Class Is Permanent: Edinson Cavani Scores Delightful Bicycle Kick Aged 37 in Argentina

Class Is Permanent: Edinson Cavani Scores Delightful Bicycle Kick Aged 37 in Argentina

Rene Otinga
updated at March 24, 2024 at 8:38 PM
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  • Edinson Cavani was awarded Player of the Match on Saturday
  • The Uruguayan scored a superb bicycle kick for Boca Juniors
  • The former PSG star, 37, ended his European stint last summer

Edinson Cavani showed the world that he still has it as he scored an impressive bicycle kick on Saturday, March 23.

The former Manchester United man rolled back the years with a man-of-the-match performance for Boca Juniors against Central Norte.

Edinson Cavani put up a man of the match performance for Boca Juniors
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Boca Juniors beat Central Norte on Saturday, March 23. Photo: Joaquín Camiletti/
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Cavani joined the Argentine club last summer from La Liga giants Valencia, effectively ending his long association with European football.

At Boca Juniors, he has been a regular starter and a crucial part of the team, scoring four goals in eight appearances in the league, according to Transfermarkt.

Cavani’s team is also competing in the Copa Argentina, and they advanced to the next round thanks to a 2-0 win over Central Norte.

The Uruguay international scored his team’s second goal in extraordinary circumstances, showing impeccable athleticism to score a bicycle kick in the 56th minute.

How it happened

Boca Juniors stole the ball from the opponents and launched a quick counter-attack with Cavani at the centre of things.

The former PSG man fired in a low cross but it unfortunately rolled too quickly for his teammate, who did well to keep the chance alive by delivering a devilish cross which was met by Cavani’s acrobatic kick.

That was the striker’s second goal of the game as his side ensured victory in the 75th minute through Miguel Merentiel’s strike.

His goal elicited reactions on social media, with fans praising the 37-year-old for being a player who summed up the saying ”Class is permanent".

In his prime, Cavani was one of the most feared marksmen in world football.

At some point, he was PSG’s all-time goal scorer with 200 goals, before that record was taken by Kylian Mbappe.

He also happens to be Uruguay’s second-highest goal scorer, with 58 goals, 10 behind Luis Suarez, according to World Football.

Aside from PSG, he also had a successful spell with Napoli, while also briefly representing Manchester United where he scored 19 goals in 59 appearances before moving to Valencia in Spain.

Aguero suffers horror injury

Elsewhere, Sports Brief reported on Sergio Aguero’s injury on his return to football.

The Argentine featured in a match celebrating his first club, Independiente marking 120 years of existence.

Aguero played 54 times for the club before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2006.

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