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BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

April 22, 2019 18:56 IST

Lionel Messi weaved his magic against Manchester United to help FC Barcelona through to the UEFA Champions League semis last week. Virat Kohli finally found his groove as he led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a win over Kolkata Knight Riders while Sunrisers Hyderabad continued to accelerate towards the play-offs.

Rediff.com encapsulates all the sporting action from the past week in this eye-catching photo feature.

David Warner's wife Candice watches the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday

IMAGE: David Warner's wife Candice watches the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photograph: BCCI

Bath's Jessica Fullalove competes in the heats of the Women's 100m Backstroke during day two of the British Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday, April 17

IMAGE: Bath's Jessica Fullalove competes in the heats of the Women's 100m Backstroke during day two of the British Swimming Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday, April 17. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images/span>

The Netherlands' Bibiane Schoofs in action during her match against Japan's Misaki Doi during their Fed Cup, World Group II Playoffs at ITC Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan, on Sunday

IMAGE: The Netherlands' Bibiane Schoofs in action during her match against Japan's Misaki Doi during their Fed Cup, World Group II Playoffs at ITC Utsubo Tennis Center, Osaka, Japan, on Sunday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the second goal as Manchester United's David de Gea reacts during their Champions League quarter-final second leg  match at Camp Nou, Barcelona, on Tuesday, April 16

IMAGE: Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the second goal as Manchester United's David de Gea reacts during their Champions League quarter-final second leg match at Camp Nou, Barcelona, on Tuesday, April 16. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe, with 'Notre-Dame' on the back of his shir, celebrates scoring their third goal and completing his hat-trick against AS Monaco during their Ligue 1 match at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on Sunday, April 21

IMAGE: Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe, with 'Notre-Dame' on the back of his shir, celebrates scoring their third goal and completing his hat-trick against AS Monaco during their Ligue 1 match at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on Sunday, April 21. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores their second goal Athletic Bilbao during their La Liga match on Sunday

IMAGE: Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scores their second goal Athletic Bilbao during their La Liga match on Sunday. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates with the trophy after defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to win the Monte Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France on Sunday

IMAGE: Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates with the trophy after defeating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to win the Monte Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo Country Club, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France on Sunday. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli launches into a celebratory run after completing his hundred during Friday's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Kolkata on April 19

IMAGE: Royal Challengers Bangalore's Virat Kohli launches into a celebratory run after completing his hundred during Friday's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders, in Kolkata on April 19. Photograph: BCCI

Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt celebrates with teammate Lasse Schone after knocking out Juventus at Allianz Stadium in Turin

IMAGE: Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt celebrates with teammate Lasse Schone after knocking out Juventus during their UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match at Allianz Stadium in Turin on Tuesday, April 16. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
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