulder and ab problems. fly—half biggar‘s international experience sees him preferred to rhys patchell, who drops out of the squad entirely, with gareth anscombe demoted to the replacements' bench. williams also comes straight back into the starting line—up. so far wales have beaten scotland , before losing to england while ireland have won both their opening matches and head the table on points difference there are a quality side and we know how difficult they are to beat. —— there a quality side. we're happy with our record against them over the last four or five times. i think they've beaten us once in the last five occasions and one has been a draw. they tend to be pretty close in counters. we're looking forward to it. we know it's a massive game for us, it's a must win game.
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very much looking forward to that match to be played in dublin. you can get all the latest sports news at our website, that's until next time, goodbye for now. thanks forjoining me. time we updated you on the weather prospects for the whole of the british isles over the next few days or so. fairly slow change, i would have thought, over the next few days, simply because we are developing an area of high pressure which has rather strangled the old weather front which provided quite a veil of cloud sometimes through eastern parts of the british isles through tuesday, but with the development of the high pressure close by to the british isles, that, as i say, has the effect of killing off the front. a veil of cloud, not much more than that. maybe the odd drib and drab of rain, but essentially it's a dry pattern, and increasingly we will be talking about high pressure linked
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to the one over scandinavia as we go through the weekend and into next week. the veil of cloud doing its stuff to keep temperatures above freezing across england and wales for the most part. scotland and ireland, a different kettle of fish, someone's going to get to —4 or —5. so here we are on the new day. a little bit of mist and fog around, particularly in scotland and northern ireland, but that will soon pop away. essentially it's a dry day. maybe the odd spot of rain passing by, maybe a shower coming in on a north—easterly breeze towards kent and essex. those temperatures, not too bad when you compare them to what's to come, and i'll show you those in just a second. here is thursday. just the first signs of us wanting to pick up something a little bit sort of continental in origin. certainly that wind coming in from a pretty cool continent at the moment, and you will feel the like of that in norwich, for example, four degrees only, and generally across the british isles, despite the fact
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there's a lot of sunshine around, variable amounts of cloud, temperatures just beginning to tick away from where we were at the start of the week. so as we move towards the tail end of the week, things beginning to settle down. notice temperatures around the five, six, seven degree mark or so. the forecast in edinburgh rather caught my eye. that's the second big fixture of saturday when we get on to the next round of the six nations rugby. i don't think the weather will get in the way in dublin or indeed in edinburgh. as i say, once we get towards the weekend, our high pressure begins to become amalgamated with a big area of high pressure over scandinavia. now, that's really quite important, because, if you follow the isobars around the eastern and southern flanks, then we begin to look away, up towards siberia, for the source of the air that comes towards us as we start the new week, and that's really quite crucial. we haven't seen that sort of setup for quite a while, but there's no doubt about it. next week, yes, there will be some sunshine, there will be some chilly nights around. a bitter wind in from the east and the chance of snow as temperatures tumble.
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