Don't doubt Kaká. Never doubt Kaká.
Kaká, the 30-year-old Brazilian who won the 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year award, hasn't exactly been a regular in Real Madrid's midfield these last few seasons. No matter; he's always ready to show us something special.
Take Tuesday night for example. Real Madrid hosted Dutch champions Ajax on the final matchday of the Champions League group stage, and Kaká produced a brilliant goal that seemed to turn back the clock about five years.
With Real already leading 2-0 early in the second half, Kaká—who started the match and captained the team for the night—accepted a pass in the midfield, sliced through the defense and curled an unstoppable shot into the top corner of Ajax's net.
In a word, it was brilliant. In a few words, it took us all back to 2007 and the days when Kaká was the best player on the planet.
There was plenty to like. The goal displayed vision, technique, flair, power and accuracy—all in one quick shot. So in other words, Kaká is back, if he was ever really gone at all.
Real Madrid won the match 4-1 and clinched second place in Group D, the so-called Group of Death, behind Borussia Dortmund. Any group winners fancy facing Jose Mourinho's side in the Round of 16?
The goal appears in the video clip above. It's our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Champions League Wednesday. Enjoy.
Now, let's hope for some more fireworks during the second half of Matchday 6 Wednesday night.