Global sports video charts: Ronaldinho, crazy golf, Asian Cup

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A clip of Ronaldinho's audacious ball spins from a training session with Brazilian side Flamengo was YouTube's most viewed sports video for the week ending February 1.

Ronaldinho, in training for Brazilian side Flamengo, shoots from behind the goal and with tremendous backspin yet still finds the net, with the clip becoming YouTube's most viewed sports video for the week ending February 1.

Another unusual bounce sees a minigolf chip-in shot go from a water fountain into the cup.

Nicovideo's sports channel is all about Japan's progress in the Asian Cup. The tournament winners had to get past rivals South Korea, with the game going to penalties after extra time.

Public reactions were collected and compiled from Twitter and YouTube for Nicovideo's most watched video, while in second place is a clip of Japan's goalkeeping coach Maurizio Guido getting punched in the mouth during team celebrations.

Dailymotion hosts soccer highlights from around Europe: Arsenal's Carling Cup semi-final victory against Championship side Ipswich, Bayern Munich climbing to third in the Bundesliga after defender Per Mertesacker scored for both teams, and two goals for Messi as Barcelona defeat of Hercules by three goals to nil.

YouTube's most watched sports videos of the week (total views)
1) ?razy Ronaldinho skill in Flamengo training! The behind-the-goal goal (2,730,205)
2) Greatest putt-putt shot of all time (2,269,515)
3) Mark Sanchez wipes a booger on Mark Brunell (919,377)

Nicovideo's most watched sports videos of the week ( how to register)
1) Japan vs South Korea (AFC Asian Cup semis) internet reaction (278,638)
2) Violent celebration - Japan vs Korea (320,552)
3) Home run bunt (658,421)

Dailymotion's most watched sports videos of the week
1) Arsenal v Ipswich Town (56,327)
2) Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern Munich (52,751)
3) Hercules Alicante v Barcelona (45,375)

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