Pedro Goncalves: Stunning Goal Similar to Sporting Lisbon's Strike Against Arsenal Scored in Ghana

Pedro Goncalves: Stunning Goal Similar to Sporting Lisbon's Strike Against Arsenal Scored in Ghana

Keba Mothoagae
March 18, 2023 at 12:42 PM
  • The FIFA Puskas Award for 2023 will probably have Pedro Goncalves as one of its nominees
  • The Sporting Lisbon CP player punished Arsenal with an amazing strike last Thursday
  • A similar goal was scored in the lower rungs of Ghanaian football which deserves praise

The world of football is still raving about Pedro Goncalves' stunning strike for Sporting Lisbon CP against Arsenal in the Last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday.

The probable FIFA Puskas Award nominee goal altered the course of the match, which saw the Portuguese team advance on penalties after the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.

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Pedro Goncalves has a challenger in the form of Kofi Dendem. Image source: YouTube and BT Sport.
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It was only a matter of time before social media sleuths found a goal of the same quality somewhere on the internet. It came in the form of Kofi Dendem of Asanteman in Ghana, who lit up a goalkeeper after spotting him straying from his line.

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Arsenal fan stunned by Goncalves goal

Sporting Lisbon star, Pedro Goncalves’ strike against Arsenal was such a beauty that it left a section of the Gunners' fans at the Emirates Stadium impressed.

After an entertaining 2-2 first-leg draw in the Europa League last 16, Arsenal knew nothing short of a win would do against the Portuguese giants. Midfielder, Granit Xhaka broke the deadlock inside the opening 20 minutes to put his side in control of the tie.

As Sporting were pushing for an equaliser, up stepped Gonclaves with an outrageous strike from 43 yards out that caught out goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, as reported by the BBC. Immediately after the goal went in, cameras panned to the Arsenal stands where one fan, clad in Gunners apparel, had his mouth wide open in disbelief.

Kim Kardashian spotted at stadium

Sports Brief also reported on the surprise presence of Kim Kardashian at the Emirates Stadium on March 16 to watch Arsenal face Sporting.

The celebrity gave her 348 million fans a surprise as she posted an image of herself live at the arena on her popular social media platforms.

It was later revealed Kardashian’s son, Saint is a huge Arsenal fan and the trip to the Gunners' home ground was likely meant as a show of affection.

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