Saturday, April 10, 2010

Golazos all around

In an effort to spread the gospel of soccer I feel compelled to share two pretty remarkable performances from the Champion's League this week. First up is Arjen Robben's sick goal to knock out Manchester United and send Bayern to the semis. This is just amazing pinpoint accuracy from Ribery dropping the corner kick right on his foot to Robben catching it perfectly a foot off the ground to squeeze it between the goalie and the post. Bonus points for mocking the ManU fans for being so quiet by apparently going into some sort of seizure.

Then there's Lionel Messi, for Barca, who scored 4 goals on the way to knocking out Arsenal. His goals can be seen from about the 1 minute mark on. The 3rd and 4th ones are my favorites because it's like, "alright, if you come out to challenge me I'll just send a volley a couple of inches above your hands" and then to follow that up by embarrassing a couple of defenders before sending one into the goalie's hands. Obviously that's not going to fly so he may as well embarrass the goalie too by rocketing one through the 5 hole. Bonus points for Barca's use of wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man behind the goal.

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