I’ll never know what it’s like to smash home a last-minute winner to win my club an important match.
But, if I could design what that strike looked like, it would probably involve beating a handful of defenders with fleet footwork, before a cool finish past a diving ‘keeper’s outstretched hand.
It would not look anything like Nicolai Geertsen’s goal, scored last week during a Danish cup match between Slagelse BI and Lyngby BK, because you’d never cook up a strike like this in your mind.
Scissor kick – sure. A second scissor kick after the ball rebounds off the bar – stop, that’s a bit silly.
The only downside to Geertsen’s goal is that it came as part of Lyngby BK cruising to a 9-0 victory, rather than being a dramatic late winner:
Not a bad way to send your side 7-0 up.
Let’s get one more angle on that:
— Lyngby Boldklub (@LyngbyBoldklub) November 11, 2020
There’s a decent chance this one might be in the running for FIFA’s Puskás Award, given annually to the most beautiful or impressive goal of the year.
By way of comparison, here’s the previous winner, a cracking overhead from Daniel Zsori:
To really appreciate that one, you need the backstory, via FIFA:
Zsori was just 18 years old, and waiting on the touchline to make his senior debut in the Hungarian top flight against Ferencvaros who were – at that time – top of the league. His manager Andras Herczeg gave him the nod, with less than ten minutes left on the clock and his side trailing 1-0. What happened next was the stuff of fairytale.
With the game heading into stoppage time and his side Debrecen level at 1-1, after team-mate Daniel Tozser had equalised shortly after his introduction, Zsori pulled a rabbit out of the hat.
18 years old, on debut, and you hit a late winner against the side that’s top of the league with a bicycle kick.
Unfortunately for Geertsen, his goal lacks all of those elements, but it’s still going to take some beating.
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