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Jaw-dropping moments of Football in 2019

The year 2019 was filled with a lot of football action, viewers around the world were really entertained. A couple of pulsating moments stood out and were memorable. It has really been an eventful and action packed football year

Here are some of the major highlights :

  • Liverpool’s comeback against Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League Semifinals: Barcelona pummelled  Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the encounter at the Camp Nou. Lionel Messi was immensely involved as he scored a sensational free kick which was his 500th goal. The tie seemed to be over after the first leg, but Liverpool had other plans. Few people gave the reds a chance to advance to the Final after such a dampening defeat in the hands of the Catalan giants. Mohammed Salah and Roberto Firmino were unavailable for the second leg at Anfield. However, Liverpool surprisingly won the second leg 4-0 to advance to the Final and eventually won the competition. That resilience recorded one of the greatest comebacks in football history. 
Wijnaldum Celebration after the defeat
  • Lucas Moura’s hat-trick against Ajax: Ajax Amsterdam were the favourites to advance to the final ahead of Tottenham before the second leg. Ajax won the away leg 1-0 and were two goals ahead at half time in the second leg in Netherlands. A stunning Lucas Moura hat-trick in the second half sent Spurs to the final of the Champions League. It was a heartbreaking moment for the young dutch side, considering the accolades they had received after knocking out Juventus and Real Madrid from the competition. 
Loucas Moura after hatrick win
  • Riyad Mahrez last minute free kick goal against Nigeria in the Afcon 2019: The Semifinals match between Nigeria and Algeria was exceedingly tough, both teams were stalemated at 1-1 before the eleventh hour free kick winner by Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez won the game. It was a sad moment for the Super Eagles who were soaring high before Riyad Mahrez cut off their wings. 
  • Vincent Kompany’s title winning goal against Leicester City: The captain showed his leadership attributes by scoring the winning goal to win the Premier League for Manchester City. Guardiola’s tactical acumen was unable to provide a solution to breakdown a tight foxes defence until Kompany decided to hit the ball from distance and it found its way into the back of the net. That goal was vital for Manchester City’s title challenge as they went on to win the league.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the Euro nations league Semifinals against Switzerland; The Portuguese team hosted the first edition of the Euro nations league, with the aim of winning it on home soil. The Swiss team denied Belgium a place at the competition by astonishingly tearing them apart during the qualifiers when they won 5-2. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo avenged for the Belgians in scintillating fashion. His hat-trick was crucial en route their journey towards winning the title for the very first time. 
  • Megan Rapinoe’s goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter finals: Host country France was defeated by USA in the Women’s world cup Quarter finals, it was a heart breaking moment for the host after an amazing free kick
Rapionoe celebrating after her goal against france
  • Messi winning the Balon D.or: Lionel Messi won his 6th Balon D’or in France after defeating Liverpool Defender Virgil Van Dijk and Juventus Forward Cristiano Ronaldo to the title. Several controversies arose on social media on whether the title is well deserved. Various issues surrounding the occurrence include Ronaldo’s sister epistle on Instagram on how Virgil doesn’t deserve being ahead of her brother


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