Sports World: Messi gets dead-ball brace in 4-0 victory

Messi gets dead-ball brace in 4-0 victory

PARIS • Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals - the first time he had done so in a LaLiga match - as Barcelona thumped Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday.

He also became the first footballer in league history to score more than 10 goals in 13 straight seasons.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Anta-led group buys Finnish firm for $7.2b

HELSINKI • A Chinese investor group led by Anta Sports reached a €4.6 billion (S$7.2 billion) deal to acquire Finland's Amer Sports, the maker of Wilson tennis rackets and Louisville Slugger baseball bats.

Anta is China's biggest athletic-apparel producer and the offer to shareholders was €0.50 per share.

WASHINGTON POST

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2018, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe