August 29, 2010

Russian Goalie Can't Stop 70-Meter Shot: Rubin Kazan keeper Sergei Ryzhikov gave up one of the most nightmarish goals of all time to Spartak Nalchik defender Milan Jovanovic yesterday in the Russian Premier League.

posted by rcade to soccer at 04:27 PM - 9 comments


That misjudgment is something I would expect to see with my U10 team.

Lively rug there providing the big bounce. Lotta nice hard concrete underneath no doubt. Must be the Vet's sister facility.

posted by beaverboard at 04:30 PM on August 29, 2010

I think I still prefer Xabi Alonso's long goal. Apparently this goal wasn't even his first from his own half:

posted by scully at 06:28 PM on August 29, 2010

The first one Harper falls over. The other one was a completely empty net. (Which isn't meant to diminish Alonso's skill at all.)

Liverpool were winning 4-3 against Luton in the FA Cup when, with no time left in the game, Luton had a corner - Luton's Goalkeeper came forward to attack and was caught in Liverpool's area as the ball broke to Alonso who hit a low shot into the goal from about 65 yards.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:54 PM on August 29, 2010

So, the Russians play soccer in a bouncy castle?

posted by wfrazerjr at 08:36 PM on August 29, 2010

This brings back so many bad memories of being both a soccer and hockey goaltender growing up.

posted by jc at 08:58 PM on August 29, 2010

Alonso's goal against Newcastle is amazing. He sees the opportunity and pounces.

posted by rcade at 09:08 PM on August 29, 2010

Jabulani strikes again?

posted by bender at 04:24 PM on August 30, 2010

Its those god damn fake grass pitches that the russians use... I can't understand why FIFA/UEFA/etc. are allowing this...

posted by StarFucker at 09:30 PM on August 30, 2010

Speaking of fake grass pitches... my favorite "oh shit" goal.

posted by goddam at 11:45 PM on August 30, 2010

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