Photo: Bayern Munich
It wasn’t Friday the 13th, but on this night, Mario Mandžukić bicycled in a 36th minute goal, helping Bayern Munich earn a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg. The bicycle kick makes it 15 goals for him in the Bundesliga this year- good enough to take the lead going into Saturday’s games. If that didn’t surprise you, as most of Mandžukić’s goals come from tap-ins and headers in front of the goal, Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitić scored off a header in their 3-1 win over Deportivo. After getting plenty of criticism from Croatian fans for not heading down Luka Modrić’s cross against Spain at Euro 2012, Rakitić did exactly that against Deportivo for the opening goal.
Mandžukić bicycle versus Wolfsburg
The question is: have you forgiven Rakitić for what could have been Croatia’s greatest sporting moment: possibly eliminating the reigning Euro and World Cup champions in one foul swoop?
Ivan Rakitić header to open the scoring for Sevilla