Anatomy of a game-winning goal
Anatomy of a game-winning goal
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummennige claimed that Bayern would have a chance to win the treble this weekend in the German Cup flnal even if they were still a bit drunk from celebrating!
During Sunday night’s (er, Monday morning’s) celebrations in London, Rummenigge said, “I know we have another final in six days, but I think we still have a chance even with 1.8 mg (ed.: permille),” the equivalent of .18% BAC.
Predictably, this didn’t go over well in Stuttgart, Bayern’s opponent on Saturday. Stuttgart’s Ibrahima Traoré playfully countered, “That just means they have a high tolerance,” and added, “we have nothing to lose against the best team in the world. We’re looking forward to it.”
Stuttgart though, might not There might be a bit of truth to it that a slightly inebriated Bayern team could do the business on Stuttgart, who finished in 12th-place with less than half the number of points (43) as Bayern (91) this season. Bayern also beat the Swabians 6-1 and 2-0 in this season’s matchups.
First thing’s first: You have to give PUMA some credit for supporting their team, even when they are down. Their timing, however, could not have been worse.
Borussia Dortmund had just lost the UEFA Champions League final. It was their biggest game of the year, and probably the biggest game of many of the players’ careers. When they arrived at the check-in counter at the airport before heading home to Germany, they were greeted with a singing and dancing PUMA flashmob.
The Dortmund team and staff could not have looked less interested. After coming off one of the biggest disappointments of their career, this was surely the last thing they wanted to see.
The strangest part of all: Everything was sung in English. There was even a “we’re proud of you” sign written in English. Not only were they subjected to this dance number, but it was all performed in a foreign language. How unsettling and different to Bayern Munich welcome back home:
Bayern Munich are the champions of Europe, they have every reason to get excited.
After the Champions League victory, the German squad was going crazy and partying like it was 2001. Striker Mario Mandzukic was jumping up and down just a bit too hard, however, as he lost his Champions League gold medal in the celebration.
Thankfully, Franck Ribery was there to provide yet another assist as he recovered his teammate’s medal. It makes you wonder just how durable those medals really are.
Muangthong United midfielder Mario Gjurovski learned this lesson the hard way.
After scoring a goal against TOT Sport Club — which turned out to be the game-winner — the Macedonian whipped off his shorts in celebration.
As is the case in leagues across the world, excessive post-goal antics are greeted with a yellow card in the Thai Super League. One big problem for Gjurovski: it was his second yellow of the match.
So his beautiful chip was overshadowed by a sending off. Considering how miserable he looks walking off the field, he will probably be leaving his shorts on in the future.
When Robin van Persie made the move from Arsenal to Manchester United, Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan was pretty critical on social media.
The CNN talk-show host has been known for his Twitter tirades but has been known to taunt the Dutchman, insisting on referring to him as “Van Pursestrings.”
However, it looks as though RvP has had the last laugh. With Arsenal winning the so-called “Top-Four Trophy” on the last day of the season, the Dutch striker sent Morgan pictures of Manchester United celebrating with the Premier League trophy much to Morgan’s chagrin:
This isn’t the first time Morgan has expressed his displeasure surrounding Arsenal dealings in the past. Morgan was highly critical of Arsene Wenger, calling for a radical change at the Emirates following the Gunners slow start in the Premier League:
Fortunately for Morgan, there will be more time for Arsenal bashing as Wenger’s side clinched Champions League football next season with a 1-0 season finale victory over Newcastle last week.
Ronaldinho really likes to get the most out of his goal celebrations.
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