hello, and welcome to sportday. the headlines: liverpool get ready for tomorrow's champions league final where they will take on the record—breaking real madrid in ukraine. this club has it in its dna, they can really go for the big things. nobody expected us to be here but we are here, because we are liverpool. chris froome storms into the lead at the giro d'italia as long—time leader simon yates crumbles with two stages left. pakistani build a big lead in the opening tests against england at lord's. —— pakistan. four of their batsmen make up centuries. —— half centuries. lots going on tonight. we start with the build up to
tomorrow's champions league final in ukraine, less than 2a hours until the biggest game in european football, liverpool against real madrid. five—time winners liverpool are the definite underdogs against the record—breaking real madrid, going for their third successive european cup. liverpool's manager jurgen klopp admits nobody expected them to get this far. you see real madrid playing in different games and you think, wow, they are really strong. but they have never played us. strong. but they have never played us. that is another powerful truth. and we are liverpool and not only are we a really good foot wall team, this club has in its dna that they can really go for the big things. —— football team. nobody expected us to be here but we are here, because we are liverpool. as always, big games and tracked big names. our reporter caught up with a few of them in the fan zone after a legends match to
entertain the crowds.” fan zone after a legends match to entertain the crowds. i think defensively they have to be strong. we know they can score goals, but we know they have conceded some. certainly in the semifinals. so of course they have to outscore real madrid, real madrid will want to attack, they will be defensively frail as well because they like to pile forwards. it is probably who makes the least mistakes. do you thinkjurgen klopp will makes the least mistakes. do you think jurgen klopp will change makes the least mistakes. do you thinkjurgen klopp will change style or go for it? i don't think either tea m or go for it? i don't think either team will change their style. i think we know liverpool and vinod real madrid, possibly by gareth bale plan, they will change their style, let's hope it is an entertaining shootout. we are talking about a clu b shootout. we are talking about a club that has won 12. it is in the dna of the club. the players will get it. zr and has done an amazing job. the players will continue to wa nt job. the players will continue to want to improve, reached the best from each moment but they are. it
has been a difficult season for real madrid, that in the champions league finals, you know, you have that extra staff that we had also n, what was it, 1998? —— stuff. it isjust a feeling that it is an opportunity to make the season right. those fans watching the legends match are the lucky ones. the flight chaos to ukraine is getting worse. myriad travel have announced tonight they we re travel have announced tonight they were forced to drop on of their flights, in addition to those thousands of people affected by the world choice sports cancellations, which cannot now be rescheduled, despite the best efforts of both the mayors of liverpool and here. —— kiev. it is simply not good enough in 2018 that uefa have allowed this to happen, and other people is welcome and somebody needs to take responsibility, somebody needs to be held accountable for what is clearly, as i said, i am not in any way underestimating what this is, it
isa way underestimating what this is, it is a shambles. as i said, people have been let down, and wrongly so. chris froome is on his way to becoming the first briton to win all three grand tours after he spoke to the overall lead in the giro d'italia with two stages to go. it came at the expense of long—time leader simon yates whose fairytale rain is over. in grand tours you ride for weeks, and the crimes keep coming. the second last day in the alps is where it took its toll on simon yates. he had led since the start. this is where his hopes ended. a fortnight of endurance swept away in one bold move. chris froome attacking for the front, not at the finish, but with 50 miles to go. even in his all conquering career he had made no statement might this. he started the day fourth overall but as he went out of sight of the chasers he was within reach of the pinkjersey. with every turn, a growing sense of
one of this ought‘s great rides. the roar at the finish struck the blow to the field. chris froome the overall leader by a0 seconds. after his troubled year this was the day this miles return. while smiles were on the podium, in yates was crossing the line. he had fallen away by more than half an hour, beaten by the crimes and the class. england's cricketers and you are another disappointing day at lord's as pakistan continued to build aid the first innings lead in the opening test. —— endured another. they are ahead going into the third day partly due to some solid batting and partly due to some poor england fielding. can you sense the frustration in that throw? forjoe root and england, surely it was the overriding emotion on day one at lord's, overriding emotion on day one at lords, and it would remain into today's first session as well. pakistan strong, steady and adding to their score, with both harrisdale
and azhar ali in the runs, the latter reaching 50 before mark wood and then james anderson latter reaching 50 before mark wood and thenjames anderson got both men before lunch. but just and thenjames anderson got both men before lunch. butjust as the tourists were made to feel uncomfortable, they settled in yet again. asad shafiq and babar is on whether next to reach half centuries, as england's 18a whether next to reach half centuries, as england's18a was quickly pass. yet the bowling of ben stokes quickly pass. yet the bowling of ben sto kes ca n quickly pass. yet the bowling of ben stokes can change any game, and as so stokes can change any game, and as so often happens, stokes struck once, and then in the last over before tea, once more. for captain sarfraz ahmed with the poorest piece of cricket his side have weighed in two days. a tasty final session. babar remained at the crease on 68 not out, only for stokes to do more damage. he had to retire hurt, yet with their tail inside, the tourists battled on yet again. we all know what the best form of defence is. pakistan definitely do. their lead
over 150 now, and drops like this will not help england's cause. it was the fifth of the innings and despite some late success with the ball, the frustration grows. it is definitely hard as a bowling group when your teammates dropped catches, but honestly, the blind as they have taken in training and staff, it is hard to believe that they go down. —— blinders. through they go down. —— blinders. through the week you see them training so hard. i guess it is one of those things where it happens all at once. johnny and alistair, i have never seen the ball go between them ever, todayis seen the ball go between them ever, today is the first time i have seen that. hopefully we catch them all in the second innings and it gets us to an unlikely win. let's look at some of the day's other stories. the pakistani batsman, babar, is now out for the test and the rest of the
tour, after breaking his forearm earlier today. rory mcilroy is three shots ahead going into the third round of the pga at wentworth. he has 12 under, after producing a bogey free seven under par round of 65 today. some rugby league super league action to tell you about, warrington wolves completed a dramatic comeback against hull fc, winning 30— 12 after finishing the first half12— winning 30— 12 after finishing the first half 12— zero down. elsewhere, there were wins for wakefield, huddersfield and wigan. and there we re huddersfield and wigan. and there were tears for the uk's longest running boxing world champion, jamie macdonald, who lost his wba world title today after being locked out by the japanese star in the opening round of his bantamweight showdown in tokyo. now, back to football. tomorrow night's champions league final is not the only big vinyl of the day. wembley hosts the match which is the richest in this board, worth £280 million to the winners.
—— in the sport. it is the championship play—off final between aston villa and fulham. it is at five o'clock. fulham have missed out on automatic promotion and are up againstan on automatic promotion and are up against an aston villa side managed by steve bruce, who has secured promotion to the premier league or than any other manager. you have to win as faras than any other manager. you have to win as far as i am concerned. you know, a horrible scrappy game, winning1—0, i will take that all day long. we would all like to put ona day long. we would all like to put on a show at wembley and have a grateful or match, but it is all about winning as far as i'm concerned. we've got to take the clu b to concerned. we've got to take the club to where it wants to be. there we re club to where it wants to be. there were also to make huge club rugby finals taking place tomorrow. scallops had to double in with the aim of stopping the european champions leinster in the pro 1a, and picture outstanding teams in english club rugby meet indy premiership final at twickenham. it is anchored against saracens. defending champions exeter topped the table at the end of the season and it will be their third final in
as many years. saracens are attempting to lift the title they won against the chiefs two years ago. a couple of years ago we gave them too much of a lead at the start. we did well to come back but in the second half we probably gave ourselves too much to do. we definitely are aware of that. but i think we are a much better side than we we re think we are a much better side than we were two yea rs think we are a much better side than we were two years ago. that's all from me tonight, and that is all from me tonight, and that is all from the sportday team. from all of us, goodbye. hello. we are all going to see some warm sunshine this weekend, but they will be some big thunderstorms around as well. before we get there, overnight it is turning quite murky, really. some low cloud and fog patches stretching across parts of the midlands, east anglia, like misty over cheltenham and the downs as well, a few showers running in across parts of southern england.
this weekend, high pressure is in charge across the north where it will stay largely dry. further south, low pressure is with us and we'll be pushing in some showers. a few showers from the word go across southern england, working into the southern england, working into the south midlands on towards wales, and although most of us will start the day on a pretty cloudy note, that cloud will be slow to break, one of those days were at gradually brightens, the best of sunshine coming through in the afternoon. then it will start to feel quite warm. 22 in edinburgh, 25 or26 towards london and the south—east. saturday evening, we will start to see storms breaking out. the main risk areas, saturday evening, stretch from central southern england, south—west england, the south—west midlands and on into wales. these storms are likely to have lots of london —— thunder and lightning and could ring around 30 millimetres of rain, which is a lot in the space ofjust one hour. there is the risk of localised flooding. from there, storms pushing northwards tomorrow night, while weakening, it will be another monkey
night in the south would be fresher air syllabus across the north and it will be dry once again. sunday, if anything, those showers or the risk of showers shift a bit further north. east anglia, the midlands, wales, southern counties of england, thatis wales, southern counties of england, that is where you are most like to catch a country downpour during sunday. for the most part, most of northern ireland, northern alan and scotla nd northern ireland, northern alan and scotland will stay dry with some sunshine. another warm day, 23 in edinburgh, 2a in belfast. heading into the bank holiday, the risk of showers pushing further north. this weather front is flying from northern ireland across in two parts of northern england, just bringing in the moisture. that is what is causing these thundery downpours. for northern ireland, parts of northern england and scotland, a greater risk of showers here through monday. further south that risk is a somewhat. there could still be one of sioux but again there will be one sunshine with temperatures around 35 or two d6. so, sunshine with temperatures around 35 ortwo d6. so, to sunshine with temperatures around 35 or two d6. so, to sum up this weekend, it is one of those weekends
where we will see a bit of a mixture of weather. some big thunderstorms around, starting off in southern england, gradually pushing north as the bank holiday weekend progresses. those downpours are going to be pretty intense. that's the weather. this is bbc world news, i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: handcuffed and charged with rape: the disgraced film producer harvey weinstein appears in court in new york. the defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually. exit polls suggest that ireland has voted in favour of liberalising its strict abortion laws, as prime minister leo varadkar tweets, "it's looking like we're making history." after five days of protests by striking truckers, brazil calls in the military to try to unblock the nation's roads. also on the programme, excitement builds for the champions league final in kiev, but some fans with tickets won't be able to get