18
Oct

Wesley Sneijder scores pair of golazos in Galatasaray win

imageBitter rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce were deadlocked at 0-0 in the final minutes of Saturday’s Super Lig bout when Wesley Sneijder decided to TURN UP.

In the 88th minute, the Dutch international decided to let it fly from a good 25 yards and buried his screamer into the top corner for the Galatasaray lead:

And because it worked out so well the first time, Sneijder unleashed another worldie just two minutes later to make it 2-0:

Hey defense, how about someone steps up on that guy?

Fenerbahce pegged one back in injury time, but it was too little too late (and too much Sneijder) to prevent Galatasaray’s win.

H/T 101GG

6
Oct

Fiorentina score pair of screamers against struggling Inter Milan

imageInter Milan had ambitious goals for the new season, but their poor form continued this weekend with a loss at Fiorentina.

Khouma Babacar started the fireworks in the seventh minute with this audacious long-range strike:

And because it is so fun to score on Inter right now, La Viola teammate Juan Cuadrado added a second golazo just 12 minutes later:

Inter would concede a third, less spectacular goal in the second half to drop their second match in a row. They currently sit in 10th place in Serie A, already ten points behind first-place Juventus.

Fiorentina, meanwhile, jumped Inter in the tables for 9th, putting an end to their own slow start.

H/T Reddit

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5
Oct

Clint Dempsey’s nifty backheel pass leads to Sounders goal

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Marco Pappa chipped in a lovely goal during the Seattle Sounders’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, but it was teammate Clint Dempsey’s cheeky set-up that was the real highlight on the play.

Backheel assists are special enough, but Deuce’s was extra special. A Zidane Turn - Backheel pass hybrid. Brilliant stuff.

5
Oct

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci scores stunning winner vs Roma

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Juventus and Roma, Serie A’s top two undefeated teams, clashed on Sunday in what proved to be a wild spectacle. The first half ended 2-2 after three penalty kicks were awarded and converted. In the second, both sides were desperate to find a winner to gain some separation at the summit.

That’s when, in the 86th minute, Leonardo Bonucci showed up:

Game, blouses.

5
Oct

Robbie Keane won’t stop scoring golazos

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We’re starting to sound like a broken record, but Robbie Keane is scoring ridiculous goals again.

Keane goes for power and precision this time with a clean side-footed volley into the bottom corner. Nuts.

He then proceeds to bust out the “Russell Crowe in Gladiator” pose:

Are you not entertained?

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3
Oct

Flashback Friday: Dalian Atkinson’s wonder goal vs Wimbledon, 1992

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Throwback Thursday? That’s soooo yesterday.

How about a little Flashback Friday action with Dalian Atkinson instead?

Who is Dalian Atkinson? The former Aston Villa striker scored the greatest goal of the Premier League’s inaugural season exactly 22 years ago today:

Happy Anniversary, Dalian!

H/T Reddit

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14
Sep

Blas Perez unintentionally scores wonder goal

FC Dallas striker Blas Perez was the Man of the Match in a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, scoring both goals. But he really should’ve been named “Magician of the Match,” because Perez’s first goal was scored from a truly impossible angle:

Yeah, there’s no way he meant to do that.

Or did he?

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9
Sep

Gareth Bale saves Wales with free-kick goal, stops pitch invaders

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Wales struggled mightily against international powerhouse Andorra in their EURO 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, even trailing at one point after a sixth-minute penalty goal from Ildefons Lima (who?).

Luckily, Wales have one of the best players in the world on their squad, a certain “Gareth Bale.”

The Real Madrid ace headed home the equalizer later in the first half and then saved his best for last, scoring a perfect free kick in the 81st minute for the 2-1 victory.

Upon scoring the winner, Bale first copied his club teammate Cristiano Ronaldo’s now famous “Hey, look at me!” celebration…

… and then stopped a wave of Welsh pitch invaders from running wild all over the pitch:

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"Calm down, people. It’s Andorra we’re talking about here."

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25
Aug

Di Natale scores filthy lob as part of five-goal show in Coppa Italia

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Udinese forward Antonio Di Natale almost retired at the end of last season, which would’ve robbed us of an incredible show in the Coppa Italia on Sunday.

Di Natale scored four of the five goals in Udinese’s 5-1 win over Serie B side Ternana, none better than his fourth, an audacios lob in the 75th minute.

Skip to the 2:30 mark to watch:

H/T Pies

25
Aug

La Liga minnows SD Eibar win top-flight debut on wonder goal

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SD Eibar made its La Liga debut this weekend and promptly celebrated their first three points thanks to a 1-0 home win over Real Sociedad. The club from the tiny Basque town of Eibar, which boasts a population of just over 27,000, also made sure the winning goal was a memorable one.

Midfielder Javi Lara buried a beautiful free kick from an impossible angle to etch himself forever in club lore:

The underdog of all underdogs, Eibar is the smallest club to ever to compete in La Liga and had to raise $2.3 million in capital just to keep its place in the league after earning promotion from the Segunda Divison.

Their home ground, Ipurua Stadium, holds just 5,900 spectators (there are plans to raise the capacity to a whopping 6,700). And now they’re playing the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, whose own arenas could hold three Eibars. The entire town. Three times.

We here at the Blog sincerely hope the magical ride continues for as long as possible. What a great story.

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