Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Ronaldo, Messi and Fabregas in Wednesday's best
by Samuel Charles, February 7th, 2013 1:18AM

TAGS:  video


[VIDEO PICK: Brilliant Goal, Save, Assist] Cristiano Ronaldo scores a stunning goal for Portugal, a keeper holds Lionel Messi scoreless in Sweden with an overhead kick, and Cesc Fabregas connects on a perfect pass in Qatar.

One incredible golazo, perhaps the most spectular save ever made against the world’s best player, and a pinpoint pass, all from international friendlies on Wednesday.

From Portugal’s 3-2 loss at home to Ecuador, this goal is much more than Ronaldo’s sweet finish. Joao Moutinho displays some sleight of hand prior to an outrageous backheel by Fabio Coentrao, setting the table for Cristiano’s style and power. Great goal…

Andreas Isaksson came into Sweden’s 3-2 loss at home to Argentina with over 100 caps in goal, and left with a story about the time he saved a trademark chip by the greatest player of his generation --- with an overhead kick.

Messi’s ball may have crossed the line, but Isaksson’s grandkids won’t know that …

Just another Spanish midfielder with a gorgeous assist, this time it's Fabregas in a 3-1 win over Uruguay.

Fabregas also scored, this was Pedro’s second…

1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: February 8, 2013 at 2:22 a.m.
    I'm a little disappointed, Sir Charles. Yes, Coentrao's flick was lovely and Cristiano's magic was impeccable, but Ecuador's third goal vs Portugal is worth mentioning. It took total team effort and had a fantastic finish, to say the least. This is what soccer is all about. Here, take a look:

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Livorno president Aldo Spinelli    
"I'm relaxed. At this time, the coach is not at risk." -- Livorno president Aldo Spinelli ...
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives