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Quito, Ecuador.- Something that has not happened in professional soccer for a long time, today, Friday, July 15, 2022, happened in the Ecuadorian


Quito, .- Something that has not happened in professional 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 Ávila, scored a great goal from ‘scorpion’ to give Gualaceo the victory as a visitor and, later, he was nominated for the Púskas award granted by the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) to the best goal of the present year.

At the start of the second stage of the renowned LigaPro 2022, the striker waited for the center of his partner, Henry Patta, to define with the door unguarded, however the center was not the best but the Ecuadorian dared to throw himself on the ground with the leg raised to hit the ball and score as a scorpion.

Diego Ávila’s scoring is already a world trend that 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 Koul, who 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, René Higuita, when he stunned the entire soccer universe by surprisingly clearing with both legs in the friendly duel against England, in the court of Wembley Stadium, in the distant 1995.

In Liga MX, a ‘scorpion’-style goal dates back to the Clausura 2009 during the match, Monarcas Morelia vs. Cruz Azul, where Luis Ángel Landín waited for Edgar Andrade’s serve to launch himself with the heel of his right leg and do that work in Morelos Stadium.

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While, in mid-2020, in the MX Expansion League, there was also a great goal from ‘scorpion’ during the match, Leones Negros UDG vs. Pumas Tabasco. Jacob Morales at point-blank range raised his leg to direct the ball after Ricardo Galindo’s header.

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