The goal-scoring bicycle kick is one of the most exciting plays in soccer. When a player launches their body into the air and makes a scissor-like motion with their legs to strike the ball and finish with a tally it is truly a sight to behold. Pelé, arguably the game's greatest player ever, described the move as "not easy to do." So when Maccabi Tel Aviv striker Barak Itzhaki executed the rare feat Monday against fellow Israeli club Maccabi Haifa, you can bet we were paying attention.
The move came in the 70th minute with Tel Aviv already up 2-1 when midfielder Maharan Radi placed a ball perfectly. That's when the 29-year-old pulled off the athletic maneuver to beat Haifa goalie Boyan Sharanov to the far side. Tel Aviv eventually won 3-1. One can imagine Pelé would be proud.
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston led the Seminoles to a come-from-behind 34-31 victory over Auburn to win the BCS National Championship. Winston also became the first player in college football history to win the title as a freshman and capture the Heisman Trophy in the same season. The 18-point deficit was the largest overcome in a championship game during the BCS era.