Rhu-endly Aurelio Jean-Carlo “Cuco” Martina (that’s the man’s name), take a bow, son. You certainly deserve it.
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With his side struggling just a bit early on, at home against Arsenal, the Dutch (Curacao) right back unleashed the above (slow-mo below) wicked, outside-of-the-foot blast from more than 25 yards out. This ball had eyes to see its way through traffic inside the penalty area, and the necessary pace and swerve to evade the outstretched hands of Petr Cech.
Martina is in his first season with Southampton, and Saturday’s selection marks his first league start after signing for the club in the summer. Not a bad way to mark your full debut in the Premier League, Mr. Martino.