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08th Sep 2015

Fan footage shows just how classy Ireland player’s assist actually was (Video)

Messi, Neymar, Hendrick...

Ben Kenyon

If you thought untouchable trickery and gravity-defying close control were the preserve of South American superstars like Lionel Messi or Neymar, think again.

These silky Samba skills are alive and well in Ireland. Stoke City’s Jon Walters may have put his country one step closer to Euro 2016 qualification with a neat finish in their 1-0 win over Georgia, but it was down to brilliance from Jeff Hendrick.

The Derby midfielder wonderfully beat two men with a cheeky nutmeg and an untouchable roll-across to leave the sliding defender for dead, before he laid it on a plate for Walters to finish.

The lovely move was all captured by Ireland fan and JOE reader Elena Martin at the Aviva stadium.


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