Highlights

2018 Copa Libertadores Begins With An All-Time Classic Goal Celebration

The 2018 Copa Libertadores kicked off last night with the first legs of the first qualifying round. Over in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oriente Petrolero defeated Peru’s Universitario 2-0 with goals from Ronaldo Sanchez and Maximiliano Freitas.

Sanchez’s goal came in the 28th minute, and both teams were down to playing with 10 men by the 77th via red cards. 

In the 79th minute, Freitas came on as a substitute. One minute later, he scored Oriente’s second. He was subsequently booked for excessive celebration and here’s why.

Proof That Mesut Ozil Has Eyes In The Back Of His Head

The post-Alexis Sanchez era at Arsenal is off to a tremendous start. The Gunners rained down 14 minutes of hellfire on Crystal Palace on Saturday with Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette all scoring between the sixth and 22nd minutes. 

Lacazette’s strike was his first in nine Premier League matches, but it was a superbly worked goal with Mesut Ozil providing his sixth assist of the campaign. The German maestro worked a series of one-twos outside the box before cleverly laying off for Lacazette to score.

Eden Hazard Gives Timely Reminder That He Is Not Normal

Chelsea moved into a tie with second-place Manchester United on 50 points following the club’s 4-0 beatdown of Brighton on Saturday morning. The Blues were led by the phenomenal Eden Hazard, who scored a brace while also contributing one of the filthiest hockey assists you’ll ever see.

We’re exactly 31 days away from Barcelona’s visit to Stamford Bridge in the Champions League Round of 16, and the 27-year-old Belgian is obviously back to his best a month before that titanic encounter.

Hazard gave Chelsea the lead in the third minute with a rifled finish from 10 yards out.

Florian Thauvin Shows If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again Until You Score A Beautiful Goal

For every athlete, there are times when you try something that just doesn’t come off, unless you’re Neymar playing against Dijon. But for those who aren’t Neymar, it’s important to keep trying new moves, at least if you’re on the offensive end. This Florian Thauvin goal vs Caen was wonderful proof of persistence paying off as the Marseille winger ensured a 2-0 victory for his side in Ligue 1 action Friday. 

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