Bayer Leverkusen Midfielder Nadiem Amiri Scores Incredible Back-Heel Goal
Nadiem Amiri harnessed the power of Dennis Bergkamp as he opened the scoring for Bayer Leverkusen against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday afternoon.
The Germany midfielder scored the goal of the day, and laid down an early marker for this year's Puskas Award, in the ninth minute of the game.
Amiri received a chipped ball in the box and turned the defender marking him with a wonderfully executed nutmeg, to leave him one-on-one with Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp.
The attacker stumbled a bit in front of the goalie, who attempted to close him down, but Amiri then back-heeled the ball past Trapp and into the goal, utter perfection!
The first touch-nutmeg on the turn was delightful, the back-heel finish was straight-up cheeky :heart_eyes:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 2, 2021
A quite brilliant goal from Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri! pic.twitter.com/0A6ugd4Gce
the chip:sparkles:- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) January 2, 2021
*:sparkles:the first touch
:fire:THE BACK-HEEL NUTMEG:fire:
NADIEM AMIRI STOP THAT IMMEDIATELY THAT IS VERY RUDE THESE LADS HAVE FAMILIES pic.twitter.com/FrodrCeJLz- Ranks FC (@RankSquad) January 2, 2021
We're two days into 2021 and Amiri has already won the Puskas Award. pic.twitter.com/4RaoEKTvO2- Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) January 2, 2021
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Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri has put the Goal of the Year debate to bed, early doors. What a touch. What a finish.- MUNDIAL (H) (@MundialMag) January 2, 2021
Nadiem Amiri is so good. His creativity,dribbling,touch,imagination,composure and ability to find pockets of space are all great.- Cal (@EFC_Cal) January 2, 2021
Has just scored a great goal assisted by the wonder kid Florian Wirtz who will most likely be the face of German football in the future. pic.twitter.com/ZoMF4FiiF1
Oh my! That was a nice goal by Amiri. pic.twitter.com/PT6ssalH83- 876.AREA.LEADER (@876AreaLeader) January 2, 2021
Frankfurt really should have given up playing at that point but they'll be glad they carried on, Amin Younes equaalised on 22 minutes before an Edmond Tapsoba own goal in the 54th minute gave them thelead.
Whatever happens before full time though the game will be remembered for Amiri's goal, the whole of 2021 will be remembered for it quite frankly!
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