The USWNT steamrolled New Zealand 5-0 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati last night in front of an announced crowd of 30,596. Goals from Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Lynn Williams and a brace for Alex Morgan saw the States claim their second victory over the Kiwis in the space of five days following their 3-1 win in Commerce City, Colorado last Friday.
Ricardo Quaresma, the pioneer of strictly passing with the outside of your boot and facial tattoos in football, has scored one of the finest goals of his illustrious career only eight days before he celebrates his 34th birthday.
Like most Portuguese footballers, Quaresma had an excellent 2016-17 season beginning with his triumph at Euro 2016. Quaresma also helped club side Besiktas win back-to-back Super Lig titles in Turkey, and that fine form has obviously carried over into the new campaign.
In the space of a week, Manchester City has defeated Liverpool, Dutch champions Feyenoord and now Watford by a combined scoreline of 15-0. In those three matches, Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero has provided five goals and two assists, including a hat trick and an assist in Saturday’s 6-0 hammering of Watford at Vicarage Road.
Five years ago today, Thierry Henry clipped the meanest olimpico the world has ever seen. Kissing the post before nestling THE OLD ONION BAG, this was a corner straight from the training grounds of the gods.
There’s no defending it because it really shouldn’t be possible. The world has certainly lost the majority of its spice following Henry’s professional retirement.
FC Cologne hasn’t won the Bundesliga since 1978. They are currently ranked 122nd in the UEFA club rankings, and they’re the mighty Arsenal’s opponent in the Europa League tonight, something Gooner supporters have been mocked endlessly about by people who started supporting Manchester City or Chelsea in 2010.
30-year-old wunderkind manager Julian Nagelsmann will earn the plaudits for masterminding Hoffenheim’s 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday, but another precocious young individual has also made the headlines for his performance in the match: 13-year-old ball boy Umut Tohumcu, who was making his debut in the role.
You’ve sat down for a Champions League match and seen/heard the unmistakable introduction before: the anthem plays (“These are the chaaampions!”) and the video pans over a fictitious stadium with a roof made of stars and a capacity of something like two million.