In football, two plus two is not always four. Logic sometimes does not exist and the greatest of absurdities ends up reigning at the expense of common sense. Thus, In Hanging Up for Soccer we discover five really curious stories that the world of football has left us since its existence:
1- El Manchester City is today the top scorer team in the Premier League with 47 goals in 16 matches, records that few tables in Europe can exceed. But nevertheless, what few know is that in the season 1937-38 got to score 80 goals beating a record and producing a strange situation: was 21st and descended. He did it despite fitting in 77 goals and having a +3 in the general average.
2- The biggest international win in European football occurred in the Recopa 1963-64, where Sporting Lisbon beat Apoel Nicosia for 16 a 1 at the José Alvalade stadium. Champions, such honor goes to the Dynamo of Bucharest that got him 11 all Crusaders and 1973. In the UEFA Cup, Ajax thrashed in 1984 14-0 al Red Boys.
3- San Lorenzo has won the Initial Tournament, but in 1939 witnessed an exceptional event. In a match against Platense, the line judge scored offside on a play. The referee did not confirm it and ignored it. The line judge insisted. The discussion rose in tone, until the referee of the game decided to expel the auxiliary. Then, there have been several cases where it has been repeated.
4- It may sound strange, but Milan is today the only European city that has the honor of having two European champion teams: Inter and AC Milan. Ni Madrid, nor London, neither Rome nor Turin can boast of such circumstance. Neither Glasgow.
5- The league can be won in many ways, but in Brazil the Coritiba he did it in the strangest way. In 1985 he allowed himself the luxury of being champion with 25 goals for and 27 against. Something never seen, that the champion receive more goals against that so many score in favor.