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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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