- De Arrascaeta secured victory within the Mineiro Clasico with stunner
- “I’d tried it in different video games,” he admits
- Is it the most effective aim of 2018? Vote now in your favorite!
It was a type of unmissable matches, with Cruzeiro and America battling it out within the Mineiro Clasico on four February 2018. With the second half ticking by, it remained scoreless in what was a really tight sport.
That was till the 68th minute when these current witnessed a second of magic from Giorgian de Arrascaeta, the Uruguayan attacking midfielder recognized for his creativity and stylish contact.
It began with Edilson breaking down the correct and floating a measured cross into the field. The 24-year-old La Celeste worldwide, who usually operates behind the strikers, had surged ahead in anticipation. Approaching the penalty spot, he launched himself within the air, executing a horizontal scissor kick that despatched the ball into the highest nook and the Cruzeiro followers into ecstasy.
“While you’re within the throes of a sport you generally have excessive conditions, and at that second I assumed it was my most suitable choice. I’d tried it in another video games, nevertheless it had by no means come off, till then that’s,” he advised FIFA.com, recalling the incident and what handed by means of his head after changing in such spectacular fashion.
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Regardless of America’s efforts to get again within the sport, Cruzeiro withstood their opponent’s late onslaught and secured a helpful victory due to De Arrascaeta’s surprise aim.
What they stated
“It was a major second, coming because it did in a Clasico. It was a gorgeous aim and it resonated quite a bit in Brazil and Uruguay, so I knew I may very well be nominated for the Puskás Award. That stated, in any yr you’ve got many lovely targets scored everywhere in the world, so I am very joyful and thrilled to be on the shortlist.
“A aim like this brings numerous enjoyment, and extra so now that I’ve been nominated. Since I used to be a child, it was at all times my dream to play for a giant group with legions of followers. And luckily, over time I’ve come to expertise that due to sacrifice and energy.”
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