What is the Dele Alli challenge? How to do tricks

first_imgIt’s the celebration everyone is doing – or at least trying to do! Dele Alli has gotten football fans in Britain and all over the world contorting their fingers and hands to try to replicate his new celebration, in a viral craze known as the Dele Alli Challenge.Spurs and England attacker Alli introduced the world to his new celebration on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Premier League season, making the gesture with his hand after finding the net against Newcastle.Since then, footballers and supporters have attempted to reproduce the celebration, with many frustrated fans poking themselves in the eye as they try to figure out the complexities behind what looks like a simple trick. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Want to impress your mates by pulling off a perfect Dele Alli Challenge manoeuvre? Follow our tips and tricks below!How to do the Dele Alli challengeThe best way to learn how to do the Dele Alli Challenge is to look at other people doing it and see how they position their hands. If you search on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll find photos and videos of celebrities attempting to do it – not just footballers, but other personalities such as pop singer Olly Murs, Soccer AM’s Smithy and Sky Sports’ Michelle Owen.But whatever you do, don’t try to replicate Manchester United midfielder Fred, who clearly has no idea what he’s doing despite most of his Red Devils team-mates easily figuring out the trick.Fred trying to do the #delechallenge has made my day 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OyE3h5JoMt— Brotein Sheikh (@_AmirNazar) August 15, 2018Start off by making the ‘OK’ symbol with your thumb and index finger creating an ‘O’ and the remainder of your fingers pointing upwards.Move the ‘O’ part by folding your three fingers, putting your index finger and thumb at the top – so that the ‘O’ has slid to the other side.Flip over your hand and place against your eye and forehead. If you’ve done it correctly, you’ve completed the Dele Alli Challenge.So, to summarise: Make the ‘OK’ symbol. Move the ‘O’ part by folding your three fingers down. Flip over your hand and place against your eye.The only thing to do now is take a photo or video and put it on your social media accounts with the hashtag #DeleChallenge!What is the new Dele Alli challenge?Dele Alli Celebration 2.0Not content with making us all contort our fingers and hands with the original celebration, Alli has taken things a step further by bringing a new challenge to the masses.Started by Twitter user Lexi Ceballos, the new finger movement is much more difficult than the original and is done via either wizardry or having really flexible fingers. It involves making two circles to create a pair of glasses with your hand.magic pic.twitter.com/At4b8Z0yhX— lex (@lexi_ceballos) August 22, 2018Alli recreated the trick on his Snapchat account, but Spurs team-mate Georges-Kevin N’Koudou struggled to get close to making the right shape with his hands.Tottenham travel to Manchester United on Monday, where Alli could show the world his new trick if he can score at Old Trafford.last_img read more

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Didier Drogba Leads Chelsea to First Ever Title

Didier Drogba added to his growing legend by scoring a dramatic header in the 88th minute to bring his club Chelsea to a tie with favored Bayern Munich at their home stadium, then he heroically won the match with a penalty kick to give Chelsea a 4-3 advantage and its first-ever European Champions League title.Drogba’s contract with Chelsea expires next month, so it could have been the theatrical 34-year-old’s last match with the British club. He couldn’t have gone off in a more dramatic fashion, lifting his club onto his shoulders after team captain John Terry was suspended for the final match. Drogba, who is from the Ivory Coast, later called his winning penalty kick his “best ever goal.”Bayern Munich scored first and held the league for much of the tense match until Drogba’s header with just minutes left pulled desperate Chelsea into a tie.“He’s a hero. Without him we’re not here,” said Lampard, who scored with Chelsea’s third penalty. “I’d love him to stay. What he did tonight he’s been doing all his career.”A total of seven starters from the two teams were suspended for the game, giving it an unsettled feel that home team Bayern was quick to take advantage of. The win guarantee Chelsea a spot in next year’s Champions League tournament, which is crucial to the team’s finances and elite status. read more

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