In a football game, the one thought in every striker’s head is to get the ball in the net at any cost. Evidently, Flamengo player Giorgian de Arrascaeta thought the same thing during a match against Ceara. When a player scores a bicycle kick, the first thought that comes to mind is either Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo or Real Madrid player Gareth Bale. However, this time, the screamer came from de Arrascaeta.
Flamengo’s Rafinha, set up a beautiful run, and his perfectly timed cross found Giorgian de Arrascaeta. The 25-year old then used up all the available elements, the timing of his jump, the technique, the incredible venom and accuracy. The Ceara goalkeeper, Diogo Silva, could only watch helplessly as the ball sailed into the net.
This bicycle kick is unreal 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 26, 2019
In the end, Flamengo won 3-0 against Ceara, and took over at the top of the leaderboard in the Brasileirão. Aside from Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Barbosa netted ealier, with Arrascaeta finishing the job in style.
Flamengo have now tied with Santos on 33 points, but are ahead in terms of goal difference. To be precise, they have scored 17 goals to Santos’ 11, and they both have won 10 games each.
Here is another angle of Giorgian De Arrascaeta stunning bycicle kick goal.
It gets better every time.🔝pic.twitter.com/LaSgfgC8K3
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) August 27, 2019
Ceará in the mean time, are lying in 13th, one place adrift of qualifying for the Copa Sudamericana group stage. The good news is that they are comfortably ahead of the relegation spots, and will have a chance to move up again.
Ceara’s next fixture is on Saturday in Curitiba against Atletico PR on the1st of September. Meanwhile, Flamengo will square off against Porto Alegre International for a chance in the Libertadores semifinal.
One day I will stop banging on about Giorgian de Arrascaeta. But not today pic.twitter.com/J8vnpSvCzL
— Jack Lang (@jacklang) August 26, 2019
Then, on Sunday they will go up against Palmeiras, in order to maintain 1st in the standings from Santos.
Santos themselves, drew against Fortaleza, putting them under pressure and needing a win against Chapecoense,
It’s a shame that the Puskas nominees came out just last week…
…because Giorgian de Arrascaeta just broke the GOLAZO scale 🔥 pic.twitter.com/gYWah2d3z3
— Nico Cantor (@Nicocantor1) August 26, 2019
This angle of the Giorgian De Arrascaeta goal is 🔥 pic.twitter.com/2Ee8iIZsFQ
— SONTFootball (@SONTFootball) August 27, 2019
GOLAZO DE PUSKAS!
Giorgian De Arrascaeta scored this SENSATIONAL goal last night for Flamengo.
What a player! 🎩pic.twitter.com/R4RkNJ9Jzf
— Warriors of Uruguay (@UruguayanHeroes) August 26, 2019
What. A. Goal.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta with the bicycle kick to help Flamengo to the top of Série A!
— Yellow & Green Football (@football_yellow) August 26, 2019