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Looks good but a back heal is not a hard play for a player. It was luck that it went in.
For you coaches out there instead of a takeover have them do a back heal to the player. So once the receiver passes the player instead of laying the ball off to the passing player. Let him pass then back heal it to him into the space he moved to. It looks better then a takeover to the fans or the kids parents if they are young. Fun for the player to do very easy.
True, but you also can't take away from that goal.
Do you think an over head volley is a great goal or do you think a side volley is a better goal?
for me a side volley is a better more skillful goal.
Hey I have not seen anyone do a scorpion kick in a long time.
Didn't one of the MLS coaches do a scorpion kick from the sideline just a couple weeks ago?
There was definitely a lot of luck there, but what makes this play special and viable is that the goalkeeper is really not expecting a shot until the player turns around so the focus is on the player rather than the ball - result nutmeg. Personally, I think Jovetic was trying for the far corner behind him after he saw the keeper come off his line and just missed with the back heal (not the most accurate shot). To me, the takeaway is that you always miss 100% of the shots you don't attempt. Having said that, the play really should have been to the other unmarked Inter player in the box to Jovetic's right.
One of the best goal I ever saw was by Roberto Cabanas when he was on the old Cosmos. He got it with his ankle I will see if I can find it on YouTube.
YouTube is fantastic this goal by cabanas was in 1983.