World of Sport

Brazilian scores diving backheel wondergoal

World of Sport

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Cleiton Xavier
of Metalist Kharkiv scored an incredible diving backheeled goal that lit up the
Ukrainian league at the weekend.

The Brazilian
star had already pulled his side back into the Premier League clash against
Dnipro, scoring a 73rd minute effort to give them hope after they
had fallen 2-0 behind.

Then, with
nine minutes left, the midfielder made it two. He dived headlong to meet a cross, but appeared to have mistimed his leap as the ball was passing behind him - yet he flicked at it with his trailing heel and somehow managed
to guide the ball into the net.

The
astonishing goal ensured the match ended 2-2 and kept Metalist firmly in the frame to earn a Europa League spot for next season.

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