1) Arsenal face Chelsea in the small FA Cup final on Saturday. They played the final in 2002, of course, when ‘Ooh-aah’ Ray Parlor scored that screamer. Can you remember who scored the goals in the 2017 final when the Gunners defeated Chelsea 2-1? Neither can we, so here are the highlights. To level things up, here’s a stoning Peter Osgood salvo for Chelsea in the quarterfinals of 1973.
2) Happy birthday to former double-code pamphlet Jason Robinson. Give him a rugby ball and a little space and This is what happens. Here he is giving Chris Latham a terrible time for British and Irish Lions in Gabba in 2001. Then there was Robinson’s main attempt in the 2003 final against Australia, with emphasis on the best celebration attempt in history. And here’s a five-minute compilation of Six nations well ends for England, just for good measure.
3) It is also the birthday of Jürgen Klinsmann. Do you like watching your top 10 goals for Internazionale? You certainly do. It is certain that, his top five Bundesliga goals they are probably better, including some Mark Hughes-style scissor kicks. And here’s a nostalgic look at the German’s career Bundesliga. Klinsmann arrived at Tottenham via Monaco with a reputation as a diver, so naturally he celebrated his first Premier League goal for the club, a trademark header against Sheffield Wednesday, with a dip.
4) With the series against the West Indies now completed, Pakistan will be the next opponent to enter England’s biological security bubble. Go back in time to Lord’s in 2001, when Nasser Hussain’s England defeated Pakistan by an entry. Here we have a classic Waqar Younis log build. The fifth day of Edgbaston in 2016, when England had a good return, is worth revisiting here. And here is Jos Buttler smashing it everywhere in an ODI before the World Cup last summer.
5) The story of Annika Sorenstam Triumph of the Women’s Open in 1995.
6) How many years of bad luck do you get for destroying the Russian Cup? It seems that St. Petersburg Zenit captain Branislav Ivanovic is about to find out, after his team’s final triumph against Khimki on Saturday.
Матч ТВ (@MatchTV)
«Зенит» так радовался победе в Кубке, что разбил трофей 😱
The former Chelsea is not the first high-profile defender to suffer an awkward moment with a trophy. In 2011, Real Madrid’s villain Panto Real, Sergio Ramos, brought down Copa del Rey under the wheel of the open bus.
Sergio Ramos leaves the bus trophy during the celebrations.
There was also that moment when Marco Materazzi put on a hat at the World Cup after the 2006 final, much to the chagrin of then FIFA leader Lennart Johansson, who was clearly so irritated that he prevented images from appearing on YouTube, so here is a photo instead.
Marco Materazzi puts an Italian hat on the Jules Rimet trophy. Photograph: Tom Jenkins / The Guardian
2) A great leap.
3) More jumps.
5) Rogaining …
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