Italy 2 – Brazil 2 (International Friendly, March 21, 2013) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Fred broke the deadlock with a side foot volley at the back post. Oscar made it 2-0 with an impudent flick past Buffon after a delayed Neymar pass. Italy pulled it back with two excellent goals. A back heel from Daniele De Rossi and a […]
England 3 – Romania 0 (U21 International Friendly, March 21, 2013) Wilfried Zaha fired England U21s ahead. Jack Robinson claimed the second. Nathan Delfouneso added the third to complete the win. GIF: Wilfried Zaha puts England U21s in front v Romania. GIF: Alternative angle on Wilfried Zaha goal v Romania U21s. GIF: Sensational Wilfried Zaha run […]
“You can lose some things, but you can never lose the slyness, the passion that you have had since you were a kid playing in the street. If I didn’t have the character that I have today on the pitch, I don’t think that I would have become the player that I am today.” – […]
Spain 5 – Norway 2 (U21 International Friendly, March 21, 2013) Norway took an early lead through Havard Nielsen but were immediately pegged back by Cristian Tello. By 16 minutes it was 2-1 as Cristian Tello bagged a second. Rodrigo made it 3-1. Sergio Canales claimed the 4th. A Tollas own goal made it 5-1. Kastrati […]
Since joining from Internacional, Oscar has made a lot of things look remarkably easy during his time at Chelsea. It appears that whilst many of the top strikers in Europe struggle to beat Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, undoubtedly one of the all-time great custodians, Oscar has no problem whatsoever. To recap, Oscar scored […]
Portugal 0 – Sweden 1 (U21 International Friendly, March 21, 2013) A well-taken goal from Sweden forward Mikael Ishak in the 18th minute sunk Portugal.
It was already a good friendly, but it arguably became one of the best international friendlies of recent times when Mario Balotelli smacked a howitzer past Julio Cesar for Italy 2 – Brazil 2. What went before the Balotelli Golazo was good, including a love Brazil second featuring youngsters Neymar and Oscar as well as […]
Wilfried Zaha continued his ascent this season with an excellent performance for England Under-21s in their 3-0 victory over Romania this evening. The Crystal Palace winger/forward, who will join Manchester United in the summer, opened the scoring with a fine run and finish in the 34th minute. It seems increasingly likely that Manchester United boss […]
Ecuador 5 – El Salvador 0 (International Friendly, March 21, 2013) Felipe Caicedo scored a brace and Christian Benitez, Jefferson Montero and Joao Rojas got the other goals as Ecuador romped home to victory.