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05th Nov 2015

Rapid Vienna player scores the goal of the season…ish (Video)


Nooruddean Choudry

Philipp Schobesberger. Remember the name. Now forget it again.

The Austrian had already scored once for Rapid Vienna against Viktoria Plzen, only to see his effort cancelled out by an equaliser midway through the second half.

But just minutes later, the attacking midfielder found himself in a one-on-one situation against the Czech goalkeeper to put his side back in front.

As he accelerated away from his marker towards the goal, the keeper came out of his goal to narrow down the angle. What was Philipp to do?

Round him with a quick-footed dribble? Nonchalantly chip the ball over of his head? Give him the eyes and slot it into the other corner?

No, with immense skill and invention, the 21-year-old cunningly pretended to fall arse over tit on to the deck, with the ball ricocheting off his shin into the empty net.

Utterly sublime…