Pulling off this bicycle kick, as Nice youngster Paulin Puel did this weekend against Monaco in a U19 game, would be impressive enough. But what really puts this one over the top is that backheel flick that sets him up. Put together, and you have a legit stunner.
Manchester United paid Monaco €50 million ($54.5 million) in September for teenage striking sensation Anthony Martial, a fee that will almost assuredly rise to €70 million ($76.2 million) and could rise to €80 million ($87.1 million) in the next few years. This in the neighborhood of what was reported at the time, but…
A well placed chip is closer to a perfectly arched three-pointer than a powerful slam dunk, and you won’t see a more audacious, protractor-guided lob than Álvaro Negredo’s here. Just the thought to shoot from there is almost as impressive as being able to hit the net.
We now have our star-studded Champions League final four set, with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus moving on with a shot to win the trophy with the big ears. Let’s look at how we got here.
That right there is the quintessential pose of Olivier Giroud. His head tilted skyward, his face tightened into a pained grimace, his hands slowly making their way upward to his eyes or hair as he attempts to rub away the memory of whatever near-chance he was just unable to put away.
Scary scene from Monaco today when Conor Daly appeared to get his nose on the rear tire of Dmitry Suranovich and preceded to take off, bouncing off the catch fencing and landing with his car in shreds.
While the commentators seem to imply it was his fault, it's scary nonetheless.
Mercedes, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Aston Martin — five great tastes that don't go together when you smash them all together like a little kid playing with toy cars. Of course this went down in Monte Carlo, which combines all the pretentiousness of Vegas with all the pretentiousness of France.