Remembering that Rivaldo overhead kick


Y’day we witnessed an outrageous overhead kick goal scored by Ibrahimovic in Sweden’s friendly match against England at Stockholm. I’ve been fortunate enough to see some beautiful overhead kicks. But this one is unbelievable due to the distance and trajectory. Though it’s brilliant, the one I liked most is Rivaldo’s goal against Valencia on the penultimate day of spanish league in 2000-01 season not for it’s beauty but for it’s significance and timing. With Barca trailing in 5th position behind 4th placed Valencia, it was a must win match for Barca to overtake Valencia for next year’s champions league spot. Match entered to stoppage time with score of 2-2 and Valencia on course to their aim, Rivaldo controlled a lob from Frank de Boer and smashed an overhead kick into the left corner of post with Canizares no chance to save it. An unbelievable one!


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