Social Zone: Messi does Messi things, plus Real Madrid shot by the Sheriff

Lionel Messi opened his account for Paris Saint-Germain during their Champions League clash with Man City. It was, as you’d expect, a moment of beauty.

BOXING: After a 26-year career, Manny Pacquiao has announced his retirement from boxing. The eight-division world champion will go down as one of the greatest to step between the ropes… but also as one of the worst singers. Don't expect a Christmas album anytime soon.

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SOCCER: Palmeiras booked their place in the Copa Libertadores final last night. Weird celebration from the manager though. Is he happy? Angry? Confused? Or all three? You decide…

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SOCCER: Lionel Messi was seen laying on the ground during a Man City free kick. Rio Ferdinand was having none of it.

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SOCCER: Messi got on the scoresheet for the first time as a PSG player last night… of course it had to be a worldie!

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SOCCER: Speaking of worldies, check this out from Alex Mowatt!

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What did you think of that Alex?

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SOCCER: Who shot the Sheriff? It certainly wasn't Real Madrid. Here's the moment Los Blancos lost to a team that comes from a country that's not even on the map. And we thought Barcelona had problems…

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BASEBALL: Ah yes, America. The land of the free, the red white and blue, the… country where sports superstitions go way over the top.

If you haven't been following the MLB this season, let me bring you up to speed. The New York Yankees were on a woeful run of five wins from 16 games. Then, the team decided to get a pet turtle. The Yankees have since won seven straight games. What are the odds on Bronxie the turtle running for office?

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