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Off the Record: 5 sporting stories you may have missed this weekend

Featuring the Arsenal footballers getting into the Christmas spirit and the Ulster scrum at its best.

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN glued to the internet all weekend, there’s a chance that some weird and wonderful sporting tidbits might have slipped through the cracks. Here’s a run-down of some of the stories you may have missed.

1. #ROUT If you were away from a TV yesterday or if you simply don’t have access to Sky Sports, you may have missed Chelsea’s 8-0 mauling of Aston Villa. But don’t worry, you can view all of the goals below (sorry, Villa fans).

YouTube credit: OOOsoccerOOO

2. #NEYMAR They say never meet your heroes, and that’s especially true if you plan on bursting into tears upon confronting them, as this young girl did.

YouTube credit: AllGols2013

3. #SING SONG The Arsenal players are evidently getting into the Christmas spirit by singing a few songs (some more relevant than others). Not that they’ll be tempted to give up the day job anytime soon, mind.

YouTube credit: quangvuduc

h/t Balls.ie

4. #SCRUM TIME A lesson in how to dominate the scrum, this was one of the key reasons why Ulster beat Leinster at the weekend, with John Afoa quite clearly getting the better of Cian Healy.

YouTube credit: TheUAFC

5. #HISTORY Calvin Johnson recently broke the record for most receiving yards in a single season in the NFL. They don’t call him Megatron for nothing.

YouTube credit: jolided24

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