Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fabregas takes a stroll. Starts and Finishes.

What can I say? This strike was all Cesc Fabregas. Simply, Manuel Almunia throws the ball to his wide open captain and the rest of the play from then on is improvised. The space Everton leaves in unbelievable and Fabregas makes them pay. Taking advantage of wide open space, Fabregas dribbles 3/4's of the field then rips an amazing shot. From outside the 18 yard box, the ball knuckles, dips to the floor, and squeezes in the bottom left corner of the goal. From the back camera angle, you can see the absolute genius behind the shot. It could freeze any keeper.

I would like to point out that this example can be used to highlight the difference between top class football and mediocre mid range professional soccer(MLS). You'd be hard pressed to see a shot like this taken with ease or even taken in the MLS. It would beat any keeper in Major Leauge Soccer. Period. Beautiful.

After the goal, Fabregas honors the fallen captain of Spanish La Liga club Espanyol, Dani Jarque, who died from a heat attack while on pre-season tour this past year. A fellow Spanish International, Fabregas couldn't have dedicated a more beautiful goal.

Everton v Arsenal
Barclays Premier League, Goodison Park
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Everton 1 - 6 Arsenal

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