13 June 2014

Great Header, Robin van Persie!

What a great goal by Robin van Persie just before halftime of the Netherlands match against Spain!  Daley Blind fired the ball off his left boot from just past the middle of the pitch near the left touch line.  The ball had lots of clockwise spin (as seen from above), and curved left to right.  The ball met the head of a diving van Persie about 16 yards from the center of the goal.  The trajectory of the kick was perfect, and so was van Persie's header, which sent the ball upward and over the Spanish goal keeper.  Is the image below great, or what?!?
Click on the above image for a larger view.  Spain is in trouble as Arjen Robben just used some fancy footwork to score in the 53rd minute.  This great game is better than the rain-soaked match between Mexico and Cameroon that saw two goals taken from Mexico in the first half by truly awful refereeing.

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