19
Oct

Marcelo Bielsa sits down on cup of hot coffee, hilarity ensues

A classic moment straight out of “The Three Stooges” went down on Sunday during Marseille’s 2-0 victory over Toulouse at Stade Vélodrome on Sunday.

Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa — who opts to sit on coolers instead of those big comfy dugout chairs for some reason — accidentally took a load off right onto a cup of hot coffee:

Ouch! The good news is that Marseille padded its Ligue 1 lead over Paris Saint-German to seven points.

(h/t BT Sport Football)

12
Oct

Liechtenstein goalkeeper seals loss with huge howler

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Liechtenstein were aiming for a big upset result against Sweden in Euro 2016 Qualifying on Sunday, only to be outdone by a horrid mistake from  goalkeeper Cengiz Bicer.

Down by only a goal against the Group G favorites in the second half, Liechtenstein’s hopes at a shocking draw were still alive until Bicer whiffed on a clearance and opened the door for Jimmy Durmaz to put the game away.

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1
Oct

Doink! Monaco player, female referee both get balls shot in the face

It’s been a tough couple days for faces in soccer.

On Wednesday, Monaco defender Ricardo Carvalho took one on the chin in his Champions League match against Zenit…

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Ouch!

… and a few days earlier, Argentine referee Salome Di Iorio got it even worse. Watch as she gets her face absolutely walloped by a hard - and probably terrible - cross in a lower league match:

Double ouch!

According to Eurosport, the impact was so bad Di Iorio had to be helped off the pitch and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

H/T WAATP

24
Aug

Athletic Bilbao keeper’s last-gasp equalizer disallowed for mystery foul

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You’ve got to feel for Gorka Iraizoz.

The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper did what few of his contemporaries have done before him — score a goal from a set piece. Even better, Iraizoz’s textbook header off the 95th-minute free kick had given his side an unlikely late equalizer against Malaga.

If it wasn’t for that heartless referee Antonio Mateu, that is.

The match official called the goal back for a mystery foul, crushing Iraizoz’s dreams to finally etch his name into the La Liga scoring charts and Athletic Bilbao lore.

Here, see if you can spot a foul. We’ll wait:

H/T Pies.

Image provided by Reuters.

4
Aug

"German Bieber" scores awesome "diving" header

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Sharing your last name with an international superstar is tough.

To share it with “The Biebs,” well, that just might be the single hardest thing in the world, especially nowadays.

Alas, such is the fate that has befallen young Christopher Bieber, a soccer player for German fourth division club Würzburger Kickers. But rather than getting down on his luck for undoubtedly being the butt of every joke in Würzburg, the German Bieber has taken some important steps to distance himself from the pop idol.

He’s got his own cool nickname - “Bibo!” - for one, and, rather than performing songs about love and trying to act like a badass, the footballing Bieber is just straight-up badass.

How else can you explain this goal? A diving header… while lying down!

Baby, baby, baby (oooooh)! Eat your heart out, Robin van Persie. That is the greatest “diving” header goal we’ve ever seen.

Not even Orlando Bloom could hate on those skills.

(H/T Reddit)

22
Jul

GIF: Lewandowski scores in first test as Bayern player

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This summer has produced yet another arms race between the elite clubs in Europe. Real Madrid signed James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, Barcelona scooped up Luis Suarez, and Chelsea reloaded with the likes of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Bayern Munich? They’ve been rather quiet, but for good reason.

The German champions did their best business back in January, when it was announced that Robert Lewandowski would join them on a free transfer. You’d be forgiven to have forgotten about him, since he couldn’t star at the World Cup and all.

But on Monday against third-division side Duisburg, in his first test as a Bayern player, the Polish goal machine announced his arrival with an impressive goal:

GIF via Pies

27
May

GIF: Romelu Lukaku is heating up for the World Cup

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Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku already looks in World Cup form.

The Everton striker (on loan from Chelsea) scored a hat trick against Luxembourg in the Red Devils’ first tune-up game, with his third being particularly impressive. Watch as he splits two defenders like a banana:

Okay, so we are only talking about Luxembourg here. But thanks to plays like that, Belgium’s Group H opponents are sure to have nightmares of the bullish striker in the weeks to come.