A bombastic, pugnacious and divisive figure throughout his long, distinguished goalkeeping career, it was only fitting that Oliver Kahn's farewell substitution following his final appearance for Bayern Munich in 2008 took ten whole minutesto complete and included hugs, flags, a parade lap, a speech and a strategically-deployedopera singer to croon through "Time To Say Goodbye" while Kahn made his way (eventually)down the tunnel.
Arminia Bielefeld hammered fellow2. Bundesliga side SVSandhausen4-1 in the first round of the DFB Pokal (the German equivalent of the FA Cup) with striker Fabian Klos scoring the goal of the game to put Bielefeld 2-0 up on the hour mark.
With a deep corner swung out to the edge of the box, Klos was forced to backtrack several steps before connecting with an absolute monster of a volley.
KSC Lokreren 1-0 Hull City Europa League Qualifiers 1st Leg 21th August 2014
Hull have it all to do in the second leg of their Europa League play-off game after going down 1-0 away at Lokeren. Goalkeeper Allan McGregor, usually a rock for the Tigers, was the villain of the piece for the visitors, passing straight toHans Vanaken who round the 'keeper and fired home.
Showing a damn sight more skill and dexterity then he ever did in his playing days, here's Jamie Carragher diplomatically choosing to "plead the fifth" in response to an awkward question about former teammate Luis Suarez while surrounded by a flock of young Liverpool fans.
In which we seeSingapore-basedside Lions XII profit from a momentary bout of dumbfounded confusionthatspread through the defence of their Malaysian Cup opponents, Pahang FA, when an over-hitpass cannoned back off the feet of the linesman stationed on the touchline without actually ever going out of play.
We've no Earthly idea why, but it seems that the unveiling of a new team bus is big news round Bayern Munich's gaff, with the Bundesliga giants staging a frankly ludicrously glitzy event outside the Allianz Arena to unveil their swanky new wheels.
So exquisitely awkward it's almost painful, here's the super special moment that Real Madrid teammates (and BFFs) Iker Casillas and Alvaro Arbeloa shared in the Bernabeu tunnel before last night's Super Cup first leg...
(WARNING: Pies accepts no responsibility for viewers cringing themselves to death)
Asked by the chaps at Full-Time Devils to sum up Nani's piss-weak performance against Swansea on Saturday, this little United fan outside Old Trafford gave the Portuguese mimsy both barrels with a typically brusk Northern quip...
For anyone out there who doesn't speak thick Manc, the pithy little bugger says:
Here's James Milner taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge like a true stout Yorkshireman, nominating Man City assistant manager Brian Kidd, Leeds legend Lucas Radebe and whoever the scallywag behind the @BoringMilner parody Twitter account is to step up to the plate before proceeding to tough out the icy drenching with a true Northerner's steadfast unwillingness to admit being cold.
After being nominated by former Manchester United mucker Darren Fletcher, Cristiano Ronaldo did the decent thing and took up the Ice Bucket Challenge (a viral charity dare where nominees tip a bucket offreezingwater over themselves then nominate their croniesto do likewise) but he did it in the most "Cristiano Ronaldo" way imaginable: by stripping down to his own-brand, designer purple grundies first.
Last nights Copa Sudamericana tie between Venezuelan side La Guaira and Colombian side Atlético Nacional had a scary moment when La Guaira's Framber Villegas headed home the opener only for the scorer to be knocked out in the process as his head sickingly hits Atlético Nacional's defender Francisco Najera's at speed.
The first round of the Copa Sudamericana kick-off last night and it didn't go without incident as Alejandro Bejarano gave Universitario Sucre the lead with a stunning strike from just outside the area which stood despite two balls on the pitch after an over zealous ball person threw a second ball onto the pitch just as Universitario hit the crossbar before Bejarano made no mistake from the resulting play.
You may have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge by now, and it's for a fantastic cause (see below). Some of the Chelsea players have taken part on social media such as Instagram and here is the best of them so far.
Get involved in the perfect summer fundraising challenge that's sweeping across social media.
Besiktas 0-0 Arsenal Champions League Qualifier 1st Leg 19th August 2014
Arsenal came away from Istanbul with a creditable draw on Tuesday night after a tough battle with Besiktas.
Both sides had chances to win the game, with Demba Ba incredibly hitting the bar with a shot from the kick-off before going close again later on and Olivier Giroud failing to capitalise on a handful of chances.
For anyone that has watched Chelsea's pre season, you would know that Cesc Fabregas has slotted into the team as if he has been here for years. Tonight at Burnley, Fabregas produced a moment of magic that astounded everyone!
Arsenal fans HAVE to be kicking themselves watching his display tonight.
Auch wenn die WM2014 in Brasilien schon ein paar Wochen zurückliegt, wird sie uns für immer und ewig im Gedächtnis bleiben. Klar, wenn wir schon Weltmeister werden, dann darf man das auch nicht vergessen...und trotzdem werden die Meisten von Euch schon jetzt nur noch das Finaltor von Mario Götze im.
Appearing on the fondly-remembered 'Bad Influence' youth-centric video gamesshowat some point around about 1993, here's Leeds United superstarsTony Dorigo,Jon Newsome and Brian Deane (draped insuitablysumptuous club track-suits) giving mid-1990s children's television behemoth Andy Crane a helping hand during a segment on the new raft of football games to have hit the consolesat the time.
We've already seen a fine effort fromNantes midfielder Serge Gakpé this weekend, but Keisuke Hondawent above and beyond the call of duty in his attempt to claim the "worst corner kick ever" title with a truly audacious display of craptitude during Milan's pre-season friendly against Valencia last night.
Sunil Gulati became the latest member of the American soccer community to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but his video easily wins the award for most random star power.
Yes, none other than Rod Stewart did the honors of dumping an ice bucket full of water and ice on Gulati's head. Also in the video are Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, NBA legend Chris Mullin and NBA star Rudy Gay.
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