- A Montenegrin with 22 goals in his last 14 appearances
- An en vogue emigration destination for Brazilians
- A landmark goal for a 16-year-old Canadian startlet
Brazilians have been Paris Saint-Germain players in the club’s mere 47-year existence after Dani Alves became the latest to join them. PSG were only founded 52 days after ‘The Beautiful Team’ won the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ and signed their first – Joel, a member of that squad – the following year. Marseille are the French outfit with the next most, though despite being 118 years old and having their first Brasileiro – penalty-taking goalkeeper Jaguare – in 1936, they’ve only had 28.
goals in 14 games is the prolific scoring run Dragan Boskovic is on. With 26 overall, only two players in history have netted more goals in a Thai T1 campaign than the one-time capped Montenegro forward, who requires seven from Bangkok United’s remaining 11 games to tie the record of 33, set by Buriram United’s Diogo in 2015.
years and 247 days was the age at which Alphonso Davies became the youngest scorer in Canadian national team and CONCACAF Gold Cup history against French Guiana. After Dejan Jakovic had ended the Canucks’ six-year goal drought at the competition, the Vancouver Whitecaps wunderkind bagged a brace to become the first player born this century to score in a major international tournament.
games after they last won, Nakambala Leopards finally repeated the feat with a 1-0 defeat of Mufulira Wanderers in the Zambian Super League. The ‘Sugar Boys’ have not, however, scored more than once in a match in 18 outings.
goals: that is the margin Huracan lost by to Libertad to equal the worst home defeat by an Argentinian team in CONMEBOL competitions. Doubles from new signing Oscar Cardozo and Santiago Salcedo – the latter now has seven goals in five appearances – inspired a 5-1 win. It tied the 4-0 triumph a Cruzeiro side comprising Andre Luiz, Cris, Valdo and Alex Alves inflicted on Racing in Avellaneda in the 1999 Copa Mercosul.
goals in an NASL game is what Stefano Pinho became only the second player to score on Saturday. It helped Miami FC beat San Francisco Deltas 7-0 – the second-biggest victory in the competition’s history after San Antonio Scorpions’ 8-0 thumping of Carolina RailHawks in 2012 – and secured Alessandro Nesta’s team the Spring Season title.
seconds: that was all that remained of second-half stoppage time when Manchester City forward Lukas Nmecha’s back-to-goal flick – a replica of David Villa’s versus Australia at Brazil 2014 – snatched England a place in the UEFA U-19 Championship final and eliminated Czech Republic.
of the five penalties taken were scored in Round 12 of the Campeonato Brasileiro. Lucca, on loan at Ponte Preta from Corinthians, had his attempt saved by his parent club’s goalkeeper Cassio, the adidas Golden Ball winner at the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2012. It helped Corinthians extend their unbeaten record to 26 games. Botafogo’s Jefferson, on his return to action after 14 months out, denied Rafael ‘He-Man’ Moura of Atletico Mineiro, whose own keeper Victor later thwarted Roger. Avai’s Douglas stopped a penalty from Gremio’s Edilson, while Sao Paulo forward Lucas Pratto hit the crossbar in a 3-2 loss to Santos.