World of Sport

Striker wins match with ‘scorpion kick’ goal

World of Sport

The Bolivian League season started on Sunday and Erlan Mealla of Nacional Potosi certainly opened it in style as his wonder goal sealed a 1-0 victory over The Strongest.

Mealle managed to swivel his body perfectly to execute a wonder backheel 'scorpion kick' that flew into the corner of the net.

The 'scorpion kick' was first made famous in England by Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita when he cleared a ball off the line in such a fashion during an international friendly at Wembley in 1995.

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Rene Higuita does the original 'scorpion kick'

However, to guide one into the back of the net - and from distance - is something else, as you can see in the video which should autoplay above.

Ever score a goal like that while playing Sunday League football? Let's hear your favourite goalscoring stories in the comment box below.

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