World Cup Winner Mac Allister Scores Backheel Goal in the FA Cup; Video
- World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister is back among the goals for his club Brighton
- The Argentine midfielder scored twice as the Seagulls beat Middlesbrough 5-1 in the FA Cup
- His second goal is a beautiful backheel to make it four goals as Brighton progress to the fourth round
Argentina midfielder Alexis Mac Allister returned to Brighton a hero after winning the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup in his first major tournament with La Albiceleste.
He played six games in Qatar after sitting out the first game of the tournament, and was pivotal as Argentina went all the way, assisting Angel Di Maria for the second goal in the final.
He came off the bench for his second appearance since his return and scored twice in the 5-1 win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, the second goal a very beautiful backheel worthy of a World Cup winner.
Mac Allister scores beautiful backheel
Mac Allister brought back his World Cup form to club football, he started on the bench for the second game running and when he came on in the third round of the FA Cup today, he showed the quality of a World Cup winner.
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He scored his first goal within minutes of coming on in the second half, but it was his second goal in the 80th minute that caught the eye. He scored a no-look backheel off Gross cutback.
Brighton will hope to keep him at the club beyond this season as he is already attracting interests from top European clubs. He has a contract till 2025, as revealed by Goal.
Hero's welcoming for World Cup winner
Sports Brief earlier reported that Alexis Mac Allister was received at Brighton like a hero after his World Cup winning exploits with Argentina in Qatar.
He turned up at the club's training with his World Cup medal around his neck, walking through a crowd of his teammates and staff of the team before lifting a replica of the World Cup trophy.
He is one of Argentina's five Premier League contingents that won football's ultimate prize in Qatar. Others are Julian Alvarez, Cuti Romero, Lisandro Martinez and Emiliano Martinez.
Source: Sports Brief News