AS Roma Fan Hilariously Slips After Telling Club He Can Finish Like Cengiz Ünder on Social Media

AS Roma have released a video of a fan embarrassing himself for the world to see at Stadio Olimpico, after he told the club he could score for them via social media. 

Roma fan Marco responded to a compilation video the club posted of winger Cengiz Under’s goals, informing them that the Turkish international’s goal against Parma was so easy that ‘even he could score it.’

Filming the entire debacle for ?Roma’s fantastic Twitter account, Hyundai, the club’s sponsor, decided to call his bluff, and invited him to the stadium before the club’s defeat to Napoli to see if he could do just that. 

The hilarious clip shows Marco’s journey to the stadium, where he gets changed into a full Roma strip, but lets the opportunity slip…literally. 

His first effort sees him keep his eye so intently on the ball that he loses his bearings, and goes down before the incoming cross gets anywhere near him. 

Clearly rattled after the crushing blow to his ego, Marco shanks his second effort wide of the near post, before his third attempt goes across the goalkeeper and trundles wide – despite the camera’s best efforts to portray it as a decent attempt. 

The video, of course, is all in good humour. He’s asked after the match if he will write anything like that again, and after sharing a laugh with the stadium announcer, he assures them it would be his last offence.

The lesson here, then, is don’t give your club cheek on Facebook, or you might end up Twitter famous and with VIP seats to a crucial home game. 


Channel 4 Announce New Weekly ‘Women’s World Football’ Show in Partnership With Coca-Cola

Channel 4 will join the BBC and BT Sport in broadcasting women’s football content in the United Kingdom after announcing the launch of brand new show Women’s World Football in partnership with Coca-Cola and presented by BAFTA winner Clare Balding.

The BBC already broadcasts England international games, while BT Sport shows live domestic FA Women’s Super League, but Channel 4’s new offering will bring a fresh angle to UK fans by sharing highlights from around the world every week.

In addition to highlights of WSL games in England, Women’s World Football will show highlights of top flight women’s football from France, Germany, Italy and the United States, as well as action from the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

With shooting to take place at a different women’s club, stadium or training ground each week, there will also be a guest professional player each week to analyse and discuss talking points.

The new series will begin on Saturday 20 April at 9.30am. Channel 4 will also be offering what they describe as a ‘range of other women’s football content’ via their online All4 service and across social and digital platforms.

Chelsea Women v West Ham United Women - WSL

“I’m thrilled that Channel 4 is dedicating a football show solely to the women’s game,” Balding said. “Having more women’s football on television can only help with awareness of the players, show the scope and quality of the game around the world, win over even more fans and inspire more young girls to become tomorrow’s superstars.”

Channel 4 has already shown a commitment to women’s football after broadcasting the UEFA Euro 2017 tournament two summers ago, where England reached faced eventual winners Netherlands in the semi finals and drew a peak audience of 4.2m viewers.

2019 has already been a big year for women’s football in the UK, with Barclays signing up as a title sponsor of the WSL, Nike releasing bespoke kits for England, and Boots partnering with the national teams of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

This summer will see England and Scotland face each other at the World Cup on 9 June.


Manchester United vs West Ham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Best Available Red Devils Lineup

Manchester United host West Ham at Old Trafford this Saturday as they look to move back into the Premier League’s top four.

The Red Devils were outclassed on Wednesday night as Barcelona secured a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League fixture, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now having to head to Camp Nou with a deficit to overturn. 

That was the Norwegian’s fourth loss in five games in all competitions, their 2-1 league defeat at Wolves last time out leaving his side three points behind Tottenham in the final qualification place for next season’s elite European competition.

Visitors West Ham go into the clash off the back of successive 2-0 losses against Everton and Chelsea, the latter coming last Monday courtesy of a mercurial display from Eden Hazard.

Here are the players Solskjaer may turn to for Saturday’s clash against the Hammers.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Aaron Ramsey,Marcos Rojo

David de Gea (GK) – The Spaniard has been named in the PFA Team of the Year on five occasions but is likely to miss out this season after a slightly underwhelming campaign. Despite not achieving the performance levels he reached previously, De Gea remains one of United’s most reliable players.

Diogo Dalot (RB) – The continued absence of Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian could see the young Portuguese revert back to his more familiar position in defence. Dalot has been as effective going forward as he has protecting his own goal for Solskjaer.

Victor Lindelof (CB) – The 24-year-old took some time to adjust to the intensity of the Premier League but now seems assured, developing into one of the most consistent performers at Old Trafford.

Chris Smalling (CB) – Tasked with shackling the wondrous Lionel Messi during Wednesday’s Champions League quarter final tie, Smalling was able to keep the maestro quiet for the majority of the contest. He did, however, show a distasteful side to his game, blindsiding the Barça frontman with a clattering challenge.

Marcos Rojo (LB) – With regular left backs Ashley Young and Luke Shaw both suspended for the clash with the Hammers, Rojo is likely to be given a chance to impress by Solskjaer. Injury has curtailed his campaign, the Argentine’s sole appearance in 2019 coming against Watford in the last league game staged at Old Trafford.

2. Midfielders


Scott McTominay (CM) – The Red Devils academy graduate was afforded an opportunity in the first team by Solskjaer’s predecessor Jose Mourinho. McTominay has not looked out of place in the side and recently opened his account for the club with an arrowing long-range effort at Wolves.

Fred (CM) – The £52m acquisition of Fred was looking increasingly like poor business from CEO Ed Woodward, but the Brazilian has made more of an impact in recent games.

Paul Pogba (CM) – Real Madrid appear to have earmarked Pogba as one of the men to front their new-look squad, the La Liga giants feeling a revamp of their playing staff is required. It would take a sizeable fee to pry him away from United where he has become a crucial component in Solskjaer’s set-up.

1. Forwards


Jesse Lingard (RW) – Another who has been hampered by fitness setbacks this term, Lingard will be eager to reestablish himself in United’s first choice lineup. The 26-year-old has not netted since the FA Cup victory at Arsenal in late January, a record he must set right in order to nail down a starting berth.

Romelu Lukaku (ST) – The target man has a marvellous history against West Ham, scoring nine goals in his ten league appearances versus the Londoners; Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna will need to keep a watchful eye on the domineering striker.

Marcus Rashford (LW) – After a bland beginning to 2018/19 during Mourinho’s ill-fated tenure, Rashford has demonstrated his class with a string of fine displays under Solskjaer. His strong showings echo the team’s overall improvement under the Norwegian.


Jurgen Klopp Calls for Lifetime Bans for Chelsea Fans Filmed Singing Racist Mohamed Salah Chant

?Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the Chelsea fans who were captured singing a racist chant towards Mohamed Salah should face a lifetime ban from attending games.

Ahead of the Blues’ Europa League clash with Slavia Prague on Thursday, a group of six fans were seen chanting a racist song about Salah,? three of whom were subsequently denied entry to the game.

Mohamed Salah

?Speaking ahead of Sunday’s ?Premier League meeting between the two sides, Klopp called on the authorities to issue strong punishments against those responsible.

He said: “It’s disgusting. Another example of something which should not happen. We should not see it as a ?Chelsea or ?Liverpool thing.

“If you do something like that you should not be able to enter a stadium again, from my point of view, for life.

“As a part of the football community I can say these people should not be involved. Go in each dressing room in the world and they are all sitting there; no one cares where their parents are from.

“Football has a strong voice, and we have to use that voice and show that we all think the same. Things like this should not be allowed to happen again.”

Chelsea caught wind of the incident impressively quickly, and were prepared to stop all six fans from entering the stadium in Prague. However, only three could be found, with the remaining trio assumed to have decided against going to the game.

The Blues are investigating the incident in the hopes of identifying the unknown fans as soon as possible, in order to hit them with severe punishments.

A club statement read: “Chelsea FC finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.”


Huesca vs Barcelona: Ernesto Valverde’s Best Available Blaugrana Lineup

Barcelona take on Huesca on Saturday, the Catalans now within touching distance of a second consecutive La Liga title after dismissing closest rivals Atletico Madrid last weekend.

They defeated Manchester United 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final clash on Wednesday, the scoreline failing to reflect the visitors’ dominance on proceedings at Old Trafford. That result followed the 2-0 victory over Los Rojiblancos, when Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez grabbed late goals to send their side 11 points clear at the top of the table.

Huesca are stranded in 20th position and have not won in five games, though they earned potentially vital draws against fellow strugglers Levante and Celta Vigo in their previous two fixtures.

Here’s the team Ernesto Valverde could field to face the relegation battlers.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Sergi Roberto

Marc-André ter Stegen (GK) – The German has been excellent between the posts this season, fighting off the challenge of Jasper Cillessen, and will feature again on Saturday.

Sergi Roberto (RB) – Having progressed through the Barcelona ranks as a midfielder, Roberto has demonstrated his adaptability by becoming the side’s regular right back.

Clément Lenglet (CB) – The Frenchman has forged a solid partnership with Gerard Pique in the heart of Barça’s defence, dominating opposition forwards. The former Spain international is unavailable to play against Huesca due to suspension, though Lenglet should ensure things remain tight at the back.

Samuel Umtiti (CB) – Pique’s absence affords Umtiti the opportunity to prove his value having been ousted from the starting lineup this campaign. His athleticism and reading of the game will be useful in keeping Huesca well away from ter Stegen’s goal.

Jordi Alba (LB) – The rapid left back has had the position on lockdown since his arrival from Valencia seven years ago. At Camp Nou he has flourished into one of La Liga’s prime attack-minded defenders.

2. Midfielders

Sergio Busquets

Sergio Busquets (CM) – The 30-year-old learned from the best, the masterful duo of Xavi and Andres Iniesta moulding him into a marvellous distributor at the base of the Catalans’ midfield.

Arthur (CM) – The Brazilian has performed admirably in his debut season with the Champions League quarter finalists, winning Valverde’s favour with a string of fine displays in blue and red.

Arturo Vidal (CM) – The fiery Chilean has found himself sitting on the bench for much of this year, but is likely to start on Saturday. Barcelona’s return leg against United comes just three days after the contest at Estadio El Alcoraz, meaning first choice stars like Ivan Rakitic may require a rest this weekend.

1. Forwards


Ousmane Dembélé (RW) – At Borussia Dortmund, Dembele was a raw talent with huge potential. Since switching to Catalonia for £135m he has honed his skills, terrifying opposition defences with his dazzling dribbling abilities.

Malcom (ST) – Suarez’s suspension and the rest Valverde is expected to give Messi should see out of favour Malcom given rare minutes on the pitch. His tally of four goals in 18 appearances this campaign is a sub-par return for a player spearheading a rampant Barça frontline.

Philippe Coutinho (LW) – The former Liverpool playmaker is rumoured to be moving towards the exit door at the Nou Camp, with a Premier League return seemingly on the cards. Wherever he ends up next season, he is certain to electrify and enthral supporters with his mercurial talent.