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Ronaldo, Messi and Fabregas in Wednesday's best
by Samuel Charles, February 7th, 2013 1:18AM

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[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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amSFGDnTslY

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