Hirving “Chucky” Lozano signed with PSV Eindhoven last June looking to cement his growing reputation in Europe and follow in the footsteps of players like Arjen Robben, Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum — all former PSV talents that honed their skills there before moving to some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Over the course of a 19-year professional career, Arsenal No. 1 Petr Cech has built a reputation on being one of the most consistent and mentally strong goalkeepers on the planet. His reflexes are world-class and his concentration is never lacking — he’s keyed in for the entire 90 minutes every matchday. What’s the secret to his success? Based on this video, it’s the world’s greatest hybrid version of Bop It/Simon Says/college drinking game.
Things got wet and wild in the 42nd minute of Barcelona’s Champions League encounter with Olympiacos when Gerard Pique received a second yellow card for attempting to recreate Diego Maradona’s Hand of God goal. It was a moment of madness — a certain looking goal suddenly transforming into a sending off for Barca’s best defender.
If this doesn’t make you want to drop everything and hop into a rondo immediately, you have no soul. Football is joy — just look at the reactions from Luka Modric and Marcelo to Cristiano Ronaldo’s reverse elastico on poor Borja Mayoral. The 20-year-old Real Madrid academy graduate doesn’t deserve this kind of brutality, but it’s definitely appreciated by all.
The game just keeps on giving, and players like Ronaldo — now fast approaching his 33rd birthday — show you that the simple joys never get old.
Malmö FF clinched its Swedish record 23rd Allsvenskanliga championship on Monday and they did it in style. Anders Christiansen dribbled a good 30 yards before launching a right-footed strike that zipped into the upper 90 to seal a 3-1 win over IFK Norrkoping.
The win put Malmö on 60 points with three matches remaining. Second-place AIK is 10 points back and cannot catch make up the ground.
SVENSKA MÄSTARE 2017! pic.twitter.com/fG5Ex9MJDD