Biggest World Football Blunders of the Weekend with Di Maria, Roma and More

Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2014

Biggest World Football Blunders of the Weekend with Di Maria, Roma and More

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    With many of the game's major leagues back up and running after the winter break, a whole new load of mistakes, errors and blunders were on show for the viewers to enjoy.

    This time around we visit La Liga, Serie A and the FA Cup in England amongst others.

    Here's your regular roundup of the worst and funniest moments of the weekend.

Roma Lose the Plot

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    Roma headed into their game against Juventus with hopes of asserting their Serie A credentials but ended up on the wrong side of a three-goal defeat.

    To make matters worse, everything went pear-shaped for them in a mad three-minute spell where they had two players sent off and conceded a penalty.

    Daniele De Rossi was shown a straight red for a bad tackle, before the resulting free kick ended with Leandro Castan hand-balling on the line—another straight red. Mirko Vucinic buried the penalty that followed to complete Roma's misery.

FA Cup Upsets

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    The FA Cup third round provided a few surprise defeats along the way, including Premier League club Aston Villa losing to League One Sheffield United.

    Manchester United were beaten at home to Swansea City, Man City were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn, Leeds lost to Rochdale and holders Wigan Athletic could only draw 3-3 at home to MK Dons.

    The biggest "cupset" in terms of Premier League teams taking an absolute battering most certainly came at the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest spanked five without reply past a hapless West Ham United.

Angel Di Maria's 'Message' to Real Fans

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    Angel Di Maria was substituted for Real Madrid after a lacklustre performance against Celta Vigo and was subject to jeers from his home crowd.

    The Argentine winger responded in unsavoury fashion by seemingly grabbing a rather specific body area in reaction, as per Goal.com, forcing manager Carlo Ancelotti to say the player had made a mistake.

    Di Maria faces a regular battle for his place in the Real team following the arrival of Gareth Bale.

Crossbar Three Times in Five Seconds!

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    Check out this moment of madness, courtesy of 101greatgoals, as Kidderminster and Peterborough embark on a mission to hit the woodwork the most times in a five-second spell ever.

    So bizarre is the incident and the body shapes thrown by both sets of players that it's a little difficult to realise that it's Peterborough, in the blue, who are the attacking side.

    The game finished 0-0. Rather predictable, judging by that finishing.