Riyad Mahrez Scores Puskas Award Winning Worthy Goal After Mesmirising First Touch
Riyad Mahrez turned on the style with an incredible first touch before scoring a solo goal for Algeria vs Zimbabwe.
The two sides met in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Monday afternoon and Algeria were 1-0 ahead before Mahrez got involved.
West Ham United's Said Benrahma collected the ball in his own half before floating a ball to Mahrez on the opposite wing.
Manchester City winger Mahrez flicked the ball up over his head before darting into the Zimbabwe box, sitting two defenders down and firing past the goalkeeper.
Ladies and gentlemen .. Riyad Karim Mahrez.
Exquisite. Elegant. Magnificent.#TotalAFCONQ2021 ' @LesVerts ' @Mahrez22 pic.twitter.com/0vdE4F50L8
- CAF (@CAF_Online) November 16, 2020
It was a breathtaking counter attack by the away side but not many players in world football could execute it as perfectly as Mahrez.
Fans have reacted to the goal and they think it could be a contender for the Puskas Award come the year's end.
They should arrest Mahrez for Murder:sob::sob::sob:pic.twitter.com/v8WP0bfVZ2
- Kay :droplet: (@Kaypoisson1) November 16, 2020
Complete and utter sorcery from @Mahrez22.pic.twitter.com/MCRosfJHlq
- SOCCER.COM (@soccerdotcom) November 16, 2020
:sparkles: @Mahrez22 doing Mahrez things :sparkles:#MCFC ' @LesVerts ' #ManCity pic.twitter.com/yv3w7wBKqm
- Man City Report (@cityreport_) November 16, 2020
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This is the Mahrez we all know and love :fire::fire::heart: https://t.co/enXxBSGuxe
- Uwais_Saeed_13 (@13Uwais) November 16, 2020
Oh Ma Ghaaaaad :skull::skull: That 1st touch bruh https://t.co/wZn7opGDV5
- Mii Gii (@IamLuyol0) November 16, 2020
Algeria would fail to hold on to their lead however as Knowledge Musona and Prince Dube both netted to salvage a point for Zimbabwe.
But 'El Khadra' remain top of Group H and undefeated, with 10 points from four games.
It isn't the first beauty Mahrez has netted this season.
"It's perfect - what a goal." :heart_eyes:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 27, 2020
Wait for the reverse angle of this Riyad Mahrez strike...:movie_camera:
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Kevin De Bruyne whipped a corner into the Leicester box which James Justin headed clear, before Mahrez slammed his shot past a helpless Kasper Schmeichel.
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