The Italian third division keeper scores the winning goal from his own penalty area [VIDEO]
Crazy end to the duel between Modena and Imola in Serie C. Modena goalkeeper Ricardo Gagno is his team’s hero after winning 2-1 over Imolese in the 91st minute. He scored the winning goal in sensational fashion with a shot from 80 yards.
Keepers often know how to be the heroes of their teams, jumping around the corner and picking up a point or a win. The sight of a goalkeeper throwing a shot in an attempt to score in the dying seconds of a game is increasingly common, but only a handful can realize their ambition to score.
One of the most recent episodes took place in May 2021, when Alisson Becker scored a last minute winner for Liverpool against West Bromwich in the EPL. The last minute of stoppage time was approaching with the score at 1-1, and the Reds had a corner. When Trent Alexander-Arnold struck from the right side of the box, the Brazilian keeper was there to direct the ball perfectly into the goal.
Meanwhile, it was in the UEFA Cup against Rotor Volgograd when Pierre Schmeichel scored his only goal for Manchester United, becoming the first Premier League goalkeeper to do so. Moreover, in terms of goalkeeping, Rogerio Ceni is unquestionably the best goalkeeper of all time. He spent 22 years in Sao Paulo, scoring a total of 131 goals.
Watch: Modena’s Riccardo Gagno scores a goal from 80 yards
Match of the 36th day of the Italian third division, C-Series, between Modena and Imolese, attracted a lot of public attention due to the winning goal that arrived late in the game. What is unusual is that the goalscorer was the Modena goalkeeper, Ricardo Gagnowho scored from his own penalty area.
In fact, it could help the team gain promotion to the second tier, Serie B. When they lost two goals to Imolese with seconds to go, a strange thing happened.
When Gagno looked to kick the ball out of his own penalty area, he didn’t expect him to make such a peculiar bounce and loop on the opposing stopper and in the empty net. There was a lot of joy, but there was also a lot of disbelief in the celebrations.
The 24-year-old’s incredibly accurate shot turned into a definite possibility for a Goal of the Year contender, and the videos shown bear witness to the madness that unfolded on the pitch and in the stands at the Alberto Stadium Braglia from Modena.