Earlier on Wednesday we saw a hilarious own-goal nearly from the midfield line as a defender chipped his own goalkeeper from long range.
Then late Wednesday, we saw an opponent do it. On purpose.
Fluminense obliterated lower-tier side Globo 5-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the Copo de Brasil, and the scoring was capped off by Fluminense winger Gustavo Scarpa going deep from just in his own half as he chips the goalkeeper from a long way out.
That great goal even deserves the tacky frame around the video. Now, from another angle, because of course you want that:
This has been a stellar year for goals. Already in 2017, we’ve seen the Olivier Giroud and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scorpion kicks, the incredible full-field run by Piqueti in AFCON 2017, and plenty others.