29
Jan

Thiago Alcantara boosts Bayern with amazing goal

If you’re a team in the midst of an unprecedented 43-game unbeaten run in the Bundesliga, you’re going to need a little magic.

Bayern Munich got more than a little in Wednesday’s thriller against Stuttgart, specifically from one Thiago Alcantara.

Already a goal down in the 76th minute, Bayern sub Claudio Pizarro headed in a Thiago free kick to help keep the unbeaten streak alive.

But it was Thiago’s amazing solo effort that lifted Bayern to full points. With time dwindling down, the Spanish midfielder set his sights on a Rafinha cross and blasted home a jaw-dropping scissor-kick.

Words cannot do the acrobatic finish justice, especially considering it came with mere seconds remaining. Just watch the video and enjoy.

21
Jul

Thiago scores first Bayern goal…with his chest!

For having been with the team for less than a week, Thiago Alcantara sure is fitting in nicely at Bayern already.

In the pre-season Telekom Cup, Thiago played a key role in Bayern’s decisive wins over Hamburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach to clinch the first “title” of the season. In the latter match, Thiago also scored his first goal, albeit in unorthodox fashion: meeting a cross from Jerome Boateng, Thiago chested the ball past the keeper with aplomb.

We’re not sure why Thiago didn’t just use his head here, but the very fact that he can seemingly choose to score with any part of his body must be a good way to stand out from a ridiculously stacked Bayern roster!

14
Jul

Thiago Alcantara leaves Barcelona for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have signed Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for a reported sum of 25m, the club announced via Twitter Sunday afternoon. The deal doesn’t come as much of a shock; Bayern had been considered front-runners for Thiago’s signature after Pep Guardiola publicly asked the Bayern brass to make the deal happen. Manchester United were also tabbed as hot suitors this summer.

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2
Jul

David Luiz and Thiago Silva baby look-alikes are blowing up on twitter

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Can you see the startling resemblance?

This picture of two unknown little guys has been making the rounds on social media today, and it’s not hard to see why: the two boys look exactly like min-versions of the formidable duo in Brazil’s central defense: David Luiz and Thiago Silva!

Sure, Luiz is an easy call; you could practically take any little kid with Sideshow Bob hair and make the connection to the Chelsea man. But what about Silva? The facial expression of “baby Thiago” is absolutely on point!

Even Ronaldo circulated the picture on Twitter today:

(H/T 101GG)

19
Jun

David de Gea signs Thiago’s game ball: “See you in Manchester”

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Thiago Alcantara was the hero of yesterday’s Under-21 European Championship final, netting a hat-trick in Spain’s 4-2 win over Italy. Afterwards, the Barcelona talent received a game ball that was littered with messages from his teammates, one of which is veeeeery interesting.

David de Gea supposedly wrote this sly little note on Thiago’s ball:

"Nos vemos en Manchester." Or, in English: "See you in Manchester"

Hmmmmmmmmmm….

With recent reports suggesting that the current Premier League champions are interested in triggering Thiago’s £18m release clause, this unmistakeably suggestive message from the current United goalkeeper could indicate that a move is now only a matter of time. Barcelona, though, are being advised by Pique not to give up their young jewel. We’ll see I guess!

Here’s the closeup of the ball:

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(Images Via @CheGiaevara)