15 Of The Best Defense-Splitting Passes You'll Ever See

There are only a handful of players on the planet who can consistently alter games with their combination of vision, creativity and passing technique, but it should come as no surprise that they all ply their trade at Europe’s most feared attacking sides: Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic, PSG’s Neymar and Marco Verratti, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara and James Rodriguez. 

Man City Connects 7 Passes Inside Southampton’s Box In Ridiculous Team Move

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League table with an emphatic 6-1 win over Southampton on Sunday, including a three-goal barrage in the match’s opening 18 minutes. Raheem Sterling scored a brace, Sergio Aguero reached the landmark of 150 EPL goals, David Silva laced a fine volley and Leroy Sane forced a Wesley Hoedt own goal before getting on the scoresheet himself to complete the rout.  

Given the tightness at the top, it’s also worth noting that City took its goal differential to +28 with the scoreline — by far the best in the division.

We Could Watch This Andres Iniesta Assist To Lukas Podolski All Day — You Should Too

Andres Iniesta is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. Lukas Podolski is one of the finest strikers of the ball of his generation. Together at Vissel Kobe in Japan, they’re absolute magic to watch, even if they’re both in the twilight of their careers. 

Podolski, a former Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Germany striker, assisted Iniesta, the Spanish World Cup winner and Barcelona legend, on his first goal when he joined Vissel Kobe in August. 

Christian Pulisic Scores, Assists, Earns Winning Penalty In 3-2 Dortmund Victory

Borussia Dortmund is through to the DFB-Pokal Round of 16 after defeating second-division side Union Berlin 3-2 Wednesday. 20-year-old American Christian Pulisic scored the opener, assisted on Max Philipp’s second and then earned the penalty that Marco Reus converted for Dortmund’s third. 

We can only speak for ourselves here at The18, but we’d grown a little terrified of late, and we’re not talking about the culmination of binging The Haunting of Hill House ’til Halloween night.