Ups and downs of a PK shootout
Ups and downs of a PK shootout
Something to cheer for
Manchester City fans will be able to do the famous Poznan worry-free during the Capital One League Cup final on Sunday.
Inspired by Lech Poznań fans back in 2010, City supporters adopted the celebration and have been using it ever since:
If the Citizens score against Sunderland, their supporters won’t miss a second of the action while celebrating with some very special glasses created by the tournament’s sponsor, Capital One.
That’s a sweet wing-mirrored design — and damn smart marketing.
Images courtesy of Capital One
This player was pretty darn proud of his “unique” goal celebration during an Italian amateur league between Ponticelli and Riolo Terme.
The referee, however, was less amused.
Cristiano Ronaldo has hit yet another milestone today: he scored his 400th career goal for club and country. The Real Madrid and Portugal super star hit the mark in Los Blancos’ 3-0 win over Celta Vigo.
He’ll turn just 29 in less than a month, so with plenty of footballing years ahead of him, we have a slight hunch that number will be significantly higher when he eventually retires (yes, it will happen some day).
Update: Ronaldo also scored his 399th earlier in the match, and dedicated both goals to the late Eusebio, who was laid to rest today.
I dedicate these 2 goals to you Eusébio but in fact you were the one who scored them. You’ll always be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/VDbTBIOzPG— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 6, 2014
The Portuguese legend is certainly somewhere watching and smiling.
For those of you wondering why CR7 celebrated his first goal against Sevilla in the manner he did, then look no further than Sepp Blatter. FIFA’s president nailed his colors to the mast when addressing Oxford University students earlier last week when he was asked to choose between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Blatter said he preferred Messi, but not before he mimicked Ronaldo in bizarre fashion by marching across the stage like a soldier and describing the Real Madrid forward as a “commander” … which drew laughter and applause from the young brains in the audience. Blatter has since apologized for his “light-hearted” comments following criticism from Real Madrid and Ronaldo himself, who suggested the Swiss was biased against him, Real Madrid and Portugal.
I wish Mr.Blatter health and a long life, with the certainty that he’ll continue to witness the successes of his favourite teams and players— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 29, 2013
So when Ronaldo denied Bale the chance to score his hat-trick from the penalty spot we now know why. CR7 we salute you!
Bosnia-Herzegovina wasn’t even in existence until 1992, but just two decades after its national team played their first match (a year later, in 1993) the small Balkan nation has clinched its first-ever World Cup appearance after a 1-0 win at Lithuania on Tuesday.
The historic moment unleashed a large-scale celebration in the streets of Sarajevo, the nation’s capital. It wasn’t the only milestone on Tuesday.
Though Iceland didn’t qualify directly, the small Nordic island nation did make the playoff round for the first time ever, which was cause for celebration in its own right. After earning a draw at Norway — coupled with Slovenia’s loss at Switzerland — Iceland has a chance to become the smallest-ever nation to make the World Cup finals if it navigates through the playoff round held in November.
Close to 3,000 Iceland fan traveled to Norway to see the country’s biggest game ever (to date), which is almost one percent of Iceland’s entire population. Below is some fan footage of the exact moment when Iceland knew they clinched a playoff spot:
Congratulations to both nations for their terrific accomplishments!
Columbus Crew striker Dominic Oduro is a hungry man. Hungry for goals — he leads the team with 11 this season, good for fifth in MLS — and certainly hungry for pizza.
Oduro was celebrating his opening goal against the Chicago Fire before remembering he had a personal pizza waiting for him on the sideline. Sure enough, Oduro was handed the box by a club employee, took a bite and gave the rest of the pizza to a fan in the front row.
Clever stuff, but it isn’t even the best celebration involving food. Remember these Icelandic guys?
H/T Dirty Tackle
(Photos: Action Images)
We may never be able to prove the existence of Big Foot, unicorns or the Loch Ness Monster, but one of our planet’s greatest mysteries has finally been solved — John Obi Mikel can, in fact, score a goal in the Premier League.
It “only” took him eight years:
185 - No outfield player has made more appearances in the @premierleague before scoring their first goal than John Obi Mikel. Wait.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe)
We strongly advise you to watch this now before all videos and images get confiscated by the government for evidence, because there’s a 99.9% chance none of us will ever see this happen again:
Mikel, Branislav Ivanovic and John Terry are visibly stunned.
Mikel’s teammates make sure he’s not actually a figment of their imagination.
Happy Birthday, Der Kaiser!