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Gold for Kristoffersen, Luitz in the hospital

Surprise at the world Ski Championships: Marcel Hirscher can't defend his title in the giant slalom for Stefan Luitz, the day ends bitter. The German ski jumpers will be the Second. Arjen Robben is clueless.

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world Cup skiing, giant slalom: Alpine skier Henrik Kristoffersen won the Alpine world Ski Championships in the Swedish city of Are Gold in the giant slalom. The Norwegian was under floodlights on the mountain Areskutan with a margin of 0.20 seconds on defending champion Marcel Hirscher (Austria). Bronze went back to the combo-world champion Alexis Pinturault from France (0.42 seconds). "The time," said Kristoffersen, after his first world championship medal.

Alexander Schmid from the SC fishing took a strong eighth place. "After the first round I was very nervous. I am very happy about the placement," said Schmid in the ZDF: "I wanted to be in the Top 15, which I did, and I'm mega happy about it."

Stefan Luitz, who had an Outside chance at a medal, of all people, crashed in the first race, he arranged with the left leg to a Torstange, bounced back on the runway, the nose was bleeding. "It was not beautiful to look at. I saw him and I immediately turned around," said team-mate Schmid. In the hospital in Östersund Luitz learned that he had torn the medial ligament in his left knee. His season to a premature end.

ski jumping, Willingen: , The German ski jumpers are flown at the start of the world Cup in Willingen on the podium. At the last team competition before the starts on Wednesday the highlight of the season in Seefeld, the DSV Quartet came to local hero Stephan Leyhe on court two and had to settle for the superior champion of Poland defeated. Karl Geiger (Oberstdorf) 130,0+132,0 m, and the much improved Richard Friday (Aue/135,5+141,5), Markus Eisenbichler (victory village) with weak 115,0, as well as 130,0 m, according to a new technical error and the sound Leyhe (128,0+132,5) came to 900,2 points.

The Poland Star Kamil Stoch (979,4) had the equivalent of a whopping 44 meters ahead. Third-party of Slovenia (874,0) was prior to the replacement of the weakened Olympic champion Norway (873,2). For Austria, it was enough only to sixth place. The German eagle had previously in all three of the team of the world Cup-winter's jump reached the podium in Zakopane won. The last team to success in Willingen, there had been 2016. The team competition at the world Cup is on 25. February held the day before the single is jumping on the large hill.

FC Bayern, Robben: , The injured winger Arjen Robben from the German football record champion Bayern Munich looks after a month-long forced break at a loss on his thigh problems. "It's still not good. We try everything, but at the Moment it is not so good. Unfortunately, it is not exactly the Problem, that you know exactly what it is. It is really difficult," said the Dutchman, since the Champions League tie with Benfica (5:1) on 27. November has not played, the imagenewspaper. Problems with the sciatic nerve stopped his Comeback Attempts. "It's very, very frustrating," said the 35-Year-old. "You're everything, you're everything. But at the Moment, nothing Good comes out of it. I was two Times really close to it, I was back in the team. But then there were setbacks."

The eighth-final first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday when Liverpool FC (21 clock/Sky) will miss Robben for the return game at 13. March, he still has hope. "From the head, it is not easy, you want to work, you feel really good," he said. Against Benfica, Robben had a big two goals in the process. "My last game was the best example. And I have the feeling that when I'm back, I'll do so."

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