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Top 3 World Cup Goals That Went Under The Radar

Shambhu Ajith
FEATURED WRITER
Top 5 / Top 10
Published 29 May 2018, 16:46 IST
29 May 2018, 16:46 IST

#2 Manuel Negrete (Mexico) vs Bulgaria - 1986 World Cup

Mexico made it to the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup before being eliminated by eventual winners West Germany. And on their way to the last 8, they did play some exciting football. But nothing beats this singular moment of outrageous audacity from Manuel Negrete.

The Mexicans, the hosts for the tournament, were trying to get the better of their Eastern European opponents under the sweltering heat. Following some scrappy passing and timely interceptions, Negrete gets a lobbed ball which is not easy to control, right outside the box. He brings it down elegantly and then slides it across to his teammate before racing into the area.

As the ball is lobbed back into his path, he adjusts his body and meets it almost 5 foot off the ground with an outrageous volley that ends up resting in the far corner. It was an iconic moment and is certainly one that anyone who witnessed it will never forget.

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:08 IST
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