A brilliant goal you wont have seen: Lojero vs Cruz Azul

This footage comes from last night’s Mexican Primera Division match between Cruz Azul and San Luis.

For the majority of the match, hosts’ Cruz seemed in perfect control of claiming the three points. Ovelar and Landin had bagged scored in the first half for Cruz, and although Lojero had reduced the deficit in the 66th minute, the visitors had Orozco sent off in the final stages, and heading into injury time they were still trailing 2-1.

Cue a wonder striker from Lojero, or to give him his full title, Víctor Hugo Lojero Alexanderson.

With the ball lumped into the mixer with time running out, a succession of headers eventually saw the ball fall to centre-forward Lojero in the box. However the striker’s positioning was less than desirable, with the number 21 having his back to goal, with a covering defender tightly marking his shadow from behind.

Taking a brilliant first touch, Lojero controlled the descending ball by cushioning the ball back up in the air as he ran away from the goal. And then in one swift motion, Lojero twisted his body 90 degrees to the left, meeting his own first touch on the turn and with both feet off the ground, and seeing his tremendous volley rocket into the top corner.

The ball never came close to touching the ground.

Watch Lojero’s wonder-strike here.