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And finally… Rules are rules

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

Cagliari’s Luca Cigarini scored (what would have been) one of the goals of the season against Fiorentina in Serie A recently – finding the net from his own half. However, the show-off failed to realise that free-kicks from offsides are indirect.

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And finally… slicey

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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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