Browsing Penalty kick

Roberto Baggio – Penalties Aren’t Always a Problem

Posted on 20 May, 2014, by in Soccer

One of the greatest footballers in history, but what most people remember is him missing that penalty kick against Brazil in the 1994 World Cup final. Roberto Baggio has been retired for quite some time, but any chance to see him on the pitch is pure magic, even if it’s just some penalty in a charity match. More

Jonas Eriksson Gives AC Milan & Mario Balotelli A Penalty That Doesn’t Exist

Posted on 1 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Awful referee decisions continue to hurt the top competitions of European competitions, as Jonas Eriksson gifts AC Milan a penalty kick in injury time which was converted by Mario Balotelli to save a point against Ajax, even though Balotelli was the one who fouled Mike van der Hoorn and not the other way around. More

Real Madrid & Pepe Cheat & Win Thanks to Cesar Muniz Fernandez

Posted on 25 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

A terrible match from Real Madrid doesn’t end in a loss against Elche because Cesar Muniz Fernandez delivered one of the worst officiating performances we’ve seen in a very long time, giving a penalty kick for a foul that didn’t happen, falling, or wanting to fall, for Pepe actually committing a foul on Carlos Sanchez in the Elche box, well beyond the end of stoppage time, giving Cristiano Ronaldo the chance to look like a winner. More

Ashley Young & Manchester United Can’t Stop Cheating & Diving

Posted on 14 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even if Ashley Young diving and winning a penalty kick that shouldn’t have been awarded to Manchester United by Jonathan Moss wasn’t the only goal the team scored in their win over Crystal Palace it’s clear that the controversial moment at the end of the first half made most of the difference in the match, casting a huge doubt on the legitimacy of the win. More

Benfica Lost the Title to Porto Because James Rodriguez is a Dirty Diver

Posted on 20 May, 2013, by in Soccer

Chances were against Benfica heading into the final day of the season. They did beat Moreirense 3-1, but that wasn’t enough, as Porto beat Pacos 2-0, beginning their win thanks to James Rodriguez diving, being awarded a penalty and getting an opponent sent off, eventually leading to a 2-0 win and a third consecutive Portuguese title. More

Howard Webb’s Worst Decision Ever

Posted on 26 Dec, 2011, by in Soccer

Some calls are questionable, others controversial. What Howard Webb did in the Sunderland – Everton Match on Boxing day was a disgrace to himself and profession of soccer referees. Leon Osman did go down, but no one touched him. Even the Opposing manager, who benefited from the call, David Moyes, said it was a poor decision. More

Diab Awana and the Best Penalty Kick Ever

Posted on 18 Jul, 2011, by in Soccer

Diab Awana of the United Arab Emirates scoring a penalty kick with his heel. More

Paul Thorburn and the Longest Successful Kick in a Rugby Union Test Match

Posted on 16 Jul, 2011, by in Rugby

One of those records that will never be broken – Paul Thorburn of Wales scoring a penalty kick from 70 yards (64 meters) during what was then a Five Nations match between Wales and Scotland in 1986. More

Jose Mourinho Wrongly Complains After Clasico Draw

Posted on 17 Apr, 2011, by in Soccer

Jose Mourinho didn’t talk before the match with Barcelona. He let his assistant, former Real Madrid player, Aitor Karanka, do the talking. Mourinho couldn’t contain himself after the match. More

Frank Lampard – One Goal Out of Three Scored Penalties

Posted on 20 Dec, 2009, by in Soccer

Mike Dean making Frank Lampard take a penalty kick three times is undoubtedly THE highlight from tonight’s 1-1 draw between West Ham and Chelsea. More