VIDEO: Spanish 3rd-division striker scores Zlatan-esque 30-yard bicycle kick


Javi Gomez, a 33-year-old Spanish striker who plays for UD Socuellamos, will almost certainly never find himself in a position to demand the Eiffel Tower be replaced with a statue of himself (for footballing purposes, of course), as Zlatan Ibrahimovic famously did last month.

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Gomez and Zlatan come from polar opposite ends of the footballing world, in fact. The latter stars for Paris Saint-Germain and is poised to make another massive-money move to another mega-club this summer, while the former plies his trade in Spain’s Segunda Division B (third tier).

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On Sunday, though, no matter how unlikely, their paths crossed, as Gomez scored from the above bicycle kick 30 yards out from goal, which immediately conjured up memories of Zlatan’s stunning bike in a friendly against England nearly four years ago.

Soak it in while you can, Javi Gomez, for there’s no greater compliment of a striker than being mentioned in the same breath as Zlatan.