A WEEK OF SPORT #3 – 14TH DECEMBER 15

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Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City go through to the Champions League knock-out stages

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach at Etihad Stadium on December 8, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

With the progression for the English teams hanging in the balance, it was an exciting final round of the Champions League group stages last week. Arsenal battled it out against the Greek side at Olympiacos and were victorious with a 3–0 victory that took them through to the knock-out stages in second place.

Chelsea and Manchester City also made it through as group winners with convincing wins over FC Porto and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach respectively.

Conor McGregor stuns Jose Aldo to be crowned the UFC Featherweight Champion.

Conor McGregor lived up to his pre-match talk to stun 10-year reigning champion, Jose Aldo, and claim the UFC Featherweight title. The fight lasted 13 seconds; the fastest ever victory in UFC title history. Not even the Irish fighter would have predicted his opponent would have been knocked-out that quickly!

Late try earns Bath victory over Wasps in the European Champions Cup

COVENTRY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: George Ford of Bath celebrates after kicking a last minute conversion, of an Anthony Watson try, to win the match during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Wasps and Bath at the Ricoh Arena on December 13, 2015 in Coventry, England.

An 85th minute converted try by Anthony Watson gave Bath a 25–23 victory over Wasps in the European Champions Cup. With Wasps down to 13 men in the last phase of the game, Bath opted to take a scrum on the Wasps five-metre line, ending with Anthony Watson scoring in the corner to level the scores. George Ford then handed Bath the victory by converting the difficult kick. Pool Five leaders, Wasps, are now only two points ahead of Bath, who have played one game less, leading to an exciting end to the group stages.

England drawn against Wales, Russia and Slovakia at Euro 2016 group stages

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: (L to R) Group B managers, Stefan Tarkovic Assistant coach of Slovakia, Roy Hodgson Manager of England, Leonid Slutski Manager of Russia, Chris Coleman Manager of Wales during the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Draw Ceremony at Palais des Congres on December 12, 2015 in Paris, France.

Wales and England will meet at Euro 2016 after being drawn together in Group B for next summer’s finals in France. In what will be Wales’ first tournament appearance in 58 years, the two home nations will meet in the very first stages of the competition.

Anthony Joshua beats Dylan Whyte to claim the British Heavyweight title

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Anthony Joshua (L) and Dillian Whyte in action during the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title contest at The O2 Arena on December 12, 2015 in London, England.

Anthony Joshua sought revenge for his amateur defeat to Dylan Whyte with a victory on Saturday evening at The O2 Arena to claim the British Heavyweight Title. Joshua was taken further than he ever has been against any other opponent but managed to floor Whyte in the seventh round.

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