They Play Pretty Good High-School Soccer in Japan

Last week’s top soccer moments

By Dan Stelly | Photo via WAATP


Goal kick –> header –> header –> control, flick, and volley –> top corner. Tamano-Konan, playing in Japan’s national high school tournament, put together one of the greatest goals you’ll see all year. [Source: Youtube]


Romelu Lukaku showed off his technique with a pinpoint, outside-of-the-boot cross for Arouna Koné as Everton rolled over Sunderland. [Source: Streamable]

Milan’s Giacomo Bonaventura added to his league-leading assist total with a perfectly-weighted ball for Carlos Bacca to tuck home. [Source: Streamable]

Zlatko Junuzović’s TRIPLE-nutmeg on Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos rates highly on the “Ways to humiliate your opponent” list. [Source: Streamable]

Here at Howler, we appreciate things like Hector Bellerin sacrificing his pancreas in order to make a goal-line clearance (even if the play was already flagged for offside). [Source: Streamable]

Return of the scorpion kick! Simon Skrabb pulled off the spectacular finish in Åtvidabergs’ 2–1 defeat to Gefle. [Source: Youtube]