We can’t imagine that being told you’re going out on loan is a pleasant feeling. It’s almost like keeping an ex-girlfriend on the hook by saying oh, we can still be friends – but we just can’t be together right now. Unfortunately that kind of thing always comes back to haunt you, and in this instance these lot made their moment count when they came face to face with their parent clubs.
Some may call it justice, but really it’s just a fairly awkward situation. The team who concede the goal feel a burning sense of anguish, which makes sense. Meanwhile the player himself knows that if he celebrates too hard, then his return to the club that loaned him out will feel like one of those awkward family get togethers where nobody actually likes each other.
Patrick Roberts – Celtic vs Manchester City
We can only imagine that the song playing in the heads of Manchester City higher-ups was "hello darkness, my old friend" when Patrick Roberts scored against them earlier this season. The kid is thriving in Scotland and the ironic thing is, he still won't be given a chance back at City. What a shame.
Fernando Morientes – Monaco vs Real Madrid
Fernando Morientes stuck up the metaphorical middle finger to Real back in the 2003/04 season, lending a helping hand in knocking his parent side out of the Champions League. They were stunned, they were shocked and they felt betrayed - but they deserved it. It's like a bloody Hollywood film.
Lomana LuaLua – Portsmouth vs Newcastle
This fella quite literally changed the game, because his strike against the Geordies led to a change in the rules for the Premier League which meant players could no longer go up against the team they're on loan from.
Jan Vertonghen – RKC Waalwijk vs Ajax
A side we've literally never heard of popped up with an equaliser against the big boys of Dutch football, and who was the goalscorer? None other than Jan Vertonghen.
Talisca – Besiktas vs Benfica
Talisca smashed in a beauty of a free-kick against Benfica - in the Champions League of all places. Score in a friendly, sure, but don't put their European hopes in jeopardy. Don't be that guy.
Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich vs Juventus
When you can say that you're on loan for one of the best sides in Europe, FROM another of the best sides in Europe, you're going to be pretty despised by the majority of the human race. Including us.
David Nielsen – Norwich vs Wimbledon
Scored, won a penalty, led to the keeper getting sent-off and never played for Wimbledon again. We thought Valentine's Day was on Tuesday?
Facing off against teammates you either secretly wanted to batter or loved like a brother isn’t easy. It’s one of the more difficult aspects of the beautiful game which ever way you look at it, but at the end of the day it’s a job. Fans who get too offended by these kind of strikes need to man up, have a Snickers and go outside for once.