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And finally… de-carbonated

Chelsea winger Pedro scored a delightful little goal against an Austrian side owned by a large soft drink brand in a largely meaningless pre-season friendly tournament this week. His smart finish from Ross Barkley’s cross put the West London side 4-1 up. Well done that man.

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And finally… Captain Argentina

 This week Argentinian defender Martin Mantovani scored three goals in La Liga: two in the right end and one in the wrong one as Huesca beat Leganés 2-1 on the final day. Incidentally, Mantovani made over 200 appearances for Leganés previously but his superhero antics weren’t enough to save Huesca from the drop. 

And finally… slicey

Valencia beat Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final this week with a 2-1 win at Estadio Benito Villamarín. Arturo Vidal had a chance to get Barcelona back in the game in the 55th minute, after the usual sublime skill from Lionel Messi, but the Chilean’s wild slice sent the rebound into row Z.

And finally… fortuna extrem

Echoes of Jason Cundy at Portman Road in the nineties with this week’s And finally – a truly daft goal from Extremadura’s Carlos Pomares against Cadiz in La Liga II – a block tackle on the halfway sending the ball 50 yards over the Cadiz keeper.

And finally… fox in the box

Wendy Renard gives us the first entry into the And finally… archive from this summer’s Women’s World Cup in France. The French defender’s meek intervention sends the ball trickling over the line (skip to 51 seconds).

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