April 23, 2010
In last Sunday's Argentina Primera Division match between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors, something happened that probably hasn't happened before and we probably won't see again. After the ball deflected off a Boca defender, Gimnasia's Sebastian Romero and Marco Perez both executed bicycle kicks at the same time to score a goal. Trying to figure the odds on both players executing overhead kicks in unison to put the ball in the back of the net is enough to make your head hurt, especially considering Perez had to scramble to his feet in order to get there.
Gimnasia La Plata ended up winning the match 1-0 and instead of being credited with half a goal each, Perez was the one given sole credit and upon closer inspection, it looks like he at least got more of the ball than Romero (maybe?). Plus, he's the one who celebrated the goal first, which is nine-tenths of the law.
Our friends over at Eurosport are cleverly calling it a "tandem" since that's what you call a two-person bicycle. I think I'll go with that, too. Or maybe just "wow" for short.
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