The 10 matches that stuck us in 2016

The 10 matches that stuck us in 2016

January 23, 23rd Premier League matchday, Norwich-Liverpool: 4-5

Jurgen Klopp’s glasses remember this crazy game. By rushing to Lallana to congratulate him after his victorious goal, the German coach broke his pair of glasses but too bad for this frame to change, his players made him live a sensational afternoon. Supporters of the Reds, who had traveled to the east coast of England, also came close to a heart attack. Led 3 to 1 after an hour of play, Liverpool managed to get back to the scoreboard (3-4) before equalizing Bassong (90th + 3). But Lallana appeared after the additional time (90th + 5)…

March 13, 30th day of Ligue 1, Troyes – PSG: 0-9

These scores have become very rare in the European championships, except in La Liga where FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have fun sticking one or two big beatings per season to their opponents. At Stade de l’Aube, PSG has the opportunity to be crowned champion of France eight days before the end of the championship. To mark the occasion, the teammates of Zlatan, author of a quadruple, can boast of having become the first team to score nine away goals in the history of Ligue 1. A scoreline score that marked the spirits and that Mathieu Dreyer, the poor Trojan porter, prefers to erase from his memory.

March 16, a knockout round of the Champions League, Bayern Munich – Juventus Turin: 4-2 a. p.

It’s the charm of knockout matches… Until the referee whistles the end of the match, a team can still believe it. Juve must still wonder how she managed to leave the C1 in the last 16 last season. After a 2-2 home run, the Old Lady led 2-0 to Munich before collapsing. There was first this equalization in additional time from Müller (90 + 1e) before seeing the walls of the Allianz Arena start to shake after the goals of Thiago Alcantara (108th) and Coman (110th) in the extension.

April 14, Europa League quarter-final second leg, Liverpool – Dortmund: 4-3

Anfield Road, the lair of Liverpool, has always had hot European evenings, but Reds supporters literally rocked the stands. After the draw in the first leg (1-1), the players of Jürgen Klopp, untenable on the edge of the button, are led 3 to 1 until the 65th minute. After the insufficient equalization of Sakho (78th) to reach the last square, it was a header from Lovren at the start of additional time (91st), which delivered a whole stadium and made Liverpool lovers completely hysterical.

May 7, Ligue 1 (37th day), Lyon – Monaco: 6-1

PSG has long been crowned champion, second place in the championship was played between OL and ASM on this penultimate day of the 2015-2016 season. The Gones rose to the challenge of the game by scoring for the first time in their history six goals in their brand new Parc OL. After a perfectly perfect first period, Lacazette signed a resounding hat-trick and the Lyon fans celebrated their players as they should. A performance that will undoubtedly remain one of the most sensational of the Rhone club in Ligue 1.

June 21, the group stage of Euro 2016, Croatia – Spain: 2-1

Neither Croatia nor Spain, both already qualified, did not play their place for the final phase of the Euro in this last group match. Only the first place in group D was at stake and the Spanish European champions ended up giving up against formidable Croats, excellent in tactical terms despite the absence of Modric and Mandzukic. La Roja ended up foiling, not without having missed a penalty through Sergio Ramos (72nd) before the winning goal of Perisic (85th). Croatia’s collective performance will remain one of the most successful of this Euro 2016.

June 22, the group stage of Euro 2016, Hungary – Portugal: 3-3

If the supporters of Portugal will forever keep the final of the Euro won against France in their hearts, they surely have not forgotten the match that allowed this dream to come true. In the last match of Pool H, they went through all the states against Hungary (3-3) in the wildest encounter of the competition. Led 2 to 1 then 3 to 2 in seven minutes after returning from the locker room, the Lusitanians were able to count on a Ronaldo gala to get them out of the trap that seemed to be closing in on the future European champions.

September 15, the group stage of the Europa League, Maccabi Tel-Aviv – Zenit St-Petersburg: 3-4

Four goals in fourteen minutes and a winning goal scored in the 91st minute in additional time … For the first day of the Europa League, Zenit did not do things by halves and brought real roller coasters to its supporters. Led 3 to 0 to lAt 75th minute by their Israeli host, the men of Mircea Lucescu signed one of the comebacks of the year and the Montenegrin Luka Djordjevic, author of the fourth goal, will remain the hero of the evening in the history books.

November 22, the group stage of the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund – Legia Warsaw: 8-4

It simply became the most prolific match (12 goals) in the history of the Champions League! Exit the AS Monaco record against Deportivo La Coruna (8-3) established in November 2003, the players of Thomas Tuchel gave an evening of the anthology to all the football supporters, who had the chance to zap on this match that night. In this orgy of goals, Reus offered a hat-trick and Kagawa, a double. The Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, scorer of a goal, can always tell himself during his old days that he participated in this hair-raising evening.

November 26, 13th Premier League matchday, Swansea – Crystal Palace: 5-4 Swans fans had a dazzling late afternoon at the Crystal Palace reception last month. Their favorite team was calmly heading towards a capital success in the race for maintenance. By leading 3-1 in the 75th minute, the Welshmen though they had done the hardest that was without counting on the Eagles, authors of three goals in nine minutes (3-4). Frustrated supporters had to leave Liberty Stadium but they were wrong since Fernando Llorente rocked this match into another dimension by adding two goals for Swansea (5-4) in additional time (90th + 1 and 90th + 3). And as the new Palace goalkeeper, Steve Mandanda, injured, said to Telefoot the next day, he was relieved that he could not be aligned in the goals of his team.

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