It is not often that you see a goal scored in a five-a-side match that takes your breath away. This goal is not about a spectacular long shot as we have seen in many other posts - it is simply about the skill factor shown in here by the Costa Rica player ironically against Brazil. I am glad that the video had several replays of the goal showing it from different camera angles because it was a little difficult to take in exactly what I had just seen on first viewing.
If you play golf, cricket, baseball, pool - in fact any game that involves the use of some sort of implement for taking your shot, you pretty much know when you have made a good connection with the ball. When you make the perfect connection it is even better. In football there is no implement apart from your own foot and when you make that right connection with your foot and the pass or the corner is perfect - and what about a long range free kick?
Below is such a free kick scored for Suwon Bluewings from South Korea by Australian Eddy Bosnar. I always enjoy a good strike and when they are just super powerful like this one they just make me go "wow"
Here is Marco Antonio scoring a volley not too unlike a certain strike by Paola Di Canio a few years ago - "gooooaaaal!"
Sometimes TV coverage can be confusing as this game was not shown on midweek tv coverage in the UK. What we missed was this absolutely cracking strike from Newcastle's new scoring machine Papiss Cisse during injury time. There is a debate whether or not he meant it - I for one believe that he did for sure! The timing of this victory was rather ironic and we were just discussing who we thought would take the Champions League spot and both George and I had selected Chelsea after their recent surge in form. Then this happens and fair play to Newcastle who are still there fighting on merit. For Chelsea it is surely now winning the Champions League final or bust!