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A pair of juggling acts you probably missed
by Samuel Charles, December 9th, 2012 11PM

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[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] A couple players you've never heard of making magic while the ball is still airborne, and finishing with wonderful goals.

A wonderful volley in Kuwait on Saturday reminded us of a goal from the last day of November, in Romania, that we failed to share.

Adnan Haidar sets the bar pretty high with this, his first ever goal for Lebanon. It came in Lebanon’s 1-0 win over Oman in a friendly. A 23-year-old midfielder born in Norway, Haidar played 16 games for the Norwegian junior national teams, and this was only his second appearance for Lebanon.

Haidar battles a teammate for this deflection, chests it down, juggles around a defender, and finishes with a great volley…

That was nice, but this goal for Romanian power Steaua Bucharest is even prettier for my money.

Raul Rusescu, 24, is the top scorer in Liga I with 17 goals in 18 games, and you’ll see why after this wonderful bit of improvisation in a 6-0 blowout at Concordia Chiajna.

It’s hard to see live, but on replay you’ll notice Rusescu beats three separate defenders while juggling, one touch to beat each defender. The third touch also splits the defense and springs him into the box, where he beats the keeper with, one touch.

Creative, efficient, and a very high degree of difficulty …

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