Alejandro Pozuelo Scores Panenka Penalty And Outrageous Chip On Toronto FC Debut

Alejandro Pozuelo has put the whole MLS on notice after he made an instant impact on his debut for Toronto FC.

The 27-year-old Spaniard started off strong by assisting Jozy Altidore for the opener against New York City FC.

In the second half, Pozuelo turned his performance up a notch by opening his account for the MLS side when he scored a Panenka penalty.

However, the attacking midfielder wasn't done there and followed it up by picking up the ball in the opposition box and beautifully chipping the ball past a helpless Sean Johnson.

Check it out below.

Take a bow, son! That's one hell of a way to make a debut.

Jay Chapman scored Toronto's fourth of the match to complete their 4-0 thrashing of New York City.

Toronto signed Pozuelo from Genk earlier this month, with the club's GM, Ali Curtis, saying at the time that he is an "excellent player that has the ability to both create and score goals."

Well, he certainly did both of those on his debut for the club.

Ahead of the match, the former Genk and Swansea City player made his objective pretty clear from the beginning.

"One important thing for when I come here is that they want to win," he said.

"It's important. We need to win, we need to play good. The club have a very good philosophy."

What did you make of Pozuelo's goals?

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