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Watch: Todd Cantwell shows top-flight readiness with bicycle kick assist

Todd Cantwell registered the best assist of this year’s football pre-season so far with a bicycle kick effort when Norwich met Gillingham. The 23-year-old Englishman – who excelled for Norwich City in the 2019/2020 season when the Canaries earned their promotion back to the Premier League – went for the spectacular and incredibly achieved it. […]

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Watch: Referee shows yellow card to Aston Villa fans calling him a ‘sh*t Mike Dean’

Pre-season friendlies are some of the more light-hearted fixtures in a very competitive football calendar in England. While players are just willing to brush the rust off their legs before what is likely to be a gruelling football season, fans are in a playful mood as well – and it seemed like so was the […]

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Watch: Fikayo Tomori gets caught in awkward celebration against Nice

Olivier Giroud got underway in his new challenge at AC Milan after he hit the ground running with a goal against Nice in a pre-season friendly. It was a bullet header from a set-piece situation, a sight that Chelsea fans will be very familiar with – along with one other particular member of the current […]

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Watch: Emery tells Sampaoli to ‘eat sh*t’ during heated touchline exchange

Former PSG manager Unai Emery’s return to Marseille got seriously ugly as the Spaniard was shown a red card and almost came to blows with opposition manager Jorge Sampaoli. The Villarreal boss received a hostile reception at the Velodrome as expected and seemingly lost the plot after Juan Foyth was handed his second yellow card […]

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Watch: Olivier Giroud scores from his first touch for AC Milan (ever)

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score his first goal for AC Milan. A battling header from his first touch ever for the club. Stefano Pioli’s side kicked off their $ACM Fan Token European Summer Tour 2021 with a 1-1 draw against OGC Nice at Allianz Riviera. Up against a side who were much […]

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Watch: Memphis Depay cranks out highly skilled finish v Stuttgart

Memphis Depay scored his second goal in as many pre-season games as Barcelona took the lead in a fashionable way during their friendly against Vfb Stuttgart. The new signing was at his skilful best as he connected with Frenkie De Jong’s long ball with aplomb in the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It might […]

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Watch: Naby Keita collects Hertha striker’s soul with nasty stepover

Naby Keita’s resurgence in pre-season continued when Liverpool met Hertha Berlin in last night’s pre-season friendly. Even though Hertha Berlin won the outing 4-3 at the Tivoli Stadium in Austria, Keita was influential in the middle of the park and showed glimpses of the form he was known for in his Bundesliga days with RB […]

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Watch: Keita, Salah & Minamino collab yields pre-season stunner

Although Liverpool lost their pre-season clash against Hertha Berlin, the Reds did manage to bring about a sensational goal to fruition courtesy of the combined efforts of Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Takumi Minamino. It was Keita who started the move for Liverpool’s second goal last night, as he won the ball back in midfield […]

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Watch: Familiar foe spoils Virgil van Dijk’s return to football

Both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez made their long-awaited return to football last night, but their comeback got marred by a long-time familiar foe in Stevan Jovetic. It was a particularly long time out of action for the defensive duo, both of whom came off the bench after 70 minutes against Hertha Berlin at […]

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Watch: Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez reassemble after combined 544 days out

Liverpool’s latest pre-season friendly did not quite go to plan, as the Merseyside outfit lost 4-3 to Hertha Berlin. Despite the loss, there were still positives to take as two very familiar faces returned to action for Liverpool in yesterday’s pre-season friendly. Virgil van Dijk (285) and Joe Gomez (259) came back off an injury […]

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Watch: Memphis Depay debauches Frenkie De Jong twice in 10 seconds

Memphis Depay is known for being one of the most skilful footballers in the world. Elasticos, roulettes and nutmegs – he has got it all, and his latest victim is none other than his international as well as his new club teammate Frenkie De Jong. Depay and de Jong recently shared a dressing room together […]

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Watch: Pepe incites 20-man brawl during pre-season ‘friendly’ against Roma

Pre-season friendlies are played with the sole intention of brushing the rust off footballers’ legs ahead of the upcoming season. Hence they are not played with the same competitive edge one would expect from a regular match. While it might mean such for many footballers across the world, try convincing Pepe that. The Portuguese defender […]

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Watch: Andreas Pereira flogs 30-yard thunderbastard v Brentford

Andreas Pereira scored one of the goals of the pre-season so far when he connected with an excellent volley from all of thirty yards last night. Manchester United were up against newly-promoted Brentford in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford. The Red Devils went ahead courtesy of an Anthony Elanga strike, but Brentford drew themselves […]

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Watch: Rodrygo pays respect to idol Steven Gerrard mid-match

Footballers are often starstruck when they meet their idols on the same pitch as themselves. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s famous reaction upon playing against his idol Ronaldo Nazario in a Milan derby is a famous example. Kylian Mbappe’s self-confessed ‘idol’ moment with Cristiano Ronaldo is another. Idol … @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/uZGEXnhuUB — Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) October 11, 2020 […]

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Watch: Erling Haaland’s solo workout post training proves indefatigable attitude

If there is something that makes Erling Haaland even more of a generational talent than his incredible goalscoring numbers, it is his indefatigable urge to keep getting better all the time. Already a football superstar and one of the most sought-after players on the planet, the Norwegian forward is motivated by his hunger to brush […]

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Watch: Armando Broja continues clinical run with goal under pressure

Armando Broja continued his incredible run of form in pre-season for Chelsea with another goal against Bournemouth last night. After a couple of training ground matches – a 6-1 win against Peterborough, and a 1-1 intra-squad encounter – Chelsea officially kicked off their pre-season campaign with a friendly at the Vitality Stadium. Despite going behind […]

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Watch: Ryan Kent turns Victor Chust inside out with slick feint and nutmeg

Ryan Kent pulled off a humiliating piece of skill on Victor Chust when Rangers met Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly. The Scottish Premiership side prevailed over the La Liga outfit by two goals to one, as second-half goals from Fashion Sakala and Cedric Itten cancelled out Rodrygo’s first-half strike. Even though the headlines focused […]