In this first edition of TheHardTackle Trendz, we look at four superb moments from world football action over the weekend and present you with related moments of absolute magic.

 

1) Willian’s Goal Against Norwich

Chelseaai??i??s Brazilian attacker Willian scored his first goal for the Londoners with a stunning strike against Morwich City at Carrow Road. The A?30 million purchase from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala has had to fight for his place in the Chelsea team thanks to an abundance of star players. But, when he finally got the chance in the Premier League, Willian took just under five minutes to hammer a left footed bolt from the blue past Norwich keeper John Ruddy.

This is what he had to say about his goal:

“I am very happy to have made my Premier League debut this way,” said Willian, speaking to Globo Esporte.

“I did well off the bench, doing what Mourinho asked me to do. I managed to start the move that led to the second goal and then I scored the third goal.

“It was very exciting and I am not only happy for the goal, but also for the win – which was important for our team.

“I am slowly recovering my best form, gaining match fitness.

“I will try to do my best whenever I have the opportunity to play. I intend to grow with each match.”

We leave you with Willianai??i??s Wonder Goal that is certain to give Jose Mourinho aAi?? lot to think about:

Ai??2)Ai??Ravel Morrison’s Goal Against Tottenham

In-form Tottenham Hotspur faced West Ham United at White Hart Lane and three points seemed inevitable. But, West Ham had other ideas. The Hammers hadnai??i??t scored away from home this season and last season, scored the lowest number of goals away from home in top seven divisions in England. West Ham had won only 3 times in 25 meetings between the two clubs and last won at White Hart Lane 14 years ago.

Even so, they pummeled Spurs 3-0. The third goal was a superb solo effort from young Ravel Morrison ai??i?? the new star on the horizon. We leave you with this gem of a goal which sealed West Hamai??i??s first win at White Hart Lane in 14 years:

3)Jerome Boateng at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munichai??i??s Jerome Boateng made someAi??excellent tacklesAi??in the Bundesliga over the weekend.

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It reminded us of one of the best tackles seen in recent times. It happened in the Premier League in 2006 when Arjen Robben of the mighty Chelsea was through on goal and Ledley King had about 10 yards to make up against one of the quickest players in the world. Watch what happens:

Ai??4) Alex Song’s 102 Passes with 100% Accuracy

Barcelona defensive midfielder Alex Song may not be the first choice in his position at Barcelona, but against Real Valladolid he showed why he should be selected more often. Song made 102 passes in that game. And got each one of those passes right! 102 attempted, 102 completed.

Every one of Song's 102 passes against Valladolid was a success

Every one of Song’s 102 passes against Valladolid was a success

Some say Song should never have left Arsenal, where his range of passing was unparalleled. We leave you with memories from his days at Arsenal where his delightful passes wouldai??i??ve come in handy today:

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