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Bit Damp: Brazilian Second Division Match Allowed To Go Ahead Despite Pitch Clearly Being Underwater (Video)

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We'd just like to take a second to hereby commend the authorities that allowed the Brazilian Serie B game between Oeste and Boa Esporte to go ahead on Friday evening.

Amazingly enough, the officials in charge deemed the pitch in Itapolis to be perfectly playable despite a high percentage being flooded bya bout of heavy rain leading to astounding scenes such as these.

Cheeky Little Sod: Celta Vigo’s Fabian Orellana Sent Off For Throwing Turf At Sergio Busquets

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By Chris Wright

Barcelona huffed and puffed their way to a1-0 away victory over Celta Vigo in La Liga this evening, with the hosts ending the evening with ten men on the field for the last few minutes.

Fabian Orellana was the man to be shown the 87th-minute red for the heinous crime of lobbing a handful of loose turf at Sergio Busquets.

Wrong Man, Wrong Time: Wes Brown Sent Off Against Man Utd For John O’Shea’s Foul On Radamel Falcao

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By Chris Wright

Manchester United huffed and puffed to a 2-0 victory over Sunderland this afternoon, though their task was made all the easier when Wes Brown got himself sent off in the 64th minute.

With Radamel Falcao shaping to shoot in the penalty area, Brown was shown astraight red forassuming telepathic control of John O'Shea's mind and usingthe Irishman as a vessel to haul the Colombian striker back by hisshoulder.

Football GIF: Textbook Goal Celebration FAIL Spotted In The Albanian Premier League

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By Chris Wright

It's not often we get to dabble in the Albanian Premier League here on Pies, and when we do it's usually for something like this...

A true classic of the genre not unlike this all-time great from Sheffield United striker Marcus Bent and his massively over-excited chum.

Football GIF: Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady Scores With Brazen Handball Against Newcastle

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By Chris Wright

Hull City got themselves spanked by Newcastle at the KC earlier this afternoon though Ahmed Elmohamady came close to turning in a consolation for the Tigers just before half-time if of course you chose to ignore the fact that the big cheating so-and-so brazenly palmed the ball in with his hand.

Football GIF: Angel Di Maria Hoofs Hopeless 25-Yard Shot Straight Out Of Cambridge United’s Stadium

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By Chris Wright

Manchester United's lacklustre performance in microcosm: here's Angel Di Maria blasting a truly hopeless 25-yard effort directly out of the stadium last night...

Given how tight themoney is at Cambridge at the moment, we reckon Di Maria can probably expect an invoice for that ball.

Football GIF: Come, Marvel At The Wonder Of This Spectacular Dive From CONCACAF U-20s Championship

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By Chris Wright

Spotted during Trinidad & Tobago's CONCACAFU20 Championship game against Panama at the weekend: T&T'sAkeem Humphrey managing the incredibly impressive feat of elbowing his opponent in the face not once but twice, before panicking and hitting the deck himself, rolling around and screaming into his hands like he'd just been hit by a Vauxhall Astra.

Football GIF: Czech Side FK Pribram Debut Gloriously Pointless New ‘Ring-A-Roses’ Corner Routine

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By Chris Wright

We're not entirely sure if Czech side FK Pribram were really excited afterwinning a corner against Teplice on Friday evening or just plain daft, but here's how they attempted to bamboozle their opponents before the ball got slung into the box...

You can dance ring-a-ring-a-rosies all you want chaps but if your set-piece specialisthas a foot like a sledgehammer then it ain't gonna count for nowt.

UEFA Europa League

Football Vine: Robin Van Persie Nets First Goal For Fenerbahce, Heads Home Late Winner vs Atromitos

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Robin Van Persie's new career in Turkey has started slowly, with the Dutchman hampered by injury since his summer move from Manchester United to Fenerbahce.

However, the 32-year-old striker finally broke his duck for the Turkish giants on Thursday night, scoring the only goal of the game against Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League Play-Offs.

Europa League: Legia Warsaw Take An Absolute Age To Score Bizarre Goal vs Trabzonspor (GIF)

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By Chris Wright

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Everybodyhad their eyes closed? That explains a lot

Legia Warsaw beat Trabzonspor 2-0 in the Europa League last night to shore up top spot in their group, though the opening goal which eventually went down as an own-goal by Trabzonspor 'keeperFatih Ozturk seemed to take an absolute bloody age to come about.

Videos

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: The Best Bits (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

While Aston Villa may have an FA Cup final to look forward to, they remain in real danger of relegation after going down 3-2 at the Etihad on Saturday.

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Manuel Pellegrini's under-performing side were handed an early lead, after Brad Guzan's sliced clearance allowed Sergio Aguero to net his 27th goal of the season.

FAIL: Al Faisaly Goalkeeper Scores Bizarre ‘Overhead Kick’ Own-Goal In Jordanian Premier League (Video)

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By Chris Wright

No doubt you've heard but Al Faisaly went down 3-0 at home against league-leaders and local rivals Al Wihdat in the Jordanian Premier League yesterday evening.

Al Faisaly, who came into the game on the back of a six-game winless run, went 1-0 down early on before Al Wihdat doubled their advantage in the early knockings of the second half in truly bizarre fashion.

Euro 2016: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores By Accident After Moldova ‘Keeper Hoofs Ball At His Head (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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With Euro 2016 qualifiers taking place all over the continent tonight, Sweden sauntered to a 0-2 away victory against Group G whipping boys Moldova to shore up second place in the table, tucked in neatly behind leaders Austria.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals on the night, the first coming viaa rather unfortunate assist from the Moldovan goalkeeper.

Europa No Hopers: Everton Ejected By Succession Of Stunning Dynamo Kiev Screamers (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

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That's it. Kaput. There is tobe zippoEnglish presence in the quarter-finals of this season'sEuropean competitions after Everton, our finalremaining representatives, were consummately expunged from the Europa League by Dynamo Kiev earlier this evening.

Vitolo Takes 13.21 Seconds To Score Fastest Goal In Europa League History As Sevilla Paste Villarreal (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Sevilla winger Vitolo didn't hang about in his effortsto make history in the Europa League last night, taking precisely 13.21 seconds to score the competition's fastest ever goal the openerin his side's 3-1 victory over Villarreal...

Here's the GIF version just in case.

Metalurg Donetsk Midfielder Oleksandr Noyok Makes Strong Claim For 2015 Fallon d’Floor Award (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Can we get a round of applause for Metalurg Donetsk midfielder Oleksandr Noyok, who took the concept of simulation (cheating, if you will) to it's absurd, illogicalconclusion duringa game against Karpaty Lviv in the Ukranian Premier League last weekend.

It all began whenNoyok took afairlyinnocuous scrape to the knee courtesy of a Karpaty player.

Bum Finish: Besiktas Benefit From Demba Ba Scoring With His Backside…Yet Again (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It may not be particularly pretty but Demba Ba has definitely puta decent amount of manhours into developing his own personal style over the years: that of an unsure newborn foal taking its first steps out onto a frozen lake.

However, what he lacks in finesse he more than makes up for in impact, having netted19 goals in 25 appearances for Besiktas so far this season the last of which came against the pithily-named Mersin İdmanyurduSpor Kulübü at the weekend.

Bombenshuss: Wolfsburg Striker Bas Dost Scores Outrageous Volley vs Bayern Munich (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

He may sound more like a German industrial metal band, but Wolfsburg's big Dutch target man Bas Dost is a man, goddamnit a man who has just done this against runaway Bundesliga overlords Bayern Munich...

And the reverse angle...

Sweet Jesus tap-dancing Christ!

Random Great Goals: Lothar Matthaus (Bayern Munich) vs Bayer Leverkusen, 1993 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In what we're hoping will becomea semi-regular little series on Pies, we thought we'd pluck great, if slightly lesser-known goals from the archives at random and duly give them theirmoment in the spotlight.

Following on from Patrick M'Boma's acrobatic J-League crackeragainst Shonan Bellmare in 1997, we're following up with an equally coruscatingvolley from the seemingly ageless bastion of German efficiency that is Lothar Matthaus.

Japanese Goalkeeper Does A ‘Jimmy Glass’, Scores 92nd-Minute Winner To Send His Side Into Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Montedio Yamagata 'keeper Norihiro Yamagishi (team who scored) and Jubilo Iwata.

Jubilo Iwata took on Montedio Yamagata in the Japanese second division play-off semi-final on Sunday.

Montedio Yamagata finished 6th in the J2 League whilst hosts Jubilo Iwata came fourth.

Europa League: Granit Xhaka Scores Absolute Rocket Of A Free-Kick vs Villarreal (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Pick. That. Out. You. Motha...

Granit by name, granite foot by nature...or something like that anyway!

This Might Just Be The Weirdest Foul Ever Committed (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

First up, this clip is overa year old but we missed it at the time and it's doing the rounds again today so we thought we'd share.

What you're about to see is possibly the weirdest foul ever committed in a professional game, withHamilton Academical midfielder Darian MacKinnon sort of intentionally getting himself slowly tangled up in the legs ofDundee United‘s Nadir Ciftci and then refusing to move during theScottish Premier League encounter between the two sides last September.

Poland’s Artur Jedrzejczyk Leaps Into Front Row Seat To Celebrate With Fans After Scoring Against Switzerland (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

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Poland and Switzerland hammered out a 2-2 draw in their friendly fixtureinWroclaw last night, withJosip Drmic scoring a third-minute opener for the Swiss before most fans had had a chance to wedge their bums in their seats.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Unleashes Unfortunate Pre-Game Battle Cry Before Missing One-Yard Sitter vs Mexico (Video & GIF)

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By Chris Wright

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While Wesley Sneijder was busy getting his 25-yard thundercannon on, fellow Dutch cohort Klaas-Jan Huntelaar suffered a less than stellar run-out in the Netherlands' 2-3 international friendly loss against Mexico in Amsterdam last night missing an absolute howling one-yard sitter at the back post in the first half.

FAIL: Christoph Kramer Seals Rare Win For Borussia Dortmund With Nonchalant 45-Yard Own-Goal (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Rock bottom of the3 Bundesliga going into the game following a moribund start to the season, Borussia Dortmund were handed a rare victory over Borussia Monchengladbach this afternoon after Christoph Kramer took pity on Jurgen Klopp's struggling mob and donated them a beautifully nonchalant 45-yard own-goal.

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Charlie Adam Scores Strong ‘Goal Of The Season’ Contender From Deep Inside His Own Half Against Chelsea

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By Chris Wright

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We can't quite remember the last time we heard his name mentioned, but young Charles Graham Adam came roaring back into our consciousness this afternoon with a strong 'Goal of the Season' contender against Chelsea.

Very strong in fact, we're talking65-yards-out levels of strong here!

Football Vine: Luis Suarez Nets Classic Overhead Kick For Barcelona Vs. Levante

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By Alan Duffy

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While a certain Lionel Messi was breaking yet more records, this time registering his 23rd hat-trick for Barcelona in his 300th league game for the club, Luis Suarez also produced a moment of magic in his side's 5-0 thrashing of Levante.

Football GIF: USA Coach Jurgen Klinsmann Has Definitely Still Got ‘It’

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By Chris Wright

Despite the rarest of natural phenomena occurring during the game: a Jozy Altidore goal, the USA went down 3-2 against Chile last night in Rancangua (their third straight loss)thanks to a second-half brace from former Liverpool wingerMark Gonzalez.

However, the Yanks' night was brightened somewhat by an impressive display of touch on the sidelines, with coach Jurgen Klinsmann pulling off a strange double-bubble back-heel flick to excite and delight.

Equalising In Style: Esteban Granero Puts Finishing Touch To Gorgeous Real Sociedad Build-Up Play (GIF)

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By Chris Wright

With coach David Moyes up in the stands sampling the local cuisine by the end of the night, Real Sociedad registered a respectable 2-2 draw against Villarreal in the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday night.

Unfortunately the result wasn't enough to prevent Moyes' side being eliminatedon aggregate after losing 1-0 in the first leg, but at leastthey bowed out in style courtesy of Esteban Granero's 74th-minute equaliser.

Football GIF: Ander Herrera Scores FA Cup Cracker For Man Utd Against Yeovil

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By Alan Duffy

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera took the pressure off Manchester United at Huish Park on Sunday, opened the scoring in the second-half to help the Red Devils to a hard-fought 2-0 win against League One Yeovil Town (Angel Di Maria netted the second). And what a fine effort it was!

Football GIF: Fulham’s Bryan Ruiz Has A Sweet First Touch

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By Chris Wright

Have a butcher's at this positively indecent first-timecontrolon display fromFulham forwardBryan Ruiz against Brentford on Friday night...

Filthy almost Berba-esque in its exquisite nonchalance.

Shame, really, that it was pretty much the only thing of any note Ruizcontributed during the entire game/season so far.

Football GIF: Isco Fever! Spain Schemer Nets Beauty Against Belarus

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By Alan Duffy

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Spain have been blessed with a plethora of world-class playmakers in the last decade and Real Madrid midfielder Isco is the latest schemer to make his mark withLa Roja.

In Spain's 3-0 Euro 2016 win against Belarus on Saturday, the Real Madrid star opened the score on 18 minutes, courtesy of a superbly nonchalant long-range effort.

Football GIF: Manuel Neuer Impresses Eintracht Frankfurt’s Coach With Ice Cold Backheel Flick

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By Chris Wright

Safe to say even Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf was suitably impressed with Manuel Neuer's gracefully cool flicked pass duringBayern Munich's rampant 0-4 victory...

Now, compare and contrast that with the polar opposite levels of grace under pressure displayed by Liverpool 'keeperSimon Mignolet against Chelsea earlier.

International football

Euro 2016: Belgium Captain Vincent Kompany Goes Free-form Against Israel, Attempts Bonkers Volley Then Sent Off After Bonkers Dribble (Video & GIF)

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By Alan Duffy

I'm not sure if Vincent Kompany thought he was playing in a testimonial on Tuesday night in Jerusalem, rather then a key Euro 2016 qualifier.

With the Belgians a goal up (scored by Marouane Fellaini from a Kompany assist), the Man City defender decided to go off-script, juggling the ball on the half-way line before volleying a wayward effort over the Israeli bar.

Football GIF: Wesley Sneijder Scores Thumping 25-Yard Smasheroo vs Mexico

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By Chris Wright

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The main story of the night so far is Carlos Vela scoring twice on his long-awaited return to the Mexico fold, but Wesley Sneijder gave him some stout competition just after the break cancelling out the ex-Arsenal striker's 8th-minute opener with an absolute stonker from 25 yards.

Champions League

Football GIF: Francesco Totti Breaks His Own European Scoring Record With Exocet Freekick vs CSKA Moscow

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By Chris Wright

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Re-breaking his very own record set after scoring against Man City at the beginning of October, Francesco Totti has become the oldest goalscorer in European football history all over again this evening firing in a customarily exquisite free-kick against CKSA Moscow.

Lionel Messi Pips Cristiano Ronaldo To Equal Raul’s All-Time Champions League Scoring Record (GIFs)

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By Chris Wright

With Cristiano Ronaldo still stationed on 70 Champions League goals after failing to conjure hisway past Kolo Toure last night, Lionel Messi has now pipped the Real Madrid star to equal Raul's long-standing Champions League scoring record after bagging both goals in Barca's 0-2 win over Ajax this evening.

The Rest

Legendary Sao Paulo ‘Keeper Rogerio Ceni Scores His 126th Career Goal With Freekick Against Linense

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By Chris Wright

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He may be 42 and have thehairline of a young Art Garfunkel, but Rogerio Ceni just keeps on banging in the goals.

That said, Ceni took a fair bit of flak midweek after conceding a goal from 50 yards against Palmeiras after just two minutes when he botched a clearance which dropped straight to Robinho, who promptly dropped it straight back over the veteran stopper's head.

Anthony Ujah Apologises For Attempting To Mount Cologne’s Club Mascot, Hennes The Goat, After Scoring Against Frankfurt

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By Chris Wright

Cologne striker Anthony Ujah has issued a public apology to his club's mascot after manhandling Hennes the goat after scoring against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Ujah rammed one home in the 82nd minute to put Cologne 4-1 over Frankfurt before charging over to Hennes and forcibly attempting to mount him.

Welcome To Stoke: Charlie Adam Clamps Chokehold On Poor Little Alexis Sanchez (GIF)

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Nope, can't see anything wrong with that.