European Round-Up: Dzeko’s miss, Totti’s tantrum & player shows ref red


Edin Dzeko’s miss
Luis Suarez became the first player to reach 25 goals in Europe’s top five leagues on a weekend when Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed penalty proved costly for Real Madrid.
Suarez’s goal helped Barcelona beat Las Palmas to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points, as both Atletico Madrid and Real could only draw.
Fortunately for Ronaldo, his spot-kick was not the miss of the weekend. Elsewhere, Juventus ended a 15-match winning streak in Serie A while Bayern Munich and Paris St-Germain continued to steamroll their way towards domestic titles.
But what else happened in Europe this weekend? Here we look at the stories you may have missed.
Miss of the season?
It’s already being labelled ‘miss of the season’ by stunned viewers of Roma’s 5-0 win over Palermo in Serie A.
Step forward Edin Dzeko, whose inability to locate an open goal from no more than three yards out has to be seen to be believed.
The former Manchester City striker, 29, has not found life easy in Italy, scoring just four league goals before Sunday’s game.
He had managed just one since November and the Bosnia-Herzegovina international must have thought he would never score again when he managed to meet Maicon’s low cross with his heel and direct the ball back across goal and wide of the post.
But to Dzeko’s credit, he got straight back on the horse and buried a far more difficult chance two minutes later before heading Roma’s final goal to further banish what could have been an horrific memory.
“You’re off, ref”. “No you’re off”
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Source:: PM Newspaper