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Video: Theo Hernandez nets staggering Goal of the Season contender to guide AC Milan to within a point of Scudetto

Video: Theo Hernandez nets staggering Goal of the Season contender to guide AC Milan to within a point of Scudetto

 

A genuine Goal of the Season contender across all of Europe’s top-5 leagues was netted in Italy this evening, courtesy of AC Milan’s Theo Hernandez.

The Rossoneri were of course back in action a short time ago.

Ahead of Inter making the trip to Sardinia to face Cagliari later tonight, Milan welcomed Atalanta to the San Siro, in the knowledge that a victory would guide them to within a solitary point of dethroning their city rivals as champions of Serie A.

And, when all was said and done, take another giant leap towards a first Scudetto in over a decade is precisely what Stefano Pioli’s hosts managed.

The game’s scoring was opened ten minutes into the 2nd-half, when Rafael Leao latched onto Junior Messias’ defence-splitting pass to rifle home between the legs of the advancing Juan Musso:

Theo steals the show

As alluded to above, though, the best was yet to come…

With fifteen minutes remaining at the San Siro, and Atalanta pushing hard for an equaliser, Theo Hernandez picked up the ball on the edge of the AC Milan penalty area.

Regular viewers of the Rossoneri will of course be fully aware of Theo’s penchant for a lung-busting surge out of defence, making his ensuing run towards the halfway line nothing out of the ordinary.

Even the most wishful of Milan supporters, though, could hardly have predicted what was to come next.

After making his way beyond a pair of opposing players, in scenes reminiscent of the great George Weah, the hosts’ left-back simply kept going, and going, eventually reaching the Atalanta box to skip past yet another two defenders, and pick out the far corner of Musso’s goal with aplomb.

A genuine Goal of the Season contender, to spark utter pandemonium on the red half of the Milanese divide, and place one Diavolo hand on the Scudetto trophy:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.