Italy U21s 1 – Holland U21s 0 (European Championship semi-final, June 15, 2013) Fabio Borini broke the deadlock with just over 10 minutes to go with a fine turn and finish from an Insigne pass. Fan Footage: So close! Adam Maher (Holland U21) hits the Italy post. Adam Maher (Holland U21) cracks a free-kick against the post […]
Brazil 3 – Japan 0 (Confederations Cup, June 15, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Three minutes into the match, Neymar lashed home a beauty for Brazil. Paulinho made it 2-0 early in the second half. Jo added a third late on thanks to a delicious pass from Oscar. GIF. Golazo! Neymar v Japan. GIF. 2-0 Brazil: Paulinho […]
Liverpool, who have been quick off the mark in the summer transfer window, have agreed another deal this Saturday afternoon: The 8 million euro signing of Luis Alberto from Sevilla. Estadio Deportivo report that Liverpool and Sevilla have completed their agreement with 8 million euros paid now and a further 2 million euros to come […]
He may be the case of a fiscal fraud investigation, but Leo Messi didn’t have too taxing a time against Guatemala in Argentina’s 4-0 friendly win on Friday night. Messi equalled Diego Maradona’s 33 with a classic golazo, overtook him for his 34th from the spot, and finished a square pass to equal Hernan Crespo’s […]
With his baby face and cute little nickname (‘Little Pea’), you’d swear butter wouldn’t melt in the mouth of Javier Hernandez. But Chicharito didn’t exactly come over all cuddly yesterday, when a group of his personal fans asked for a photo with him. The group, who’d been waiting hours outside and telling reporters how great […]
Spain U21 3 – Norway U21 0 (Euro U21 Semi-Final, June 15, 2013) (Longer highlights.) After a first half of complete domination, (this passage of tiki-taka passing sums it up nicely) Spain finally broke the deadlock just before the break, Rodrigo with the goal. Isco tied up the match with a golazo, shimmying in the […]
Morocco 2 – Gambia 0 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Abdelaziz Barrada opened the scoring in the fourth minute for the Atlas Lions, before highly-rated Montpellier forward Younes Belhanda added a second in the 51st minute.
Gabon 4 – Niger 1 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (43, 87, 90+8) was the star of the show as he scored a hat-trick of penalties against the hapless Nigeriens, who had two players sent off in the last 10 minutes of the match. Bruno Écuélé Manga was credited with the […]
Congo 0 – Burkina Faso 1 (Africa World Cup Qualifiers, June 15, 2013) Burkina Faso’s Aristide Bancé continued his fine form by scoring the only goal of the match in the 36th minute to move the Stallions into second place in qualifying.