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Football You Missed, Oct 9: Vela smashes MLS record and goodbye, Schweini

Fireworks in the Swedish derby, Coaches get sacked and offside from a throw?

 
7:30am on Wednesday 9th October 2019
By
Paul Macdonald

CARLOS VELA IS A RECORD BREAKER

Former Arsenal and Real Sociedad striker Carlos Vela has been in sensational form this season for LAFC, and at the weekend he broke MLS' scoring record by netting his 32nd, 33rd and 34th goals of the season against Colorado Rapids. Orlando City's Josef Martinez had set the record in 2018, netting 31 goals in 35 games. LAFC will be hoping Vela can take this form into the post-season.

FIREWORKS IN SWEDEN

Djugarden against Hammarby is one of the more understated local derbies in world football, but in Sweden it's a pretty big deal. There is an intense rivalry both on and off the field and is often fill with pyro in the stands. This clip of their clash from the weekend only begins to do it justice.

GOODBYE, SCHWEINI

663 club appearances, 121 full international caps, eight Bundesligas, seven Pokals, numerous individual accolades and, of course, a World Cup. Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement, and we say goodbye to one of the finest, longest lasting German midfielders of his generation. Enjoy your rest, Bastian.

GOODBYE, COACHES

As the international break has arrived, it's the perfect time for club directors to assess the relative performance of their teams and it's fair to say that some of them weren't impressed. The highest-profile exit was Marco Giampaolo from AC Milan, ruthlessly dismissed just three months into his reign at the Italian giants. And in the Championship in England, Daniel Stendel was dismissed from Barnsley, Jose Gomes binned by Reading and Jack Ross let go by Sunderland, all in the space of 24 hours. As international breaks arrive in future, under-pressure coaches will be avoiding the phone for two weeks.

OFFSIDE FROM A THROW???

The standard of officiating these days seems to be worse than ever, and made ever more confusing by the use and mis-use of VAR in certain countries. But it's pretty much always been a rule that you can't be offside from a throw-in. Apart from, that is, at the Anoeta in the weekend's Real Sociedad against Getafe match. This is just... stupid.

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