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And finally… free kick routines

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

 We’ve seen a number of teams trying out elaborate and pointless free-kick routines recently (we’re looking at you, Brentford). Now NAC Breda have taken up the trend with this terrible effort. Can you even tell what they were going for?

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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.

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