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Roberto Carlos' 'Impossible' Half Volley Goal Against Tenerife Still Needs Explaining

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Roberto Carlos' 'Impossible' Half Volley Goal Against Tenerife Still Needs Explaining

Roberto Carlos is remembered for THAT insane free-kick against France in 1997 but he scored another gem of a goal the following year.

The Brazilian left-back conjured up a similarly impossible goal from a ridiculous angle for Real Madrid against Tenerife on 1 February.

Carlos was played in behind down the left flank and the ball looked to be heading out for a goal-kick.

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But on the half volley, he managed to produce an utterly outrageous strike that caught the goalkeeper completely off-guard - the ball swerving into the far top corner as the man in between the sticks desperately scrambled to claw it away.

Carlos was bombarded by his teammates and even he looked in disbelief over the goal he had just scored. There have inevitably been question marks over whether he was actually attempting a cross but we're happy to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Years later, in 2017, the goal was perfectly recreated by Abdullah Balikuv in a Turkish cup tie against Sivasspor.

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Like Carlos, Balikuv was fed down the left and kept the ball in play. He didn't have many options on but didn't need them in the slightest as he rifled in a thunderous strike that flies past the goalkeeper - with the ball nestling into the top bins in the same manner as Carlos' worldie did.

The third minute strike from Balikuv proved to be the only goal of the game at the Yeni Buca Stadi, with Bucaspor progressing to the next round of the cup.

The similarities between the goals are uncanny, with the technique sublime on both occasions.

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And speaking of great goals being recreated, Carlos showed everyone that his insane effort against France was anything but a fluke when he did it again in his back garden.

There haven't been many better players for striking a ball with pace and venom than Carlos, undoubtedly one of the left-backs ever to play the game.

Topics: Football, Roberto Carlos, Brazil, Real Madrid

Josh Lawless
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