Barcelona wins league, miracle Lacrosse goal: world's most-watched sports videos
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Barcelona won La Liga, Real Madrid thrashed Getafe 4-0, a Ronaldo clearance broke a fan's nose and the WCAC Lacrosse Final was decided by an 80yd lob - these were among the most viewed sports videos for the week ending May 17.
YouTube viewers were most interested in Real Madrid's Ronaldo, who had accidentally broken a home fan's nose with a powerful clearance.
The striker approached the stands, offering a team shirt and a photo opportunity as the two made up.
Also on YouTube, a spectacular match-winning lob saw Gonzaga College win a Washington school's Lacrosse championship. Tennis #1 Rafael Nadal lost to rival Djokovic on home ground, but spiced up the match with a cheeky trick shot.
On China's video service Tudou, athletic hero Liu Xiang beat American competition in the IAAF's Diamond League Shanghai meet, and Barca's league-winning celebrations are recognized.
Japanese site Nicovideo has a Mexican soccer match in first place, as a flasher gets the crowd going, with Japanese baseball stars in second and third.
YouTube's most watch sports videos of the week (total views)
1) Ronaldo gives fan? a t-shirt after breaking his nose (3,793,321)
2) Miracle Shot Amazing Lacrosse Goal (80 Yards) (1,737,845)
3) Nadal's 'Tweener against Djokovic during Madrid Final (1,556,567)
Tudou's most watched sports videos of the week
1) Such a sexy yoga lesson (241,764)
2) Liu Xiang 110m hurdles - 13.7s Diamond League win (106,684)
3) Barcelona win La Liga for third year in a row (60,148)
Nicovideo's most watched sports videos of the week (requires free registration)
1) Soccer: flasher at the Mexican league quarter-finals (90,498)
2) Ichiro hits walk-off home run - MLB Sept 2009 (257,512)
3) Yomuri Giants vs Yokohama BayStars May 11 (13,093)
Dailymotion's most watched sports videos of the week
1) Real Madrid v Getafe - May 10 La Liga (93,180)
2) Levante v Barcelona - May 11 La Liga (51,973)
3) Manchester United v Chelsea - May 8 EPL (207,856)
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