Early Doors

16-year-old evades nine tackles to score insanely good individual goal

Early Doors

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The term 'golazo' is horribly overused but on Monday a goal was scored in South America which surely merits the term.

In fact, this effort from 16-year-old Fabian Tello might just be one of the best individual goals we have ever seen.

Tello's winding, intricate run is an exhibition of flawless technique and creative brilliance and has already been placed in the same bracket as Lionel Messi's best efforts in the South American press. The Ecuadorian papers in particular have been going crazy, putting their young star up among the greatest players the world has ever seen - and claiming that his strike was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic's against England last summer, which FIFA named the best goal in the world during 2013.

It's not every day you see a player beat seven opponents - and nine tackles - before rounding the keeper to score, let alone in a competitive match at a decent level. And given that this goal occurred in an Under-16 international between Ecuador and Paraguay, Tello's achievement is all the more amazing.

Just sit back and enjoy...

In fact, in its audacious execution it reminded us a bit of a famous goal once scored by the aforementioned Ibrahimovic for Ajax, which you can see below.

It seems Tello Dared to Zlatan.

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