15
Oct

Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez scores cheeky winner vs. Canada

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There’s almost nothing better than watching James Rodriguez play for the Colombian national team. No slight to Real Madrid, but something just seems to click whenever he puts on the yellow shirt. Something extra special.

On Tuesday night, James was at it again, deciding Colombia’s friendly match against Canada with this perfectly taken quick free kick in the 74th minute:

13
Oct

Isco scores delicious chip during Spain’s practice

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Remember Isco?

You know, the 22-year-old attacking midfielder whom Real Madrid bought for $38 million two summers ago only to become the world’s most expensive bench-warmer?

Yeah, that guy apparently still knows how to play football, judging from this video from a recent Spain practice:

We wouldn’t be surprised if this tape shows up “anonymously” at Carlo Ancelotti’s doorstep today.

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

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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4
Oct

Lewandowski scores superb goal to get on track in Bundesliga

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Bad news, Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski is starting to find his scoring touch again.

After netting just twice in his first eight games as a Bayern Munich player, the 26-year-old bagged his first brace for his new club in a 4-0 win over Hannover.

His second goal was of particularly high quality. Lewandowski took down a perfect Xherdan Shaqiri cross with a wonderful first touch in stride, then slotted home coolly past goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler. It’s the kind of goal that will give Bayern fans hope Lewandowski is finally about to break out.

The rest of the league will be less enthusiastic.

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.

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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

5
Aug

Golazo! Futsal player scores incredible back-heel goal from long distance

"With them moves like Zlatan, he’s got the moves like Zlatan…"

Brazilian futsal player Marcio channeled his inner Zlatan Ibrahimovic and scored an outrageous golazo against Jaraguá on Monday night.

To his fantastic goal, Marcio, who henceforth shall also be known as Zlatinho, told SporTV: “I was fortunate to catch the ball well, scoring a great goal. It is certainly one of the best goals of my career.”

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for his side, Marechal Rondon. Jaraguá won, 2-1.

H/T The Guardian