Early Doors

The most astounding overhead backheel goal you’ll ever see

Early Doors

Well, this really is a stunner. There are times when football fans are left just shouting "WHOA!" at no one in particular and this provides one such moment.

In the 52nd minute of a match between Al Ramtha and Al Wahdat in the Jordan Pro League, the visiting side's Syrian striker Motaz Salhani scored the only goal of the match in absolutely stunning fashion.

Salhani's reaction to a speculative long ball lumped over in his general direction was to simply stick out a foot and backheel it on the volley into the net.

Yes, really. It's truly something to behold. 'Did he mean it?' you ask. Why of course he did.

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But surely the most impressive thing about it is that he was running full pelt towards goal and barely even broke his stride as he pulled off the strike.

Oh, and he was being closely marked by a defender who was tracking his run.

As for the keeper, well he was left so visibly stunned that he simply stood and stared as if to suggest that the goalscorer may well not have been human.

He was consoled by a defender, to which he shrugged his shoulders in disbelief.

Truly one for the ages. Sit back and enjoy - then repeat.

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