Have a look at this preposterous dive from Olympiakos forward Karim Ansarifard, theatrically throwing himself to the floor when an AEK Athens defender dares to go within a postcode of the Iranian. Rather than sheepishly accepting his mistake, he doubles down - contininuing to argue with the unimpressed officials. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly e-bulletin. Sign-up here.
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has two goals in 2017. He's unlikely to add many to his tally with this sort of finishing - his hilarious effort apt for this game against New England Revolution, ending 0-0. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly bulletin. Sign-up here. Oh Wondo. #NEvSJ pic.twitter.com/0adx6H8Y9Z — Ben Baer (@BenBaer89) April 20, 2017
Cristian Campestrini joins the likes of Shay Given and Andy Dibble (Google him, kids) in being caught out by lurking forward. Like those before him, Campestrini forgot to look over his shoulder before rolling the ball out in front of him and it cost his Puelba side a point against Chivas in the 94th minute, At 36, you'd think he'd know better. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly ebullet...
Plucky Little Pescara™, bottom of Serié A with 13 points, gave Italian giants AC Milan a game this week at Stadio Adriatico, drawing 1-1. They took the lead thanks to this wonderful own goal from AC defender Gabriel Paletta... And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly round-up. Sign-up here.
Great goalkeeping? Terrible finishing? You decide as River Plate conspire to make a total hash of a four versus one counter-attack. Lucas Acosta is the goalkeeper who somehow kept his Belgrano side in it. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly round-up. Sign-up here.
Bertrand Traoré joined Chelsea back in 2014 but has since been part of the West London club's wandering army of loanees. Now he's at Ajax, racking up three yellow cards this season - the latest of which was for this preposterous dive. He was subbed immediately after. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly newsletter.
Mid-table ennui can take its toll on players and managers - see here Silkeborg's Dennis Flinta inexplicably trying to chip the ball clear while facing his own goal on the edge of the six-yard box. Baffling decision. And finally... is part of Fanmail, our weekly bulletin. Sign-up here.
There are comical own goals, then there's this next level effort from Osasuna's Unai Garcia. His slip sent the struggling Pamplona side, who are seven points adrift at the foot of La Liga, on towards a 5-2 defeat at Las Palmas. And finally... is part of fanmail, our weekly ebulletin. Sign-up here.
We're not quite sure of the context here, but this novel approach to refereeing from the Chinese Super League is unlikely to take off in the Premier League any time soon. Watch how this official decides whether to book or send off this particular offender... And finally... is part of fanmail, our weekly newsletter. Sign up here.
Hakim Ziyech is responsible for this heinous miss against Legia Warsaw midweek. Two minutes into stoppage time he could have given Ajax a decisive 2-0 lead in their Europa League tie but fluffed his shot... And finally... is part of fanmail, our weekly newsletter. Sign up here.