RB Leipzig striker’s shot boomerangs off a defender and hits him in the face

This is just spectacular. Red Bull Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer tried to take a shot off the rebound in a 2. Bundesliga match against Nürnburg, but the ball ricocheted off a defender and hit him in the face, sending him to the ground.

Elsewhere, in Bochum’s 5-0 win over Greuther Fürth, a defender deflection worked to Terrazzino’s advantage, setting up a terrible attempt to clear the ball off the goal line…

And finally, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno proved that he can do bad all by himself…

Isn’t the Bundesliga’s YouTube channel the absolute best?

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Mexico training sessions are getting weird

Mexico will face the U.S. in a one-match playoff this weekend for a spot in the Confederations Cup. As strange as that premise is to begin with, it gets weirder still for Mexico since this game will mark the end of interim manager Tuca Ferretti’s four-match reign, because he doesn’t want the job full time after filling in for Miguel Herrera, who was sacked for punching a reporter at Philadelphia airport. But Juan Carlos Osorio has accepted the job and will take over next week, according to ESPN FC.

And now, with all this going on, the players are wearing deflated balls on their heads during training sessions. This is goalkeeper Moises Munoz wearing his new hat and perhaps crying out for help.

This team needs stability and they need it fast.

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La Liga hot-shot ready to turn down Barcelona to secure Arsenal transfer

In-form Celta Vigo forward Nolito is ready to back-track on his ambitions to return to former club Barcelona if Arsenal make an offer for his services according to the Metro.

The 28-year-old Spanish international has been in superb form this season, netting five goals in La Liga, and could help Arsene Wenger to boost his attacking options.

Danny Welbeck is out injured whilst Olivier Giroud has been left out of Arsenal’s starting eleven in recent weeks with Wenger opting to use Theo Walcott as his chief central striking option.

Nolito left Barcelona for Benfica in 2011 but returned to Spain in 2011 and has been a consistent goal-scorer for Celta Vigo over the past two years, scoring 32 goals in 76 La Liga appearances.


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One can well understand why Nolito would prefer a move to the Emirates Stadium over a return to the Nou Camp given that the versatile attacker would have to fight Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez for a spot in Luis Enrique’s starting eleven.

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