Yokohama Marinos are back for the second time in three weeks with this fabulous own goal, a real team effort between the goalie and his defence. It was merely a setback, though, as they went on to beat Urawa Reds 6-2.
A real gem of a clip from Spain’s regional leagues for #ICYMI this week – capturing the highs and lows of football perfectly. Goalkeeper scoring, late equalisers and long range lobs. It packs it all in.
Brazilian Thiago Martins, currently playing for Yokohama Marinos in the J-League, is the unlucky subject of this week’s #ICYMI. Already one-nil down to Sanfrece Hiroshima, his defensive ineptitude put his side further in the mire with an hour gone, as the referee had no time for his meek appeals for offside.
Former-Manchester United and West Ham United forward Javier Hernández is plying his trade in the MLS these days with LA Galaxy. If he keeps up the good work seen in this clip against Vancouver, we’re sure he’ll be a big hit.
They say that football is a universal language. Listening to the expletives coming from behind the camera at this Czech non-league game, following an absolute horror show of a miss, one would have to agree.
If this pre-season friendly is anything to go by, Everton’s Yannick Bolasie is in for a very entertaining year. The French-Congolese winger could have finished off a very smart passing move by the Toffees late on against Preston but got his legs in an almighty mess. Extra points for blocking the follow-up shot, too.
OL’s Maxwel Cornet is the subject of this week’s #ICYMI with an early contender for miss of the season. Getting on the end of an excellent cross, Cornet had the Dijon goal at his mercy but somehow almost sent it out for a thrown-in on the far side. Great stuff.
This week’s laughs come from the J-League where Yokohama F. Marinos smashed Consadole Sapporo 4-1. Amidst the drubbing though, was this incredible miss from Marinos forward Jun Amano. A spectacularly naff effort.
Sadly, there will be no clubs from the Best League In The World™ in the final of this year’s European Cup, which is instead being contested on Sunday by a fizzy pop manufacturer and a proxy for the Qatari state. Manchester City might have made it to the final if not for Raheem Sterling’s atrocious miss against Lyon – proving that even the best can make mistakes.
Borussia Dortmund smashed Austrian minnows Rheindorf Altach 6-0 this week as they began their pre-season preparations ahead of the Bundesliga kicking off next month. Amidst the hammering, though, came this hilarious miss from young forward Immanuel Pherai. Great stuff.
To the Allsvenkan this week, where Elfborg’s Simon Olsson treats us all to a genuinely impressive miss against IK Sirius. We hope, with Elfsborg coming back to draw 3-3 and no-one there to see it, this gem isn’t forgotten.
More comedy from the MLS for this week’s #ICYMI. Jürgen Locadia should have clinched the game for FC Cincinnati in their end-of-season clash against the Portland Timbers with a glorious chance – but obviously made a total mess of. Professional footballers missing tap-ins will never get old.
You may have missed Shane Byrne’s raker for Brackley Town this week in their National League North play-off eliminator against Gateshead. After going 1-0 down and resuming play, Byrne spots the ‘Heed keeper off his line and hits a superb long range effort from inside his own half.
Great news for you – Major League Soccer is back! Woo! The highlight of the MLS’s return thus far has to be this classically crap own goal courtesy of San Jose’s Brazilian defender Judson. And despite his disastrous intervention putting them 2-0 down to the Vancouver Whitecaps, the ol’ Earthquakes clawed it back and went on to win 4-3.
You’ll be forgiven for missing out on the midweek tie between Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers in the Championship but the match witnessed a couple of excellent goals – chief among them this 40-odd yard strike from Rovers’ forward Adam Armstrong. A real instinctive pearler.