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Monday, November 07, 2005

George Weah's greatest goal

When he was a member of AC Milan, former World Player of the Year George Weah scored one of the most magical goals in history against Verona in 1996.

It was the opening day of the season when Weah took a bad Verona corner 3 meters inside his own box all the way down the field and scored. It defied belief.

The play started with a quality first touch, typical of Weah, knowing who was around him, he tapped the ball outside his own box and began to run, and run and run. How many players do we see today pelt the ball as far as then can only to lose possession?


The Verona defense, weakened by having so many men forward in the box, followed Weah back on the trot until he was finally challenged by 2 Verona players on the opposition’s side of the center circle. Weah almost lost the ball but somehow managed to force the ball past the challenge, turn, and recover his gallop towards goal.

Once in space, the super-striker turned on the jets and dummied the ball past a hapless defender, which, from that point on meant it was him against the keeper. After another burst of speed and losing space rapidly, Weah shot early from 13 meters out. It was a sublime strike across the goalkeeper right into the corner of the net. Perfect power, perfect placement, all to toast a perfect run, what a goal!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were the days. Milan always seem to sign a world class striker to replace the previous one. And look where Hellas Verona are now.

Nice swf too, cheers.

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11/08/2005 11:21 AM  
Blogger FTNChen said...

Mind you, by the end of this week, he could be PRESIDENT George Weah.

On and off the pitch, Mr. Weah seems to be able to conjure up magic wherever he goes.

11/08/2005 2:17 PM  
Blogger A-League said...

And he's putting that 'Magic' to good use. He’s displayed a true passion for his country and the welfare of its people when he was just a footballer. He definitely has the integrity required for such a task.

Good luck George.

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11/09/2005 5:41 AM  
Blogger D.L said...

He is going to be president now you know!That is his real greatest goal perhaps


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11/13/2005 9:20 AM  
Blogger Viking said...

Wow...that's great...
what a pity that Weah could'not win in voting, let's hope later!!!

Could you sent me that's video clips?!!!thanks much

I'm a member's of www.acmilanvn.com/forum, you can see our website at that address : www.acmilanvn.com, hope we coutld be friend, if u love Milan too, :D

3/11/2006 3:01 PM  
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