Very rarely do we come across goalkeepers who have scored a goal! But what we witnessed on January 20 was nothing short of a miracle. In the Spanish Segunda Division match, Sporting Gijon visited Estadio Anxo Carro to lock-horns against Lugo. In the 79th minute of the match, Carlos caught opponent goalie Diego Marino loitering outside his line and what followed will remain one of the best goals in the history of football.
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Here is the goal that will now be etched in the memories of all football fans.
When a goalkeeper scores a goal normally the opposition goalkeeper misjudges the bounce of the ball.
Not Lugo’s Juan Carlos. What a strike this was. No mercy whatsoever to Sporting Gijon’s Diego Mariño. (Video via @LaLiga) pic.twitter.com/RrRdI8tC4S
— Yousef Teclab (@yousefteclab) January 20, 2018
Earlier, it was Iriome Gonzales who opened Lugo’s score in the 10th minute, which was doubled in the 66th minute by Jaime Romero. Sporting was outplayed, but a consolation came their way in form of a penalty in the 57th minute. Carlos Bonet converted the spot kick, but Gijon was nowhere near to make a comeback.
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It certainly was a match to remember for the football fans. Twitter too reckoned this was the most memorable goal ever scored.
கோல் கீப்பர் கோல் தடுத்து பார்த்திருப்பீங்க… கோல் அடிச்சுப் பார்த்திருக்கீங்களா!? #CDLugo #JuanCarloshttps://t.co/8nVR9nDCDG pic.twitter.com/lcJBlVDr8D
— விகடன் (@vikatan) January 22, 2018
This is one of the most amazing goals ever scored!!
Goalkeeper #jUANCARLOS of #CDeportivoLugo scored a goal from his own half… pic.twitter.com/7QPfNbNcZU
— HRD (@TheOneDhawan) January 20, 2018
With that goal, they closed the match 3-1. It was a big win for the Spanish club.