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Aubameyang scores stunning overhead kick days after Garnacho wonder-strike, fans in agreement over which was better

Chris Byfield

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Aubameyang scores stunning overhead kick days after Garnacho wonder-strike, fans in agreement over which was better

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a sensational overhead kick in the Europa League for Marseille.

With the scores between Ajax and Marseille locked at 2-2, a looping ball was clipped towards the far post, allowing for Aubameyang to acrobatically rifle-home via an overhead kick and give Marseille the lead.

The former Arsenal and Chelsea forward went on to complete a hat-trick for the Ligue 1 side, dramatically claiming his third from the spot in the 93rd minute to see Marseille snatch a crucial 4-3 Europa League victory.

But it was the aforementioned overhead kick, which you can watch below, that was the pick of Aubameyang's goals.

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The strike came just days after Alejandro Garnacho netted a stunning overhead kick for Manchester United in a 3-0 victory over Everton.

Of course, while Aubameyang's goal was impressive, consensus from fans on social media is that Garnacho's was the superior strike.

After the United star's goal, Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville said it was the best overhead goal he had ever seen.

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Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, the ex-United captain said: "I've not seen as good a goal as that from an overhead kick. That was the most beautiful overhead kick.

"Do you remember that Olivier Giroud [scorpion kick] goal which was a spectacular goal and I'd never seen that before? I was there that day and the day Wayne Rooney scored against Man City, that was an amazing goal at that point in the game.

"But today, I felt it [Garnacho's goal] was something I've not seen before. The thing that struck me straight away was the fact he had to move away, he comes in and comes back out, moves his feet quickly and then throws himself in the air.

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"I played football at a professional level for a long time, I can't do that, not just the overhead kick but even getting in the air to be able to make contact with the ball - because I'd think I'd break my neck!

"Most players wouldn't know how to do that: it's gymnastic and acrobatic. It's gymnastics - that's not football. It's the best overhead kick I've ever seen.

"There will be people debating that now and getting previous overhead kicks. But it's not a bicycle kick, it's an overhead kick. There are times you can get on your side, into that position. We can all do that. But to get into the position Garnacho did, I've never seen that before. I think Rooney's is close to it but Garnacho's is just better."

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marseille, Europa League, Alejandro Garnacho

Chris Byfield
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