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His shot looked like it was going out for a throw-in at first
 

This is one of the rare times we are actually going to use the phrase ‘Tik a boo son’.

James Rodriguez is one of those special players who only scores worldies.

It’s these kind of heroes, with an eye for the spectacular, that cause fully grown men to make noises they normally reserve for the bedroom.


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You gonna drink that pal?

But remember, for every one Rodriguez there are 10,000 Tony Hibberts trundling up and down football pitches around the world. 

Last night in a friendly against the USA Rodriguez scored the most aesthetically pleasing goal we have seen this season.

It is just pure poetry from the moment it leaves his foot to the moment it passes inch-perfectly under the crossbar.

Rule one of defending against Rodriguez – never let him get onto his left foot.

As we all know, let-footed players possess levels of artistry right-footers will never reach, the Colombians left peg is a wand Harry Potter would be proud to call his own.

Sweeping his foot across the ball Rodriguez demonstrates how to use a defender as a marker to curl it round to perfection.

The ball pitches way outside the post, many of thought it could be heading for a throw-in but as it travels through the space-time continuum it curls with such velocity, leaving the keeper stranded and nestling into the official Top Bins.

The Colombian won the Puskas award for this World Cup volley back in 2014.

But the uniqueness of his strike against the USA puts it above his chest-volley effort for us.

Don’t @ me.


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