Check out the above horror-tackle Roma’s Emerson put on Porto’s Jesús Corona in today’s Champions League playoff, and know that it was only one of two near leg-breakers the Italian team inflicted on their opponents.
Yeah, this isn’t how Diego Costa imagined the ball would cross the goal line when he took his shot, but as long as it did, I don’t think he’ll mind too much.
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.
Bayern Munich had their backs against the wall. Down 3-1 to Porto after the first leg and short most of their best players due to injury, rather than folding under the pressure, Bayern kicked the shit out of their opponents 6-1, including a 5-0 lead at halftime. Here are all six goals, ranked by a top-secret…
Hm. We were giving Basel keeper Tomáš Vaclík the benefit of the doubt earlier, when he was frozen stiff by this nasty free kick, but judging from whatever's going on in that GIF above he might actually not be in control of his own body.
That's got to be the worst feeling for a keeper, seeing a free kick swerve towards goal, knowing full well you have no chance of getting to it, and praying that the bangs off the crossbar or something right as you hear the ball twisting against the nylon of the net.
Oh man. These Portuguese parents, who trolled their Benfica-supporting daughter by giving her a shirt from rival team Porto, will think twice before crossing their kid again. That ice grill she hits them with is something fierce.
If the first leg of the Porto-Manchester City Europa League round featured insult, then it figures the return trip to Manchester would feature injury—and this is a nasty one. Porto defender Nicolás Otamendi took a boot to the face in what appears to be a lost cause, as an early (first minute!) Man City goal by…
Manchester City is asking UEFA to punish Portuguese team Porto for alleged racial abuse directed at Mario Balotelli during Man City's 2-1 Europa League win Thursday.