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Greek children score amazing team goal

VIDEO: Greek children score an amazing goal that looks like it came straight from the Nou Camp

By
Sunni Upal

PUBLISHED:

10:03 GMT, 8 January 2013

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UPDATED:

10:03 GMT, 8 January 2013

Could this team be the next Barcelona Judging by this effort, they could well be.

These Greek children score a goal as good as any team effort in years gone by.

In Argentina v Serbia World Cup 2006 style, the ball gets played from one side of the pitch to the other, back to the goalkeeper and then ends with a composed finish into the bottom corner.

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greek boys goal

greek boys goal

Most goalkeepers of that age in that position would have panicked and tried to clear their lines as quick as poosible, yet this ‘keeper has the confidence to take on two players.

It is a goal that wouldn’t be out of place in the Nou Camp or the Bernebau.

If you’re a fan of ‘putting the ball in the box’ then maybe this goal is not for you. But you can’t help but admire the confidence of these kids.

Stop the strops, warns Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho

Stop the strops, Mourinho orders Real Madrid stars to focus on Barcelona

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UPDATED:

21:28 GMT, 6 October 2012

Jose Mourinho has urged his players to
stop complaining about team selection and focus on closing the gap by
beating La Liga leaders Barcelona at Camp Nou.

'Now is not the time for dramas if a certain player is left on the bench,' he said.

Warning: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho

Warning: Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho

'I am paid to pick the team. Some players don't make the first team and that is the end of it. I pick the team on form.'

Madrid have already lost twice in the league and will be 11 points behind Barcelona if they lose.

Defeat would also hand Mourinho's rival Tito Vilanova a seventh victory and the record for the most consecutive wins at the start of a season for any Barcelona coach.

Spurs resolve to keep Gareth Bale prompts Barcelona to go for Jordi Alba

Spurs resolve to keep Bale prompts Barcelona to go for defender Alba

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UPDATED:

08:18 GMT, 29 May 2012

Tottenham are winning their battle to keep Gareth Bale from the clutches of Barcelona.

The Catalan giants made the Wales wide man their first choice to fill the left back position this summer.

But Nou Camp chiefs have stepped up efforts to sign Jordi Alba as a cut-price alternative from Valencia.

Wide man: Barcelona wanted to use Gareth Bale as an attacking full back

Wide man: Barcelona wanted to use Gareth Bale as an attacking full back

Spurs have shown no desire to cash-in on 22-year-old Bale, despite estimates of bids in excess of 30million.

Barca, who have also set aside cash to go for AC Milan centre half Thiago Silva, expect Alba could be signed for under 8m.

Valencia are in a weak negotiating position as their 23-year-old defender is out of contract next summer.

Barca hope to conclude a deal before the start of the European Championship, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Seydou Keita considers snubbing Liverpool for AC Milan

Barca midfielder Keita could snub Liverpool switch after AC Milan option emerges

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UPDATED:

11:26 GMT, 3 May 2012

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita is considering rejecting Liverpool's advances and instead making a move to AC Milan.

The Mali star is finding it difficult to secure a place in the starting XI at the Nou Camp and the 32-year-old would rather move elsewhere than keep attempting to break through.

He is looking for a contract which will bring him to the end of his career, and though Russian club Anzhi are interested, Spanish newspaper Sport report Barcelona are offering him to the Italian side as part of a deal for Thiago Silva.

Options: Seydou Keita could go to Italy

Options: Seydou Keita could go to Italy

The Brazilian centre-back would be a fantastic addition to the Catalan side's defence and any potential deal will frustrate Liverpool's efforts to grab the player.

Keita has previously said Liverpool are 'a great club with great players' but now he is more likely to move to the San Siro.

John Terry apologises to Chelsea fans and Roberto Di Matteo

Terry apologises to Chelsea fans and boss Di Matteo for Barcelona red card madness

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UPDATED:

14:49 GMT, 29 April 2012

Sorry: Terry apologised to fans after scoring at Stamford Bridge

Sorry: Terry apologised to fans after scoring at Stamford Bridge

John Terry has revealed he apologised to Roberto Di Matteo and his team-mates for getting sent off in Chelsea's staggering Champions League triumph over Barcelona.

Terry also used his programme notes for the Barclays Premier League game against QPR to say sorry to Blues supporters and pay tribute to the 10 men who produced a heroic comeback at the Nou Camp on Tuesday to reach next month's final.

The Chelsea captain wrote: 'I want to start my notes today by saying how sorry I am for getting sent off at the Camp Nou and for putting the players, the manager and the club in that situation so early on in such an important game.

'I apologised to Robbie, the players
and the staff after the game. I'm big enough to come out and man up when
I make a mistake and, clearly, I made a mistake on Tuesday.

'I'm sorry for that and I owe it to you, the fans, to come out and say so.

'After
that, for the boys to go and get the result they did, in the manner
they did, was honestly one of the best things I have seen since I have
been at Chelsea.

'It was not just the result, but the way they played. Just when it looked like everything was going wrong, for the 10 players on the pitch to stand up to one of the best teams ever to play the game, in their own stadium, was incredible.

'I was really proud to see the lads get through, because this football club and this group of players deserve the opportunity in the Champions League final.'

Terry marked his apology with a goal as the Blues routed their west London neighbours 6-1 to continue their stunning improvement under interim boss Roberto di Matteo.

The Chelsea captain nodded home from a few yards out to make it 2-0 before Fernando Torres scored a hat-trick, just days after his strike against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Marching orders: Terry was handed a straight red for kneeing Sanchez

Marching orders: Terry was handed a straight red for kneeing Sanchez

Lionel Messi – My image of the week by Graham Chadwick

Graham Chadwick: My image of the week – Lionel Messi as we don't often see him

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UPDATED:

14:42 GMT, 25 April 2012

Here's one for all you Chelsea fans.

This picture was taken during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between the Blues and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge.

Barca star Lionel Messi looked like a beaten man – something we don't see very often – after home striker Didier Drogba scored the only goal of the game in west London.

And we all know what happened in return leg at the Nou Camp.

400mm lens
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Hard to take: Lionel Messi comes to terms with Barcelona's defeat at Chelsea

Barcelona 2 Chelsea 2: How the players rated in the Nou Camp

Barcelona 2 Chelsea 2: How the players rated in the Nou Camp

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UPDATED:

23:30 GMT, 24 April 2012

Chelsea pulled off a result that many thought unlikely at the home of the Champions League holders Barcelona and secured their place in the final next month.

Here is how the players from both sides in the Nou Camp rated in the semi-final second leg.

Going through: Fernando Torres celebrates with teammates midfielder Frank Lampard and Ramires after securing their passage through to the Champions League final

Going through: Fernando Torres celebrates with teammates midfielder Frank Lampard and Ramires after securing their passage through to the Champions League final

Barcelona ratings

Chelsea ratings

Manchester City target Barcelona defender Adriano

Manchester City rival Bayern and Juventus for Barcelona defender Adriano

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UPDATED:

05:37 GMT, 28 March 2012

Manchester City have joined the race to sign Barcelona defender Adriano, according to reports in Spain.

Bayern Munich and Juventus are also
tracking the 27-year-old full-back, who has struggled to command a
regular first-team place at the Nou Camp.

Cold shoulder: Barca boss Josep Guardiola clashes with Adriano during a league match

Cold shoulder: Barca boss Josep Guardiola clashes with Adriano during a league match

Adriano still has two-years left on his current deal but reports in Spanish newspaper Sport claim that Manchester City want to sign the experienced full-back.

The Brazil international joined Barcelona from Sevilla for 8m in 2010.

Lionel Messi: Watch all of his 234 Barcelona goals

Record breaker! Watch ALL 234 goals celebrated by Barca superstar Messi

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UPDATED:

09:29 GMT, 22 March 2012

It all began with a sweet strike against Albacete at the Nou Camp on May 1, 2005. That was the day a 17-year-old Lionel Messi became Barcleona's youngest ever scorer in La Liga.

Fast forward seven years, the Argentina superstar is acclaimed as one of the best players to ever grace the beautiful game AND is now the Catalan club's all-time goalscorer record holder after his stunning hat-trick against Granada saw him surpass Cesar Rodriguez' landmark of 232 official goals.

To celebrate Messi's incredible feat, Sportsmail brings you ALL 234 goals celebrated by the masterful 24-year-old so far.

Sit back and enjoy…

Barcelona defender Maxwell to join Paris Saint Germain

Barcelona defender Maxwell set to join Ancelotti's Paris revolution

Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has allowed left back Maxwell discuss terms with Carlo Ancelotti's Paris St Germain.

Maxwell is half way through his third season at Barcelona after joining from Inter Milan in 2009, but the Brazilian has struggled to hold down a regular first team-place due to the presence of Eric Abidal.

Permission to talk: Maxwell looks set to join Paris St Germain

Permission to talk: Maxwell looks set to join Paris St Germain

Guardiola revealed on Wednesday that the club had accepted an offer from the Ligue 1 leaders and that the former Ajax defender had expressed a desire to leave the Nou Camp.

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'Maxwell came to see us and he told us he had an offer from PSG and he would like to accept it,' Guardiola said of the 30-year-old.

'He wants to leave and if he reaches an agreement the club will not stand in the way.'

Former Chelsea boss Ancelotti took over at the Qatar-owned club last month and has a seemingly limitless budget with which to strengthen his squad.