Soccer

Remembering Chelsea vs. Barcelona in 2005

You may remember the match for that goal from Ronaldinho but there was so much more to the second-round Champions League fixture between Chelsea and Barcelona. Aaron Attwood wrote a great piece on the match for These Football Times: When the two teams were drawn against each other in the first knockout round, a fascinating clash …

Ice Hockey / Winter Sports

Remembering Mikael Granlund’s ‘lacrosse-style’ goal vs. Russia

Imagine opening the scoring in a tournament semi-final with a goal like this. That’s exactly what Mikael Granlund did for Finland against Russia at the 2011 IIHF World Championships. What a Finnish! *ahem* Fun fact: After the goal, Finnish Hockey Mafia released a song called “Taivas varjele!” and reached #2 in the Finnish Singles Chart as well as …