Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli wrote himself into the history books with his stoppage time header against Gennaro Gatuso’s AC Milan that gave his side their first EVER point in Serie A history.
Brignoli is on loan at Benevento from Juve, and the club’s other goal scorer in this 2-2 draw against Milan- Puscas, is a loanee from Inter.
Brignoli is also the first goalkeeper to score in Serie A since Massimo Taibi (Reggina) back on 1st April, 2001 (no, not an April Fool’s Joke!). There have been others too like Michelangelo Rampulla (Cremonese) in 1992, but goalies scoring goals, as you’d expect, are a rare breed
Paris Saint-Germain player Layvin Kurzawa has become the first defender to score a hat trick in the history of the modern Champions League as we know it . Kurzawa scored three goals in the space of 26 second half minutes as PSG thrashed RSC Anderlecht 5-0 to book their spot in the last 16 of the competition.
The 25 year old Kurzawa is also the second PSG player to score a CL hat trick after Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Parisians have now scored 17 goals in four CL group games, with no goals conceded in a group that also includes Bavarian giants Bayern Munich and Scottish champions Celtic.
Gareth Bale (Spurs) and Levian Kobiashvili (Schalke) have also scored CL hat tricks, but were playing at left wing in their respective games. Continue reading “First defender to score a Champions League Hat trick- Layvin Kurzawa (PSG 2017)”
Here are the list of Crowd Attendances of FIFA U20 World Cup 2017 in South Korea. Continue reading “Crowd Attendances FIFA U20 World Cup 2017 (South Korea)”
Feyenoord won the Eredivisie after a gap of 18 years following a 3-1 win over Heracles Almelo at De Kuip, sparking massive celebrations in Rotterdam. There were fears that Feyenoord would bottle the title Continue reading “Feyenoord win Eredivisie after 18 years | Dirk Kuyt’s role in trophy win”
While Rudy Gestede has been in the news after relegated with a Premier League club for the third time after Boro’s defeat at Stamford Bridge last night, here is the curious case of Darlington Omodiagbe, who got relegated for five consecutive seasons with clubs in Germany
2007- Relegated from 2.Bundesliga with Unterhaching
2008- Relegated from 2.Bundesliga with Jena
2009- Relegated from 2.Bundesliga with Osnabruck Continue reading “The curious case of Darlington Omodiagbe- Most consecutive relegations with different teams?- 5 in five years”
For a nation of over a billion people, India somewhat surprisingly, lag behind in football. However things seemed to have looked up in the last couple of years, and with recent wins against Myanmar, Puerto Rico and Cambodia, the national team are now at 101 in the latest FIFA rankings, their second highest ever rating since the introduction of the rankings.
India were ranked as low as 173 in March 2015 and were 132nd last month, but are now the 11th best team in Asia as per the current rankings.
What is India’s highest ever FIFA ranking?- It is 94, which they achieved in February 1996.
They achieved this 101 ranking last in May 1996 and have been on a downslide since then, which makes this ranking their highest in the last 20 years. Continue reading “India’s highest ever FIFA ranking in the last two decades- (101) in latest ratings”
Here is a piece of great skill from Tottenham’s Kyle Walker in England’s 2-0 win over Lithuania. Walker produces a fantastic leap to control Michael Keane’s pass and prevents it from going out and then recovers to produce a cross into the box Continue reading “Kyle Walker vs Lithuania | Video of skill & great jump to control Michael Keane pass”
Poland have been ranked 14 in the most recent FIFA World rankings (February 2017). This is the highest ever ranking for the Polish national team and marks a remarkable turn around under coach Adam Nawalka (they were 78th in the world when he took over in late 2013) Continue reading “Poland’s highest ever FIFA world ranking in the modern era”