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Sunday, 16 October 2011 22:52

Video: Postiga brace earns Zaragoza win

Real Zaragoza 2-0 Real Sociedad

Helder Postiga scored twice - the first a sensational overhead kick - to help Real Zaragoza to a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad at La Romareda on Sunday evening.

Postiga, who joined Zaragoza from Sporting in August, had failed to score in his opening five games for his new club, having seen three goals disallowed in recent weeks. However, the 29-year-old opened his account in La Liga in memorable style as Zaragoza climbed to 8th in the Spanish top flight.

The Portugal striker’s first came in the 11th minute when he met Efrain Juarez’s cross with a stunning overhead kick that flew past Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The hosts led 1-0 at the break, and Postiga doubled his and Zaragoza’s advantage early in the second period, this time finishing coolly after being put through by Leonardo Ponzio.

Postiga was joined in the Zaragoza starting line-up by Fernando Meira, while fellow summer arrival Ruben Micael - on loan from Atletico Madrid - was introduced for the final twenty-five minutes as Zaragoza got back on-track following three matches without a win before the international break.

Comments (18)
18 Thursday, 20 October 2011 17:02
yo, ask steven from flatts if he knows Figo. I know him really well... thats my brah
17 Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:48
yes i do if u have facebook add me
16 Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:16
Yes ai Bryan, I know who u are. You have a cousin named debbie in toronto?
my real name
15 Tuesday, 18 October 2011 21:52
my real name is bryan cabral i live in pembroke im only 18 u probably dont know me but im a huge benfica fan i had to switch my name because people were using it but yea i go vasco all the time maybe u do to but yes i am a BENFICA FANATIC
14 Tuesday, 18 October 2011 17:29
who is this here? only john i know who is Benfica fan is from Somerset. who is this ARJO
13 Tuesday, 18 October 2011 07:37
Mario/Canada, you mean to tell me that they reverted back to the way they were playing under Queiroz?
I actually agree with that.
The one think that SAF has always stressed to Nani is that he becomes more consistent in his play. That means play the whole match and track back to help. He has been doing just that for Man United, but not the Seleccao.
As for CR7, I understand him not going all out in getting back. Remember that we only have one up top, so him staying around midfield helps keep defenses honest.

We will all come to realize that Bento has brought nothing to the table. Except maybe more incompetence. Tactics have not changed under him at all. And by Seleccao's last two performances, his leadership and motivational skills aren't getting it done either.

Postiga is what he is. He'll shine here and there, but mostly disappoint. Almeida should be getting the nod over him.

Lastly, why are people killing Danny. Even if he was on the squad he would have sat and only be brought in to play wing.
I know that most would love to see him get a shot as attacking mid, his natural position, but it's just not going to happen. Frankly I would't be surprised if he retired from Int'l play.
Martins is injured
12 Monday, 17 October 2011 19:31
Apparently, Dani had sebaceous cysts which are benign and which in most circumstances are removed for cosmetic purposes. In other words the Portuguese national team is not on the top of his list of priorities. And many of you will probably get your wish with regard to Carlos Martins, he got carried of on a stretcher, Saturday.

Nathan, actually the Danish knew that for the most part the only threat the Portuguese posed was crossing the ball into the middle which they did often and unsuccessfully. It was only when someone ran to the bi-line and cut the ball across or back, that the Portuguese had their best chances. Ronaldo played more of a central position and he didn't provide enough width. And also when the Portuguese lost possession, players like Ronaldo and Nani just stood and watched and didn't chase down the Danish players.

The primary problem with the Portuguese team is not who is on the field but the strategy they employ and the lack of motivation.
11 Monday, 17 October 2011 19:24
Danny himself suspected he had cancer so he had emergency surgery but cleary he didnt or else it would likely be news by now. And I agree about Martins and I doubt he will be starting vs Bosnia even if it means Micael comes in. I'm hoping for Danny but he never gets starts although hes great as a late impact sub.
10 Monday, 17 October 2011 19:02
he figo from bermuda im actually from bermuda but i changed my name cause there was another guy from Bermuda while back im not trying to call u out but which part of Bermuda are u from its interesting to know im not the only Bermudian on the site if u dont want to answer u dont have to
9 Monday, 17 October 2011 17:09
that is def. goal of the week across Europe! step it up in the National Team, we can use that in the playoffs.
Good highlights/Question
8 Monday, 17 October 2011 15:01
Maybe that switch out of Sporting has given him a fresh start. 1 great game is always good but I would love to see him become a consistent goal scorer. There has been so many games were you curse his name for the open shots that he’s missed.

I do agree that our midfield needs a bit of work since Ronaldo and Nani tend to get double teamed, so if we had someone else in the midfield that could provide better passes it would help our scoring chances.

I’m curious to hear what’s happening with Danny? He didn’t join the team for the last match due to some medical issues and there were rumors of cancer but I would have thought there would have been a great news splash if that was true. I hope he’s alright as I think he’s the perfect player to put behind our striker. I would take Danny over Martins any day.
7 Monday, 17 October 2011 11:55
Really happy for him. Looking at the clubs he has represented in the past, he has some pedigree. Hoping that now in his 29th year he is focused enough to deliver.
6 Monday, 17 October 2011 07:13
Wow, that was really Helder Postiga wasn't it? He really does have some quality tucked up his sleeve somewhere, I know he does. He won't create a lot of openings for you, but if you provide him with decent service (something that Portugal are not doing right now) he'll score a few goals. An example of that is friendly against Spain where we actually got him the ball a few times in scoring positions and he finished. How many times have we done that in the last few games? One that I can think of, and he scored (Bruno Alves' cross against Iceland).

It would be nice if he could create chances by himself, but he's not that kind of player. Still, I say he's Portugal's first choice striker right now and that we just need to get him better service. That all goes back to our inability to control midfield and we know we have issues there. No midfield control means that our opposition just have to close down the wings which they do by stacking their defense in front of Ronaldo and Nani. They know there is no threat coming up the middle.

Ah, I better stop talking about it. My blood pressure is starting to rise.
5 Monday, 17 October 2011 04:07
He misses simple shots then scores a crazy goal like that, im tripping!

The difference between his best and his worst is massive, but Postigas best is devastating. Whatever Rooney can do us portuguese do better!
Great Goal -- now do something for the national team
4 Monday, 17 October 2011 00:48
Great goal and shows that even Portuguese strikers can have a moment of brillance which is too infrequent.

Hope this gives him condifence to perform for the national team. This guy has been basically a bust except with a few good moments with the national team.

Hope that he has a few good years left to recover for the past 8-9 bad years.
3 Monday, 17 October 2011 00:37
Well taken goals, good to see.
World Class goal
2 Sunday, 16 October 2011 23:37
Bicycle kick right into the bottom corner. I've never seen that ability from Postiga. He also made his 2nd goal look easy. Its a shame he doesnt play like this for the national team.
1 Sunday, 16 October 2011 23:21
Wouldn't it be nice if he could recover his form from his younger days

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