All Balls Don’t Bounce

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Ibrahimovic’s Backheel Wondergoal

Posted by hiphopmama on October 9, 2008

I would normally title this post “Inter 2 – 1 Bologna,” but that’s not really the big story here. Yes, Inter won to ascend to the top point title in Serie A (along with Lazio and Udinese, who lead on goal differential), but Zlatan’s goal was the take-home memory of the night. Inter were playing well in the first half but hadn’t been able to break through, until the 25th minute, when Adriano played a cross in to Ibra, who reached out with his right foot, turned his back to goal, and flicked the ball in around a defender who was playing close to the Swedish striker. “Backheel” doesn’t even begin to capture it, as he took it on the volley, contorted his body, and smashed it into the back of the net with some power, all of which should have been virtually impossible from that angle. 

As for the rest of the match, Adriano scored the second goal after Sergio Volpi was called for a hand ball in the area, and Vaggelis Moras got one back for Bologna when a mix-up in the back line and a poor touch by Zanetti left the ball right in front of him and he put it past Julio Cesar. 

And now the illustrious video. Take it all in. It’s a thing of beauty.

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