Lazaros Christodoulopoulos scored an unbelievable set-piece goal for AEK Athens in the Greek Super League on Sunday.
With his side 2-1 down against Olympiakos and barely ten minutes left on the clock, Christodoulopoulos lined up a free kick from around 35 yards out. His right-footed strike looked to be heading over the crossbar but it dipped and swerved dramatically mid-flight, leaving Olympiakos gloveman Stefanos Kapino completely flat-footed and dumbfounded…
The wonder-strike inspired AEK Athens and the club would net an 89th minute winning header courtesy of Petros Mandalos.
The goal may be worth of a FIFA Puskas Award nomination, but the nominees are already in for this year so Christodoulopoulos will have to wait for 2018.
It’s worth mentioning that the strike is similar to Mohd Faiz Subri’s goal for Malaysia’s Penang last year, which won the 2016 FIFA Puskas Award.