Lionel Messi and Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid with a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday. Rafinha also scored for Barca, which found itself level thanks to Atleti’s Diego Godin before Messi scored in the final five minutes of play. The win lifts Barcelona above Real and Sevilla, into first place on La Liga’s table. Real has played two fewer matches than Barca as of post time, and is scheduled for a 2:45 p.m. EDT kickoff at Villarreal.
On a bus heading to the EFL Cup Final on Sunday was a familiar face to many: Wayne Shaw. The former Sutton United reserve goalkeeper shot to stardom during the fifth-tier team making it to the last 16 of the FA Cup where they lost 2-0 to Arsenal last Monday. However, his actions when eating in a pie as an unused sub in the second half of that game sparked investigations by the UK Gambling Commission and the FA after bets were placed at odds of 8-1 on Shaw eating a pie during the game. The day after Sutton’s defeat to Arsenal he resigned. Shaw, 46, weighs in at over 280 pounds and he has become somewhat of a celebrity, even after #PieGate which saw him lose his job. It doesn’t seem to be impacting
If you’re having a rough Monday morning, things could always be worse. You could be PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet. On Sunday PSV’s goalkeeper scored one of the most bizarre own goals ever as he stopped a shot on the line in the 82nd minute, then as he pulled the ball into his chest while on the floor he actually carried the ball over the line. The Goal Decision System (GDS) awarded the game-winning goal and the reigning Dutch champs lost 2-1 to Feyenoord who are the current Eredivise leaders and stretched their lead over third-place PSV to 11 points. Take a look at the video below to see the monumental error, as the video replay showed that all of the ball was about one blade of grass