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Top 10 goals scored by players from inside their own half

Ayush Roy
Modified 20 Mar 2019, 14:54 IST
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Aberdeen’s Ryan Jack scoring from the half-lineOne of the greatest sights in world football, and arguably the most embarrassing for goalkeepers who suffer in its brilliance, a goal from beyond the half-line is always a memorable one. Many such great goals have been scored over the years, by known names to unknown quantities, enthralling fans and befuddling custodians who don’t expect it.Here are the 10 best goals scored by players from their own half.Note: We have left out goals that had any degree of luck involved and found the net because of an uneven bounce that beat the keeper.

#10 Rivaldo

While the Brazilian’s most famous goal might still be the bicycle kick against Valencia that helped Barcelona reach the UEFA Champions League, his goal against Atletico Madrid in 1998 is another memorable strike, especially given the circumstances.

The forward, after receiving a pass in his own half, was quickly closed down by an opponent, but still managed to fire an audacious attempt from the half-line that beat the keeper on its way into the net.

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Published 06 Oct 2014, 21:39 IST
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