October 24, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela scored a stunning 'rabona' goal to light up today's Europa League action, wrapping his left boot around his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.
Estudiantes de la Plata relinquished a 2-1 lead to draw on aggregate against Peñarol, but came back firing to win 3-1 in the subsequent penalty shoot-out and move on to the quarter-final stage of the Copa Sudamericana.
Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory.
Leonardo Mayer's aspirations in the ATP Valencia Open were short-lived, as the Argentine fell to Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the first round to ensure the home favourite joined compatriots Feliciano López and Tommy Robredo in the next phase.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world.