Video Comparing Demba Ba's 'Identical' Goals Against Manchester United And Liverpool Goes Viral
A video comparing Demba Ba's 'identical' goals against Manchester United and Liverpool has gone viral.
The striker scored the opener as Istanbul Basaksehir defeated United 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday night, racing the length of the field before slotting home.
It's not a million miles away from his goal for Chelsea against Liverpool in 2014 when Steven Gerrard famously slipped to allow the forward to run from deep before finding the net and all but ending the Reds' Premier League title hopes that season. After each goal, Ba kisses the turf in celebration.
And now a video of the two goals is doing the rounds on social media with one fan quick to point out how Nemanja Matic is running after Ba in both clips, but for different teams.
:point_right: Similar jobs :point_left:
:boom: @dembabafoot pic.twitter.com/64XPJ2i8df
- İstanbul Başakşehir (@ibfk2014) November 5, 2020
Ba's strike for Basaksehir owed much to comical defending in the United ranks. The 35-year-old was left completely unmarked in his own half before running clear and beating Dean Henderson.
Ba insists he feels no sympathy for Gerrard after the former Liverpool captain's infamous tumble six years ago.
Defeat for the Reds marked the beginning of the end of their Premier League title challenge as Manchester City clawed back a five-point deficit to lift the trophy.
Lol funny how Matic is running after him in both clips but in different circumstances.
- Rodolphe Ganthier (@Rodolphe22) November 5, 2020
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Speaking back in April 2019, Ba said: "I didn't feel sorry for him. I'm not a Steven Gerrard supporter. I'm not a Liverpool supporter. It's all part of the game. You go and do your job, you go to win."
Chelsea were out of the title race themselves after a defeat to Sunderland. But Jose Mourinho's team were fighting for a place in the Champions League final and the Portuguese rested several key men for the game at Anfield.
Ba said: "I would say he put the reserve team out. A lot of the players that started that day were not in the starting XI every week.
"So we went out like this, but he still expected us to win.
"He was very motivated to win that game. He was loud in the dressing room.
"It was not him telling us how important it was to win, he was saying, 'We came here to win, we're not going to give up' and was giving us the motivation."
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