Viral Video of the Day: Watch Hulk Score 108 km/h Thunderbolt

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterMarch 5, 2012

They call him Hulk for a reason.

Hulk flexed his muscles with a thunderbolt of a goal during Porto's win over Benfica in a top-of-the-table Portuguese league clash on Friday. Even if you've seen it already, take a minute to watch again as Hulk, Porto's 25-year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder (birth name: Givanildo Vieira de Souza), hits his shot into the top corner at an incredible 108 kilometers per hour.

Porto went on to win the game 3-2, but only after falling behind 2-1 to a pair of goals from Benfica's Oscar Cardozo either side of halftime. James Rodriguez equalized for Porto in the 64th minute, and Maicon scored the winner three minutes from time.

With the victory, Porto moved three points clear at the top of the table. But more importantly, Hulk's shot traveled 108 km/h.

What else travels 108 km/h? Well, that roughly translates to 67 miles per hour, which is 2 mph above the speed limits on every interstate highway in 15 U.S. states.

And if you wanted to travel between New York City and Boston at 108 km/h the whole way, the trip would take you just over three hours.

Or something like that. I was never good at math. The point is that Hulk hit that ball really hard, and it's amazing the goalie even got a hand on it.