It’s difficult to imagine the satisfaction that must come with spotting a keeper off their line and actually managing to ping it over him from your own half.
Well that’s exactly what former Wigan and Sunderland midfielder, Jordi Gomez, who is now plying his trade with Omonia Nicosia, did in the Europa League against PSV Eindhoven.
After his side won a foul around ten yards back from the halfway line, Gomez spotted the PSV keeper precariously away from his line and took the free kick before he had time to adjust.
It’s some effort.
STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 29, 2020
Keemar Roofe, is that you!? ?
Omonia Nicosia’s Jordi Gómez has just done this… pic.twitter.com/F5mAYRNF6J
56 – The goal scored by Jordi Gómez for Omonia Nicosia against PSV was from a distance of 56 metres, the furthest distance ever for a goal scored in the UEFA Europa League, beating last week’s record by Kemar Roofe (@RangersFC) Madness. pic.twitter.com/ga04xOn3qT— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) October 29, 2020
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be for the Cypriot side on the night, as PSV came from behind to win 2-1, scoring a dramatic 92nd minute goal to seal the victory.
This sublime effort comes just a week after Rangers man Keemar Roofe bagged an effort from similar distance.
That is sensational! ?— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2020
A moment of magic from Kemar Roofe! ✨
Rangers are off to the perfect start in Europe! ❤️? pic.twitter.com/eHykkDWLYu
Not a bad week for goals, eh?
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