When Bobby Wood signed for 2. Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue at the beginning of February, the sometimes-U.S. national striker was supposed to serve as reinforcements for the second-division side’s fight against relegation.
While Aue remain two points behind 1860 Munich — Wood’s former team — for the final safety spot, right where they were when he joined on Feb. 2, Wood has been something of a revelation for Aue after scoring a pair of goals not long into his team at the club. On Monday, Wood was at it again, scoring the golazo you see above.
It’s a fantastic finish from Wood, who hammers home his right-footed shot from 20 yards out, but the real beauty is found inside the center circle, where Wood uses a clever dummy to evade a pair of defenders and open acres of space between Braunschweig’s midfield and defense.
Wood quickly eats up the space, angling wide to the left to pull one center back into more space than he’d like to defend, making his inevitable cut inside possible.
Aue still find themselves rooted to 18th place (last) in the league on 28 points, while 1860 occupy 15th, the final safety spot, on 30 points.