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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… Pepehands

Lille’s Nicolas Pepe is our latest entrant into the dodgey penalty section of the And finally… archive seen her dragging his shot meekly wide against Amiens. The penalty looked a bit iffy, with hints of a dive, so maybe it was for the best.

And finally… bold

 To Denmark for this week’s And finally… where Odense Boldklub hosted Helsingborg in a friendly. Anders Randrup brought the occasion to life with this truly remarkable own goal, beating his own keeper from 30-plus yards…

And finally… Micai Mouse

To Serie B for this week’s And finally… where Salernitana goalie Alessandro Micai scored a bizarre own goal while attempting an eye-catching diving-punch. Michai’s tom foolery cost the Salerno side dearly as Benevento took all three points.

And finally… Rover the bar

Seeing a penalty ballooned into the stands is a simple pleasure and the subject of this week’s And finally… Bristol Rovers forward Jonson Clarke-Harris provides the laughs with what he described as “one really bad penalty”. He scored the other, mind.

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