While professional footballers are no strangers to signing autographs for fans on a regular basis, the occasion of a professional footballer signing on the head of another professional is unheard off. That is until Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena popped up and did just that.
One of the most high profile Rangers’ new signings this summer, Carlos Pena was surprisingly spotted signing on the back of the head of team-mate Alfredo Morelos during a Rangers charity event.
And while the reasons as to why the Mexican international was signing on Morelos’ head remains up in the air, it sure did catch the attention of fans on social media who were quick to comment on the queer incident.
Check out a picture of the incident below –
Yet another big game, yet another big moment, yet another spellbinding reflex save from Hugo Lloris.
The Spurs captain stepped up yet again against the mighty Real Madrid to help his team secure a point away from home. The skipper gained all praise for denying fellow countryman Karim Benzema from point-blank range in the 55th minute.
A delightful, curling cross from Casemiro from the right side of the edge of the box sailed into the heart of Tottenham’s penalty area, and found Benzema in acres of free space.
The striker had only Lloris to beat from a yard out, and he struck it down the middle. Lloris had committed to his right, but managed to keep the ball out with his right foot.
Superhuman save from the Frenchman, check it out below –
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita displayed once again why he is compared to the likes of N’Golo Kante and legends like Deco.
The dynamic box-to-box midfielder was again impressive for the German side and showcased a complete performance yesterday in the UCL tie against FC Porto.
In a high-pressure game against the Portuguese giants, the midfielder helped the German club secure its first ever Champions League win.
His stats by the end of the match was a delight for the Liverpool fans who are waiting eagerly for the Guinean to join their club next season after the Reds triggered his £48 million release clause in the summer transfer window.
Two players in one, check out Keita’s stats and the heatmap from the game below –
It was a night to cherish for the Tottenham fans as their side put in an exceptional performance against European giants Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League tie at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
Without the likes of Lamela, Dele, Dembele and Wanyama, Spurs gave as good as they got while drawing the match 1-1 against the defending champions.
Moussa Sissoko had a great game in the midfield for Tottenham, doing all the hard work in breaking the Madrid attack and starting the counter for his side.
The Frenchman also showed a lot of character and temperament on the big night while also producing some exquisite skills. His incredible rainbow flick to control the ball and then start a counter attack particularly impressed the Spurs faithful on the night.
It looks like the midfielder is finally proving his worth in the Spurs shirt after arriving from Newcastle United in 2016. Check out his rainbow flick and the subsequent run below –
A night to remember for the Liverpool fans as the Reds demolished Slovenian outfit NK Maribor 7-0 in an away Champions League fixture.
The Reds clearly dominated the game with 70% possession and 26 shots on goal, on top of some brilliant passing and chance creation. One such passage of play came in the 53rd minute which would have put even Pep’s Barcelona and its famous tiki-taka to shame.
The move, which involved eight out of ten outfield players of Liverpool, bar only Moreno and Alexander-Arnold, was built on the back of 15 first-time passes before Gini Wijnaldum’s attempt at goal was blocked by Marko Suler.
Check out the move below –
While last week certainly was a frustrating one for Liverpool on the pitch with arch-rivals Manchester United holding them to a 0-0 stalemate at Anfield, things proved to be just as frustrating off the pitch for all those associated with the club.
Ironically it was a couple of the Kop fans themselves that proved to be a source of much frustration for the Reds fans. Apart from coming up with one of the cringiest shows of fandom in recent times, some Liverpool fans were also spotted doing something unimaginable; sporting a half-and-half scarf of Liverpool and Manchester United together!
The picture of the purported Reds fans with the nightmarish scarf in the stands attracted sharp reactions from everyone with some even calling for the said fans to be banned.
Check out the said picture below –
Tottenham fans looked pretty confident ahead of their all-important Champions League tie against Real Madrid as the visiting Spurs contingent lit up the streets of the Spanish capital with their singing last night.
The fans also unleashed their new Moussa Sissoko chant that was so appealing and funny that it went viral on the social media moments after the video was posted online.
The lyrics of the song were not only meant to praise their in-form French midfielder but it also involved the former Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale who currently plays for Real Madrid.
The song went – “Wake Me Up, Before You Go Go, Who Needs Bale, When You’ve Got Sissoko”. Check it out below:
Top of the table in September, Leeds United had a dream start to their season in the Championship but have seen a fall from grace in the last five games, losing four of them which includes three straight losses.
After the Whites lost 1-0 to Reading, defender Pontus Jansson didn’t hold back from accepting the defeat as well as his own poor form in an Instagram post on Monday.
The defender, who was heavily involved in the six clean sheets at the start of the season, rather brutally criticized his performance in the social media post.
The fans reacted positively to the player’s feelings, extending their support to the team for a return to form.
Check out Jansson’s Instagram post below –
Argentine is set to make his long awaited return to action
Marcos Rojo was finally showing signs of the accomplished defender that graced Argentina’s left-back spot during their run to the final of FIFA World Cup 2014, when a season ending injury curtailed his progress mid-April this year.
Fast forward six months and the Argentine’s recovery is already ahead of schedule, prompting Jose Mourinho to include the versatile left sided operator in Manchester United’s squad for their Champions League tie against Benfica.
The Red Devils have been short on cover for the left-back spot and his return would definitely strengthen an area of concern for the supporters, having had only Daley Blind as a fit for that position. Moreover his ability to play in central defence would come in handy as the season progresses.
Manchester United fans were certainly glad to see the Argentine again in the mix of things. Check out a picture of Marcos Rojo travelling with the squad for Lisbon below –
Bavarians look to flex their muscle against Celtic
Brendan Rodgers’s men travel to Munich for their Champions League tie this week as the Scottish side look to give the newly appointed Jupp Heynckes a tough time at home.
However, there is a reason why the German side are considered one of the best attacking units in world football and if renowned Sports magazine Kicker are to be believed, Heynckes is expected to go all guns blazing against Celtic.
Celtic’s relatively inexperienced backline will have to negotiate with the menacingly quick Arjen Robben and Kingsley Coman on the wings with a certain Robert Lewandowski prowling in the centre. The stability in the centre of the park will be of prime importance for Brendan Rodgers in order to stop the elusive duo of Thiago and Muller.
A stern task indeed for the Scottish Champions, yet it seems games like this one will shape their identity as a genuine European force. Check out the expected Bayern lineup below –