For the first time in his career, PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović will face Malmö, the hometown club where he got his start, in a competitive match today. In the video above, he explains why the club, the city, and the people have meant so much to him. »
This weekend, Barcelona entered the stadium of the biggest club in the world and took on its starting lineup with a higher collective Q-Score than the cast of Ocean’s Eleven. The injury-stricken culés were missing their own brightest superstar and in his place featured a player who’s probably sold a grand total of 16… »
The deep and hearty snores you hear are from Chinese commentator Dong Lu during this week’s Real Madrid-PSG Champions League match, and he’s not taking a sly jab at the quality of play. Apparently, Dong really did fall asleep during the game, and his network fired him for it.
Man, Willian’s right foot really is about the only way Chelsea can score, huh? After opening their account with an own goal off a deflected cross from, you guessed it, Willian, Chelsea fought back from a late Dynamo equalizer to score the winner in the 83rd minute. »
Edinson Cavani was once one of Europe’s most fearsome strikers, coveted the world over thanks to his domination of Serie A for Napoli. He had it all: a long, lanky frame to nod in goals with his forehead, a loping stride that sped him around the pitch and onto through balls much quicker than you’d expect from a man of… »
Ahead of today’s Manchester City-Sevilla Champions League match, a bunch of fans met in the streets of Manchester and partook in a huge fight, chucking an insane number of chairs and tables at each other, proving yet again that soccer fans are the worst. »
This save is simply preposterous. The subtle positioning, the movement, the straight up hand of steel that Bayern Munich keeper Manuel Neuer uses to keep out this point-blank Theo Walcott header is nothing short of amazing. This guy is something else.
I’m almost at a loss for words. Again, an English team meets a Champions League foe they should really be beating, and again they go down thanks to some horrendous defending. »
Is this a David Ospina own goal? A Konstantinos Fortounis olímpico? Either way, it’s absolutely a crime against keeping. »
Soccer has taken Zlatan Ibrahimović (or is it the other way around?) all around the world. From Paris to Barcelona to Turin to Milan and beyond, Zlatan came, saw, and conquered many of Europe’s greatest cities. Now he’s back where it all started, and he’s making sure the whole city gets a view of The Return. »
Barcelona’s dominant victory over Atlético Madrid this weekend felt like a statement. It’d be crazy to claim that the reigning Spanish and European champions, armed with nearly the exact same squad that mowed down all comers in last season’s historically great campaign, were underestimated or overlooked in any… »
You’d think by this point soccer balls would know better than to make Hulk mad but apparently not. Oh well, their loss is our gain.
Barcelona keeper Marc-André ter Stegen has already used his aggressive positioning to break up Roma attacks, but this is always a threat when your keeper stands so far off his line. But holy smokes, this is some hit. »
England, man. Their clubs spend all that money on some of the best players in the world, get all that media hype about being the best league in the world, and right as you start to buy into it all they meet a couple underdogs from Europe and prove yet again that England isn’t as good as it’s made out to be.
Hehehe! This is basically the soccering equivalent of the old “Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!” trick. »
Manchester United full back Luke Shaw had to be carted off the pitch in the first half of their Champions League match against PSV, on a count of a busted leg thanks to the tackle you can see below. Here’s a GIF of Shaw’s flopping leg, which, you’ve been warned, is pretty gnarly:
Manchester City appear to be on the precipice of something great. Years of unstinting investment by their rich owners has already paid off domestically in the form of two Premier League titles in four seasons, plus what in all likelihood will be a third come the end of the current campaign. But any ambitious club’s… »
Now that the qualifying rounds are over, the Champions League can begin in earnest. The groups all look pretty even, with Manchester City’s Group D probably being the toughest and Chelsea’s Group G the easiest. Also, half the Round of 16 could easily be made up of English and Spanish clubs. »