Barcelona wasn’t always able to rebound after losing a first leg 4-0 like it did in 2017 against PSG.
Back on April 23, 2013, Bayern Munich stunned the world and dismantled Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg before securing a 3-0 win in the second leg. One of the most memorable moments of the 7-0 aggregate thrashing was Thomas Muller obliterating Jordi Alba with a pick that would be illegal even in basketball.
Muller’s pick on Alba is still one of the most savage moments in football history.
*Headphone users: Turn down your volume as the audio is quite loud*
As the final whistle approached, it looked as if Barcelona would have to settle for a draw. The Blaugrana had led with just five minutes remaining in normal time of El Clásico, but James Rodriguez leveled the score at 2-2 for ten-man Real Madrid. Enter Lionel Messi.
On April 22, 2000, Marcelo Balboa scored the greatest goal in MLS history for the Colorado Rapids in Columbus. The Balboa bicycle kick is an iconic goal that won MLS Goal of the Year in 2000 and is still one of, if not the, best goals in league history.
Somehow it has already been more than two years since Ricardo Kaka retired from football. The Brazilian is now 38 years old after celebrating his birthday on April 22. Let’s take a look back at the best Kaka moments in honor of his birthday and everything he contributed to the sport.
Best Kaka Moments
Orlando City’s First Goal vs. NYCFC
Messi was coming.
For the first and only time — barring a grizzled move to Inter Miami — the greatest footballer ever was going to play competitive matches on American soil. The fact that it was the Copa América — a grand old competition summoning the specters of Zizinho, Javier Zanetti and Carlos Valderrama — made it all the more fantastic. By all rights and definitions, the tournament didn’t even belong here.
In honor of April 20 and its tradition of smoking, Luis Suárez unknowingly contributed to the holiday four years ago. In 2016, Suárez smoked the hell out of Deportivo by scoring four goals and assisting three in one match.
Today, Barcelona tweeted out highlights from the 8-0 thrashing.
A good commentator can be the difference maker when watching a big game. A person that conveys the excitement and importance of game-changing moments is vital for viewing pleasure. On April 16, 2014, Gareth Bale scored one of the greatest Copa del Rey goals ever with his blistering speed.
Give a listen to different commentators’ reactions to Bale’s goal.
Anfield erupted as Ilkay Gündoğan's free kick flew wide and the final whistle blew. The Liverpool faithful had witnessed some remarkable European nights at their home ground, but perhaps none as exhilarating as this one.
The Reds had just completed a miraculous turnaround to claim a 4-3 victory over Jürgen Klopp's former team Borussia Dortmund to advance to the Europa League semifinals, 5-4 on aggregate. Before last year's famous Champions League victory over Barcelona, this game had a strong claim as Anfield's greatest European comeback.