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5 of the Greatest Ever First Touches

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Last night we gave you our Lionel Messi compilation of first touches and tonight we bring you 5 of the greatest first touches I've seen in football thus far, with a lot more to come from us so stay tuned!

Roberto Baggio scores an equalier for Brescia against Juventus in 2001!

Dennis Berkamp gives Holland the lead against Argentina in their 1998 World Cup Finals tie with not one but two fantastic touches before scoring on the half volley!

John Terry Scores Splendid ‘Head Tennis’ Golazo…Against Chelsea’s Under-8s Team (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Great build-up, great finish; not sure about the marking...

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Dejan Lovren’s Filthy Drag-Back Sends Southampton Team-Mates Doolally During Training Session (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, during a passing drill, Dejan Lovren's downright filthy little drag-back through the legs of Harrison Reed sends the rest of his Southampton team-mates bloody doolally during a training session, with Adam Lallana even hooting that it was "the best one he's ever seen" at one point.

Classic Compilation of Lionel Messi’s Amazing First Touch

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He's probably the most skillful player ever to grace the football World? And here's just a snippet of why Lionel Messi is right up their with a the World's legend's forget the goals what about his first touch? It's awesome.

Gareth Bale Settles Copa Del Rey Final In 85th Minute With Magnificent Solo Charge (GIF & Video)

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By Chris Wright

At no point did it ever look truly under control, but Gareth Bale settled the Copa Del Rey Final in Real Madrid's favour last night by yomping past Marc Bartra on the outside from inside his own half, eventually making his way into the Barcelona area and poking a magnificent solo finish past Jose Pinto.

Obstruction! Hammarby’s Jan Gunnar Solli Shown Yellow Card For Attempting Classic Playground Dribbling Tactic (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Hammarby pulverised Degerfors in the Swedish Superettan last night, winning 5-0 and closing out the game in comfort maybe a little too much comfort.

Five goals up and cruising, Hammarby midfielderJan Gunnar Solli picked up one of theweirdestyellow cards we've seen in a long while when, in an attempt to wriggle past a Degerfors defender, theNorwegian quickly stuffed the ball up inside his shirt and waltzed on by a dribbling manoeuvre favoured by playground chancers the world over.

Football Vine & GIF: Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud Pulls Off Magnificent First Touch For Goal Against West Ham

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By Alan Duffy

A right touch of the Bergkamp's from Olivier Giroud here helped calm Arsenal's nerves on the night in their 3-1 win against West Ham and is sure to give the French striker a much-needed confidence boost. Classy!

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Olivier Giroud’s World Class First Touch and Goal v West Ham

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud shows he does have a first class touch as he controls this Thomas Vermaelen cross to give Arsenal the lead against West Ham in their 3-1 win tonight, which see's them leapfrog Everton albeit with a game more played!


Arsenal vs West Ham 3-1 All Goals & Highlights 15/04/2014 by SkyNews

Barcelona Young’n Munir El Haddadi Scores From Inside Own Half In UEFA Youth League Final (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Barcelona's fledglings spanked Benfica 3-0 in the final of the UEFA Youth League in Nyon, Switzerland, yesterday, with 18-year-old strikerMunir El Haddadi snaffling the pick of the goals looking up, seeing the Benfica 'keeper off his line and arching one over the line and in without bouncing from well inside his own half to score his side's third and final goal in the 87th minute.

Levante Pair Casadesus & Ruben Garcia Attempt Absurd ‘Twin Freekick’ With Predictable Results (Video)

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By Chris Wright

In which, during Villarreal's 1-0 win over Levante on Saturday, Levante pairCasadesus & Ruben Garcia attempt to nab the points by choosing the 91st minute as the perfect time to unveil their daring nay, pioneering new "twin free-kick" routine.

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Brazilian Coach in Hot Water Over “Hot Chick” Remark to Female Lines-Person!

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Juventus de Santa Catarina's coach Celso Teixeira is in hot water after it was revealed he made a sexist remark to female lines-person
Maria Americano Labes, following his sending off last week Teixeira is accused calling Maria a "Hot Chick" following his dismissal.

Maria added on Instagram, ‘Beauty should pass unnoticed.

Neymar Head-Butt’s Fabio Coentrao During Copa Del Rey Final

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Brazilian striker Neymar showed another ugly side to his game as he head-butted Portugal's Fabio Coentrao who was more than likely telling him he dived at least 5 times already as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 to capture the Copa Del Rey at the Mastella tonight.

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Woody’s New Bird: Jonathan Woodgate Acts His Arse Off As Middlesbrough Flog Season Ticket Renewals With Baffling Advert (Video)

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By Chris Wright

It's that time of the season again when clubs begin to flog early bird season ticket renewal discounts, and Middlesbrough are no different though the manner in which they've chosen to go about it is pretty bloody baffling.

Presenting: "Woody's New Bird", starring noted thespians/Boro defenders Jonathan Woodgate, George Friend and Ben Gibson.

Bib-Wearing Substitute Interrupts Warm-Up To Make Heroic, But Sadly Illegal, Goal-Line Clearance (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Spotted during last week's spellcheck-battering Iranian second division tie betweenNassaji Mazandaran and Shahrdari Yasuj, in which one of Yasuj's substitute senses impending danger following a calmitous defensive cock-up and curtails his warm-up behind the goal to make an heroic, last-ditch goal-saving clearance from underneath his own crossbar.

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Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace – Toffees Come Unstuck In Race for Top Four (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace Premier League 16th April 2014

Everton's hopes of a Champions League spot are now once again out of their hands after the Toffees suffered a shock defeat at Goodison Park to Crystal Palace.

The Toffees struggled to click into gear throughout the game while the Eagles were bright from the start.

Maxi Lopez Snubs Mauro Icardi Handshake As Lurid Marital Melodrama Consumes Serie A Clash (Photos & Video)

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By Chris Wright

Icardi and Wanda

The game was billed as the "Derby della Wanda"; the Wanda in question being Wanda Nara: Italian model, ex-wife of Sampdoria striker Maxi Lopez and current girlfriend of Inter forward Mauro Icardi, who were both team-mates and friends at Samp last season until the former pilfered the latter's lady friend towards the tail-end of 2013.

Manchester City

Video: Man City squad arrive ahead of Sunderland clash

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Manchester City's players have arrived at the Etihad ahead of this evening's game against Sunderland. Ominously for the Black Cats,...

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Video: Stevan Jovetic’s skillful rabona nutmeg goal in Man City

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Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has been demonstrating that he's ready to chip-in with goals during the title run-in. He scored with...

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Arsenal

Video: A guided tour to Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla’s tattoos

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Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has been giving fans a tour of his tattoos. The Spain international has two tattoos in tribute to his children. He...

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Video: Arsenal fans sing ‘Are You Tottenham In Disguise?’ to West Ham

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Arsenal haven't had many things going for them in the past few weeks, but local bragging rights are something to which they can lay claim. The...

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Retro Football: Tony Adams Caught Calling Referee David Elleray ‘Cheat’ On His Hidden Microphone, 1989 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Having heard that referees over in Australia's A-League are to be miked up to allow their decisions to be included as part of the television coverage la rugby, Pies were instantly reminded of the ill-fated experiment conducted in English football when Harrovian schoolmaster/referee David Elleray wore a microphone around his waist while overseeing Arsenal's suitably tempestuous game against Millwall at The Den in Division One back in 1989.

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham – Podolski Brace Sees Gunners Back In Top Four (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United Premier League 15th April 2014

Arsenal came from a goal down to secure a vital 3-1 win at the Emirates on Tuesday night, as result which sees them go (at least temporarily) back into the top four.

Matt Jarvis had opened the scoring for the Hammers after the magnificently hirsuteAntonio Nocerino burst into the Gunners' box.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: ‘We don’t want to imagine the consequences of not finishing 4th’

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Arsenal manager Arsenal Wenger says he and his team do not want to imagine the consequences of missing out on Champions League qualification. Finish...

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Liverpool

Video: Borussia Dortmund fans sing Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone as Hillsborough tribute

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Around the world of football, clubs have been finding their own ways to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. At Borussia Dortmund,...

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Man CIty boss Manuel Pellegrini: ‘Chelsea and Liverpool must feel us just behind them’

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to pile the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea by letting them know that they can't afford a...

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Video: Philippe Coutinho’s son singing Liverpool songs

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Liverpool's support is likely to be even more vocal than usually as they aim to cheer their team on to the Premier League title and...

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Petr Cech - The Best - Highlights by TheBlueProductions

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Freak Broken Leg Rules Chile’s Junior Fernandes Out of World Cup Finals

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Chile forward Junior Fernandes suffers a freak leg break while playing for Dinamo Zagreb last night which will rule the 25 year old Bayern Leverkusen loanee out of this Summer's World Cup Finals in Brazil!

Snapshot: Greek Cup Semi-Final Delayed After PAOK Fans Cover Olympiakos Subs Bench In Fish…

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By Chris Wright

There were a couple of reasons that the kick-off of the Greek Cup semi-final second leg between PAOK and Olympiakos had to be delayed last night, with a huge pre-game flare display engulfing the pitch in thick, accrid smoke that took several minutes to clear.

Video: Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale’s stunning Copa Del Rey winner (Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona)

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Gareth Bale scored a dramatic late winner for Real Madrid in last night's Copa Del Rey final against Barcelona. The former Spurs man made a trademark...

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Brilliant Gareth Bale Goal v Barcelona

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Gareth Bale scores this stunning solo goal to gift Real Madrid the Copa del Rey against Barcelona at the Mastella tonight on a 2-1 score-line!


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Man City 2-2 Sunderland – Citizens Arrest At Etihad As Black Cats Almost Pull Off Shock Win (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland Premier League 16th April 2014

Manchester City's title hopes took an almighty blow at the Etihad on Wednesday night, with the Citizens lucky to come away with a point after a poor performance against bottom side Sunderland.

Wonderful Birmingham U-21′s Team Goal v Coventry

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Birmingham's younger generation strutted their stuff against Contry last night and came up trumps with this wonderful team goal which was both accurate and penetrative I've seen outside of the top-flight this season!

Brilliant Michael Gash Volley v Cambridge

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Michael Gash scored this brilliant volley as Kidderminster kept their promotion hopes alive with a win against Cambridge last night. The goal also sent Luton back into League football from their stint in the Conference.

Video: Phil Jones praises Nemanja Vidic, plots his own decade in Man Utd’s defence

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Manchester United defender Phil Jones has praised the part captain Nemanja Vidic has played in his development but he has his eyes on 10...

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Video: Chelsea keeper Petr Cech shows off his drumming skills

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It's a fairly well-known fact that Chelsea keeper Petr Cech includes playing the drums among his hobbies. Having previously played with Queen...

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Yes, Jozy Altidore is back in the traveling squad for the to trip to Manchester City tonight. Does he make the 18? We shall see. You already know what I think they should do, but Gus Poyet even got some stick for it in England when he entirely left the US striker out of the cup final loss to Citeh. Yeah, that was weird.

Bizarre Jan Gunnar Solli Yellow Card for Showboating

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Jan Gunnar Solli was bizarrely yellow carded for rolling his shirt of the ball as he done a bit of showboating against Degerfors as Hammarby lead 5-0. Given the timing of the incident and the lack of respect of his opponent Solli fully deserved the caution however I'd love to know the real ruling on the incident?

Chelsea FC vs Atletico Madrid - Trailer/Promo - by @feroze17 [HD]

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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Chivas USA (first match)

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We have complete player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the 1 all draw against Chivas USA on April 12. There is also a rating for the coaches, supporters and a mark for the overall team.