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Sometimes, there are goals that send the football world in a frenzy. Then there are goals scored by goalkeepers from their own half that make you believe that football is a crazy game. On Saturday, Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos produced one of the all-time greats as he caught his Sporting Gijon counterpart Diego Marino off his line with a wonderfully weighted lob from inside his own half. And the fact that it was Carlos’ 30th birthday makes the goal even more special!
With Lugo already 2-1 up against Sporting Gijon into the last 10 minutes in a Spanish Segunda division match, Carlos hammered the ball from a distance of around 60 yards straight into the net. The kick was so accurate that the ball did not even bounce once and went flying in straight.
When a goalkeeper scores a goal normally the opposition goalkeeper misjudges the bounce of the ball.
— Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) 20 January 2018
The unbelievable goal totally overshadows the other two goals for Lugo by Iriome Gonzalez and Jaime Romero. The 3-1 win for Lugo puts Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vílchez’s side in fourth place in the Spanish Segunda division, four points ahead of Granada in the fifth position.