20
Aug

Griezmann scores wonder goal against boyhood club Lyon

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Real Sociedad’s Antoine Griezmann used to live for Olympique Lyonnais, and on the day before his Champions League playoff encounter against his boyhood club, was understandably overcome with emotion:

"The moment I stepped on the Stade de Gerland pitch, I felt a lot of emotions," Griezmann said after Monday’s practice. "I even pointed out the spots in the stands where I used to sit. I can’t wait until I put my boots on tomorrow. But there’s no feeling of revenge: I just want to play."

Griezmann, who as a little boy used to come to the Stade de Gerland with his father for every Champions League game, didn’t merely “show up” to play Tuesday. In fact, he may have scored the finest goal of this year’s UCL season — and the real competition hasn’t even begun yet — with a sensational scissor kick goal that would make Wayne Rooney blush.

Griezmann was also involved in Sociedad’s second breathtaking goal of the match, which gave the La Liga side a decisive advantage heading into the return leg:

While Griezmann can be happy with his Man of the Match performance, sending his boyhood club to the brink of Champions League elimination probably made for some awkward post-game handshakes.

24
Jul

Lyon’s Clement Grenier scores no-look volley against Real Madrid

Do preseason goals count when we tally up FIFA goal of the year candidates? Because this one needs to make the list.

Olympique Lyon's Clement Grenier scored this golazo in Wednesday's friendly against Real Madrid without even looking at the net. The 22-year old French international, who scored seven Ligue 1 goals last season for Lyon, struck home a cross from Alexandre Lacazette with the inside of his right foot, while cheekily looking the other way. Showboating at its finest!

The only thing cooler than the goal is his casual celebration. We have a feeling if this was in a Champions League match, everyone - the media included - would be going crazy over this.  Alas, that’s the preseason for you.

15
May

With the conclusion of what was a very memorable Europa League final (and really, the entire competition was the best it’s been in years) we present to you the top 10 goals of this year’s Europa League season!

Which one was your favorite?