With his team facing defeat, Vasco de Gama’s 19-year-old substitute Evander came to the rescue.
The former Brazil Under-17s striker fired an absolute rocket from more than 35 yards to tie their game with Santos at 1-1. Vasco went on to win with a goal from Nene in the third minute of second half stoppage time.
Evander’s goal was the first in his career in the Brazilian Serie A. Take a look at it below.
Evander deu 4 chutes de fora da área:
1º – defesaça de Vanderlei e quase gol na sequência
There’s a danger in observing Lionel Messi on a week-by-week basis, and it has a lot to do with how he makes greatness look routine.
So while it’s easy to dismiss yet another mazy dribble through a defense, one of those “Frogger” style with calm-but-vicious cutbacks, try to consider everything that goes into Messi’s second goal against Osasuna early Saturday.
On first look, you might count 9 touches for Messi starting with his right-footed collection of the ball. But move to the slow motion replays, and recognize the truth: Often Messi is letting the ball do the work for him, essentially moving the duo closer to goal while he used his preferred left foot as a must-respect threat.
That he does it in such traffic and at full speed is incredible. It’s literally one of those goals in which a linguistic luminary like Ray Hudson would have trouble over-emphasizing the greatness.
Messi now has 11 La Liga goals in 12 matches, and 22 in 19 overall.