We're always on the hunt for the next big thing in football. Whether it's on the basis of some short clip highlighting an up-and-coming 13-year-old or two or three good league games, we're quick to declare a player the next big thing. However, these three individuals, all age 21 or younger, have been consistently performing for a while now. There skills are undoubted and they've got the quality to become the next great players in world football.
It’s the kind of scoreline out of France that we’d forgotten was even possible: Paris Saint-Germain, winners of Ligue 1 for four consecutive years now, were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by AS Monaco. It’s only the third match of the French league season, and it was Paris’ first loss, but the manner in which they succumbed to defeat was frighteningly sluggish.
Once again, Edinson Cavani struggled to impress in the limelight. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure to Manchester United has put Cavani in the position of having to effectively replace the Swede. It's not going well.
It doesn’t get anymore ridiculous than this. Stephane Sessegnon, a Benin international currently without a club, was at his brilliant best as a winger during his time with Paris Saint-Germain from 2008-2011. Coming up against Sporting Lisbon, he demonstrated just how brutal he could be on the outside.
When we use euphemisms like “broke his ankles” or “ruined the defender” as journalists, we’re usually delving into sensational hyperbole. The reality of the video is nowhere near the description.
Could this be the season someone in France knocks PSG off their perch? The Parisiens have dominated Ligue 1 in recent years, but, after losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG might be ripe for the picking. Maybe they'll falter and allow someone to challenge or even beat the team that won Ligue 1 by 24 points last season.
OLE! Fantastic Goal Alert! Thomas Menuier silenced the Spanish fans as he took a poor pass out of the back from Real Madrid and TRULY made them pay the ultimate price. The price happened to be a upper ninety shifting laser off of his left boot. Real Madrid missing most of their starters for this International Champions Cup were put to bed after being down 3-0 40 minutes into their match against PSG. Although it still is preseason could PSG still be a team to make a solid UCL run without Zlatan? I guess we will find out! Which goal was better, PSG's 1-0 or this one? You decide!
The Unai Emery era is underway at PSG after the Parisians played their first friendly of the season, against West Brom. The first goal of Emery's tenure came from a very appropriate source, the consensus best offensive center back in the world: David Luiz. Bang.
Fair play to David Luiz for not changing his ways. Here he is scoring an OG vs West Brom yesterday. pic.twitter.com/y8PNlrLOdW
This silly season, the majority of transfer talk has been focused around one name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Reportedly, the striker is on the verge of joining Manchester United and is asking for an annual salary of $16.7 million. So, what is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s current worth? How much money does the Swedish captain earn in a season?
Fact: the sport of soccer is growing in the United States. Fact: there are still people who don’t like the sport and probably won’t ever like it. Fact: more professional athletes in the United States are getting into the world's game, especially American Football players.
It doesn't matter which sport they play, whenever a superstar announces that he's looking for a new home, rumors start flooding in from all sides. In soccer, there are perhaps only three names more recognizable than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the whole world.
Well, as soon as Zlatan said the words, "I came like a king, left like a legend", the media started going wild with rumors.