The week in Europe and Africa sports photos

LONDON (AP) European football leagues are fast approaching the crucial end of the season. In Spain, Barcelona just got the better of Real Madrid with a 2-1 victory at the Camp Nou while in France, Monaco moved into fourth position in La Ligue with a 2-1 victory over Reims. In England, young striker Harry Kane celebrated his call-up to the England squad with a hat-trick in Tottenham's 4-3 win against Leicester..

Europe's international rugby season reached a thrilling climax with three games in succession in Italy, Scotland And England. Ireland emerged as the winners of The Six Nations Championship as Ireland, England and Wales all finished on the same number of points.

Germany's John Degenkolb won a sprint finish to take the Milan-San Remo one-day cycling race. Winter sports, in the form of Alpine racing, saw Austrians Marcel Hirscher and Anna Zfennnger take the overall World Cup titles in the French resort of Meribel.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.