So worth the $136 million
So worth the $136 million
The goal is from Friday night, but we would be amiss not to show it to you anyways.
Rogelio Chavez scored a goal on one of the most speculative efforts we’ve ever seen, lobbing it over Queretaro’s Edgar Hernandez with a rainbow shot from the halfway line. It looked like the ball had a better chance of landing on the moon than in the back of the net at first, but that’s exactly what happened. You could say he struck a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. (I’ll see myself out). The miracle goal was Chavez’s second of the day and made it 3-1 to Cruz Azul, as the Liga MX leaders remained undefeated on the season.
Let this be a friendly reminder to all goalkeepers out there: always expect the unexpected.
H/T Dirty Tackle
Almost exactly two hours later, Genoa’s Emanuele Calaiò scored in the 84th minute to earn a late point against the Partenopei. The kicker? Calaiò is currently on loan at Genoa from — yup, you guessed it — Napoli!
Calaiò thus actually hurt his parent club’s chances at an automatic Champions League spot for next season. With the draw, Napoli fell to six points behind Roma for second place.
Afterward, Calaiò apologized to the home fans:
"I’m sorry to have scored a goal against Napoli itself. I had important spells there,” Calaio said. ”When the manager gives me the opportunity I try to give my all for this shirt, our fans deserve it. I dedicate the goal to my family and my son.
It’s the third goal in my career I’ve scored from a free kick, I’m sorry to have scored at the San Paolo, but that’s my job and I hope to score in the next games too.”
Marco Fabian is a bad man!
The 24-year-old Mexico international scored a stunning goal in the dying seconds of stoppage time to lift Cruz Azul to a 1-0 win over Puebla in Liga MX on Saturday.
The goal itself was outstanding, but Fabian’s first touch may have been even better. Silky-smooth.
Hmmm, maybe this is why Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or?
Not even a full week after winning his second career World Player of the Year award, Ronaldo is firing on all cylinders again. He scored midweek in the Copa del Rey, and waited all of ten minutes to open the scoring on Saturday against Betis. And what a goal it was — a scorcher from distance that froze goalkeeper Stephan Andersen.
Ronaldo now has four goals in five matches in 2014, and seems primed to make another run at the Ballon d’Or this year.
Heck, even on the rare occasion CR7 misfires, it turns into gold. Check out this bicycle-kick assist on Alvaro Morata’s goal to make it 5-0 for Real Madrid.
Can we even act surprised anymore?
Zlatan just keeps doing what Zlatan does, his latest act of magic coming on this ludicrous, kung-fu style, backheel golazo while being blanketed by two defenders. It’s like Ibrahimovic doesn’t even register that he’s not supposed to score goals in such positions. I know it’s an overused phrase but… he just… he just scores when he wants.
It was Zlatan’s first of two goals on the day, but at halftime coach Laurent Blanc decided to rest his star against an overwhelmed Bastia side. Not like the opposition could breathe any easier, though. PSG, you may recall, also employ Edinson Cavani.
With Zlatan letting his hair down on the bench, his equally shaggy and prolific Uruguayan counterpart took over the goalscoring duties, bagging a brace of his own in the second half for a 4-0 win. For his first goal, Cavani attempted to out-Zlatan the great Zlatan with this brilliant solo effort:
Long hair, don’t care.