Quito, Ecuador.- Something that has not happened in professional soccer for a long time, today, Friday, July 15, 2022, happened in the Ecuadorian
Quito, Ecuador.- Something that has not happened in professional soccer for a long time, today, Friday, July 15, 2022, happened in the Ecuadorian Soccer Series A during the match, Cumbayá vs. Gualaceo, on the pitch of the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium.
The player, Diego Avilascored a great goal from ‘scorpión’ to give Gualaceo the victory as a visitor and, later, he would be nominated for the Puskas Award which grants the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) for the best goal of this year.
At the start of the second stage of the renowned Pro League 2022 the striker waited for his teammate’s cross, Henry Pattato define with the door unguarded, however the center was not the best but the Ecuadorian dared to throw himself on the ground with his leg raised to hit the ball and score as a ‘scorpion’.
Diego Ávila’s scoring is already a world trend and there will be no doubt that the highest body will have him among the nominees for the best goal of 2022, as well as the Australians: Ben Garuccio and alou koulwho also scored as ‘scorpion’ with their respective teams.
The prestigious movement of a ‘scorpion’ recalls on numerous occasions the emblematic exporter of the Colombian national team, Rene Higuitawhen he stunned the entire soccer universe by surprisingly clearing with his two legs in the friendly duel against Englandon the field of Wembley Stadiumin the distant 1995.
In the Liga MX a ‘scorpion’ style goal dates back to the Clausura 2009 during the match, Monarcas Morelia vs Cruz Azulwhere Luis Angel Landin waited for service edgar andrade to launch with the heel of the right leg and do that work in the Morelos Stadium.
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While, in mid-2020, in the MX Expansion Leaguethere was also a great goal from ‘scorpion’ during the match, Black Lions UDG vs Pumas Tabasco. Jacob Morales at point-blank range he raised his leg to give direction to the ball after the serve with the head of Ricardo Galindo.