FOOTBALL – Before turning the page of 2016, return on the 10 most spectacular matches of the year and that we are not ready to forget. Here is the list of the 10 football games that made 2016.
23 January, 23rd day of the Premier League, Norwich-Liverpool: 4-5
The glasses of Jurgen Klopp remember this real game of crazy. By rushing to Lallana to congratulate him after his victorious goal, the German coach broke his pair of glasses but so much the worse for this mount to change, his players made him live a sensational afternoon. Supporters of the Reds, who had traveled on the east coast of England, also came close to the heart attack. Liverpool managed to pass in front of the scoreboard (3-4) before Bassong equalized (90 + 3). But Lallana emerged after the extra time (90 + 5) …
13th March, 30th day of Ligue 1, Troyes – PSG: 0-9
These are scores that have become very rare in the European championships, except in Liga where FC Barcelona and Real Madrid amuse themselves by sticking one or two big scrapes per season to their opponents. At the Stade de l’Aube, the PSG has the opportunity to be crowned champion of France to eight days of the end of the championship. To mark the day, Zlatan’s team-mates, a quadruple, can claim to have become the first team to score nine away goals in the history of Ligue 1. A river score that marked the Mathieu Dreyer, the poor Trojan doorman, prefers to erase from his memory.
16 March, knockout round of Champions League, Bayern Munich – Juventus Turin: 4-2 a. P.
It is the charm of the matches with knockout … As long as the referee did not whistle the end of the match, a team can still continue to believe. Juve still has to wonder how she did to leave the C1 in the knockout round last season. After a 2-2 home, the Old Lady led 2-0 in Munich before collapsing. There was an equalizer in Müller’s extra time (90 + 1e) before seeing the walls of the Allianz Arena shake after the goals of Thiago Alcantara (108th) and Coman (110th) in the extra-time.
14 April, quarter-final return of Europa League, Liverpool – Dortmund: 4-3
Anfield Road, Liverpool’s den, has always had hot European nights, but fans of the Reds have literally rocked the stands. After the draw in the first leg (1-1), the Jürgen Klopp players, unsustainable on the edge of the touch, are led 3 to 1 until the 65th minute. After insufficient Sakho (78th) equalizer to reach the last square, it was Lovren’s head at the beginning of the extra time (91st), which delivered a whole stadium and made completely hysterical lovers Liverpool.
7 May, Ligue 1 (37th day), Lyon – Monaco: 6-1
The PSG crowned champion for a long time, second place of the championship was played between the OL and the ASM during this penultimate day of the season 2015-2016. The Gones proved themselves up to the challenge of the game by scoring six goals for the first time in their brand-new OL Park. After a first period in every perfect point, Lacazette signed a tremendous treble and the Lyon fans have celebrated their players as it should. A performance that will undoubtedly remain one of the most sensational of the club rhodanien in Ligue 1.
21 June, group stage of the Euro 2016, Croatia – Spain: 2-1
Neither Croatia nor Spain, both already qualified, played their place for the final phase of the Euro in this last group match. Only the first place of Group D was at stake and the Spanish European champions finally abdicated against formidable Croatians, excellent tactically despite the absences of Modric and Mandzukic. La Roja ended up thwarting, not without missing a penalty through Sergio Ramos (72) before Perisic’s victorious goal (85th). The collective performance of Croatia will remain as one of the most successful of this Euro 2016.
22 June, group stage of the Euro 2016, Hungary – Portugal: 3-3
If the supporters of Portugal will forever keep the final of the Euro won against France in their hearts, they surely have not forgotten the match that made this dream come true. In the last game of Pool H, they went through all the states against Hungary (3-3) in the wildest encounter of the competition. Lusitanians were able to count on a Ronaldo de Gala to get them out of the trap that seemed to close on to the future European champions.
15 September, Group stage Europa, Maccabi Tel Aviv – Zenit St-Petersburg: 3-4
Four goals in fourteen minutes and a winner scored in the 91st minute in extra time … For the first day of Europa League, Zenit did not do things by half and made live roller coaster to its supporters. Mircea Lucescu’s men were 3-0 until the 75th minute by their Israeli host and Mircea Lucescu’s men signed one of the comebacks of the year and Montenegrin Luka Djordjevic, who scored the fourth goal, will remain the hero of the evening In the history books.
22 November, group stage of the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund – Legia Warsaw: 8-4
It simply became the most prolific game (12 goals) in the history of the Champions League! Expecting the record of AS Monaco against Deportivo La Coruna (8-3) established in November 2003, Thomas Tuchel’s players gave an evening of anthology to all the supporters of football, who had the chance to zap On that match that night. In this orgy of goals, Reus offered a hat-trick and Kagawa, a double. The Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, author of a goal, will always be able to say to himself in his old days that he took part in this incredible evening.
26 November, 13th day of the Premier League, Swansea – Crystal Palace: 5-4
Fans of the Swans experienced a stunning late afternoon at the reception of Crystal Palace last month. Their favorite team was calmly headed for a major success in the race to keep. By leading 3-1 in the 75th minute, the Welshmen thought they had done the hardest but it was without counting on the Eagles, authors of three goals in nine minutes (3-4). Desperate supporters had to leave the Liberty Stadium but they were wrong as Fernando Llorente switched the match into another dimension by adding two goals for Swansea (5-4) in extra time (90 + 1 and 90 + 3) . And as the new guardian of Palace, Steve Mandanda, injured, said to Telefoot the next day, he was relieved to be unable to be aligned in the goals of his team.
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