Sevilla midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli saw his kneecap do something kneecaps should never do—namely, appear to slide off and up into his thigh—during today’s Europa League match against Shakhtar Donetsk. As a warning, the video’s pretty gross:
This is the kind of game this was: after Liverpool sealed their monumental comeback with their fourth goal of the evening in the first of four stoppage time minutes, it still felt inevitable that Dortmund would get at least one great chance of their own to equalize and thus progress on to the Europa League semis. This…
What was already a bad week for asshole soccer fans in Europe got worse yesterday, after video that appears to show a group of men—allegedly Sparta Prague fans in town for their team’s Europa League match against Lazio—tormenting and abusing a homeless woman, with one even urinating on her.
After a fairly uneventful Champions League Round of 16 (save the wildness in Bayern Munich vs. Juventus, of course), we now know who will be competing against one another in the quarter-finals. Things are about to get a lot more interesting.
Here is Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho easing down the Manchester United flank, floating into the box, then coolly flipping the ball over keeper David De Gea with about as much difficulty and exertion as you or I would jog out to the grocery store to pick up a carton of chocolate milk:
Even the most fervent Tottenham fan had to admit that it looked shaky out there for a bit. By the end, though, supporters could be proud of the scoreline their boys had earned. To further their hopes at ending the season with the trophy they so covet, Spurs’ players had one objective in today’s Europa League clash…
While virtually unknown striker Marcus Rashford’s unbelievable and hilarious two-goal senior team debut was the biggest story coming out of yesterday’s Manchester United-Midtjylland match, the true star on the day was Memphis Depay. He absolutely obliterated the Midtjylland defense, running up and down and around the…
In their usually fruitless quest to prove they can still compete with the truly elite clubs in world soccer, Manchester United have apparently decided to challenge Bayern Munich for the title of World’s Most Injured Squad. Just a little while ago, the one bright spot during this season of frustration, Anthony Martial,
If you ever wanted to know how hard one could kick a soccer ball and yet still maintain the necessary control to steer it goalwards, this volleyed goal Athletic Club’s Aritz Aduriz just scored is a good case study:
I like to think that Philipp Schobesberger of Rapid Vienna helped an old lady carry her groceries up a couple flights of stairs last week and thus was karmically rewarded with this goal right here.
The only thing more stereotypically Russian than the urge to sprint out onto the pitch in celebration of your team scoring is successfully fleeing back into the crowd before security apprehends you. Shouts out to the crowd for their teamwork. (Warning: video’s kinda loud.)
Last weekend, Liverpool lost in sorry fashion to Manchester United, their hated foe and rival for one of the Premier League’s all-important top four spots. That result, plus the draw with Arsenal a couple weeks prior, likely shut the door on what in the best of cases would’ve been an unlikely run to Champions League…
Once-great, now-good lunchpail German side Borussia Dortmund opened up their Europa League campaign away to some team from Norway aptly named Odds BK. August NIT games don’t impress us much, especially against teams from Norway, but Odds came out and scored 13 seconds into the dang match!
Hulk goals lend themselves to hyperbole, and commentators already calling this ‘one of the greatest in Europa League history’ might be going a bit far. But still! This is Hulk, scoring a goal, and as we’ve learned through history that’s almost always a glorious thing. This one drew Zenit St. Petersburg even on…
Dynamo Kyiv is up 1-0 at the half against Fiorentina thanks to a very generous deflection.
I know. I know. It was a great goal from Dynamo Kiev's Andriy Yarmolenko. Someone should've, could've stepped to the ball, at some point. Tim Howard probably couldn't have gotten to it anyway. I know. That's all out of the way.
This is probably as close as you'll get to seeing Beast Mode's famous Beast Quake run recreated on a soccer pitch. Everton's Romelu Lukaku knocks over a good three or four defenders before laying off the assist for Steven Naismith's equalizer, proving that he is indeed 'bout that action:
You should watch the Europa League! No seriously, do it. We know what we've said before, but it's different now. And good.