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10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

By Rediff Sports Desk
May 11, 2015 14:38 IST
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The past week saw a lot of brilliance in sports. It started with Juventus and Barcelona lighting up the Champions League with their inspiring football and, later in the week, Mercedes' Nico Rosberg stoked the F1 circuit in Spain, capping a brilliant win to cut teammate Lewis Hamilton's lead to 20 points.

Rediff.com has this, and many more memorable moments snapped right here.

 Felix Sturm of Germany (right) and Fedor Chudinov of Russia fight during their super-middleweight WBA world championship title fight in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 9

Felix Sturm of Germany (right) and Fedor Chudinov of Russia fight during their super-middleweight WBA world championship title fight in Frankfurt, Germany, on May 9. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

 Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates a point against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their Madrid Open quarter-final at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 7

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates a point against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their Madrid Open quarter-final at the Caja Magica in Madrid on May 7. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Russia's Margarita Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk, Belarus, on May 3

Russia's Margarita Mamun performs in the individual final programme at the 31st European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Minsk, Belarus, on May 3. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring against Bayern Munich in their Champions League first leg semi-final at the Camp Nou on May 6

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring against Bayern Munich in their Champions League first leg semi-final at the Camp Nou on May 6. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Mercedes GP's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain, on May 10

Mercedes GP's German driver Nico Rosberg celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo, Spain, on May 10. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

A large wave breaks onto a surfer as he tries to drop in for a ride in Cardiff, California, on May 4

A large wave breaks onto a surfer as he tries to drop in for a ride in Cardiff, California, on May 4. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Ajax players walk on to the pitch with their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday

Ajax players walk on to the pitch with their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10. Photograph: Twitter.

Liverpool players form a guard of honour as English Premier League Champions Chelsea take the field before their match at Stamford Bridge on May 10

Liverpool players form a guard of honour as English Premier League Champions Chelsea take the field before their match at Stamford Bridge on May 10. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Real Madrid's Pepe (bottom) is challenged by Arturo Vidal (left) of Juventus during their Champions League first leg semi-final at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on May 5.

Real Madrid's Pepe (bottom) is challenged by Arturo Vidal (left) of Juventus during their Champions League first leg semi-final at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on May 5. Photograph: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain celebrates on the podium next to former King of Spain Juan Carlos (left) after winning the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain, on May 3

Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain celebrates on the podium next to former King of Spain Juan Carlos (left) after winning the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain, on May 3. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters
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