Real Madrid won their 14th Champions League after winning 1-0 from Liverpool. Karim Benzema was the best player for Real Madrid and helped them win the Champions League and La liga; he was the top scorer in both leagues. It was his best campaign in terms of goals and assists. Karim Benzema managed to score 44 goals and provide 15 assists in just 46 games. His amazing year was rewarded with the Ballon d’Or.
The Premier League was won by Manchester City. They won the league with 93 points. The title race was decided at the last game round as Liverpool ended with 92 points.
Bayern’s Bundesliga title wasn’t a surprise. The team won 24 games. They drew five games and lost five times. They finished the season with 77 points, while the number two (Borussia Dortmund) ended with 69 points.
AC Milan won the league in Italy and finished two points above Inter Milan and won the league for the first time since 2010/11.
PSG won the Ligue 1, finishing with a total of 85 points, 15 points above the number two, Olympique Marseille.
2022 was also all about the World Cup, that’s been over for a week now. Argentina won the World Cup after a stunning final and Lionel Messi was finally able to lift the trophy. Argentina played a thrilling final against France, which ended in 3-3 after extra time. Argentina won after a penalty shootout.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 was the 8th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament. This edition was played in Australia this year. England played Pakistan in the final and beat Pakistan by five wickets. It’s their second ICC T20 title. Pakistan scored 137 runs (137/8) in 20 overs and England chased the score in 19 overs by 5 wickets (138/5). In this world cup, Indian batsman Virat Kohli was the top run scorer with 296 runs in 6 matches. While Sri Lankan bowler, Wanindu Hasaranga, was the most wicket-taker. He took 15 wickets in 8 matches with 6.41 economy. Sam Curran was named the Player of the match and also the Player of the tournament.
2022 Formula One
The 2022 Formula One season began very interestingly. Max Verstappen had 2 DNF’s after the first three races after several problems, Mercedes didn’t managed to build a competitive car like the years before, and Ferrari was back at the top. Charles Leclerc was the championship leader for the first five races, but after a DNF in Spain, he lost it to Max Verstappen. The Dutchman dominated since then and never lost his first place as championship leader. Max Verstappen won his second consecutive World Title, and Red Bull Racing won the Constructors Title with a few races left on the calendar. The second-place battle was exciting until the last lap between Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc. Before the final Grand Prix, they were on the same amount of points, but Leclerc finished just a few seconds before Pérez and finished as runner-up.
Furthermore, Carlos Sainz and George Russel won their first Grand Prix this season. It was a tough season for seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton. It was his first season as Formula 1 driver without a race win. And it was the final season for Sebastian Vettel, a four-time World Champion. He finished his last race in the points and got a guard of honour from the rest of the drivers.
What will 2023 bring us?
2022 was another great sports year with many remarkable moments. Now it’s time to look forward to 2023.
A new Formula One season will start on the 5th of March in Bahrain, and we will see some new faces. Nyck de Vries joins Alpha Tauri, Oscar Piastri joins McLaren, Nico Hülkenberg joins Haas, and Logan Sargeant joins Williams.
The Nations League Final Four will take place in the Netherlands from the 14th of June until the 18th of June. The teams participating in the Final Four are: the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy and Spain.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held from the 20th of July until the 20th of August in Costa Rica.
There will also be a ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2023, which will be the 13th edition of this tournament. The World Cup has been scheduled between October 2023 and 26 November 2023. This will be the first ICC World Cup event completely hosted by India.