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Ciro Immobile hit a genuine Puskas Award contender at the weekend and we can’t stop watching it

The Lazio striker scored one of most audacious goals of the season in the last minute against Cagliari

It’s safe to say that Ciro Immobile is one of the most natural finishers around at the moment. 

The Italian is the top goalscorer in the Serie A so far this season by some margin, notching 24-times ahead of Inter’s Mauro Icardi with 18.

Immobile has been on fire this season

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Immobile has been on fire this season

 

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His goals have really helped Lazio’s push for a top four finish this term and he was their hero once again against Caglairi at the weekend, with one of the most genuinely stunning goals we’ve seen in a long time.

Trailing 2-1 as the game went into stoppage time, the Italy international produced a moment of sheer brilliance to salvage a point for his side.

Honestly, we can’t stop watching this. 

With time ticking away, Brazilian playmaker Felipe Anderson sent the ball into the box into the direction of Immobile.

The pass was too high for his head but too low for him to simply turn and shoot, so he simply but beautifully clipped the ball into the back of the net with an audacious back-heel, securing the 2-2.

Immobile makes a run into the box

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Immobile makes a run into the box

He quickly adjusts his body for the back-heel

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He quickly adjusts his body for the back-heel

He hits it sweetly

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He hits it sweetly

The goalkeeper – off his line – can only watch it loop over the top

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The goalkeeper – off his line – can only watch it loop over the top

Back of the net

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Back of the net

Marvellous stuff. 

Following horrendous seasons at Dortmund and Sevilla, it’s great to see this guy back among the best goalscorers in Europe.

The real question is, will this be up for a Puskas Award?


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