Have you ever seen anything quite like this?
There are plenty of golazos in soccer, but a powerful, first-time backheel finish going away from goal?
Luis Suarez pulled it off as part of Barcelona’s 5-2 demolition of Mallorca. He slipped in behind the defense and stabbed Frenkie de Jong’s pass far post (via beIN Sports):
While the stakes here — team already up two goals in a December game against a relegation battler — are relatively low, it’s tough to recall something similar to this brilliance. Suarez himself called it the best finish of his career after the match.
Lionel Messi also recorded a hat trick, the 35th of his La Liga career, which is officially one more than Cristiano Ronaldo for most all time.
Here’s the goal that set the record:
Before kickoff at the Nou Camp, Messi was presented his recent Ballon d’Or award by his sons:
Barcelona moved back into first place in La Liga over bitter rival Real Madrid.
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