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Morten Gamst Pedersen's laughable impression of Willem Dafoe in Platoon at the weekend was a good enough excuse for us to construct our five favourite moments in 'simulation'.

1 Morten Gamst Pederson - Arsenal v Blackburn

The 'I might as well go down on the off-chance as I'm not going to reach the ball' approach. Optimistic.

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2 Rivaldo - Brazil v Turkey

The classic 'go down clutching your face despite being hit in the knee routine'. Ground-breaking.

 

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3 Unknown player - Juniors v Americas

How to win a penalty despite being four feet from the nearest defender. Seminal.

 

4 Alberto Gilardino - Celtic v Milan

It could have been a great team goal but just in the nick of time Gilardino's intincts kicked in and down he went like a sniper victim. Reassuring.

 

5 Greg Louganis - 1988 Olympic Games

Painful.