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Juventus striker Carlos Tevez is no stranger to intense derby matches and physical play. After all, he did spend the past few seasons in the Premier League with Manchester City.
This weekend, Tevez found out just how tough Serie A can be as well. Featuring in his first Derby della Mole, Tevez promptly got a nice welcoming gift in the form of an ankle-crushing slide tackle by Torino’s Ciro Immobile.
Though Tevez played out the rest of the match — even having a hand in Paul Pogba’s match-winning goal — the ankle knock will now likely keep him out of Juventus’ Champions League clash against Galatasaray and new manager Roberto Mancini, with whom Tevez has some history.
After Juve’s 1-0 derby win, Torino complained that Juve profited from help of the referees, citing that Pogba’s goal should not have been given as Tevez was offside in the lead-up.
In response, Tevez posted the picture of his gruesome ankle injury, along with the message: “We always win because of the help we get. I guess that’s why I’m now in this condition. And only a yellow card for the person who nearly broke my ankle.”
Nosotros siempre ganamos con ayuda por eso estoy así y amarilla para el q casi me rompe el tobillo!!! pic.twitter.com/ygng8Dzz95— Carlitos Tevez (@carlitos3210)
Thanks, Carlos. We were really just dying to see this.
Manchester United may have lost the derby against City on Sunday, but a United fan who recently married into a family of City supporters can still say he came out on top.
The fan — whose twitter alias is @aboycalledyoung — pulled an epic prank on his new in-laws while giving his wedding toast. Having lost his father the past year, he leads his in-laws into an emotional tribute to his old man before delivering the perfect punch line!
Later, the cheeky groom confirmed on twitter that this prank was indeed the best way he could think of to honor his father:
I’d like to reply to you all about that video, sorry there’s quite a few of you tho! But thanks, and yeah it’s what he would’ve wanted— Married Young (@aboycalledyoung)
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The Bucharest Derby, played between Romanian clubs Dinamo and Steaua Bucharest, is one of the most intense feuds in all of soccer. Though not as high-profile as the main rivalries in Europe’s top leagues, this derby features all the passion, anxiety and mutual hatred that make all local rivalry games so compelling.
On Sunday, the latest edition of “The Eternal Derby” delivered on all fronts. To begin, the home Dinamo fans unfurled a giant, awesome tifosi depicting Catalin Hildan and Florea Dumitriche, two former club legends that have passed on, rising up into heaven:
After the pre-match festivities, however, Dinamo fans had little to cheer about. It took Steaua defender Iasmin Latovlevici little more than four minutes to score this cracker of a goal, a stunning volley from long range:
His celebration was almost as spectacular as the goal. First, Latovlevici hiked up his shorts to John Stockton’s level, then paraded around with the jersey of his teammate Paul Parvulescu, who was celebrating his birthday.
Defending champions Steaua would finish ruining Dinamo’s day, winning the derby 2-1 to remain undefeated in the early part of the season.
Sadly, the violent side of the rivalry also reared its ugly head. Ultras from the two teams got into a nasty fist fight in the stands that required intervention from riot police:
Par for the course for the Bucharest derby — one of the greatest in the game.
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South Korea’s PSY performed his hit song at the Stadio Olimpico during the Italian Cup final pregame festivities, but it appears that Roma and Lazio fans don’t care too much for him.
He was booed throughout his performance and fans even tried to drown him out with their own chants (1:35) and light off fireworks (2:01) to cover up the noise. The rapper tried to ease the tension by yelling “I love Italy” in Italian, but he was met with even more boos (3:22).
Roma and Lazio fans may not agree on much, but at least they were able to come together and unite against a common musical enemy.