Ignacio Scocco Scores Incredible Solo Goal For River Plate

Yeah sure football's a team sport and you're best off using your teammates to help you but that doesn't stop it being beautiful when one guy decides to go it alone and it pays off, that's exactly what Ignacio Scocco did today.

Everyone's got their favourite type of goal, whether it's an absolute screamer from outside the area, the perfect team goal or an acrobatic volley they all count the same. But one guy strolling through everyone, that should be worth double.

Lionel Messi taking it round everyone on the Athletic Bilbao side, Diego Maradona killing England with his second in 1986 or Michael Owen exacting revenge for the Queen some 12 years later there's nothing like the sight of one man embarrassing a whole defence.

Maradona on the way to scoring 'that' goal, no not THAT one. Image: PA Images.
Maradona on the way to scoring 'that' goal, no not THAT one. Image: PA Images.

There must be something about Argentina and football that inspires those types of goals, sure one of them was scored by an Englishman but he did it against the Argentines so that kind of still counts.

Well today Ignacio Scocco continued the tradition with a rather lovely solo goal of his own for River Plate against Olimpio:

For some Scocco's name might actually be familiar, although there's a chance you'll be wondering why you know the name, and it's because he's actually played in the Premier League.

Between January and July 2014 the one cap Argentina international played for Sunderland, even getting a place on the bench in the League Cup final against Manchester City. However in eight appearances, all off the bench, he failed to score.

Proof of Scocco's time in the Premier League. Images: PA Images.
Proof of Scocco's time in the Premier League. Images: PA Images.

Scocco's goal gave River a 2-0 lead with 10 minutes to go and they held onto that lead to pick up the three points. However things aren't exactly going well for River right now.

Their rivals Boca Juniors sit on top of the Superliga but River are down in 16th having lost six of their opening 14 games in the league.

No one in attendance will forget Scocco's goal in a hurry.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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