Goalkeeper scores outrageous goal from own half; watch video

Lugo goalkeeper Juan Carlos produced one of the best goals of all times and the fact that it was his birthday makes it even more special.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: January 21, 2018 6:45:01 pm
Lugo keeper Juan Carlos Lugo keeper Juan Carlos scored an outrageous goal from his own half. (Source: Screengrab)

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.

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.

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