Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

A second-half hat-trick from Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United continue their winning start in the Champions League.

They hammered last season’s semi-finalists R-B Leipzig by 5-0 at Old Trafford.

United top Group H this morning, while Paris Saint-Germain picked up their first win with a 2-nil victory away to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is very happy with his team’s start to the European campaign.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea sit top of Group E following a 4-0 win away to Krasnodar.

Finn Harps’ survival hopes are in their own hands in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Ollie Horgan’s side won 3-2 at home to St Pat’s to move within two points of Shelbourne, and with a game in hand.

Dundalk’s Europa League odyssey has taken them to North London to face Arsenal in Group B tonight.

Mikel Arteta has warned his side against complacency despite their role as overwhelming favourites heading into the clash.

Lilywhites manager Filippo Giovagnoli is aware of the scale of the task against the Premier League giants.

Kick off is at 8.

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RUGBY

Ireland’s clash with France in the Women’s Six Nations was called off last night.

Several members of the French backroom team have contracted COVID-19.

The game was due to be played in Donnybrook on Sunday after France conceded home advantage in an effort to get the game played.

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CYCLING

Today’s ninth stage of the Vuelta Espana is expected to be left to the sprinters.

Sam Bennett will be targeting a second stage victory.

Dan Martin starts the day third on general classification, 28-seconds down on race leader Richard Carapaz.