the most outstanding sports images of the day

The last hours in the sport have been marked by surprising results and a historical record. Cristiano Ronaldo became the top scorer in football, high-altitude duels were experienced in the NBA and Alcoyano starred in the last great feat in the Copa del Rey in Spain by eliminating Real Madrid.

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James Wiseman, of the Golden State Warriors, signed one of the plays of the day in the NBA with a spectacular dunk in the victory against the San Antonio Spurs (99-121). On the other hand, the most outstanding game was the one that faced the Brooklyn Nets of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Against prognosis, the star was Collin Sexton, who with 42 points and after two overtime gave the victory to the Ohio team (135-147).

Warriors’ James Wiseman smashes the rim in the game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Kelley L Cox / Reuters

A historic scorer

Juventus won the Italian Super Cup against Naples on Wednesday (2-0), a minor title that nevertheless served for Cristiano Ronaldo to take another record in his long and successful career. According to various sources, with his goal against the Neapolitan side at Città del Tricolore he became, with 760 goals, the top scorer in football history ahead of the Austrian Josef Bican.

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the Italian Super Cup trophy.

DPA via Europa Press / EP

A baker takes Real Madrid down

José Juan, Alcoyano goalkeeper as well as a baker, was the great hero in the triumph of the modest Alicante team against Real Madrid (2-1) in the Copa del Rey. At 41, the Galician goalkeeper, with a sensational performance, repeatedly denied the white players the goal, even when stars such as Benzema, Hazard or Asensio were on the field.

José Juan, from Alcoyano, with Militao in the game against Real Madrid.

Manuel Lorenzo / EFE

A normal day in Scotland

Just a few days ago, the storm Filomena collapsed part of Spain and prevented various sports activities from taking place, including some professional football matches. In Scotland, the heavy snowfall that fell in the last hours has not been an impediment for the Football League to go ahead, as shown by the image of the duel between Celtic Glasgow and Livingston. The locals drew a creditable draw (2-2) against the giant of the capital, who was left with ten players in the final stretch due to the expulsion of veteran Scott Brown. The captain had only been on the field for five minutes.

Celtic’s Mohamed Elyounoussi prevents Livingston’s Nicky Devlin from entering the Tony Macaroni Arena.

Ian MacNicol / Getty

Defense to the limit

Ice hockey allows contact like virtually no other team sport. In the NHL game between the Canadiens and the Canucks it was possible to see to what extent melee is allowed when Tanner Pearson literally mounted on Jeff Petry. The defense took effect, as Vancouver beat Montreal (5-6).

Tanner Pearson of the Vancouver Canucks tries to prevent the advance of Jeff Petry of the Montreal Canadiens.

JONATHAN HAYWARD / AP

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