Friday, September 25, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Ronaldinho Mystery Pictures

Does anyone know the story behind these photos?

Argentina vs Brazil Highlights

Argentina 1:3 Brazil

The Brazilian team became the first South American nation to make it to the 2010 World Cup finals. Brazil defeated Argentina 3-1 in the South American - League Group in Rosario.

Match Info:

Stadium: Rosario Central, Rosario, Argentina
Match Time: 20:30 ET
Official(s): Ruiz, Oscar (Referee)


Brazil: Luisão 23′ ; Luis Fabiano 30′ ; 66′

Argentina: Jesús Dátolo 65′

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AC Milan vs Inter Milan Highlights

Inter crushed AC Milan 4-0 in rival Milan derby.


Inter Milan: Thiago Motta 29′ ; Diego Milito (pen) 36′ ; Maicon 45′ ; Dejan Stankovic 67′

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Champions League Group Stage Draw

Champions League Group Stage Draw:

Group A
Bayern Munich
Maccabi Haifa

Group B
Manchester United
CSKA Moscow

Group C
AC Milan
Real Madrid
FC Zurich

Group D
Atletico Madrid
APOEL Nicosia

Group E

Group F
Inter Milan
Dinamo Kiev
Rubin Kazan

Group G
Unirea Urziceni

Group H
AZ Alkmaar
Standard Liege

Fixture dates:

15/16 September

29/30 September

20/21 October

3/4 November

24/25 November

8/9 December

AC Milan’s Gattuso believes in Ronaldinho

Well, if you don’t at least AC Milan’s Gattuso believes in Ronaldinho!

“Ronaldinho is a very important player, and if he can return to his great levels of the past, then we will lift as a club.”

“Over the past 20 days Ronaldinho has been doing a lot of hard work to make sure that he is fit for the new season.” - Gattuso said to Sky.

Ronaldinho is confident to win again…

Ronaldinho wants the Scudetto and the Champions League with AC Milan

AC Milan Brazilian player Ronaldinho is optimistic about the future:

"I want to win the Scudetto and the Champions League - Ronaldinho said of the German players.

"I know that it is difficult, even a victory, but I want them both."

"The competition with Inter is actually more motivating. You are one of the strongest club in the world, and we want to be better." - Ronaldinho, said of the rivalry between Inter and AC Milan.

AC Milan Still Winless

Disappointing two losses back for Milan, under the leadership of Leonardo. Juventus beat Milan 2-0 to even Inter 1-0 in the Trofeo TIM Cup. For the first time in history that Juventus won the Trophy after the game against Milan and Inter.

Final Scores:

Juventus 2-0 AC Milan Highlights

Inter 1-0 AC Milan Highlights

Benfica vs AC Milan Highlights

Benfica 1-1 AC Milan

On penalties: 4-3

Friendly Match

Match date: 8 August, 2009

Venue: Stadium of Light

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Still no win for AC Milan, this time a shootout loss against Benfica.


Benfica: Oscar Cardozo58′

AC Milan: Sidnei (og) 88′

Ronaldinho vs Kaka

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Boca Juniors vs AC Milan Highlights

Another loss for AC Milan, this time against Boca Juniors at the Audi Cup!

Final score: Boca Juniors 1-1 (5-4) AC Milan


Boca Juniors: Lucas Viatri 87′

AC Milan: Thiago Silva 27′

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Napoli 0 - 0 Milan AC

The Rossoneri managed to record a scoreless draw against Napoli at the San Paolo stadium, despite going a goal down in the first half that was incorrectly ruled out for offside.

First Half

Milan got the play underway in this match, and despite both sides taking an extremely attacking approach, neither could get a shot away in the early stages. Napoli, who were winless in their past ten league outings, looked the stronger in the opening minutes, and consequently managed to have the first attempt on goal, through Mannini, who attempted to chip Dida from outside the area after seven minutes of play.

From this point though, the Rossoneri began to settle down and control the match, as the likes of Pirlo, Beckham and Seedorf began to get on top through the midfield for them. The Partenopei began to look extremely hesitant when moving forward, and as a result they commenced playing with several numbers behind the ball to ensure that their opposing attackers would not make the most of their increasing amount of attacking opportunities.

Down the other end, the home side just could not find their rhythm; however Mannini did manage to produce a moment of brilliance yet again, to give his side an opportunity to break the deadlock. After successfully dispossessing Zambrotta in the middle of the park, the midfielder made his way to the edge of the area where he tested his luck yet again, only to see his shot sail inches wide of the bottom right corner.

Despite their dominance of possession and control of the play, Milan were unable to test Navarro in goal for Napoli, and they were yet to do so after 30 minutes of play. The keeper was called in to action for the first time at this point however; as he made a quick judgment to come from his line to punch clear a Beckham cross. Moments later, the Argentinean keeper did well to stand firm and push a fierce drive from Seedorf away and out for a corner kick.

The home side had recorded a mere 33% possession of the ball with just ten minutes remaining in the first half. In spite of this though, they certainly had created the better opportunities to this point, and they were at it yet again through Lavezzi, who arguably had the best opportunity of the match at this point. The talented South American was involved in some impressive link up play with Pazienza, before he decided to test Dida from the edge of the area with the outside of his boot, only to see the Brazilian push it just over the bar.

Moments following this, Napoli managed to take the lead through Hamsik, who tapped in the ball from close range. The flag was raised for offside however, and therefore the goal did not count. Replays of the disallowed goal indicated that Hamsik was in an on-side position when Zalayeta knocked the ball to him with his head, meaning that the goal should have stood, and that Milan should have been a goal down despite their dominance.

The Azzurri began to get themselves back into the match in the latter stages, however it was too little too late for them, as time had run out in the opening period. The sides ended the half deadlocked at 0-0, a result that certainly was unexpected due to the attacking nature of the contest to that point.

Second Half

The home side kicked the second half off however it was the visitors who picked up where they left off from in the first 45 minutes, as they quickly reclaimed possession of the ball, and began to once again dictate the play. Grava was easily dispossessed of the ball on 48 minutes, which led to Seedorf surging forward with real purpose, only to see his delicate chip easily held by Navarro in goal.

Carlo Ancelotti made the first change of the night after 57 minutes, when Kaka returned from injury to replace Seedorf in attack for the Rossoneri. The second came five minutes later, when another Brazilian superstar in Ronaldinho was introduced in place of Inzaghi, meaning that the dominant Ka-Pa-Ro trident was back in action once again.

Despite the strength of the visiting line-up, it was Napoli that should have scored moments following the Ronaldinho substitution, as Zalayeta squandered a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock. A delightful move and then chip into the area by Hamsik, resulted in Zalayeta finding himself on-side, unmarked and with a massive opportunity to open the scoring in the match. His decision to attempt a volley from close range was the wrong one however, as the ball struck his shin, and incredibly sailed wide of the target.

The Brazilian substitutes began to involve themselves in the play from this point, as Kaka found himself in a great position to do some damage from close range. Pirlo’s inch perfect pass found the substitute; however the angle was too acute for the Milan man, as he won a corner for his side. The home side immediately responded by launching an impressive counterattack, one that almost ended in a goal to Zalayeta, after he had two chances to beat Dida, due to the keeper fumbling his first effort.

Time was running out as the play entered the final ten minutes; however one just got the feeling that a scoreless result would suit both sides well. Lavezzi continued to make some improvements late on, however as had been the case for the large majority of the contest, his passing and shooting was off, and as a result, Napoli failed to construct anything worth noting from his hard work.

The match heated up as the final minute drew closer, as both sides continued to struggle to break down each other’s respective defences. Two minutes of stoppage time were indicated by the fourth official, as Beckham had a last ditch effort for the Rossoneri from a free kick, however Navarro was up to the challenge and consequently that’s how it ended on the night.

The result means that Milan fall further behind the second placed Juventus, however they do have a comfortable four point buffer over Genoa in fourth. Meanwhile, Napoli will consider themselves desperately unlucky not to have scored through Hamsik in the first half, as their winless run extends to an incredible 11 matches, as a result of yet another drawn match.


Napoli (3-5-2): Navarro; Santacroce, Cannavaro, Contini; Grava, Pazienza, Blasi, Hamsik, Mannini; Lavezzi, Zalayeta (Bogliacino, 92')

Milan (4-3-1-2): Dida; Zambrotta, Maldini, Favalli (Senderos, 72'), Jankulovski; Beckham, Pirlo, Flamini; Seedorf (Kaka, 57'); Pato, Inzaghi (Ronaldinho, 63')

Source :

Brasil - Ecuador con Ronaldinho

Los 22 jugadores que conforman la selección de fútbol de Brasil se reunirán hoy en Río de Janeiro e inmediatamente se concentrarán en la ciudad de Teresópolis para comenzar su preparación, antes de viajar a Quito, para medir a su similar de Ecuador por las eliminatorias sudamericanas al Mundial Sudáfrica 2010

El seleccionador de la ‘verdeamarelha’, Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, Dunga, está optimista con el retorno al plantel del astro Kaká, quien ya se recuperó de una lesión en el pie izquierdo.

Para medir a los tricolores, el entrenador de los pentacampeones del mundo ha preferido mantener la base de la selección utilizada en los últimos tiempos, aunque en la convocatoria realizada hace dos semanas incluyó al defensa del campeón brasileño, el Sao Paulo, Miranda, así como al lateral Kléber, del Inter de Porto Alegre.

Miranda fue citado para sustituir al zaguero Juan, de la Roma, que se lesionó en el partido de la Liga de Campeones donde el equipo romano quedó eliminado. En tanto, Kléber había quedado fuera del amistoso ante Italia, ganado 2-0 por Brasil en febrero pasado en Londres.

Otro que fue considerado por Dunga fue el volante Felipe Melo (Fiorentina, Italia), que tuvo un gran desempeño en el reciente amistoso ante Italia y que Dunga dice le da una nueva chance porque exhibió “personalidad”, mientras otro que vuelve es el lateral Marcelo, del Real Madrid.

La ‘canarinha’ se medirá el domingo a Ecuador, en Quito, y el 1 de abril lo hará contra Perú en el estadio Beira Rio de Porto Alegre (sur), por la undécima y duodécima fechas.

Después de transcurridas diez fechas del premundial, Brasil figura en segundo lugar con 17 puntos, a seis del líder Paraguay. Ecuador es sexto (12 puntos) y Perú está décimo (7).

En las dos últimas presentaciones antes del receso, los auriverdes ganaron de visitante 4-0 a Venezuela y empataron 0-0 con Colombia en Río de Janeiro, lo que le valió duras críticas y abucheos.

“Espero el apoyo de la ‘torcida’ (hinchada) en Porto Alegre ante Perú”, expresó Dunga, quien ya fue blanco de gritos de “burro, burro!” y pedidos de renuncia desde las tribunas.

El estratega mantuvo al crack Ronaldinho (Milan) pese a las críticas que recibe en Italia por sus últimas bajas actuaciones y rechazó cualquier cuestionamiento: “llevo en consideración el gran jugador que es Ronaldinho. Es un crack, un jugador que puede hacer la diferencia”, dijo.

“Como ya dije antes, es mucho más fácil recuperar a un jugador que enseñarle a jugar fútbol”, puntualizó.

Ronaldinho, quien sufrió a mediados de febrero una lesión en el tendón de Aquiles en el clásico milanés ante Inter, tuvo buen desempeño en el amistoso ante Italia ganado con tantos de Robinho y Elano.

Ronaldinho y Kaká comandarán el ataque que tiene como números fijos al artillero Luis Fabiano ‘Fabuloso’ (Sevilla, España) y al hábil Robinho (Manchester City).

Pero también seguirá apostando en el discutido gigante Adriano ‘El Emperador’ (Inter de Milán).

Tras la no convocatoria del atacante Ronaldo Nazario de Lima -que reapareció hace dos semanas- al equipo brasileño, Dunga niega sentirse presionado para incluirlo en la nómina.

“Estoy tranquilo en cuanto a eso y hago fuerza por Ronaldo. Él no necesita probar para nadie que sabe hacer goles”, declaró el técnico que jugó al lado de Ronaldo en los mundiales de Estados Unidos 94 y Francia 98.

Añadió que “el fútbol es una cosa fantástica. El mismo Ronaldo que en 2006 tuvo otro tratamiento, hoy es idolatrado como merece. Yo estoy feliz que haya vuelto y también por que está haciendo lo que más sabe hacer”.

Los brasileños arribarán a suelo ecuatoriano este viernes, pero se quedarán en Guayaquil y el día del partido viajarán a Quito, pues quieren evitar los efectos de la altura.


• El combinado de Brasil se impuso en el partido de ida 5-1 a Ecuador.

• En las dos últimas eliminatorias, los pentacampeones han perdido en la altura de Quito por la mínima diferencia ante los ecuatorianos.

• Ronaldo no jugará en esta ocasión frente a los tricolores, pues tiene dos semanas de haber regresado a las canchas tras una lesión.

Auteur : David Buhler

Siena 1 - 5 Milan AC

With their Scudetto hopes all but over, Milan came into this game knowing that they needed to keep winning in order to ensure they qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Rossoneri still had serious injury problems as Gattuso, Borriello, Kalac, Nesta, Kaladze, Bonera, and Seedorf were all injured. Ronaldinho and Kaka returned to the bench after lay-offs, while last week's hat-trick hero Pippo Inzaghi partnered Alexandre Pato in attack.

First Half

Milan started the better of the two teams, and with just five minutes on the clock they were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead. Mathieu Flamini was adjudged to have been felled by Houssine Kharja in the area, and the referee awarded a penalty. Andrea Pirlo stepped up and made no mistake, shooting powerfully to Gianluca Curci's right.

The away side received a blow on 11 minutes though, as goalkeeper Christian Abbiati was stretchered off with what looked like a serious injury, and he was replaced by Nelson Dida.

Siena tried to hit back, with Juan Zuniga particularly menacing down the right. Emanuele Calaio fired off target, while Massimo Maccarone lashed a fierce volley just wide.

Calaio wasted Siena's first real chance on 27 minutes, as he headed wide when well placed, following a fine cross from left back Cristiano Del Grosso.

Ahmad Barusso shot well over, Del Grosso tested Dida with a free kick, and Simone Vergassola wasted a good opening as he volleyed over at the back post.

But it was Milan who scored a second in first half injury time. Inzaghi lost his man at a corner, and in true predator fashion, the 35-year-old swept the ball home from close range.

Second Half

Kaka made his long overdue return from injury at the beginning of the second half, replacing Massimo Ambrosini.

Kharja embarked on a stunning solo run, and slipped Calaio through on goal, who fired past Dida. However, the offside flag was correctly raised by the linesman.

Milan were incredibly clinical in front of goal, and on 54 minutes they made it three. Pato received the ball 30 yards from goal and unleashed a rocket into the top corner. It was a stunning strike by the wonderkid.

It should have been four minutes later but for a contender for miss of the season by Kaka. Flamini did brilliantly down the left, committed Curci before cutting back to Kaka, but the substitute incredibly fired over a virtual open goal from six yards.

Maccarone was still lively for the home side, and just past the hour mark, he gave Siena some hope by pulling a goal back. The ex-Middlesbrough man shot into the bottom corner from just outside area.

Milan regrouped, and an inspired Beckham cross almost located Inzaghi for his second of the game. However, it was only a matter of time until Superpippo did get on the scoresheet again, and he ran onto Pirlo's pass and shot past Curci at the near post. It was the 300th goal of the legend's career, and he ran to the touchline to hold up a shirt with the number 300 on it.

It was not all good news for Milan though, as Kaka, who was making his return, had to be withdrawn due to injury. Ronaldinho entered the fray.

This game was fast becoming a rout, and on 78 minutes, Milan made it five. Pato ran onto Ronaldinho's pass, eluded Curci, and slotted into an empty net.

Siena hoped to find a second consolation, and substitute Nicola Amoruso almost turned Kharja's cross in, while Paul Codrea clipped the bar with a 25-yard drive.

Beckham should have made it six with the last kick of the game, but this was Inzaghi's day, and the whole of Italy will now salute one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of football.


Siena: Curci; Zuniga, Portanova, Brandao (Ficagna 48), Del Grosso, Barusso (Ghezzal 56), Codrea, Vergassola, Kharja, Maccarone, Calaio (Amoruso 69)

Milan: Abbiati (Dida 11), Zambrotta, Favalli, Maldini, Jankulovski, Flamini, Pirlo, Ambrosini (Kaka 46), Beckham, Pato, Inzaghi


Pirlo pen 6 (M)
Inzaghi 45 (M)
Pato 54 (M)
Maccarone 61 (S)
Inzaghi 71 (M)
Pato 78 (M)

Source :
Auteur : Adrien Kovchar

Seleçao : Return of Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho and Kaka were called up by Brazil coach Dunga on Thursday for the team's next two World Cup qualifiers.

The AC Milan players were both chosen for matches at Ecuador on March 29 and against Peru on April 1 despite struggling with injuries in the past month. Kaka injured his foot on Feb. 7 in a Serie A match against Reggina, and Ronaldinho has had lingering problems with an Achilles' heel.

Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Inter), Doni (Roma).

Defenders: Maicon (Inter), Lucio (Bayern Munich), Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Kleber (Inter de Porto), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Miranda (Sao Paulo), Luisao (Benfica), Thiago Silva (AC Milan) .

Midfielders: Gilberto Silva (Panathinaikos), Elano (Man City), Josue (Wolfsburg), Anderson (Man Utd), Ronaldinho Gaucho (AC Milan), Julio Baptista (Roma), Kaka (AC Milan), Felipe Melo (Fiorentina).

Strikers: Robinho (Man City), Luis Fabiano (Sevilla), Alexandre Pato (AC Milan), Adriano (Inter Milan).

Source : IHT
Auteur : Adrien Kovchar

Milan loses again

More importantly, the draw averted a third loss of the campaign and compounded the woes of city rivals Milan, whose fading title hopes disappeared in Genoa. Antonio Cassano (33) and Giampaolo Pazzini (51) grabbed the goals for Sampdoria before the injury-hit Rossoneri added a consolation effort through Pato with nine minutes remaining. Adding to the pressure on Milan, fourth-placed ACF Fiorentina moved to within two points after drawing 1-1 at basement outfit Reggina Calcio, though they will lament spurning the chance to draw level...

Fortunately for the Viola, Genoa CFC failed to leapfrog them as they were also held, 0-0 at AC Siena.

Raise their heads, and fight with pride to forget Europe. That was the intention of Sampdoria and Milan who face each other on the 7th matchday of the second half of the season, three days after the bitter Uefa Cup night which saw both sides eliminated at the sixteenth finals stage by, respectively, the Ukrainians of Metalist and the Germans of Werder Bremen. Ahead of the match in Genoa coach Carlo Ancelotti talked about a delicate moment, which has to be gotten through with strength and character. As for Samp, against Milan Mazzarri looked especially for consistency in results which so far has been lacking in the league.

Still without Kaká and Ronaldinho, the Rossoneri once again count on Pirlo's geometries, Beckham's crosses, and the muscles of Flamini and Jankulovski. A numerous midfield, then, to protect the defensive line Zambrotta-Bonera-Senderos-Antonini, which had the task to block the runs of the couple Cassano-Pazzini which was absent at Kharkiv. To complete Carlo Ancelotti's formation there was the usual Alexandre Pato, who's more and more irreplaceable of the Rossoneri's 11. Behind him another stalwart, Clarence Seedorf, who went off the pitch due to an injury to his ankle during the match against Werder Bremen, completely recovered for the match at the Marassi three days later.

It rained in Genoa, but the ground at the Marassi held well. The first saw a good Samp but a Milan side still far from their best, with Pato too isolated between the shirts of the Doriani's defence. There were few interesting moves in the first half. In the 18th minute Bonera brought down Sammarco near the edge of the area: splendid free kick by Cassano, Abbiati made a perfect diving save. In the 29th minute Flamini brought himself forward, after sacrificing himself mostly to contain Cassano, fired a shot from outside the area that finished just wide. In the 33rd minute Samp took the lead: corner kick by Palombo, pass by Raggi for the unmarked Cassano who didn't miss with his header. Abbiati and team mates protested because the ball allegedly didn't cross the goal line, but replays ensure it was a correct goal. Once again on a set piece. In the 42nd minute a great ball by Pirlo for Jankulovski in the area, but Marek lost his footing and the ball went out.

In the second half Milan made one change: Inzaghi for Antonini. The Rossoneri look more convinced, but in the 6th minute Samp doubled their lead with a great goal fashioned by the couple Cassano-Pazzini. The Blucerchiati's number 99 served a great ball to Pazzini, who dribbled past Bonera, and from a difficult position beat the blameless Abbiati. In the 10th minute there was the second change for the Rossoneri: Favalli in for Jankulovski. In the 15th minute there was a chance for Milan with a left footed shot by Inzaghi which was grabbed by Castellazzi. In the 23rd minute coach Ancelotti finished his substitutions inserting Emerson for Beckham. In the 35th minute super Pato reduced the distances and scored his 12th goal in Serie A (15th of the season): cross from the left by Favalli, header by the Brazilian which Castellazzi couldn't reach. Two minutes later another substitute, Emerson, gave Milan the illusion of the equaliser as he deflected a free kick by Pirlo past the goalkeeper with a header: but the linesman had already raised his flag to signal the Puma's offside position, although he might not even have touched the ball. By then it was a whole different Milan, angry and combative, with Samp suffering from the Rossoneri's pressing. That's why Mazzarri decided to cover up by inserting the young Marilungo for Cassano. It's too late, anyway, for Carlo Ancelotti's men to produce something that, perhaps, could have been a deserved draw considering the football and character shown in the second part of the second half.

Now it's time to get straight back to work, without looking back. But the recovery of the injured players becomes the most important thing.

Source : A.C. Milan
Auteur : David Buhler

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ronaldinho in Bronze

Belgium - Brazil 0 to 3
Brazil gripped this Friday for the bronze medal with a 3-0 triumph before inobjetable Belgium, disputed the stadium in Shanghai on the eve of the finals Argentina-Nigeria. The victory Brazilian gestó to 27 minutes with goals by Diego, while Jo rose to 45 and 90 +1.
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Belgium 0 - 3 Brasil

Brasil seized on Friday from the bronze medal with a 3-0 triumph before inobjetable disputed Belgium at the stadium in Shanghai on the eve of the finals Argentina-Nigeria. The victory Brazilian gestó to 27 minutes with goals by Diego, while Jo rose to 45 and 90 1.

The result, which gives the bronze, tries to be a balm to the deep wound caused by embedded 3-0 defeat to Argentina and left him once again outside the struggle for gold, the only medal that was missing from her abundant collection.

"It is very important, although not the gold," Ronaldinho granted.

The Brazilian targets were also held by the coach Dunga, whose head was at stake by the premature elimination of Brazil, as if it were a final.

The first goal was scored by pushing a tip that Diego runoff between Thomas Vermaelen and Faris Haroun descerrajar for a shot that Coles between the legs of Jan Vertonghen it hindered the visual to his goalkeeper.

The Belgians, who appealed to play strong and strict brand Dinho, the articulator of the Brazilian game, also had their chances, especially one to 40 minutes, when the captain Maarten Martens tried a shot that was deflected by Breno miraculously.

Things iban to put in place after 45 when Ronaldinho opened the game by right Ramiro, which triggered first against the door of Logan Bailly, who in a bad clearance empowered Jo head to score the second Brazilian goal.

Given the impossibility of their run to seize control of the match, the Belgian Technical Jean Francois De Sart replaced the 58 battering ram to Kevin Miralles by the steering wheel creative Mulemo Landry and the captain Maarten Martens by midfielder Anthony Vanden Borre.

Dunga was forced by his party to replace injury to Breno and sent to the stadium to Thiago Silva, to 70.

Despite the changes in the red camp, sending verdeamarelha remained in the stadium with loads headed most often by Ronaldinho who was, however, rarely kick to bow to the strict brand that brought about the brand new recruitment AC Milan.

With the fate sealed, the Belgians rose revolutions in their game in the final minutes and had two shots at the door francs Brazilian Renan contained with the goal effort.

In the last sigh, Jo returned to raise the account with a low shot that went between the legs of goalkeeper, as a corollary to a tremendous run from three quarters of a stadium.