The Week in Review

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FEW Formula One drivers are in the same street as Ayrton Senna when the venue is Monte Carlo. The Brazilian wins his sixth Monaco Grand Prix after the aspirations of the early leader, Michael Schumacher, end in a pall of smoke just after half-distance. Damon Hill promises in practice but settles for second best on race day. Having learnt that right-hand turns are unadvisable on an oval circuit at Phoenix in April, Nigel Mansell qualifies eighth fastest for his first Indianapolis 500.

The Texaco Trophy series is hardly an appetising hors-d'oeuvre to the summer's main dish for England as Australia complete a 3-0 series sweep. After the sackcloth, the Ashes.

The Lions are introduced to the harsh realities of touring New Zealand in a tempestuous encounter with North Harbour. They win the battle, 29-13, but the war has only just begun.

Boris Becker and Ivan Lendl, former champions both, make premature starts to their preparations for Wimbledon after early exits from the French Open.

The forehead of Basil Boli finds a place in history as the Marseille defender's goal brings his side a 1-0 win over Milan in the European Cup final. Marseille thus become the first French side to lift a European trophy. The Republic of Ireland maintain a push towards the World Cup finals with a 2-1 victory against Albania. Oh to be in America.