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Evgenia Medvedeva — best skater in Europe and the world

Evgenia Medvedeva was the best skater of 2017, despite the fact that due to injury missed the series finale of the Grand Prix. Successful series this year it started at the European championship in Ostrava — the Russian became a two-time champion of the continent and set two new world records (in any program and for the total score). Following Medvedev’s record set at the world Championships in Helsinki, and then improved in the team championship of the world. For 2017 year, she never lost a tournament, but in the end of the year she had a rival — 15-summer Alina Sagitova in the absence Medvedeva won in the final of the Grand Prix series, and then became the champion of Russia. Face-to-face meeting between the two best skaters of Russia and the world should take place at the world Championships to be held in January in Moscow .


Comeback “Barcelona” in the match against “Paris Saint Germain”

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In March, Barcelona still could boast of the world’s best attacking trio in the world — Neymar played in the capital of Catalonia, not France, so in a couple of “Barcelona” — “PSG” the minions were the Spaniards. However, in his field, PSG had the best game of the season, defeated Barcelona 4:0. And it was believed that the Catalans have no chance to go further in the history of the European Cup nobody has been able to fight back after losing with such a score. On the home field “Barcelona” has dramatically added to the 50-th minute was leading with the score 3:0, but in this moment Edinson Cavani scored a goal, and the position of Barca was quite hopeless for half an hour she had to score three goals one of the best teams in Europe. Three minutes before the end of the match the score was still 3:1, and the French have already started to celebrate reaching the quarterfinals. However, Barcelona managed in this short time to score three goals and make the most incredible comeback in the history of the Champions League. The last goal scored by Sergi Roberto, aroused such emotion that Barcelona had even recorded a mini-earthquake. “Barcelona” has passed further, and PSG still indicates that a comeback was possible only thanks to the referee Deniz Aytekin, who was not awarded a clear penalty in gate of owners and appointed unfair penalty in gate of visitors.