Lionel Messi is arguably the world’s best football (soccer for those American folk) player, and Sunday night during Barcelona’s match with Almeria, he showed us all why.
The superstar from Argentina hit a majestic curling kick from about 30 yards out, and Almeria keeper Suarez Esteban was powerless to stop it. It was his 230th La Liga goal, just 22 behind all-time record holder Telmo Zarra.
Barcelona would go onto win the La Liga match 4-1.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the worlds best soccer player, fooled Schalke defender Joel Matip right out of his jock during this amazing goal sequence in the second half of Real Madrid’s 6-1 rout in the Champions League Round of 16. Ronaldo’s trademark dribbling skill turns opposing defenders legs into jello.
I’ve won my fair share of bets in my day, and….. I’ve also lost my share as well, but never lost a bet like Craig Delew did this past week. Delew, fan of English soccer club Leyton Orient, found himself cleaning off the seats at Brisbane Road recently after he lost a bet to club executive Matt Porter.
Delew tweeted to Porter how he wanted the team to sign goalie Eldin Jakupovic, his favorite player. If the Os did, he promised he would ”clean the dust off every seat in the East Stand.”
Check out Hamburger SV striker, Hakan Calhanoglu, score on this mesmerizing shot that somehow found the back of the net after an eventful flight path took it past Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller.
The shot is impressive from any angle, so here’s another. RA Dickey would be proud of the knuckleball like kick.