Iranian Alireza Jahanbakhsh scores epic bicycle kick against Chelsea

It was just his second goal in 26 appearances for Brighton and his first was scored last week. The 26-year-old executed the perfect bicycle kick to save a point for Brighton.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh Bicycle Kick
Alireza Jahanbakhsh Bicycle Kick

Chelsea had taken the lead through captain and club favourite César Azpilicueta at the Amex Stadium but failed to capitalise on their lead.

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An 84th minute corner was head up into the air and back across the Chelsea penalty area by Brighton's Lewis Dunk. Alireza Jahanbakhsh adjusted his body tracking the moving ball before performing the perfect bicycle kick which even Cristiano Ronaldo would be impressed with. He connected perfectly with the ball sending it past helpless Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

After the game Jahanbakhsh said he was very happy to be helping the team and wants to keep the Brighton fans happy with more performances like this one. He admitted he had gone through a tough time personally while being left out of the side.

The Iranian international is finally showing the form he was in when he played for Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch league which attracted Brighton to him in the first place.

Brighton have Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Saturday and then Everton away from home in the Premier League the following weekend. 

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