Derbies galore, It was another great weekend, in a great month of April for football lovers everywhere. Here's 5 of the best moments from across the continent that happened this weekend! With every weekend breaking new records, here are a few players who reached some crazy milestones last weekend. In Serie A, Juventus' 32nd consecutive home win was also Gianluigi Buffon's 616th Serie A appearance, which takes him to second highest ever, in front of another Serie A legend Javier Zanetti (615),...
Although Mario Balotelli scored 11 before facing Lille on Friday Night action, none of these goals ever came away from the Allianz Riviera. Which is a bit unfortunate after 30+ league games.
But now, that's ancient history. To turn the tables in a game where Lille got the lead, Super Mario scored twice to offer his team the win, scoring his 12th and 13th of the season in Ligue 1... And then casually pulled out
the amazingest way ever to go through these airport security portals .
Just another day in Mario Balotelli's life.
With Wayne Rooney being reduced to an expensive bench decoration, José Mourinho has to find another player to captain that Manchester United team. And with Michael Carrick kicked out of the starting eleven, the Mou had to find someone else.
Surprisingly enough, that someone else happened to be Marouane Fellaini. Well, not that any of the other ten had any more legitimacy to carry the armband - which is kind of sad - but the choice sure made United fans laugh.
That still didn't prevent the Red Devils from crushing Sunderland 0-3 though.
Sent off during Barcelona's absolute trainwreck against bogey side Malaga (2-0), Neymar Jr. is risking a lot because of the attitude he got towards the fourth official while he was going out of the pitch.
For obviously mocking the referee, Neymar risks a two-game ban and should miss
El Clasico in two weeks.
With Barcelona already dropping crucial points in the title race, losing their best player this season could be a huge liability when the moment comes to play this Clasico that should give us the name of this season's champion.
A silly situation for the Brazilian, but a pretty amazing stat that came out of it: since 2009, Neymar was booked 131 times and sent off on seven occasions... which is (amazingly) more than Real Madrid's defender Pepe!
Any decent football fan had two games crossed on their scheduled to miss under no circumstances. Those two games were two big derbies: the one in Madrid (between Atlético and Real), and
Der Klassiker between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
Real and Atlético kicked off this great afternoon of football with a great quality and intense draw, Antoine Griezmann saving the day for
Los Colchoneros after Pepe's goal.
Later on Saturday,
Der Klassiker gave us anything we could've expected from a top of the league clash between two recurring Champions League quarter finalists. Goals, lots of them, and not ugly ones. By the 20th minute, we saw a great volley from Ribéry, a brilliant free-kick from Lewandowski and a breathtaking thunderbastard from Guerreiro.
The Robben Special™ and a penalty converted by Lewandowski sealed the deal for Bayern.
With every weekend breaking new records, here are a few players who reached some crazy milestones last weekend.
In Serie A, Juventus' 32nd consecutive home win was also Gianluigi Buffon's 616th Serie A appearance, which takes him to second highest ever, in front of another Serie A legend Javier Zanetti (615), and only 31 away from Paolo Maldini's record of 647. Just one more season for Gigi to become the greatest...
In the Premier League, Diego Costa scored his 50th Premier League goal with Chelsea, David Silva played his 300th Manchester City game, and Philippe Coutinho became the all-time leading brazilian goalscorer in the with his 30th league goal with Liverpool.