Roberto Firmino Produces Saucy Touch Into Teammate's Path, Commentator Loses It

Roberto Firmino has an unbelievable touch but his flick into the path of teammate Lucas Paqueta led to the commentator going absolutely mental.

Leading the line for Brazil against Panama, a cross was whipped in from the left and Firmino wonderfully picked out the run of Lucas Paqueta with the most nonchalant touch.

The AC Milan winger, who was on target earlier on in the game, should have found the net for a second time. But even though a goal didn't come from it, commentator Ray Hudson lost his shit at the silky touch.

HE screamed: "WHAAAAAAAAA! Bobby Firmino, look at this lay-off here. Magisterial. It's a beautiful touch."

Hudson is known for going crazy in the commentary booth, normally when Lionel Messi is doing bits, but his reaction here is absolutely everything.

However, we're all in agreement that the greatest bit in footballing history came in a Copa Sudamericano Under 20 game Brazil played against Venezuela.

Forget Martin Tyler's "AGUEROOOOOO!" and even Kenneth Wolstenholme's classic "They think it's all over, it is now!" line from England's 1966 World Cup win, nothing beats the TyC Sports announcer making a loud Formula One car noise when Venezuela's Jan Carlos Hurtado displayed incredible pace to burn from his own half and left three Brazil defenders in his wake.

Words truly failed him and he went viral as a result - with BT Sport's Jake Humphrey urging his employers to sign up.


Josh Lawless

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