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Bad form, sir! You will never see a cheaper goal than this (video)

Nov 20, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT


I’m no soccer expert, but the play shown below has to be that sport’s equivalent of Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown as he’s about to kick it. A Fox broadcaster called it “disgraceful”, so I think I’m on pretty solid ground with my analysis.

What we’ve got here is Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Nordsjlland in Ukranian Champions League play today, where Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano of Brazil is called for a foul. Soccer etiquette is for the offending player to tap the ball to the other team’s goalie after a player gets hurt, and Adriano makes it look like he’s going to do that — but then dribbles by him and scores in the uncontested net.

Technically that’s a goal, but Adriano didn’t win and friends with the move.

Donetsk won 5-2.

If the video below isn’t working, you can view it here.

  1. cbking05 - Nov 21, 2012 at 3:20 AM

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooal……this makes soccer fun to watch

    • tsi431 - Nov 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM

      I disagree, nothing makes soccer fun to watch.

  2. manchestermiracle - Nov 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    “This video has been removed by the user.”

  3. albertmn - Nov 21, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    1 – It was a flop anyway. The player hit the side of his face on the other guy’s shoulder, but then flailed his arms like he was shot. They deserve to give up a goal for that reason alone.

    2 – You play to win the game! Score any goal you can in a game that has so few.

    3 – Unwritten rules aren’t rules, so they do not need to be adhered to.

    4 – It’s soccer. 99.7% of American won’t care, and the rest of the world will be up in arms over it and probably have a riot or two. The rest of the world takes futbol way too seriously.

    • oasiserfede - Nov 21, 2012 at 7:07 PM

      What do you know anyway? The player who went down wasn’t awarded a free kick. The ump then (correctly) blew the whistle to stop the game with FCN CLEARLY in possession of the ball. Do you really think that it’s fair for Shakhtar to gain possession off of the drop-ball, when they didn’t have the ball, when play was stopped? Get a clue.

  4. oruacat2 - Nov 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I’m with albertmn on this one – I have no sympathy for the guy who flopped. This is exactly why it’s hard to give a crap about international soccer, and I actually liked the sport for the most part.

    Besides, if it was really such a horrible transgression on the shooter’s part, that goalie should’ve come up and taken him out at the 18-yd line.