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Europa League: Branislav Ivanovic Scores Magnificent Overhead Kick For Zenit St Petersburg (Video)

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While former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva was scoring an impudent back-heel for Lazio, another ex-Premier League stalwart, Branislav Ivanovic, was netting a glorious overhead kick on an entertaining night of Europa League football.

Ivanovic won three Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League in an incredibly successful 10 years with Chelsea.

Champions League: Antoine Griezmann Scores Belting Overhead Kick As Atletico Madrid Keep Faint Qualification Hopes Alive (Photo & Video)

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Atletico Madrid kept their faint hopes of squeezing through to the Champions League knockout stages alive with a 2-0 win over Roma at the Metropolitano on Wednesday night.

The home side took until the 69th minute to make the break through when Antoine Griezmann dispatched Angel Correa's cut-back with a handsome overhead kick.

On This Day In 2012: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Tears Joe Hart Asunder With Phenomenal Overhead Kick Against England (Video)

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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the fateful night that Zlatan Ibrahimovic trampled roughshod over England, scoring all four goals in a mountainous performance at the epicentre of Sweden's 4-2 friendly victory in Stockholm.

England's wafer-thin side contained such luminaries as Steven Caulker, Tom Cleverly, Leon Osman, Tom Huddlestone and poor old Ryan Shawcross who, making his international debut as a late substitute, suffered miserably at the hands of a soaring Zlatan and was never called up again thereafter.

Europa League: Olivier Giroud Scores 84th-Minute Overhead Kick As Arsenal Squeak 1-0 Win Over Red Star Belgrade (Video)

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It took 84 minutes of featureless drudge, but a decidedly second-string Arsenal eventually made the breakthrough against Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda if you prefer to maintain their flawless start to the Europa League group stage on Thursday evening.

Four years to the very day that Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere combined to score that beautiful 'Wengerball' goal against Norwich, the pair were reunited and back at it amid fairly hostile conditions in Belgrade.

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup: Iran Striker Mohammad Mokhtari Scores Absolutely Audacious Overhead Kick In Third-Place Play-Off (Video)

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Iran made history over the weekend bybecoming Asia's highest ever finishers at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup thanks to an emphatic 5-3 victory over Italy in the third-place play-off game.

Mohammad Mokhtari provided the undoubted highlight of the match, putting Iran 3-0 up with a truly outstanding overhead kick from the narrowest angle.

Energy FC: It’s Not Everyday You See A Bicycle Kick Goal With A ‘Flip Thrown-In’ Assist (Video)

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Having failed to score in his first three games for OKC Energy FC, forward Miguel Gonzalez opened his account with gusto against Sacramento Republic in the United Soccer League on Tuesday evening.

Indeed, Gonzalez's outrageous effort proved to be the only goal of the game and featured the ultra rare combination of a flip throw-in assist and an acrobatic bicycle kick finish.

Non-League: Ex-Tottenham Midfielder Jamie O’Hara Scores Excellent Overhead Kick For Billericay Town (Video)

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Jamie O'Hara scored a rather splendid overhead kick in the Ryman Premier League over the weekend though sadly it wasn't enough to prevent his Billericay Town team falling to a 4-2 defeat against Enfield Town.

Having seen his top-flight career curtailed by a succession of injuries, the former Tottenham, Portsmouth and Wolves midfielderis now keeping his eye in down at Billericay, where he playsalongside fellow ex-Premier League icon Paul Konchesky.

La Liga: Fernando Torres Scores Excellent, Instinctive Overhead Kick As Atletico Madrid Just About Pip Celta (Video)

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Atletico Madrid just about squeaked the win over Celta Vigo in La Liga on Sunday, with Fernando Torres having what's known in the trade as a 'Fernando Torres' of an evening.

Indeed, the striker opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a brilliant, impulsive overhead kick making the best of a slightly over-hit pass to send the ball arching high over his own head, over Celta 'keeper Sergio Alvarez and inside the far post.

Bundesliga: Frank Ribery Scores Exquisite Bicycle Kick For Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt (Video)

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Handsome devil Franck Ribery has endured an injury-hit season. However, on Saturday, the French winger scored a rather beautiful goal on Saturday, pulling off an outstanding overhead kick from the edge of the box during Bayern Munich's tight 1-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

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The acrobatic effort came after Frankfurt'sLukas Hradecky had initially saved a shot from Liverpool-target Mario Goetze.

Video: Reported Spurs target Eran Zahavi scores a sweet overhead kick

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Maccabi Tel Aviv star Eran Zahavi has been linked with a transfer to Tottenham in recent weeks. Goals like this one are unlikely to dampen those...

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Belgian Midfielder Sees Penalty Saved By Keeper, Dispatches Rebound With An Overhead Kick (Video)

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Hats off to Hoogstraten VV midfielderGlenn van der Linden, who managed to stick away a penalty rebound in his side's Belgian second division game withMouscron-Peruwelz on Saturday with just about as much pizzazz as is humanly possible smashing the loose ball past the keeper with an overhead kick.

Video: Arsenal 2-2 Napoli

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Arsenal came from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Rafa Benitez's Napoli in the Emirates Cup. Lorenzo Insigne and Goran Pandev put the Italian side into the lead. But an Olivier Giroud overhead kick and a Laurent Koscielny goal ensured the match ended in a draw.

Video: Spurs star Gareth Bale attempts overhead kick against Jamaica

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While many of the Premier League's big boys have headed off to the USA for post-season tours, Tottenham travelled to Bahamas to face Jamaica. In this age of wall-to-wall football coverage, there's surprisingly footage from Spurs' Caribbean venture. But one supporter captured this proof that not everything Gareth Bale attempts comes off at the moment.

Video: Sweden keeper Andreas Isaksson’s overhead kick save from Argentina’s Lionel Messi

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Normally goalkeepers are hapless bystanders as Lionel Messi shows off his range of skills against them. But in last night's match between Sweden and Argentina, Andreas Isaksson was able to unleash an overhead kick to thwart the Barcelona magician. Via 101GG

Video: Philippe Mexes scores incredible overhead kick (AC Milan vs Anderlecht)

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Sure, you expect it from free-scoring, martial art specialist legendary Swedish strikers. But when a rugged French centre-back comes up with an equally glorious overhead kick, it's arguably even more special. Philippe Mexes scored this beauty for AC Milan against Anderlecht last night. Chest control, bicycle kick, bam!

Maverick Danish ‘Keeper Charges Up For Corner, Scores Last-Minute Overhead Kick Equaliser (Video)

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In which, with his side 0-1 down, Frem (of the Danish second division East) goalkeeper Jakob Kohler provides a last-minute cavalry charge, coming up for a corner and sticking away an overhead kick to square things up at the gong...

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Roberto Mancini Pulls Off Lovely Little Backheel Pass In Man City Training (Video)

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Short and sweet: A couple of days after his assistant, David Platt, defied the years and the flab to score a magnificent overhead kick, slick fox Roberto Mancini continued the theme yesterday by pulling off a nifty little backheeled volley pass during a one-touch drill at a Man City training session in Beijing.

Manchester City assistant coach David Platt scores spectacular overhead kick in training

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David Platt showed he's still got as he rolled back the years during a Manchester City open training session. The former England international, now an assistant to Roberto Mancini, showed great skill as he found the net with an incredible overhead kick. OTP would be happy enough to scoring those aged 46.

Manchester City assistant coach David Platt scores spectacular overhead kick in training

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David Platt showed he's still got as he rolled back the years during a Manchester City open training session. The former England international, now an assistant to Roberto Mancini, showed great skill as he found the net with an incredible overhead kick. OTP would be happy enough to scoring those aged 46.

50-Year Old Enzo Francescoli Scores Four In Ariel Ortega Testimonial, Pulls Off Audacious Bicycle Kick (Video)

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The man idolised and aped by Zinedine Zidane, Uruguayan legend Enzo Francescoli (Zizou even named his first-born son after him!), took to the field for Ariel Ortega's testimonial at River Plate over the weekend coming away with a four-goal haul, including an audacious overhead kick which, at the age of 50, is risky whichever way you look at it.

VIDEO: Mario Balotelli Celebration Goal vs Ireland Muzzled by Bonucci!

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TweetMario Balotelli scored a wonderful overhead kick to seal a 2-0 win for Italy over the Republic of Ireland but then saw his celebration muted by Leonardo Bonucci! After sealing a 2-0 win with a fabulous overhead kick, Balotelli turned to the Italian bench and appeared to suggest to coach Cesare Prandelli that he should [.

Euro 2012: Italy 2-0 Ireland – Azzurri Through To Last Eight, Irish Go Home After Better Display (Photos & Highlights)

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Italy made it through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 after a decent, if nervy, display against Group C whipping boys Ireland.

To be fair to the Irish, they put on a much better display in this, their last match in the competition before they tootle off for their summer hols.

Football GIF: Bosnia Defender Botches Overhead Kick, Provides Spectacular Assist For Late Chicharito Winner

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Mexico beat Bosnia in a friendly last night, with Javier Hernandez scoring in the 92nd minute to claim a dramatic 2-1 win though props ought to go to Bosnian defender Stojan Vranjes for putting in all the donkey work.

After failing to clear at the first attempt, Vranjes rectified the situation by attempting an overhead kick to hoof the ball upfield only to shank it directly across his own six-yard box where Hernandez was waiting to poke the ball home.

English Premier League

Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star

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Paris (AFP) – Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday.

Arsene Wenger’s men rode their luck at times in an uninspiring performance, before Giroud struck in the 85th minute after Red Star had seen Milan Rodic sent off.

Late Goal Seals Swansea Win

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Andy Carroll tries a trick...We all hoped that the last game of the season would bring us some joy, but, as predicted, it didn't. A slightly changed Liverpool XI couldn't muster much of a performance for the final game and it was only Andy Carroll that really threatened the Swansea keeper.

Match Report: Swansea 1 - 0 Liverpool

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Danny Graham struck four minutes from time as Swansea ended a memorable debut Barclays Premier League campaign with victory over Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.
The striker fired low to Alexander Doni's left from Angel Rangel's astute ball across the box to give the Welsh side a win to rank alongside their successes over Arsenal and Manchester City earlier this term.

Manchester United

OTP Rebounds: Swansea’s Kemy Agustien has more points than QPR, a sweet overhead kick and Man Utd star Phil Jones’ dog twin

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Sebastián Driussi scores a beautiful overhead kick for Argentina under-17. Shades of Trevor Sinclair. [101GG] Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien has clocked up an impressive 39 points on his driving licence. He's now banned, unsurprisingly [Dirty Tackle] Manchester United utility man Phil Jones' doggy doppelganger [@paddypower] See how much debt each [.

Top 10 reasons why PSG is the perfect move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney

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1. There are potential entertaining French-themed headline for every occasion: Roo-la-la, Sacre Roo, Au Roo-voir, Deja Roo. 2. His mum's called Jeanette Marie. Sounds pretty French to us. 3. A regular smoker, Rooney is already au fait with the Catarrh Investment Authority. 4. David Beckham. 5. Fewer people will hear about it when he's dropped [.

Top five conclusions: Manchester United 1-2 Real Madrid

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1. Accidentally kicking an opponent with your eyes firmly on the ball is a straight red card. This could be the end of the overhead kick as we know it. 2. Cristiano Ronaldo has perfected the 'walking back from an offside position' goal celebration. 3. Claiming that the better team lost, skulking off without celebrating, [.

Ronaldo heads Portugal into the semi-finals

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Thursday night saw the commencement of the business end of the Euro 2012 tournament, with Portugal overcoming Czech Republic 1-0 to become the first team to make the semi-finals. Cristiano Ronaldo's winner with ten minutes remaining separated the sides, and the Iberian nation will now face either France or Spain in the last four.


Goalkeeper Scores Last Minute Overhead Kick

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Frem goalkeeper Jakob Kohler scores a last minute equaliser with an overhead kick worthy of any game during Danish side's 1-1 draw at the weekend.

Danish goalkeeper scores overhead equalizer in stoppage time

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Frem goalkeeper Jakob Kohler proved to his his side's secret weapon in a Danish Second Division East (the third tier of Danish football) match against Birkerod. In the 92nd minute, with Birkerod up 1-0, Kohler came forward for Frem's last-ditch effort to equalize off a corner kick.

After the ball was headed away from goal and a Frem shot was blocked by a defender, Kohler executed a beautiful overhead kick off the deflection and, to the surprise of everyone, scored an equalizer.

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West Ham To Replace Dimitri Payet Stadium Mural With Ode To Andy Carroll’s Monumental Overhead Kick Against Crystal Palace

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West Ham have announced that work has begun to replace the Dimitri Payet mural outside the London Stadium after the French winger made his huffy and hasty departure earlier in the week.

Indeed, Payet is to be painted out of Hammers history and replaced with a tribute to Andy Carroll's seismic overhead kick against Crystal Palace.

Stuttgart vs Bayern Munich 2014 Highlights 1-2 Ibisevic Pizarro Alcantara Overhead Kick Goals Video

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Nordsjaelland’s Morten Nordstrand scores absolutely beautiful overhead equalizer

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Nordsjaelland striker Morten Nordstrand executed a stunning overhead kick to give his side a late equalizer against Copenhagen. In a match between last season's top two Danish Superliga clubs, reigning champions Copenhagen held a 2-1 lead over Nordsjaelland, who made their Champions League debut last season.

Argentina U-17 player scores dazzling overhead kick against Uruguay

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In just the third minute of Argentina's South American U-17 Championship match against Uruguay, Sebastian Driussi pulled off an exquisit overhead kick from just outside the box. Set up by a lovely cross, Driussi chested the ball up and then launched a powerful overhead kick past Uruguay's keeper.

The River Plate youth celebrated with the requisite T-shirt message, but instead of immediately requesting video of the goal so he could show everyone he will ever meet, he scored again in the 12th minute to make it 2-0 for the host nation.

Lyon’s Michel Bastos scores wonderful overhead kick

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Always have to be careful when praising early season goals, but Michel Bastos of Lyon has surely laid down a marker for goal of the season in the French League, scoring an amazing overhead kick in his side's 4-1 home victory over Troyes. In a game that was 0-0 at half time, Troyes actually took [...]

SKILLS Joe Hart Overhead Kick Goal — Inside Training at Manchester City FC

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Manchester City and England number one goalkeeper Joe Hart, once of Shrewsbury Town, shows off his outfield skills with spectacular, acrobatic goal-scoring overhead kick at Man City's Carrington training ground scoring past Faroe Islands international goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen watched by Italian coach Massimo Battara.

DTotD: An overhead kick to the throat in MLS

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Columbus' Justin Meram was hoping to equalize against Dallas after he entered the match just before halftime on Saturday, but instead he ended up delivering a failed overhead kick to the throat of an opponent in the 51st minute.

Meram thought he was set up nicely for an emphatic finish right in front of goal, but instead of making contact with the ball, he caught Dallas' Hernan Bertuz in the neck with the toe of his boot.

Dalglish Rues Reds Defeat

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Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish lamented his side's late 1-0 defeat to Swansea on the final day of the season.
The Reds slumped to defeat thanks to Danny Graham's late strike as they finished in eighth spot and below neighbours Everton in the table.
Dalglish felt the defeat was harsh on Liverpool after creating the better goalscoring opportunities in the second half after Swansea dominated the first half.