Japanese international Shoya Nakajima had his debut in Turkish side Antalyaspor over the weekend in a game against Süper Lig leader Adana Demirspor FC, and boy, oh boy! I'm sure he was expecting a happier experience than the sour 20 seconds he was able to be on the field.
Real Madrid restored its two-point lead over Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a surgical 2-1 win at the home of eternal rival Atlético Madrid on Sunday evening.
Neymar continues delivering A+ performances for PSG and on Wednesday ratified the good streak sealing the 3-1 win over Maccabi Haifa in the Champions League. However, not everything was a joy for the Brazilian, who was shown a yellow card for celebrating his own frigging goal with the celebration move he has been doing the whole frigging season.
Saying goodbye to a pet is one of the harder things to do on this planet. As many pet owners have experienced, it never gets any easier. That was the case for Israeli midfielder Ilay Tamam, who dedicated his goal on Monday to his dog that recently died.
Tamam plays in Israel’s second division, Liga Leumit, and scored his team’s second goal on Monday several minutes before halftime.
To celebrate his goal, he took off his jersey to reveal a shirt with a photo of his pup printed on. Tamam couldn’t hold back the tears.
Brazilian Players Celebrating For Japanese Golden Ball Winner Is Most Wholesome Thing You’ll See Today
Spain beat Japan 3-1 to claim the 2022 U-20 Women’s World Cup crown in front of 29,891 fans on Sunday night in Costa Rica. Spain was superb and a deserved winner led by Golden Boot winner Inma Gabarro, whose eight goals were double the next highest scorer. But arguably the most memorable moment of the night came after the match as awards were given out and Japan’s Maika Hamano was awarded the Golden Ball (Gabarro took silver).
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was named UEFA Player of the Year and Carlo Ancelotti took the coaching honors after they led the club to a record-extending 14th Champions League title last season.
Benzema was in red-hot form, scoring 15 times in the competition and lifting the trophy for a fifth time in his career after the Spanish side beat Liverpool in the final.
Ancelotti became the first coach to win Europe's most prestigious club trophy four times. He first won the title with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 before claiming it with Real in 2014.
NWSL forward Lo’eau LaBonta went viral over the weekend for her goal celebration. The Kansas City Current star feigned a hamstring injury before she started twerking. Four days later, the hamstring injury twerk celebration was spotted again, this time in the Carabao Cup between Fulham and Crawley Town.
¿Hay algo que Emilio Lara no sepa hacer bien? El canterano del América es sin dudas la gran revelación del Apertura 2022 y la noche de este miércoles desbloqueó un nuevo logro en su meteórico ascenso: el Pelón marcó su primer gol en el profesionalismo y de paso le dio la victoria a los azulcrema sobre Querétaro.
Por supuesto, Lara tiene detalles que mejorar, pero desde un punto de vista general, el futbolista de 20 años parece jugar como un veterano de mil batallas. Y eso incluso le ha servido para responder en distintas posiciones de la zaga.