Straddling his garden steps with a positively Churchillian air, Mesut Ozil has recorded a lip-tremblingly stirring thank-you message for his legions offans acrossall of his social media platforms for their continued and unwavering support over the years.
Fair to say it all got a bit tetchy during the Copa Del Rey second legger between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona tonight, with the bickering repeatedly threatening to boil over as the latter ran out 2-3 winners on the night (2-4 on aggregate) while the home side ended up with just nine men on the field.
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...
It all ended under a bit of a cloud when he ditchedthe club's team photo shoot andjoined Southampton, but there was a time when Norwich City fans used to gleefully chant "Moroccan All Over The World", boasting that midfield scrapper Youssef Safri was "better than Juninho" during the heady days of 2004/05.
Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sports streaming services appear to be all the rage of late. Companies such as ESPN3, Fox Sports Go and now Fubo.TV – delivering access to both live and delayed football matches. These services allow viewers the freedom of watching games they could not attend when live.
You could be forgiven for thinking that hisstampeding slalom shuffleagainst Manchester United in 1997 was the only goal Paulo Wanchope ever scored given that everything else seems to have paled with time, but it's fair to saythe lanky strikerdid a steady trade during his prime.
To look at him you'd think he was a printer cartridge sales rep whose mam still cuts his hair, but Matt Le Tissier was a rare talent (especially in terms of English players) capable of the truly sublime.
Here be his top three goals (as chosen by the man himself) recreated solely using Lego: hisballetic beauty against Newcastle, his flicked-free-kick against Wimbledon and Tiss' very own personalpiece de resistance: that slaloming long-range boomeragainst Blackburn.
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FC Barcelona secured their place in the Semi-Final of the Copa Del Rey with a sensational 3-2 victory against Atletico Madrid. Barca had to come from behind twice in a sensational first half which saw five goals beings scored at rather frightening pace. Neymar was Barca's star performer scoring twice and the other goal coming from an own goal from Miranda.
Putting Diego Costa's little sherbet dib-dabs to shame, here's Rangers enforcer Graeme Souness connecting with a proper stamp on Steaua Bucharest's Gheorghe Rotariu in the 1988 European Cup a tackle Rotariu's teammate Gheorghe Popescu later deemed "the worst tackle he'd ever seen".
Santos Laguna ran riot against Monterreyin the Mexican top tier on Saturday, bowling theirguests over by four goals to one to secure their first win of the nascentLiga MXseason.
It was midfielderDiego Gonzalez who got the ball rolling with the opening goal after 22 minutes, a goal he chose to markby making a quick call on his football boot phone even roping a confused ball-boy into his celebratory charade for good measure.
If the United States national football team wants to make it further then then quarter-finals of a World Cup, a number of changes have to be made in order for the American side to have a genuine chance of lifting major trophies.
January camps can help in this process of figuring out which combination of players and which performer is ready to play in the big stage.
Never scared of pushing a boundary into an envelope to break new ground, OGC Nice's reserve string tested out a daring new free-kick defence stratagem against top side Grenoble in the French amateur tier on Saturday.
The avant garde formation basically saw Nice's goalkeeper stationedin front of the wall waving his arms about, while the wall itself was lined up along the goal-line behind him.
The Belgian second division kicked up a bit of a wonder goal over the weekend, withAS Eupen's Victor Curto Ortiz connecting with a corner sweetly on the edge of theRacing Mechelen penalty area and sending a "Paul Scholes volley"flashing past the rooted 'keeper.
Having been decidedly nonplussed the first time we saw the original Youtube clip a couple of yearsago, we here at Pies made a conscious effort to not get sucked into featuringany of the Wealdstone Raider meme "banter" that whipped up recently, seemingly out of nowhere.
With their strugglingsidecurrently eight points adrift at the bottomof the Polish Ekstraklasa (first division) without a win in their last 10 games, a small group of Zawisza Bydgoszcz fans have gone to extreme lengths to voice their discontent at the club's ailing performances and ownership.