By now I’m sure most of you have seen this Giovani Dos Santos goal from yesterday’s Mexico-Brazil friendly in Texas.
It’s pretty ridiculous. A little too ridiculous in fact. We at the Footy Blog have commissioned a wide array of experts and melodramatic Austrian physicists to get their take on whether GDS really was going for the net.
Ludwig Edelshtick, former CERN employee:
This goal -if we can call it that- is a travesty of the highest degree. Evidently Brazil’s goalkeeper hasn’t the first idea of playing angles. Dos Santos, aiming for a streaking Javier Hernandez, mishits the ball and ends up scoring a fluke of a goal. The whole thing makes me sick.
Karlos San Miguel, Mexico City dance studio owner:
This goal shows us that with rhythm and passion, anything is possible. Dos Santos idolized one Ronaldinho growing up. This wonder goal is right out of the Brazilian’s playbook.
Giovani Dos Santos, accused of flukery in the first degree:
You asked me several times, so I tried it, I saw that ‘Chicharo’ was alone there in the center, so I tried it out and thankfully the goal.
Thanks to Google translate for mangling the quote from GDS, but we get the sense that the Mexican’s coy response was planned well in advance. Unfortunately, we may never know the truth. I tend to believe a cross became a goal by way of a lucky break.
What about you?