Europe’s Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari embrace after their fourth victory together.

Europe skipper hails Molinari as Italian and Fleetwood prove winning combination

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Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn marvelled at Francesco Molinari’s golf from another planet after the Italian and Tommy Fleetwood made it four points from four to put their team in a commanding position.

The Open champion and his teammate became the first European pairing to win all four matches together, and only the second combination in the event’s history, with some devastating play over the last two days at Le Golf National.

They have won 2&1, 4&3 and 5&4 twice to help Europe into a 10-6 lead and the home team require four-and-a-half points to win back the trophy they lost at Hazeltine two years ago.

“There’s not much you can say about it. It’s a remarkable performance, and that pairing came out of long conversations with the two of them, and a relationship they built with each other over a long time,” said Danish skipper Bjorn.

“I started looking at facts and figures and everything that was built around them.

“Speaking to the stats guys and vice-captains, there was never any red flags with the two of them, so I thought, ‘OK, we’ll give it a go’, but from there to what they have done is pretty remarkable.

“Francesco, I don’t know what planet he lives on but it’s not the one that the rest of the players live on, that’s for sure. He’s been phenomenal these two days.”

Team Europe will go into the final day feeling very confident that they can regain the Ryder Cup, and it appears the last two days have gripped the golf fans who are present at the tournament.

A video emerged yesterday of European fans singing the famous 'Allez, Allez, Allez' football song, which Liverpool sang loudly and proudly throughout their Champions League campaign last season.

And now a new video has emerged of a new football chant being sung by the Europeans, this time paying tribute to Fleetwood and Molinari.

You may recognise it if you are a Manchester City fan, because it's the song that the Citizens sang for Toure brothers, Yaya and Kolo.

However, it's less about the Ivorian brothers nowadays, and more about the Fleetwood-Molinari brotherhood.

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