The debate as to where this goal falls on the list of the greatest of all time could rage ceaselessly, but this is almost certainly the greatest of the Premier League era.
The Barcelona and Real Madrid attacking trios of MSN and BBC took to Instagram to show us how they celebrated the New Year. From all of us at The18, we wish you nothing but the best for 2017!
It’s been six months since Hal Robson-Kanu completed what many consider THE footballing moment of 2016. After Wales had unexpectedly leveled against a heavily favored Belgium side in the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 through Ashley Williams, Robson-Kanu dropped jaws around the planet by performing a Cruyff turn through two Belgium defenders and firing beyond Thibaut Courtois, lifting Wales into the semifinals.
In the lead-up to Saturday’s Old Firm derby match between Celtic and Rangers at Ibrox in Glasgow, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers talked up his striker Moussa Dembele’s knack for scoring goals in “big games.”
And, once again, the young Frenchman signed by Rodgers over the summer from Fulham has lived up to the hype.
In three matches against Celtic’s (big and bitter) rivals, Dembele has scored five goals. He netted a hat trick in his first-ever Old Firm match in September, scoring with his left foot, his right foot and via a header.
Liverpool will host Manchester City at home on the New Year’s Eve, as both sides chase Chelsea in the table.
This matchup promises to be the most exciting fixture yet in the current Premier League season, as the two most attacking sides go head-to-head with 84 league goals scored between them.
The two sides also share the weakness in the back, with both having the most goals conceded among the current top six, as they have given up a combined 41 goals. If stats are anything to go by, this fixture should provide plenty of goals with end-to-end excitement.
Oftentimes in life the best intentions are ruined by weiners.
Weiners can ruin pretty much anything: sex, romantic and social relationships, riding a bicycle, zippers, the NFL draft combine, anything.
This time, weiners ruined Rotherham United's campaign against hate crimes.
The exorbitant fees that the Chinese Super League has been willing to pay to land the world’s best look like peanuts compared to what one unnamed CSL club was willing to pay Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo to bring the Ballon d’Or winner to East Asia.
Catalonia, the autonomous community located in the eastern extremity of Spain with Barcelona serving as the capital and largest city, has advocated for its independence since the Spanish Civil War. With some political and cultural autonomy, as well as prevalent use of the Catalan language, it's followed suite that the region has its own national football team.
However, Catalonia is not affiliated with either FIFA or UEFA, disqualifying them from participating in the World Cup or European Championship.
If there's one thing we love in life, it's laughing at Harry Kane. The man is just an easy target.
He's an even easier target than normal when he misses a penalty. Join us in laughing as Harry skies a penalty against Stoke.