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And finally… Libero snowflake

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

Zenit’s recent 2,000km trip to Ufa in Bashkortostan makes a rainy night in Stoke seem trivial – but they came away with three points thanks in part this own goal – the defender hindered by the use of a white ball on the snow-covered pitch.

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And finally… that’s a booting

Riley McGree of Newcastle Jets in the A-League provides us with this fantastic entry to And finally…this week. His instinctive scorpion-kick effort is destined to be on this years shortlist for FIFA’s Puskás Award. 

And finally… heading to Kiev

You’ve probably all seen it by now, but it’s so good we thought it worth another airing. Behold, James Milner’s fantastic own goal for Liverpool in their Champions League semi-final victory this week. A real gem.

And finally… orbital

How hard is it to score unopposed from 12 yards? Well, as FC Nantes’ Emiliano Sala shows, it’s easy to put just a little bit too much power on it – sending his penalty into low earth orbit. To rub salt into the wounds, they’d go on to lose 2-0 to Montpellier. Watch your head Commander Hadfield.

And finally… no look

Fair to say Elfsborg defender Robert Gojani had an absolutely mare this week – scoring an own goal and getting sent off before their Allsvenskan match against Häcken was 20 minutes old. His hilarious no-look effort sent Elfsborg on their way to a 5-0 hammering. Oh dear.

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