Football followers have celebrated a uncommon size of the sector goalkeeper purpose after Argentinian goalkeeper Leandro Requena scored what some are calling the longest strike in soccer historical past.
Requena performs for Chilean top-tier facet Cobresal and his purpose rubbed salt within the wound as his facet already lead 2-0 within the 77th minute in opposition to Colo-Colo.
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Kicking from the sting of the six-yard field, the goalkeeper cleared the everybody however his opposing quantity, with the ball bouncing simply in entrance of him after which bouncing over his head.
Colo-Colo’s Brayan Cortes was properly out of the field and tried to go it as he couldn’t deal with the ball, chasing in useless, because it slowly bounced into the again of the web to make it 3-0. The recreation completed 3-1.
The commentators gave the standard drawn out “GOAL!” scream because the Cobresal gamers swamped the goalkeeper.
It could also be even higher for Requena whose kick reportedly went 101m (110 yards).
The Guinness World Record is presently 96.01m from Newport County goalkeeper Tom King in 2021.
Requena revealed after the match the membership can be making use of for the report.
“I requested Juan Silva, the membership’s supervisor, if the request for the report software was actually going to be made and he informed me ‘clearly sure’,” Requena informed Radio Bio Bio.
“So now we’re ready for what is required to confirm what the space actually was. (Silva) did inform me that the ANFP (Chilean Football Federation) referred to as him to test the measurements of the sector, which is 150 meters and a bit.
“If so, for the reason that space is 5 meters, it could be logically over 100. The fact is that I’m pleased with all this, greater than something personally, but additionally for the establishment, for Chilean soccer. Going down in historical past with an occasion like this makes me comfortable.”
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He added he believed the placement performed an element within the kick with Cobresal’s stadium Estadio El Cobre at over 2200m above sea degree.
To put it in perspective, the height of Australia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko is 2228m above sea degree.
“I needed to take the kick shortly as we now have performed so many instances at altitude, to attempt to catch the rival off guard and it got here out slightly stronger than regular,” Requena informed Radio Bio Bio.
“The very first thing I did as quickly because the ball left my foot was maintain my head as a result of there have been two gamers in a transparent place to counter-attack and I realised that it had gone lengthy.
“When I noticed the bounce made it tough for Brayan and it went previous him, I believed the ball may go in.”
Football followers on social media have been left in awe by the unimaginable strike, with one writing on Twitter: “This is completely wild.”
Another exclaimed: “Incredible purpose kick.”
And a 3rd added: “Wow congrats to goalie Leandro Requena — the longest purpose in soccer historical past.”
With The Sun