30
Sep

Francesco Totti becomes oldest goalscorer in Champions League era

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Heroes grow old. Legends never die.

Roma’s ageless wonder and captain Francesco Totti etched his name in the record books on Tuesday, scoring the visitors’ equalizing goal to become the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history.

At 38 years and 3 days old, Totti passed Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs (37 and 290 days) for the record with a lovely little chip over Joe Hart.  A spectacular goal from a spectacular player, who proved once more that age is nothing but a number.

Watch the goal here!

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29
Sep

Brazilian goalkeeper scores own goal via diving header

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Meet Joao Carlos.

Joao is a Brazilian goalkeeper for Serie B side Boa EC. By all accounts, he’s a rather decent one, too. In his last seven starts (before Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Avai), the 26-year-old gave up just two goals as Boa won all but one of their games.

Alas, even the best know that sometimes, crazy things just happen on the pitch. We’re talking really strange. Things you can’t do anything about, but will bury you with shame regardless.

Things like this: H/T Dirty Tackle

29
Sep

Robbie Keane scores stunning chip vs NY Red Bulls

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The LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane reached deep into his bag of tricks on Sunday to score an incredible chip against NY Red Bulls. Watch as the 34-year-old striker freezes defender Roy Miller and chips it over Luis Robles in one fluid, sexy motion:

If I had a dollar every time Keane wowed MLS with one of his spectacular goals, well, I probably wouldn’t be managing this blog still.

Like, remember Keane’s chip vs Chivas? That was only a month ago. And now he’s done it again!

As Taylor Twellman said, “Stop it!”

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28
Sep

Yoann Court scores belting volley for Troyes

Out of all the great goals we saw this weekend - and there were many - Yoann Court’s for Ligue 2 side Troyes may have been the most impressive. This volley is the sort of goal you dream and tell your grandchildren about. The perfect hit.

It was the first goal of the season for the former France youth international, and he made sure it was a memorable one!

H/T Reddit

28
Sep

Roma’s Mattia Destro scores from near midfield

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Here’s your long-range golazo of the week, courtesy of AS Roma’s Mattia Destro:

Destro was hotly linked with a move away from last season’s Serie A runners-up, but Roma will be happy they kept him. This highlight reel goal put them up 2-0 on Hellas Verona as Roma kept up its perfect start to the new campaign.

H/T Bleacher Report

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23
Sep

Liverpool and Birmingham Ladies trade long-range goals in ridiculous finish

imageUh oh. We’ve got two goals from 40+ yards out in the same crazy Women’s Super League match for you, but be warned: there is some seriously awful goalkeeping involved here.

In a game with huge WSL title implications, the Liverpool Ladies were up 1-0 on hosts Birmingham City Ladies when the fun began in the 87th minute.

That’s when Birmingham’s Hannah Keryakoplis took advantage of a colossal giveaway from Reds keeper Libby Stout to score a dramatic, late equalizer with a pinpoint shot from 40 yards out. Overjoyed, the entire team ran out to celebrate at the midfield line, including City goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer. The goal had, for the moment, put the hosts back in second place, two points ahead of Liverpool and just one back of leaders Chelsea with two games to play.

Alas, the Birmingham players - including Spencer, of all people -  were still running back to their positions when Liverpool skipper Fara Williams took the quick kick-off and scored from midfield to retake the lead. 2-1. Game over. Liverpool re-take second place. Ouch!

Watch the disaster unfold starting at the 1:18 mark:

H/T SBNation

20
Sep

Celta Vigo’s Pablo Hernandez scores mind-bending goal vs. Atletico Madrid

Let’s not even try to figure out how Celta Vigo’s Pablo Hernandez put this into the back of the net vs. Atletico Madrid, and instead just enjoy the madness of it. Who even tries that?!


A no-look back-heel volley? There’s no way he ever scores a better goal than that. 

UPDATE: Here’s another angle, and it’s even more incredible.

(H/T @MexicoWorldCup)

20
Sep

This 80-yard goal is one you definitely don’t see every day

Paderborn were just promoted to the Bundesliga last season, and already they’re catching everyone’s attention. Case in point: This audacious goal from Moritz Stoppelkamp on Saturday.

Not only are they adding to highlight reels, but the first-time Bundesliga team are undefeated so far, and currently leading the league:

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(H/T SB Nation)

20
Sep

Chicharito and James both score wonder goals in Real Madrid rout

Real Madrid completely annihilated Deportivo today, winning 8-2 in a total blowout. And a couple of those goals were absolute stunners.

First, James Rodriguez smashed home this bullet in the 36th minute. It was only 2-0 then.

Later in the match, after Real had piled on a few more goals, Chicharito scored his first for the club (and Real’s 7th of the game).

It just may be the best goal he’s scored in his career.

Not a bad debut goal, Chicharito. Not bad at all.

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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