Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Video: Luiz Adriano scores one of the cheapest soccer goals ever
Here's a prime nominee for Bush League Play of the Week. From NBC Sports:
What we’ve got here is Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Nordsjlland in Ukranian Champions League play today, where Donetsk forward Luiz Adriano of Brazil is called for a foul. Soccer etiquette is for the offending player to tap the ball to the other team’s goalie after a player gets hurt, and Adriano makes it look like he’s going to do that — but then dribbles by him and scores in the uncontested net.
Soccer players seem willing to do whatever means necessary to gain a competitive advantage on their foes. Whether it be flopping on the ground like a fish after receiving a harmless slide tackle in hopes of drawing a card, or a situation similar to what we saw in the video above, futbol athletes don't seem to care. Hey, if you aren't cheating you aren't trying, right?
Shakhtar Donetsk won the game (5-2), by the way.