Unbelievable volley! Man United misfit scores a stunner

first_imgManchester United lost 2-1 to Swansea City on Saturday but there was still reason to be cheerful for Louis van Gaal as an outcast gave him food for thought with an outrageous goal.Nani was sent on loan to Sporting Lisbon as part of the deal that took Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford, with the Portugal winger looking to rediscover his form of old.He’s had a pretty good season so far and he helped his side to a 2-0 Primeira Liga win over Gil Vicente with an unbelievable long-range volley.Nani, 28, picked up a throw-in from the right and, after nudging the ball with his head, unleashed a stunning shot into the top corner beyond Adriano Facchini.And having had a tough year, the winger broke down in tears on the pitch while celebrating, before dedicating the wonder goal to his family.You can check out the volley in the video above…last_img read more

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Spot the sport – take our Winter Olympics picture quiz

first_img Curling Question 7: The full picture shows Christopher Grotheer braking into the foam during a training run for themen’s skeleton Photograph: Jae C. Hong/AP Ice hockey Curling Snowboarding Which Winter Olympic sport features these? Very good, but not quite enough for victory – it’s a silver medal for you Share on Twitter You’ve not met the Olympic standard – no medal for you Pinterest Ski jumping Which Winter Olympic sport is this? Reuse this content Which Winter Olympic sport is this? Pinterest In which Winter Olympic sport will you see this? … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Pinterest Question 13: Scotty James of Australia competes during thesnowboard men’s halfpipe final Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Share on WhatsApp Giant slalom Ice hockey Ski jumping Question 12: A slide official prepares the slide ahead of thewomen’s luge singles competition. They have to spray down the ice on the track up to five times a day. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA Luge This was a close-up of Switzerland’s Martina Kocher after competing in the women’s luge singles finals. You can see the national markings on her kit, and the curved blades of the luge. For those of you curious how the full images looked, here are the uncropped pictures. Curling Question 3: Team Olympic Athletes from Russia huddle before theirice hockey game against the USA. Photograph: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Pinterest Luge Ice hockey Ski jumping These are the marking in the landing area of the ski jump section of the nordic combined. Facebook Skeleton This is the foam used for competitors to crash into at the end of a run for the skeleton. The full picture shows Christopher Grotheer hitting it during a training run for the men’s skeleton. Which Winter Olympic sport features this? Which Winter Olympic sport uses these? Pinterest Ice hockey Curling This is Magnus Nedregotten of Norway holding his curling broom. The sweeping works by warming up the ice and reducing friction so the stone moves straighter. Luge Question 4: Canada’s Meagan Duhame, photographed during thepair skating short program. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images Twitter Twitter Pinterest Twitter Which Winter Olympic sport is this? Question 11:short track speed skating – the cropped picture showed just the gloves and one of the track markers Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/(Credit too long, see caption) Cross-country skiing Bobsleigh The full image shows the Chinese bobsleigh team practicing in Pyeongchang. Speed skating Pinterest Curling Facebook Twitter Facebook Question 15: The presence of the lane markers gives this away as part of thecross-country skiing course. In the picture Charlotte Kalla of Sweden is competing Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP Which Winter Olympic sport looks like this? Winter Olympics Skeleton Winter Olympics 2018 Snowboarding Snowboarding These are the markings along the snowboarding halfpipe course – which for Olympic contests is measured at 6.7m high (22ft). Facebook Facebook Which Winter Olympic sport is this? Speed skating In which Winter Olympic sport might you see this? Snowboard Which Winter Olympic sport looks like this? Share on Twitter Luge Excellent effort – and a bronze medal Ski jumping Nordic combined Twitter Twitter Question 2: OAR’s Tatiana Akimova competes in thewomen’s biathlon. Photograph: Sergei Bobylev/TASS Biathlon Trickier. This picture is Tatiana Akimova competing in the women’s 10km biathlon pursuit. Each shooting miss means the athlete has to complete a penalty loop of 150 metres. Skeleton In which Winter Olympic sport might you see this? Challenge your friends Share on Facebook One of the joys of the Winter Olympics is discovering – or rediscovering – sports that you aren’t that familiar with. But how keenly have you been watching?Can you name the Winter Olympic sport from the cropped picture?Winter Olympics picture quiz Which Winter Olympic sport features these? Question 14: The full picture shows Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway making a run during themen’s downhill Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images Bobsleigh Facebook Pinterest Twitter Question 1: This picture showed John Morris of Canada in thecurling. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA Ice hockey Twitter Pinterest Bobsleigh Facebook Pinterest Freestyle skiing Ski jumping Pinterest Facebook Figure skating That’s Meagan Duhamel’s skirt while she is in the middle of performing a jump during a performance that helped her win a gold medal as part of the Canadian team. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Submit answers Question 5: The Chinesebobsleigh team practicing in Pyeongchang. The sleds can reach speeds of up to 90mph. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images Twitter Ice hockey This shot is a close-up of the Olympic Athletes of Russia team huddling before their ice hockey match against the USA. Pinterest Facebook Question 9: This weird looking instrument is used by the starter at thespeed skating Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Ice hockey Nordic combined Twitter Alpine skiing Ice hockey Pinterest Question 8: This is Magnus Nedregotten of Norway holding hiscurling broom. The sweeping works by warming up the ice and reducing friction so the stone moves straighter. Photograph: Cathal Mcnaughton/Reuters Facebook Biathlon Bobsleigh Share on Pinterest Nordic combined Facebook Twitter Question 6: This was a close-up of Switzerland’s Martina Kocher after competing in thewomen’s luge singles finals Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA Facebook Twitter Cross-country skiing The presence of the lane markers gives this away as part of the cross-country skiing course. In the picture Charlotte Kalla of Sweden is competing. Share via Email Freestyle skiing Luge This is a shot of an official preparing the slide ahead of the women’s luge singles competition in Pyeongchang. During the games ice technicians spray down the track, which is 6,200 ft long, as many as five times a day. Facebook Biathlon Speed skating The speed skaters wear special gloves for two reasons. One is to avoid any hand injuries caused by skating blades during the frequent falls and crashes that take place. The tips of the gloves feature hard plastic balls in order to slide along the ice. Bobsleigh Pinterest Question 10: These are the markings in the landing area of the ski jump section of thenordic combined. Akito Watabe of Japan is in the picture. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Snowboard Alpine skiing Yes, it is the foot of the pole and the shadow of one of the flags in the men’s downhill in the alpine skiing. Twitter You got… Support The Guardian Which Winter Olympic sport uses this? Well done – gold medal stuff Speed skating Bit of a trick question, this, as this isn’t a piece of equipment used by the athletes. This is used by the starter on the speed-skating track. Since you’re here… Curling An easy start – yes that is a close-up of a curling stone. Specifically in this photograph, one being played by John Morris of Canada who won the mixed doubles gold alongside Kaitlyn Lawes. Share via Email Alpine skiing Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Nordic combined Twitter Cross-country skiing Curling Which Winter Olympic sport features this? Freestyle skiing Facebook last_img read more

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