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Paul Pogba takes no-look shooting to next level against Portugal

If we were to talk about the best performers of the 2020 European Championship group stage, Paul Pogba would be one of the very first names on the list. The French midfielder has been his country’s stand-out player in the group stage as he followed up a Man of the Match performance against Germany with […]

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Copa America: Roberto Firmino denied signature assist after spellbinding through pass

Roberto Firmino was at his creative best as he produced a mesmeric backheel through pass in Brazil’s recent Copa America encounter with Colombia. The Liverpool forward is reputed for his creative ability, and he made sure to enhance that reputation with his performance for Brazil against Colombia in the 2021 Copa America – a performance […]

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Video: Edinson Cavani thumps punishing finish v Bolivia

Edinson Cavani eventually found the back of the net as Uruguay exploited the exposed Bolivian defence to go 2-0 up in their Copa America encounter at Arena Pantanal. Bolivia were 1-0 down with 10 minutes to play and threw the kitchen sink to find the equaliser but were instead punished for their endeavours in a […]

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Harry Maguire shows glimpse of his rarely-acknowledged ability v Czech Republic

Apart from being a towering presence at the back for Manchester United and England, another very underrated aspect of Harry Maguire’s game is his ball-playing ability. Maguire is adept at breaking the lines of the opposition unit from deep and has done it time and time again for both club and country over the last […]

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Steadicam operator pulls off neat header while shooting Spain v Slovakia

Spain emerged victorious in style in their final 2020 European Championship group stage match against Slovakia. After struggling to score goals in the first two matches, La Roja erupted with a brilliant display in a 5-0 win to secure their progress into the Round of 16 of the competition. While goals from Aymeric Laporte, Pablo […]

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Ian Wright praises Bukayo Saka with ‘glorious’ Loki reference while on air

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has recently referenced modern popular culture to describe one of the most popular players in the Arsenal, and now the England squad – in Bukayo Saka. The young Englishman has become an overnight sensation in the national team set up, after starting against the Czech Republic in England’s last group stage […]

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Frenkie De Jong is making football look effortless at the Euros

Frenkie de Jong has to be a guaranteed feature in a discussion about the best midfielders on the planet on his day. The Barcelona midfielder is one of the best passers in the game right now and has built a reputation for being one of the most press-resistant footballers there is. De Jong did not […]

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Luis Suarez brings next-level dark arts to Copa America

Luis Suarez is undoubtedly one of the modern-day pioneers of the dark arts in the beautiful game as we know it. Be it his numerous counts of biting opposition players, the infamous handball in the 2010 World Cup against Ghana or the multiple allegations of simulation against his name over the years, Suarez has never […]

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Video: Luka Modric pummels outside-of-the-boot humdinger v Scotland

Scotland put a brave front but were eventually knocked out of the tournament by the sheer genius of 35-year-old Luka Modric. The Real Madrid star stepped it up when it mattered as he put his side ahead with a jaw-dropping goal from 20 yards out and then assisted the third as Croatia progressed to the […]

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Video: Lionel Messi embarrasses Paraguay duo with silky mechanics

No one is safe when Lionel Messi is around as a couple of Paraguay players found out the difficult way when they tried to pin down the Barcelona legend at injury-time. Argentina extended their unbeaten record to 16 matches and booked a quarterfinal birth at the ongoing Copa America with a 1-0 win over Paraguay […]

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Video: Andreas Christensen dispatches 30-yard thunderbastard v Russia

First-time, right-footed, from 30 yards out and on the volley. Andreas Christensen struck an absolute rocket that should not find it hard to win the goal of the tournament during Denmark’s crunch Group B clash against Russia. It was a thunder-volley of the highest standard as it kept rising until it hit the back of […]

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Video: Thierry Henry stuns Belgium players with curling freekick in training

At the age of 43, Thierry Henry confirmed he’s still pretty much got it as he left a couple of current icons of the game in awe with a top bins free-kick from his weaker foot in Belgium training. Both Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne’s reaction to it just sums up how highly Henry […]

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Video: Lionel Messi runs amok during a trademark dribble against Uruguay

Lionel Messi was at his sensational best when Argentina met Uruguay in their Copa America group stage encounter. Not only did he set up Guido Rodriguez for the winner in the match that ended 1-0 to the Albiceleste, but he also was a menacing presence for Uruguayan defenders all throughout the outing – the best […]

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Video: Matthijs de Ligt calls himself an Ajax player during interview

Matthijs de Ligt put in a flawless shift in the Netherlands’ 2-0 win over Austria in their Group C encounter at the 2020 European Championships, but the only mistake from his night came in the post-match press conference when he accidentally forgot the name of his current employers. Currently, a player for Italian outfit Juventus, […]

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Video: Robin Gosens caps off wingback masterclass with a towering header against Portugal

Robin Gosens announced himself to the world with a left-wing back masterclass at Allianz Arena as Germany became the first team of Euro 2020 to score more than 3 goals in a match. From Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing box-to-box sprint to Robin Gosens’ thumping header, we can only hope that the rest of the matches in […]

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo mugs off Antonio Rudiger with arrogant skill against Germany

Cristiano Ronaldo was in his pomp during the Group F clash against Germany as the football superstar created and finished off a rambunctious counterattacking goal in the 15th minute. The Real Madrid legend then followed it up with an unrelentingly disrespectful piece of skill against Antonio Rudiger a few minutes later. Although Antonio Rudiger went […]

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo sprints 92 meters in 14 seconds to score his first-ever goal against Germany

At 36 years of age, Cristiano Ronaldo still possesses the pace and desire to shine at the biggest of stages as he started and then finished off a lightning-fast counterattack goal against Germany. Die Mannschaft were sledgehammered by a sudden Portugal team goal in the 15th minute following a period of attacking possession at Allianz […]