The Fabian golazo that helped Chivas beat Barca 4-1

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Barcelona suffered their second loss of the preseason and first to a North American team thanks in part to Chivas midfielder Marco Fabian decided to put on a live highlight show in the second half. David Villa put Barca up 1-0 with a goal in the fifth minute and that remained the only one of the game until the 60th, when Fabian hit the top corner from distance. Then, just three minutes later, he pulled off this beautiful overhead kick to put Chivas up 2-1. They would go on to win 4-1.

Set up with a perfect cross and absolutely no one around him, Fabian's goal was so lovely that it actually made a Barca defender do a somersault as soon as he saw it (watch closely; UPDATE: It was Fabian's Mexico teammate Jonathan dos Santos).

Some have pointed out how Barcelona never allowed more than three goals in one match all last season. Others are quick to shout that it's only preseason, they made 11 substitutions throughout the match (as did Chivas) and their second choice keeper played the whole thing. But no matter how important you think this meaningless match was, the one takeaway should be just how nice that Marco Fabian goal was.

Video courtesy of MLS

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