Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Mudita

Argentine wunderkind Lionel Messi delivers the extra-time game winner in the Final of the World Club Cup with his chest as he dives across the goal mouth. Yes, that's a diving chest goal. I can't say that I've ever seen anything like this done intentionally. The cross was too high and had too much pace to volley and was sinking at too great a rate to get a head on it. So, what does the best footballer on the earth do? Well, he dives and chests it past the Estudiantes keeper in the 110th minute. You've got to watch this clip through to the end to see the close-ups of this shot. The wide-angle view doesn't do it justice.

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