?Another day, another trip down memory lane. This time, we’ve got some memorable moments that happened before a football match actually started, something that occurred as a result of a football match, and Kylian Mbappe doing what Kylian Mbappe does best.
Oh, and we’ve got one of the Championship’s finest thunderb******s to show you as well?
Kicking off with a classic…
Rangers Beat Bayern Munich in Cup Winners’ Cup
?? GOAL OF THE DAY: Sandy Jardine v Bayern Munich
?? On this day in 1972, a famous 2-0 victory against @FCBayernEN in front of over 80,000 inside Ibrox in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final. pic.twitter.com/krINP1L5k9
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 19, 2020
Having won all there is to win domestically, Rangers’ finest moment came back in 1972, when the club would secure their only European trophy to date.
Taking part in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, they battled their way through to the semi-final stage where none other than footballing heavyweights ?Bayern Munich awaited them. A strong first-leg showing in Bavaria resulted in a 1-1 draw, meaning the tie was theirs for the taking at Ibrox.
Backed by an immense crowd of 80,000, Sandy Jardine put the hosts in front with just 45 seconds on the clock before
Diego Maradona’s Memorable Warm-Up
Picture the scene, it’s the build-up to a crucial UEFA Cup semi-final clash with Bayern, where you know nothing other than a committed, flawless performance will suffice.
Unless, of course, you’re Diego Maradona, in which case you’re too damn good to be worried about how you’ll perform. No need for stern faces, tactical run-throughs or shooting practice. Instead, you dance. Duh.
With ?Napoli hosting the German giants back in 1989, Opus’ Live if Life was simply too inviting to ignore, so the Argentine proceeded to dance his way across the pitch, effortlessly matching the rhythm of the beat. His dance partner was, naturally, a ball, who joined him every step of the way. He looked so unfazed and without a care in the world, anyone would be forgiven for thinking the match had ended.
It’s glorious viewing.
Fernando Forestieri’s Outrageous Screamer
We’re moving away from the world’s greatest ever player and into English football’s second tier. But don’t let that put you off, as
Rivaldo Celebrates 48th Birthday
A player who could play anywhere in attack, and score any kind of goal. Rivaldo really was was a special talent! ?
Happy 4??8??th birthday to the left-footed genius! ? pic.twitter.com/82JtfK6B64
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 19, 2020
Kylian Mbappé Makes Champions League History
Kylian Mbappé is the first player in history to score in each of his first four Champions League knockout games.
Record breaker. pic.twitter.com/spiPikcJiS
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 19, 2017
The sheer volume of records that ?Kylian Mbappé
Sunderland End Jose Mourinho’s 78-Game Unbeaten Chelsea Home Run
The most common response when people ask ‘why is the Premier League the best league in the world?’ goes somewhere along the lines of ‘ because of its unpredictability’.
But even sometimes, certain results happen that defy belief. Sunderland’s trip to Chelsea in 2014 was one such occasion. ?
?? On this day in 2014
Bottom of the table Sunderland secured a 2-1 win at second-placed Chelsea to end a nine-match winless run and kickstart a run of four wins from their last five games to beat the drop pic.twitter.com/xvughBbgyZ
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 19, 2020
Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Jozy Altidore in the box with just eight minutes left to play, leaving Fabio Borini to tuck home form the spot and send the away end into raptures. F
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