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01st Dec 2023

Aubameyang scores stunning overhead kick in Europa League clash

Callum Boyle

Aubameyang overhead kick

Garnacho has competition

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a sensational overhead kick for Marseille in their Europa League win against Ajax on Thursday.

Marseille secured qualification to the knockout stages in a 4-3 win that saw the former Arsenal man grab a hat trick.

His best goal of the night though was to put the French side 3-2 up when he acrobatically rifled-home hist shot with an overhead kick.

The wonder goal came just days after Alejandro Garnacho produced a stunning overhead kick for Manchester United in a 3-0 victory over Everton. 

But while both were equally as impressive in their own rights, some believe that Garnacho’s was the better effort.

“In terms of the angle the goal is scored from, Garnacho has the edge…” said one fan.

“Everyone out here doing the Garnacho challenge,” wrote a second.

Gary Neville said after watching Garnacho’s goal was the best overhead kick effort he’d ever seen.

Speaking on the¬†Gary Neville Podcast, the ex-United captain said: “I felt it [Garnacho’s goal] was something I’ve not seen before. The thing that struck me straight away was the fact he had to move away, he comes in and comes back out, moves his feet quickly and then throws himself in the air.

“I played football at a professional level for a long time, I can’t do that, not just the overhead kick but even getting in the air to be able to make contact with the ball – because I’d think I’d break my neck!

“Most players wouldn’t know how to do that: it’s gymnastic and acrobatic. It’s gymnastics – that’s not football. It’s the best overhead kick I’ve ever seen.”

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