Watch: Sporting Lisbon midfielder shows off nifty skills

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Marcos Acuna has scored just five goals for Sporting Lisbon, but on Thursday he showed one of the reasons why he was a coveted transfer to the club this past summer.

Facing Astana in the UEFA Europa League, Acuna displayed some incredible footwork and control of the ball, looping the ball over the head of a defender not once but twice in the second half of Sporting’s 3-1 win. It was a bit of street soccer brought onto the field, and it is just beautiful.

Acuna went on to provide the pass that was turned in by Gelson Martins for the game winner.

Watch and behold.