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And finally… the best of dives, the worst of dives

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

This week’s Uefa Youth League saw what was arguably simultaneously the worst and best dive we’ve ever seen. Valencia’s David Pascual conned the ref with an attempt so outrageous that you almost have to admire him.

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And finally… Spinnennetz

Schalke 04’s new signing Benito Raman looks like he has some cobwebs to dust off if this pre-season kick-about against Oberhausen is anything to go by – as the young Belgian is seen scuffing his chance at an open goal…

And finally… digging deep

We regularly document the incompetence of professional footballers with And finally… but this week LA FC’s Mohamed El Munir shows us that extreme competence, with a fantastic recovering tackle, is just as memorable. His heroics kept the score down to 1-0, and LA would eventually come back to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1.

And finally… Skipping

Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez is And finally’s class clown this week by way of this truly imbecilic penalty. Luckily for him he redeemed himself by scoring a 92nd minute winner – but hopefully the Venezuelan has learned a valuable lesson about show boating.

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.

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