Category: SKILLS

Di Maria Splits Puyol in Half

Puyol falling

Puyol falling 2   Puyol falling 1

A simple drop of the shoulder from a Angel Di maria almost dissects the Spanish centre back Carles Puyol in half!  The dissection resulted in Ronaldo’s second goal on the night for Real Madrid.


Skills: Fabio Santos (GIF)

Palmeiras 2-2 Corinthians

This past weekend in Brazil, Corinthians drew 2-2 with Palmeiras. Brazilian international left back Fabio Santos nearly pulled off a brilliant piece of individual skill.

It’s not completely clear if he’d have run on to the ball if the Palmeiras defender didn’t put his arm across him, so it doesn’t quite compete with the greatest skill moves in football, but its a damn good effort!

Michael Essien Manhandles Lionel Messi

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Nutmegged

Best of Showboat 2012

Lionel Messi Bags FIFA Ballon d`Or for Record Fourth Time

Messi FIFA Ballon D'Or 2012

Barcelona and Argentina forward, Lionel Messi, has created history by winning the Ballon d’Or, for a fourth consecutive time.

He won the award ahead of Barcelona team-mate,Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Argentine attacker becomes the first player in history, to win the Ballon d’Or four times in succession. He previously shared the record of three consecutive victories with Michel Platini, while Dutch duo Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten also won the prize three times.

It was no great surprise, as the 25-year-old enjoyed a sensational 2012, where he scored 91 goals for club and country.

A tribute after the jump…

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Claudio Marchisio’s Awesome Control

Through the Eye of a Needle

Ronaldo Scratches Benzema

Piggy In the Middle Barca style

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has often talked about the importance of the training, saying- Its all about rondos. Rondo, rondo, rondo. Every. Single. Day. Its the best exercise there is. You learn responsibility and not to lose the ball. If you lose the ball, you go in the middle. Pum-pum-pum-pum, always one touch. If you go in the middle, its humiliating, the rest applaud and laugh at you.

Check out Barcelona doing what they do best in training, as they practice Rondo (piggy in the middle) perfecting their tika-taka passing style after the jump

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