Sunday, June 25, 2006

Maxi Rodriguez Scores Best Goal of the World Cup



Yesterday, in the 98th minute of a closely contested match against Mexico, Maxi Rodriguez of Argentina received a long cross just outside the near corner of Mexico's penalty box. Rodriguez controlled the ball in the air with his chest, turned and hammered a shot across the top corner of the goal, past the keeper and into the back of the net. The ball never touched the ground.

On pure skill alone, this is the best goal of the 2006 world cup so far, but when considering the context, that Rodriguez scored in overtime of the loser-go-home round of 16, it is definitely one of the best world cup goals ever.

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