Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray Champions League Group D 1st October 2014
A superb Danny Welbeck hat-trick helped secure a vital Champions League win for the Gunners on a Wednesday night. The England man produced three fine finishes as the visitors struggled to cope with the pace of Arsenal's front three.
Coming half-an-hour or so into Arsenal's 4-1 drubbing of Galatasaray in the Champions League last night, Felipe Melo stayed true to form with a truly wince-inducing double-footed lunge on Alexis Sanchez which only earned the Brazilian makeshift defender a yellow card (and he still had the gall to complain to the referee).
There is a misguided school of thought suggesting Nani is steadily getting back on his feet and arresting his downward career trajectory at Sporting Lisbon having scored a couple of goals since returning to his former club on loan from Manchester United.
However, we feel it's our bubble-bursting duty to tell you that he's actually been precisely the same old frustrating mix of nano-seconds of inspiration amid a stagnant, fetid pool of weak garbage juice.
Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea Champions League Group G 30th September 2014
It took a Nemanja Matic header in the 34th minute to secure all three points for Chelsea on Tuesday night. The Blues had plenty of chances to score more goals only for Sporting 'keeper Rui Patricio to produce save after save in an outstanding individual display.
With a Champions League ding-dongagainst Galatasaray on the cards for tonight, it's 18 years to the very day that Arsene Wenger took the job at Arsenal and proceeded to almost single-handedly change the way things were done in English football.
Turns out lager, curry, compulsive gambling and the odd line of cocaine aren't quite as conducive to elite sporting performanceas first thought.
We can't believe we completely missed the other five instalments, but the "Lord of the Mics VI" mixtape/compilation CD is almost upon us and the sixth entry in the oeuvre is set to be the best (much like the Police Academy franchise "City Under Seige" beinga true classic of the police farce genre), featuring as it does the long-awaited, much-hyped rap battle between Bradley Wright-Phillips and Yannick Bolasie.
Taking a leaf out of Icelandic side FC Stjarnan's well-worn book, Latvian first divisiontable-toppers FK Ventspils decided to go all out in the "choreographed goal celebration" stakes by marking their solitary goalin Sunday's 1-1 draw againstLiepaja by posing for a team photo complete with a boot-wielding "cameraman".
With Ronaldinho proving to be exactly the kind of draw that Queretaro were hoping he'd be since signing for the Mexican club a month or so ago, fans have been flocking to the see the team in order to catch a glimpse of the living legend in action.
Ronaldinho currently playing his football with Mexican top flight side Queretaro scored his second goal in three games with a brilliant free-kick in injury-time last night however it was only a consolation goal as Atlas won 2-0. Not bad for a 34 year old?
Peter Crouch scoring the wiunner after 15 minutes last night Here are the video highlights of last night's game, which Newcastle lost 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke City. You can follow us on our three social media sites below:
Danny Welbeck scored his first ever hat-trick at senior level as Arsenal beat Galatasaray 4-1 at the Emirates tonight.
But him forgetting to actually get the match ball after the game was just hilarious and it show's just how down to earth the guy is anyone else would have ensured the ball was in his possession where as Welbeck was just delighted to grab his first hat-trick.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard doesn't beat around the bush about Liverpool's defeat to Basle tonight as he question's his team-mates hunger which was non evident in Basel tonight!
And having watched the game he was spot on, on his analysis of the game as he admitted the Swiss side were hungrier for the win which is alright to say at Anfield this season as Suarez has moved on to pastures new!
Sunday's Primera Division tie between Belgrano and Racing Club was eventful as top flight Argentine football gets!
Their was 5 goals, four yellow cards and two red one of which was as deserving as you'll see throughout the season but it did prove the Racing club player was indeed feigning injury as he shot up off the ground following Pier Barrios stamp!
In which, during the recent Argentinian lower-league tie betweenCentro Espanol and Liniers, female referee Salome Di Iorio (who actually officiated at the 2012 London Olympics) almost has her whistle knocked down her throat after being clangedin the face at point-blank range after inadvertently wandering into the flight path of a wayward cross-field pass.
Manchester United loanee Nani shows why he'll never be classed as World Class with this ridiculous back-heel with two players in position to let fly? If only he rolled the ball forward instead of trying to look good with a back-heel which only happened to be the referee.
Regardless of the mistaken identity it was still the wrong option as Sporting Lisbon fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Chelsea tonight!
Francesco Totti became the oldest player to score in the Champions League as his super finish at the Etihad gave Roma a 1-1 draw in their clash tonight taking the record from Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs who scored his last Champions League goal aged 37 and 289 days!
Meant to get this up Sunday, got occupied, totally flaked. Edgar Castillo opened his Atlas account with a consolation goal in their 2-1 loss to Monterrey. The play starts at around 1:20. - Greg Seltzer
We know what you're thinking: You wait ages for a Christoph Kramer post then two, etc, etc...
Anyway, the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder managed to wriggle his way out of a booking against newly-promoted SC Paderborn at the weekend when opposing strikerStefan Kutschke sort of admitted to taking a tumble to the referee.