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The Daily Bee: Lots of Weirdness in the Conference League

You thought BVB’s match against Ajax had weird red cards???

Tottenham Hotspur v Vitesse: Group A - UEFA Europa Conference League Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Good morning, everyone. Happy Friday!

Are you guys ready for the Leipzig game? Remember, the game starts at 10:30 EST and not 9:30, because god forbid Europe and North America coordinate daylight savings time. This will, however, give me more time to sleep on Saturday, and give me more time to fulfill my tradition of going for a pre-game morning walk. If any of you have any pre-game traditions, let me know in the comments.

On to the “news”:

Fair Play to Dusan Tadic

When a player on the opposing team scores a goal while taking eight feet of wooden post “where it hurts”, all you can really do is stand back and offer your respect. As a football fan and as a man, we salute you, you somehow career-resurrected Southampton washout. Fair play for taking it like a champion:

As somebody who watched the play being referenced, something tells me the post wasn’t the one feeling the pain.

Madness in North London

Normally I wouldn’t bother covering a Europa Conference League match that doesn’t involve BVB at all, but this was so funny I pretty much have to post it, and as you may have noticed, this edition of the Daily Bee isn’t particularly serious.

Yesterday was Antonio Conte’s first in charge at his new club Tottenham Hotspur, and it could not possibly have been more insane. It all started very normally. Spurs very predictably got off to a quick 3-0 lead against lowly SBV Vitesse of the Eredivisie, before things took a turn for the weird. Tottenham gave up two goals in rapid succession, and it looked like Tottenham were going to spurs away a 3-0 lead before the first half had ended.

Then, in the second half, things got weird. Less than 15 minutes in, Tottenham center back Cristian Romero was shown a second yellow card for physically grabbing onto a Vitesse player’s legs to prevent a counter attack. Vitesse looked like they would have the advantage, but as the game wound down not only would they level the playing field by getting one player sent off, they’d swing the advantage to Tottenham by getting two red cards, including a ridiculous handball from the goalkeeper who sprinted at least 20 yards out of the 18-yard box in an attempt to play the ball.

And after all that, it ended 3-2. Who knew the Conference League could be so entertaining?

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Do you guys have any Saturday morning traditions when watching the Bundesliga?