Incredible moments in football
Sure Real Madrid have always been a dominant team in europe but how about this the team won 5 straight european cups being the only team ever to do so.
Real Madrid’s other worldly achievement of winning the European Cup (the equivalent of today’s Champions League) in 55/56, 56/57, 57/58, 58/59, and 59/60 is as impressive as it is impossible to reproduce today. The parity in the Champions League in 2015 is miles higher than it was in the 1950s. A team hasn’t even won it two times in a row since AC Milan 25 years ago. There is simply too much money and too much competition for any club — even the giants of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich — to even start to believe that they could win the competition 5 times in a row.
The transfer that shock the world and took the player transfer market by storm,Neymar’s move from Barcelona to psg was by all means a shock to the football world.
On 3 August 2017, Barcelona announced that Neymar's legal representatives made a payment of €222 million to the club (most expensive transfer ever), equal to the release amount of his contract.
The move was shocking considering the player’s association with teammates messi and suarez being very clause it seemed more of a money minded deal to go to paris.The transfer thrashed the previous record paid by Manchester United to secure pogba for $100 million and also in process inflated all player prices in the market.
3.GREECE EURO 2004
The 12th edition of the euro cup saw one of the most sensational victories ever when least favourites Greece triumphed stunning favourites Portugal in the final.
The tournament was rich in surprises and upsets: Germany, Spain and Italy were eliminated in the group stage, while France, the defending champions, were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Greece.
Portugal was defeated by Greece with a goal from Angelos Charisteas.
Greece's triumph was unexpected, considering that they had only qualified for two other major tournaments, the UEFA EURO 1980 and the 1994 FIFA WORLD CUP where they failed to win a single match.
A remarkable tale of compact defending resolute minds and a strong desire to conquer the conquerors led them to such an astounding success.
The most infamous incident took place in the biggest stage in the world to one of the biggest player of the world and to this day no one can forget how the career of the great Zidane ended at the mercy of a “headbutt” against Italian Materazzi in the final of 2006 WOrld cup where France lost to Italy in the final ending the career of a football legend.
Zidane was sent off in the 110th minute of the game after headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest, so he did not participate in the penalty shootout which Italy won 5–3.
Zidane's actions made headlines all over the world.
"What should we tell our children, for whom you have become an example for ever? ... How could that happen to a man like you?"
The truth unravelled after a while as Materazzi admitted to saying foulily of Zidane’s sister and revealing that the coach had encouraged him to say so to agitate Zidane.
In 2010, Zidane said that he would "rather die than apologize" to Materazzi for the headbutt in the final, but also admitted that he "could never have lived with himself" had he been allowed to remain on the pitch and help France win the match.
He later said, "If you look at the fourteen red cards I had in my career, twelve of them were a result of provocation. This isn't justification, this isn’t an excuse, but my passion, temper and blood made me react."
Imagine being given odds of 5000–1 of winning the title and ending up becoming champions of England with a squad of players who are a tenth of value of other bigger teams in the league That’s exactly what Leicester managed to pull off as the biggest upset in sports history when they triumphed as Premier League champions in 2015–16 season.
During the 2014–15 Season, a dismal run of form saw the team slip to the bottom of the league table with only 19 points from 29 matches. By 3 April 2015, they were seven points adrift from safety. This could have brought a sudden end to Leicester's seven-year rise, but seven wins from their final nine league matches meant the Foxes finished the season in 14th place with 41 points.
Fast forward to 2015–16,On 19 December, Leicester defeated Everton 3–2 at Goodison Park to top the Premier League on Christmas Day, having been bottom exactly 12 months earlier.
A 2–0 victory at Sunderland on 10 April, coupled with Tottenham Hotspur's 3–0 win over Manchester United, ensured Leicester's qualification for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.
Leicester won the Premier League on 2 May 2016 after Tottenham threw away a 2–0 lead against Chelsea, drawing 2–2 at the "Battle of Stamford Bridge".
Truly a fairy tale story that marks the rise of a under dog team amidst all the cash splashed by the bigger teams .Leicester redefined success through their strong bonds, relentless attitude and self belief proving to all that nothing is impossible.