Amid scenes of unbridled joy at the end of a day of pulsating drama, Europe won the Solheim Cup extraordinary back on Sunday .
Here was a miracle to place next to the miracle the men gathered in 2012 in Medina. Even with 30 minutes to go, it still looked like an epic-scale failure.
& # 39; I thought a draw at that time would be a good result, & # 39; admitted Europe's leader, Catriona Matthew. A draw would of course have meant that America, as holders, retained the trophy. Then the English law of Bronte drilled a 20ft birdie putt to send her competition Europe on the 16th road, and suddenly the miracle was happening.
Now it all came down to Suzann Pettersen, Europe & # 39; s largest Solheim player for someone who had hardly played all year round due to maternity leave. All square with the par-five 18, she just had to win her match against Marina Alex. Both players were 100 yards from the green in two.
Both played beautiful shots under extreme pressure. Both had similar putts, but Alex's was above the hole and it slid past. Now Pettersen had to make a hole from eight feet while players from both teams squatted through the green, barely able to look, and thousands of spectators held their breath.
This is how you define greatness, a player who shuts out the sound and the possibilities to deliver a nervous stroke. She may be the 635th player in the world because of her long absence, but Europe did not want anyone else to be over the putt.
"How can you ask anything else? You just have to take the moment, & said Pettersen.
She did well. A stroke as pure as you want, and when the ball disappeared, the 38-year-old Norwegian warrior made a primordial roar. In the twilight of a great career, Pettersen declared the moment so perfect, it would be her last putt.
& # 39; This is it, I am all done with professional golf, & # 39; she said.
What a way to bend. After the putt came bedlam, while hundreds of people ran onto the green. The inquisitive Matthew was carried up on tired shoulders, her hands raised in genuine triumph.
De Schot had her heart focused on winning back the trophy on her own soil, and here was her controversial selection of wildcards that completed the job. No wonder she was ecstatic.
She once won a British Open just three months after birth, but even that success paled. "This is by far the best moment I've had in golf," she said.
While Pettersen embraced her young son Herman, the other heroines of the day could not jump up and down. There was the bustling law, one with five holes to play in a critical match against Ally McDonald, but she got the job done, just as you knew she would. Charley Hull had a meltdown on the 18th, but another halved match meant three points out of four.
There was the fantastic Georgia Hall and brilliant French rookie, Celine Boutier. Only two Europeans had ever played in at least four games in a Solheim Cup and came up with maximum points – and now there are two more to join Sweden's Sophie Gustafson in 2011 and Caroline Hedwall in 2013 after this pair combined was for three wins out of three in a row and then won their respective singles games.
Both did this in a typically courageous way and came back early from two to record their victories. Hall has had a disappointing year because the 23-year-old was able to process her success in the British Open last year. But this certainly makes up for it.
For the Americans it was difficult for Captain Juli Inkster and especially the fantastic Korda sisters. Jessica and Nelly both finished with three and a half points out of four, and for a long part of Sunday's session, their contributions seemed decisive.
Both parents played tennis for the Czech Republic. Petr, their father, even won a Grand Slam in the Australian Open. But the sisters are under pressure, they can both have even more successful careers than mother or father.
What an advertisement this was for the ladies game. What an approval for women's sport. The golfers have had to take something from a back seat because the focus is on football, netball and the like. Here they showed that they can still be more than alone. This was as good as it gets.
Already celebrating, boys? Players of the Spanish club Salamanca unionists of the third row, which were formed only in 2013, go wild after they have signed giants Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey
- Third row Spanish club Salamanca Unionists are faced with Real Madrid in the cup
- Players on the side of the Second Division B seemed to be over it
- The club released a video of the parties on their Twitter feed on Tuesday
Spanish club members from the third row were pulled from Salamanca against LaLiga giants Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Tuesday – and they seemed overjoyed.
Players of Salamanca Unionists, who were formed only in 2013, went wild after being set up against Zinedine Zidane .
The club released a video of the parties on their Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon.
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The team watched the Copa del Rey drawing on television and after Real Madrid was pulled out, players celebrated as if they had already won
Players jumped around onlookers and recorded the jubilant scenes on camera
] Salamanca Unionists of Segunda Division B – Group 2, defeating the Deportivo de La Coruna 8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 draw every third round of the competition.
They started their run in the Copa del Rey with a 1-0 win over Athletic Balearics of the Second Division – Group 1 on December 17.
Unionists of Salamanca organizes Madrid in the week that starts on Monday, January 20.
Madrid & # 39; s rivals Barcelona were attracted to Ibiza and Atletico Madrid will face cultural Leones.
& # 39; Cristiano Ronaldo sent Chris Smalling back to Old Trafford! & # 39 ;: Fans go wild with the incredible skill of Juventus star leaving the loaned Manchester United defender for death during victory over Rome
Cristiano Ronaldo have fans drooling with a instinctual skill against Rome on Sunday – and it left Chris Smalling behind shadows.
But social media supporters were most impressed by Ronaldo's brilliant touch and continued the loan Manchester United .
Smalling is a huge hit in Italy since he temporarily moved to Rome last summer, but he was powerless to prevent Ronaldo from embarrassing him at the Stadio Olimpico.
A clip of the 34-year-old who made two incredible touches went viral on Twitter shortly after the final whistle, with supporters praising the former Real Madrid star.
Ronaldo steered the ball with the instep of his right boot, turned around and hit it away with his left, all in one smooth motion, because Smalling couldn't keep up.
And fans were quick to greet the veteran on social media, with @Tonotabreed claiming that Ronaldo & # 39; Smalling sent back to Old Trafford & # 39 ;.
One said: & # 39; Cristiano Rona ldo has just finished the career of Chris Smalling. & # 39; 459020] Another posted: & # 39; Ronaldo is trying to prove that Ole was right to borrow Smalling. & # 39;
A fellow user wrote: & # 39; Cristiano Ronaldo temporarily made Chris Smalling wish he was back in Manchester with Phil. & # 39;
Another comment was: & # 39; Ronaldo vs.. Smalling can only end in one way. & # 39;
One said: "Cheer win, Ronaldo scores the winner and terrorizes Europe's best CB (Smalling)." Another day at the office. & # 39;
And another placed: & # 39; Smalling can never play again! & # 39;
& # 39; Take my money! & # 39 ;: Crystal Palace fans go crazy for new Puma out kit as club photo & # 39; s of bold new design
- Crystal Palace unveiled their brand new out-kit for the 2019-20 season
- Supporters have indicated how much they love the updated Puma design
- Eagles open their Premier League campaign at home with Everton on August 10
Crystal Palace have unveiled their out set for the new season, with fans excited about the Puma design.
The predominantly black strip has a red and blue pattern in the middle, with a red stripe on the right shoulder and blue on the left.
Fans immediately praised the kit, one that says: & Guys, you broke it down this is beautiful.
Another beautifully crafted beauty, well worth the wait & many positive reactions.
An adult shirt costs £ 49.99, with shorts £ 24.99 and socks £ 13.99, which means that a full set is available at £ 88.97.
The club used youth products Luke Dreher, Nya Kirby, Sam Woods and Tyrick Mitchell model the first team alongside kit stars Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp and Christian Benteke.
The Eagles also used a black away kit in 2017-18 and also back in 2013-14.
The club also offers a Pro Fit option for the shirt, in retail at £ 51.99, while the women's version is also £ 49.99.
The youth shirt is £ 39.99, while varieties are priced at £ 19.99 and £ 10.99 for socks.
Both baby and baby kits can be purchased at the club shop for £ 39.99 each.
& # 39; Great bromance between them! & # 39 ;: Liverpool fans go wild for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino & # 39; s double kung fu kick celebration while Senegal star copies one of his teammates AGAIN
Leading the Reds with an early goal from Mohamed Salah Mane made it 2-0 in the 64th minute.
Firmino celebrated with Mane and the winger could not resist the temptation to copy the international celebration of Brazil .
Liverpool fans were certainly satisfied with one tweeting: & # 39; Great bromance between them! & # 39;
Another added: & # 39; I think the celebration shows a true partnership. & # 39;
Meanwhile, another fan was joking: & # 39; I'm scared of their hamstrings. & # 39;
In addition, another tweeted: & # 39; A team of friends, a large family. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; Kung Fu Mane and Kung Fu Bobby are a great pair. & # 39;
& # 39; Decent glow to be honest & # 39 ;: fans go wild for Andy Robertson's incredible 10-year journey after Liverpool star posts 2010 snap out of Queen & # 39; s Park youth line-up next to 2019 Champions League trophy lift
- Andy Robertson started his decade playing in the Scottish Third Division
- Liverpool now defends the finishing of the Champions League winner
- Fans went wild on social media after Robertson placed snaps comparison
Few can match the meteoric rise of Andy Robertson decade.
From the Scottish Third Division to becoming a Champions League winner, Robertson's way to the top is unexpected because it is unorthodox.
As we approach at the end of the decade, Robertson has beautifully captured his 10-year journey by placing a photo of where he was at the beginning of 2010 to where he is today.
The Scotsman ends the decade with a Champions League winner with Liverpool
A photo o shows him in action for Queen & # 39; s Park Academy, while another photo next to it shows h I will be lifting the Champions League in Madrid earlier this year.
It also feels good to point out that Robertson posted on Twitter in 2012 before he broke into the Queen & # 39; s Park side: & # 39; Life at this age is nonsense without money #needajob. & # 39;
Robertson's move from Liverpool to Hull in 2017 raised some eyebrows, but the Scotsman has become a key figure in Jurgen Klopp's side and one of the first names on the team magazine.
The 25-year-old also enjoyed success on the international stage, which first conquered his country last year.
After publishing the comparison photo on social media, fans couldn't help but praise Robertson for the progress he made over the past 10 year has booked.
& # 39; You are an inspiration to us all & # 39 ;, a person wrote on Twitter. Another added: & # 39; Well deserved. In recent years it has been one of the best laggards in the Premier League. & # 39;
Gary Lineker also responded to Robertson and wrote: & # 39; Great talent with great work rate = [Robertson]. & # 39;
& # 39; Son has just drawn a Messi! & # 39 ;: Fans go wild when Son scores sensational 90-yard solo effort for Tottenham … but is the goal of the season so far for sensational attacks by Mane, De Bruyne & Co?
- Son Heung-min scored a miracle strike against Burnley in the 32nd minute
- The Wideman of Spurs avoided the whole Burnley defense finally over Nick Paus
- Some fans have called the solo strike the Premier League goal of the season
Towards the end of the first half, the Spurs wideman unpacked the ball about 90 meters before defeating five Burnley defenders to glide past Nick Pope.
Social media responded quickly, and rightly so.
On Twitter, @ KelvinObed2 said: & # 39; Son Heung Min drew a Lionel Messi. & # 39;
@ MUFCSG94 said: & # 39; What a goal by Son Heung Min. That goal will be played again in 10 years. Brilliant. & # 39;
Meanwhile, @p_manjeel could not hold on to his excitement and tweeted: & # 39; SON HONEY MIN WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST OBJECTIVES THE PREM HAS EVER SEEN. & # 39;
There has certainly been some excellent strikes this campaign, and Son is there with the very best.
But it raises the question …
Is Son & # 39; s screamer really the goal of the season?
The contenders …
1. Van Bruyne vs Newcastle
2. Pukki vs Newcastle
3 Luiz vs Bournemouth
4. Mane vs Southampton
5. Tammy Abraham vs Watford
Arsenal substitutes go wild after nutmeg-ball boy in round before collision with Victoria
Alexandre Lacazette Hector Bellerin, Matteo Guendouzi, Sead Kolasinac, Reiss Nelson and Lucas Torreira all participated in the rondo.
Guendouzi was crazy once, while a ball boy also participated in the Dom Afonso Henriques Stadium.
The Arsenal players did not go easy on the younger, but he was bruised several times.
Although Arsenal entered the game after he had just won one of their last five games, the players appeared in a good mood.
Granit Xhaka did not make the trip to Portugal after he had been stripped of the captain.
Arsenal entered the competition after having won all three of their previous Europa League group stage competitions.
& # 39; He knew & # 39 ;: supporters in England go wild for & # 39; grin & # 39; of Captain Owen Farrell during the Haka in New Zealand, the center praises its teammates for physical display against New Zealand
- England defeated New Zealand for the first time since 19-7 2007 to reach the World Cup Final
- Captain Owen Farrell grinned when All Blacks performed pre-game Haka routine
- England was told to go back by Officials closed as in Maori war dance
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The cheeky grin of Captain Owen Farrell during New Zealand & pre-game Haka has conquered the hearts of the nation after their famous defeat of the All Blacks sent Eddie Jones & # 39; side to the World Cup Final for the first time since 2007.
England hit 19-7 winners in Yokohama and produced one of the best performances in the history of professional rugby – but Farrell & # 39; s moment of magic will live long in the memory.
New Zealand performed its traditional Maori war dance before the kick-off, players from England joined the routine and had to be stopped by officials, while Farrell blinked a grin while he watched.
Farrell & # 39; s cheek alike, fans, experts and celebrities alike, with many suggesting it spurred England on until the victory and set the tone for their excellent performance.
Piers Morgan tweeted: & # 39; He knew & # 39 ;, along with a photo of the now famous grin of Farrell.
The captain of England said after the historic victory: it is a big game. World Cup semi-final against the All Blacks, the biggest game you can get.
& # 39; We have prepared well and started well.
& # 39; All of these great gaming teams are becoming physical and moving away from each other and we wanted to make sure they played that game too.
"We have a number of ways to play, a powerful package, but we can also use the ball and tonight we have done well.
" It's great to get there, to part of it. We will enjoy this victory, but we will ensure that we prepare well now.
Slavia Prague defender David Hovorka goes wild after successfully tackling Barcelona star Lionel Messi
- Slavia Prague's David Horovka was fired after tackling Lionel Messi
- The Czech Republic jumped up and screamed in celebration
- Messi scored the opening goal in a 2-1 Champions League group stage victory
- Barge is at the top of Group F on seven points with three games still to be played
After years of strikers celebrating goals eccentrically, It is time that defenders celebrated perfect sliding tackles.
And defend David Hovorka embodied the never-say-that-attitude of the Czech side with a perfect tackle on the last ditch on Lionel Messi .
Slavia Prague defends David Hovorka (R) takes Barcelona- star Lionel Messi
The five-time Ballon d & # 39; Or winner entered the Slavia penalty area but was stopped in his tracks when Hovorka quickly wiped the ball away and struck a corner.
The 26-year-old got up and snarled in celebration before instructing his teammates to defend the set piece.
The joyful reaction of Hovorka after the expropriation of Messi symbolized the proper execution of the attacker at Sinobo Stadium. The attacker scored his 113th Champions League goal after just three minutes.
The Argentinian started and ended a smooth movement to give the visitors the lead, but Slavia bounced back after the break when Jan Boril shot Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
The unfortunate own goal of Peter Olayinka separated the two parties when Barca moved the top of Group F with seven points from three games.