World of Sport

Hemmed in by defenders? Back to goal? Here’s how you still score a goal

World of Sport

Argentina aren't exactly in need of new attacking options up front. Lionel Messi (aged 25), Sergio Aguero (24), Gonzalo Higuain (25) and Ezequiel Lavezzi (27) should keep them going for a good few years.

In fact, so blessed are they with talent that Carlos Tevez didn't even get into the most recent squad.

But in case there's some sort of mass food poisoning epidemic that hits some of the world's best strikers all at once, there's a new Argentine superstar coming through: Sebastian Driussi.

The youngster lit up Wednesday night's Argentina U17 v Uruguay U17 match with two goals - the best of which was absolutely world class.

Less than three minutes into the game Driussi was picked out by a cross, though there seemed little danger: he was hemmed in by three defenders, and had his back to goal.

Most players would have tried to hold the ball up or lay it off, but when you're the new Lionel Messi you have other have other options. Driussi calmly controlled it on his chest, then rifled it in off the underside of the crossbar with a sumptuous overhead kick. Pure magic.

Did we say 'world class' earlier? Scratch that. Let's say 'universe class' instead, because this 17-year-old is clearly a future Galactico.

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