Wondergoal Alert: Botafogo's Hyuri Scores Outrageous Solo Goal on Debut

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterSeptember 6, 2013

Botafogo's 21-year-old striker Hyuri had just arrived on loan from Audax Rio, and he marked his debut for the club with a truly remarkable solo goal.

Most players are happy enough to simply score on their debut—which is precisely what Hyuri managed to do after 40 minutes against Coritiba—but it's the second goal you can see here.

Four minutes into the second half, Hyuri was fed the ball from a free kick and managed to do all of the following:

  1. Turn and break away from one defender on the wing.
  2. Charge into the penalty area.
  3. Jink his way past the next defender using a series of stepovers and shimmying onward.
  4. Find himself in a trap with three Coritiba players closing in on him.
  5. Stop almost dead.
  6. Navigate his way out of trouble with a dragged backheel.
  7. Position himself toward the goal with all three defenders left for dead.
  8. Beat the goalkeeper with a ferocious shot into the far corner.

It's the sort of goal that keeps getting better the more times you look at it, so that's precisely why there's several replays on the clip above of Hyuri's run and finish.

Of course, there's only one small downside to doing something like that in your debut: The expectation levels may just go through the roof.

Still, with a brace of goals on your debut in what eventually proved to be a 3-1 win for Botafogo, Hyuri probably won't care all that much.


H/t to Yahoo! Sports blog Dirty Tackle for this video.