Inter Milan's Dejan Stankovic scored a goal just 20 seconds into a Champions League game against Schalke last night in Milan. More accurately, Stankovic fluidly picked the ball out of the air from midfield and sent it searing past Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with one touch. From fifty meters out. Inter lost this…
It may have escaped your attention, what with Wales and England's titanic battle at the Millennium Stadium being so tight and tense, but Norway played Denmark at the weekend and the score finished 1-1. BOOORING!
Here's an excellent bicycle kick from Dundee United's David Goodwillie in their 2-2 Scottish Cup quarter-final draw against Motherwell.
Swansea City, or "The Welsh Barcelona" as nobody in their right mind calls them, have been doing rather well this season. Despite losing their second dapper manager in as many years after Paulo Sousa left for Leicester, they are currently second in the Championship and playing some proper tidy football.
Nathan Smith, defender from California, robbed Canada of its desire to compete and live on Sunday when he scored this incredible goal during extra time of the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The goal broke the 450-minute shutout streak of Canadian keeper Maxime Crepeau, who still has a cool…
Ebbsfleet goalkeeper Preston Edwards was sent-off, but the true villain of the piece is the left-back. No.3 — damn right you should hold your head in your hands.
There's no real reason for this clip other than the fact it made The Spoiler weep salty tears of nostalgia — it's only the bloody Goal of the Season competition from 1994! And Matt Le Tissier didn't even win!
Go on, admit it — you thought the international break for a load of pointless friendlies would be about as much fun as watching beige paint evaporate, didn't you? Well, to be honest, so did The Spoiler.
Excuse us for being a bit late with this, but after reading Tim Vickery's always excellent South American football column on the BBC website, we thought we'd take a look at the miss of Ecuador Under-20 player Marlon de Jesus to see if it is as bad as he said.
See, there is good football being played in the lower divisions. It's not only the Premier League that produces the best games and the best players.
The Spoiler loves a cheeky little chip or an intricate Tiki-taka goal, but sometimes you just can't beat someone kicking the ball proper hard.
Self-publicist Zlatan Ibrahimovic — football's Ricky Gervais, the millionaire's Peter Crouch, the vagrant's Curtly Ambrose — put a small portion of money where his mouth is yesterday.
This post, written by Richard Anderson, is republished with permission from The Spoiler. Go there often if you like soccer stuff.
A certain member of the Spoiler offices could be quite clearly heard attempting to disguise hysterical laughter by very occasionally coughing as if nothing remotely weird was happening. Just business as usual.
When you sign Cristiano Ronaldo, you don't just get an oily gentleman who looks like he belongs on the Jersey Shore, you also get goals — absolutely loads of them.
Unless people are making it all up for a laugh, the big news is that the robed men at Man City have splurged another £30 million on hot European property — this time, Edin Dzeko of playing-for-Wolfsburg fame.
They say that when a door slams shut, a window pops open. Or something like that. And in this case, the door is Cesc Fabregas, and Samir Nasri is a window.