APOEL FC's Tomás De Vincenti Scores Ridiculous Training Ground Goal
No matter what football team you play for, no matter where in the world or what level of quality they'll always be someone trying to pull off something crazy at training but most of the time it won't look like this effort from APOEL FC's Tomás De Vincenti.
My 'favourite' part of Sunday League football was always the warm up before games and the time at training before it officially started.
Those were the times that people had no direction from coaches, no pressure on them from opposition players and no referee ruining the fun. What usually happened was people proving how bad at football they actually were.
Players lining up to get on the end of crosses, others readying themselves to play the crosses, players wanting to have a shot. Everything going nowhere near where it should have gone.
In those moments we all wished and thought we were Tomas de Vincenti. Well we were all trying to emulate the kind of thing Wayne Rooney would do but De Vincenti has done in APOEL FC training the kind of thing we were all trying:
Of course it's one thing pulling off that kind of thing in training, not that it's easy exactly, but then you could be like Zlatan and do it during a game.
The Swede, now playing for LA Galaxy, scored his 500th career goal at the weekend by slotting home a volley with a karate kick. Has anything ever been more Zlatan?
During LA Galaxy's match against Toronto, the self-proclaimed God showed why he hasn't lost his deadly striking prowess when he scored his 500th goal for club and country.
Check it out below (then rewatch it a couple of times to try and figure out how he did it):
Of course, Ibrahimović's strike puts him in the same history books as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to reach that goalscoring feat.
Even at 36 years old, the Swedish forward is producing quality moments in front of the net (or with his back to it).
LA Galaxy were 3-0 down in the first half before Ibrahimović pulled off that spectacular strike -- and it seemed to be a rallying call for his team.
Ibrahimović moved to LA Galaxy in 2018 after a two-year stint with Manchester United, winning both the UEFA Europa League and EFL Cup in his debut season with the Red Devils.
It doesn't look like the big Swede is getting ready to hang up his boots any time soon, especially when he's made 22 appearances for LA Galaxy and scored 17 times in his first season in the MLS.
In fact, he's even been linked with a move to the Egyptian side Pyramids. Whether or not that happens -- it seems unlikely at the moment -- Ibrahimović won't have any problems replicating his form in that league either.
Remember: form is temporary, but class is permanent.
And Ibrahimović is all about being classy.
Dare to Zlatan, anyone?
What did you make of Ibrahimović's karate-style goal?
Let us know in the comments.