The reigning Eredivisie champions, Feyenoord, are having a tough time defending their title because people are doing things like this to them. Feyenoord could only manage an away draw against ADO Den Haag yesterday with the club from The Hague scoring this ridiculous goal right before halftime.
Marco Asensio must be a fan of the new Marvel movie that came out in theaters this week because he channeled his inner Thor in Real Madrid’s match against Las Palmas on Sunday. Instead of a hammer, Asensio used his leg and ripped a thunderous volley from 25 yards out to score the middle goal in Los Blancos’ 3-0 victory.
While Pelé is often considered the greatest goal scorer of all time, he does not top the charts on any one league’s all-time scoring list. Lionel Messi hasn’t been able to equal Pelé or Diego Maradona by winning a World Cup, but he does sit on top of the all-time scoring list for one of the best leagues in the world.
The Seattle Sounders defense of their MLS Cup rolls on after a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Western Conference semifinals. Clint Dempsey’s brace at CenturyLink Field were the only goals of the two-legged tie with the Whitecaps landing only one shot on target over 180 minutes of play.
For a half-hour inside the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, Napoli didn’t just look like the best team in Italy — a statement backed up by their current position in Serie A — they looked like the best side in Europe. An opening period of dominance was stamped by a sensational goal in the 21st minute for the Neapolitans, and everything appeared rosy for the home side before defender Faouzi Ghoulam had to be substituted in the 31st minute with an apparent knee injury.
Tuesday was a Champions League matchday. Some of the best players in the world were in action, inclusing Messi, Neymar, Arjen Robben, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, James Rodriguez, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.
Instead of watching those players, you should have been watching Barnsley vs. Burton Albion in the English Championship. Why weren't you watching Barnsley vs. Burton Albion? Look what Joe Williams did!
The Columbus Crew did it again. Five days after shocking MLS darlings Atlanta United on penalties in front of over 67,000 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Crew returned home and put the beatdown on the highly marketable New York City FC in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Black & Gold put four past 10-man NYCFC in a resounding 4-1 victory, David Villa registering the lone goal for NYCFC.