You might have missed it as the camera angle was panned down to a close-up on the corner flag in the 79th minute. With Liverpool 3-0 ahead against Barcelona in their Champions League semifinal second leg but tied 3-3 on aggregate, the announcers were taking a breath ahead of what seemed like a run-of-the-mill corner kick and even Anfield itself seemed quiet.
With the football season winding down, and the Africa Cup of Nations barely two months away, Nigerian players have been making performance statements all over Europe and beyond.
Freshly minted Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu was the pick of the bunch in a month of fine offensive and defensive displays.
1. Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjylland)
Onuachu announced himself to Nigerians with a spectacular goal inside the opening 10 seconds of Nigeria's 1-0 win against Egypt in March, setting the record for...
Awer Mabil scored a goal on his debut for the Socceroos against Kuwait last month and has been in sparkling form for Danish club FC Midtjylland since then.
Before linking up with the national team in Brisbane ahead of Saturday's friendly against South Korea, Mabil scored twice and set up another two goals in Midtjylland's 5-0 Superliga win over Vejle BK -- a display that earned Mabil a spot on the reserves in FIFA 19's team of the week.
"I didn't know that until Craig Goodwin told me in the elevator...
D.C. United has struck a deal to re-sign Bill Hamid on loan, less than a year after the goalkeeper left to sign for Danish side Midtjylland.
Hamid, the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, will sign on loan through the end of the 2019 season, D.C.United said.
With his MLS contract expiring after last season, Hamid opted to test himself in Europe and said he joined Midtjylland over an offer from Germany's Eintracht Frankfurt because he had an opportunity to start.
But that promise never materialized...
Dutch master Rafael van der Vaart could be the latest big name to head to Indonesia.
The 34-year-old, who is on the books of Denmark's FC Midtjylland, is being chased by Bali United, according to Indonesian media outlet, Bolasport.
The club has a strong Netherlands connection. Indonesia's Dutch-born international Stefano Lilipaly is reportedly acting as a go-between with the former Real Madrid midfielder, who has yet to appear in Denmark this season.
Bali president Pieter Tanuri admitted to reporters...