Federico Valverde blasts in incredible weak foot volley for Real Madrid
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Federico Valverde smashed in a ridiculous goal for Real Madrid with his weaker foot against Elche.
The Uruguayan has grown into an integral part of Carlo Ancelotti's side and laid on the assist for Vinicius Jr's winner in the Champions League final against Liverpool last season.
But he's well capable of a strike of his own, as demonstrated on Wednesday evening. Valverde put Real 1-0 up away from home in the 11th minute and it was a goal of the highest quality.
A Vinicius shot from the edge of the area was blocked and the ball rebounded into the path of Valverde, who touched the ball down before unleashing a powerful drive with his supposedly weaker left peg.
Incredibly, this was Valverde's sixth goal in 15 games this season - the same amount as he managed in his first 148 appearances for Los Blancos.
The former Penarol midfielder is a man in form at the moment, with teammate Toni Kroos labelling him "top three in the world right now" after he scored in the 3-1 El Clasico win over Barcelona.
His manager Ancelotti, meanwhile, has demanded the 24-year-old reach double figures for the season after scoring just once last term.
“What was strange last year was that he only scored one goal, in the Super Cup I think, "Ancelotti said after a Valverde masterclass vs RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
“If you can’t get a player like that to score at least 10 goals in a season then you should rip up your coaching badge and retire.
“Because he has a rock of a foot. Tonight he took the shot with his left foot. I’ve never seen him shoot like that with his left, so it shows he’s confident in his abilities, and he has a lot of abilities.