Video: Ridiculous swerving free-kick might just be the goal of the season
Faiz Subri's swerving, free-kick goal is a contender for goal of the season.
Sometimes, you see a goal so good that one can't help but stop what they are doing and marvel at the beauty of the goal. This goal scored by Faiz Subri in the Malaysian Super League in a match between Pulau Pinang and Pahang is one to be remembered forever and is a sureshot contender for the Puskas award.
Subri wouldn't have ever imagined that he would be scoring a goal like this, but this goal was something that despite all his free-kick practices, he would never have scored before in his career and could very well end up winning the Goal of the Year award for 2016.
The 28-year-old's setpiece didn't just astound everyone watching, it also stumped physics, that is how crazy the bend on the ball was. Subri's free-kick started bending towards the right side of the goal, before there was a sudden change in the ball's flight, and it went completely in the opposite direction, swerving into the top-left corner of the goal.
The poor goalkeeper had no chance of saving it, with picking the ball out of the net his only option. The goal helped Pulau Pinang defeat Pahang at the City Stadium 4-1.
Watch the goal here again –
The last time we saw such memorable free-kicks being scored was when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his crazy, swerving goal against Portsmouth while playing for Manchester United. However, the most memorable such goal that we have seen is the one scored by Roberto Carlos for Brazil against France just before the 1998 World Cup in France, when the ball moved an outrageous amount to leave Fabien Barthez with no chance.
We definitely expect this goal by Subri to feature on FIFA's list of goals nominated for the Puskas Award, and also think it will be one of the favourites for the award. Do you?
Watch highlights of the match here -