Erik Lamela scores absurd rabona goal in Europa League match, invalidates all arguments against him

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Erik Lamela just scored with a rabona from the top of the box and now he can never be criticized again.

The 22-year-old Argentine has received a heavy dose of negative assessments since joining Spurs from Roma in the summer of 2013. Prior to Thursday's Europa League match against Greek side Asteras Tripoli, he had only scored one goal in 29 appearances for his current club. But it turns out he was just building the suspense for the ultimate in ill-advised but somehow successful goals.

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Spurs manager Maurico Pochettino was so stunned by the goal that when the camera cut to him, it looked like he had soiled himself and forgotten his own name.

If you even try to attempt this in FIFA 15, the game will melt and you will probably be arrested.

Lamela scored a second goal from a tight angle in the second half to put Spurs up 3-0. He was then taken off in the 76th minute because the world simply couldn't handle any more of his brilliance on this day.

Spurs went on to win 5-1 with Harry Kane scoring a hat trick and then bobbling a free kick to gift Asteras their goal when he took over as Spurs' keeper after Hugo Lloris was sent off.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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