What a run! Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez showed his teammates how it’s done by scoring an epic solo goal against Bayern Munich in his team’s Champions League semi-final on Apr 27. Watch his amazing strike!
Who needs a teammate? Saul Niguez, 21, showed he doesn’t with this brilliant mazy dribble and sick goal for Atletico Madrid against Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-final on Apr. 27. Watch how he takes 4 players completely out of the game with this epic solo goal.
With just 11 minutes gone in the game, and sensing home advantage was key in this first leg match-up, Saul picked the ball up in the midfield and was surrounded by three players, kicking at his ankles, trying to get a toe to the ball to clear the danger.
But unperturbed, the young Spanish whizkid showed quick feet to evade the attentions of the defensive midfield players and the defenders chopping at his feet to fashion himself a half-chance at getting a strike on goal.
The crowd roared as he got closer to goal on the right-hand side, with expectation that he should be able to get a shot away. But there was still a hell of a lot to do though!
But, as all great players are capable of doing, the promising youngster showed his coolness in front of goal by effortlessly curling the ball with his left foot into the bottom corner of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer‘s goal. The big German couldn’t get his hand to it, the shot was that great, and Atletico Madrid led Bayern Munich 1-0!
As goals go, that’s one of the best we’ve seen in the Champions League this season. That’ll take some beating for goal of the year in the CL, that’s for sure!
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