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Bicycle in Brussels sends Milan into knockout stages
by Samuel Charles, November 21st, 2012 6:28PM
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[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Philippe Mexes' bicycle kick on the edge of the area in the 71st minute helped AC Milan beat FC Anderlecht, 3-1, in Belgium on Wednesday, putting the Italian power in the Champions League round of 16.

Mexes and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were teammates in Milan last season, other than that, the two have little in common, except hairstyles.

Mexes entered this game with two goals in his 78 European tournament games, and if the 30-year-old is famous for anything it’s a glaring absence of athleticism. But it looks like the Frenchman was inspired by Zlatan’s bicycle kick that shook up the soccer world last week.

How else can you explain this incredible chest down and perfect technique from the slow-footed central defender?

Ibra’s unbelievable goal came in a friendly with England, but this one sends seven-time European Cup winner AC Milan into the next round …



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  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: November 23, 2012 at 10:21 a.m.
    most players will not attempt this shot as it is missed more than made...a 2 percent successful shot ...thus, not popular with team mates or the coaches...only a special situation makes any sense at all to attempt this shot...

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