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BTSport.com’s 10 most watched videos from June: From Chelsea's Champions League triumph and Gary Lineker's farewell, to a bonkers finish to an extraordinary Gallagher Premiership season
From an enthralling all-English Champions League final to the biggest fights in the UFC, here are the top 10 most popular videos on BTSport.com from an unforgettable June.
It was another blockbuster month on BT Sport in 2021 as we showcased some unforgettable action from sport’s biggest names.
Here BTSport.com take you through the 10 most watched videos of the month as we count down the biggest clips in reverse order.
10. Lineker bids farewell to BT Sport
We kick off our countdown with a real tearjerker.
Chelsea's second Champions League triumph in nine years was also Gary Lineker's final appearance on BT Sport as the 60-year-old (60?!) hung up the microphone after six years as the channel's lead European anchor.
The veteran broadcaster decided to take a step away from presenting to follow his beloved Leicester City as they return to European competition next season.
Thanks for the memories, Gary.
9. Marquez hurled skywards in massive crash!
This one's not one for the feint-hearted!
Eight-time world champion Marc Marquez has had a year to forget on two wheels and last weekend's Grand Prix in the Netherlands summed up his luck as he crashed heavily on his Honda.
Marquez was flung from his RC213V in the early stages of Friday’s FP2 session and had to undergo scans later that day after fearing he may have fractured his ankle.
Thankfully he was given the all clear and despite the prang Marquez showed the heart of a champion to get back on his bike and take part in Sunday's main race.
8. Kante's one-man Champions League show
"I'm staggered just watching him."
That was former Chelsea playmaker Joe Cole's verdict after the most loveable man in world football N'Golo Kante produced a one-man midfield masterclass to help end Man City's quest for a first Champions League trophy.
Tireless, humble and permanently beaming, Kante cemented his status as the nation's favourite Frenchman with another jaw-dropping individual display.
7. Top 10 Tries of the Premiership Season
In at number seven we've something for everyone with our round up of the 10 best tries from an unprecedented campaign of domestic club rugby.
The task of whittling down every effort into an agreed top 10 almost saw two of our editors come to blows.
Was Exeter's Tom O'Flaherty robbed for his ridiculous volleyed chip and chase score? We'll let you decide.
6. Highlights - Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz
A UFC bout with British interest always hits different and Brummie brawler Leon Edwards' return to the octagon had you all glued to your screens back in early June.
Returning to face Nate Diaz after their March encounter ended in a no-contest, Edwards claimed the most notable win of his UFC career to set up a welterweight world title shot.
The 29-year-old was made to sweat late-on by a typically tenacious Diaz who just refused to stop coming forward.
Make sure you watch this one until the end for one of the most heart-stopping finishes in UFC history!
5. Highlights – Bristol v Harlequins
If you think Euro 2020 is the only place you'll get extra-time drama this summer, think again.
The Gallagher Premiership semi-final between regular season league leaders Bristol Bears and fourth-placed Harlequins produced an epic encounter that will go down in rugby folklore.
28-0 down at half-time with their dreams in tatters, underdogs Harlequins staged the biggest comeback in Premiership history to snatch victory from Bristol on their own patch and set up a mouth-watering final with defending champs Exeter.
Spare a thought for our video editor who had to try and distil 120 minutes, 13 tries and 79 points into a five-minute package...
4. Ligue 1 Goals of the Season
The fourth-most watched video comes from the continent where Lille upstaged perennial winners PSG to claim a first Ligue 1 title for 10 years.
After one of the most captivating title races for years, our compilation of the best goals from an unforgetable season of French football really piqued your interest.
Come for a couple of outrageous solo efforts from Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, stay for Irvin Cardona's ludicrous, gravity-defying volley. *Chef's kiss*.
3. Highlights - Premiership Rugby final
It was only fitting that the curtain was brought down on an absolutely bonkers domestic season with, arguably, the most entertaining final in Premiership history.
Reigning champions and two-time winners Exeter Chiefs were the team to beat this season and so it proved as they reached their sixth final since earning promotion from the Championship back in 2010.
In their way stood a swashbuckling Harlequins side transformed since Paul Gustard's departure as head coach back in January, boasting an eclectic cast of entertainers including England fly-half-in-waiting Marcus Smith.
What transpired was a game for the ages as Quins stunned a 10,000-strong Twickenham crowd to win their second Premiership crown and first for nine years.
2. Highlights – Isreal Adesanya v Marvin Vettori II
No compilation of must-watch videos is complete without the human-highlight reel himself, Israel Adesanya.
The flamboyant kayo king returned to the octagon in June for a rematch with Marvin Vettori, dismantling the Italian-born middleweight with a mixture of signature striking and shameless showboating.
The result of was just over 25 minutes of thrilling entertainment as the Kiwi-born king of the middlweight division maintained his perfect record.
1. Champions League final - Man City v Chelsea
No prizes for guessing which video tops the pile.
The best of the most highly-anticipated Champions League final in recent memory – Man City v Chelsea – was the most-watched video on BTSport.com in June.
Billed as the last hurdle in City's 13-year quest to win European football's greatest prize, the all-English final did not go to script as Thomas Tuchel led underdogs Chelsea to their second Champions League crown in his debut season in charge.