Futbol

Whose Free Kick Was Better: Gareth Bale or Lionel Messi?

02/17/2013
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In Thursday’s Europa League match vs. Lyon, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale unleashed this dipping free kick over the wall and under the keeper: In Saturday’s La Liga match vs. Grenada, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi got all free-kick fancy bending this strike through two heads along the wall and curving back toward a goal which it ultimately found:…

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This Iniesta-to-Sanchez Assist is a Thing of Pure Barca Beauty

02/10/2013
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This Iniesta-to-Sanchez Assist is a Thing of Pure Barca Beauty

Barcelona beat Getafe 6-1 earlier today. This play stood out as, well, majesterial. Andres Iniesta just places that ball perfectly in Alexis Sanchez’s path. Barca!

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Here’s A Great Honduras Goal From Yesterday’s Sad USMNT World Cup Qualifier

02/07/2013
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Here’s A Great Honduras Goal From Yesterday’s Sad USMNT World Cup Qualifier

Shortly after Clint Dempsey scored a cheeky lil goal to put the U.S. Men’s National Team up 1-0 vs. Honduras in yesterday’s away-game World Cup qualifier, Juan Carlos Garcia did this to the ball -> Damn good. Oh, the home team would go on to score another in what was among the more depressing USMNT…

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Guy In Messi Jersey Runs Onto Field At Argentina/Sweden Match, Kisses Messi’s Head

02/06/2013
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Guy In Messi Jersey Runs Onto Field At Argentina/Sweden Match, Kisses Messi’s Head

And the greatest player in earth history didn’t seem to even flinch. Even during matches in which he doesn’t score a goal, Lionel Messi can’t get got.

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Here Are Highlights From Wednesday’s Barcelona/Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Match

01/31/2013
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Here Are Highlights From Wednesday’s Barcelona/Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Match

Well, with the 1-1 draw on Wednesday, next week’s second-leg of the Copa Del Rey semifinals at the Camp Nou will decide who advances. Real Madrid looked a lot better than I expected, what with all the chatter about internal friction up to, and including, Mourinho. And, seeing Cristiano Ronaldo miss a header from, oh,…

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Here’s A Photo Of Lionel Messi Winning His Fourth Consecutive Ballon d’Or

01/07/2013
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Here’s A Photo Of Lionel Messi Winning His Fourth Consecutive Ballon d’Or

When you’re the best futbol player on earth now, and possibly ever, trophies probably don’t mean all that much. But if they do, Lionel Messi is as happy as can be since he won the piece of hardware that signifies being the best player in a given year for the fourth time in a row.…

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Check Out The Cheeky Goal Brayan Angulo Scored For Granada On Saturday

01/06/2013
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Check Out The Cheeky Goal Brayan Angulo Scored For Granada On Saturday

It would be the only goal that Granada would score in a 2-1 La Liga defeat to Valencia on Saturday, but Brayan Angulo’s knuckler of a shot is a thing of beauty.

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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

01/04/2013
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OMG OMG OMG, 60 Minutes Is Doing A Segment On Barca This Sunday Night

Programming Note: “Many soccer fans believe that Barcelona’s professional team is the best there is. Some even think it’s the best collection of players ever assembled in the sport’s 150 year history. Bob Simon profiles the Spanish “football” club and the training system it built that produces such gifted players that nearly 70 percent of…

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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

12/26/2012
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Watch The 91 Goals That Lionel Messi Scored In 2012

Yeah, yeah, I know, I posted a video of the first 86 of these earlier in December. But you know what, this is for the historical record and when it comes to Messi, the historical record need be accurate. So here: Also, check out @PolkPanther‘s stellar graphic mapping the spot from where each of Messi’s…

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Watch The 86 Goals Lionel Messi Scored Between Jan. 1 – Dec. 9, 2012

12/10/2012
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Watch The 86 Goals Lionel Messi Scored Between Jan. 1 – Dec. 9, 2012

This is 10 minutes and 36 seconds of futbol heaven. Thing is, there’ll be some more before the start of ’13. Oh, No. 62′s my favorite, if such a thing can be deemed. No. 56 is pretty boss, too.

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