Scorpion Kick: Die schönsten Tore

The 7 greatest scorpion kick goals ever 

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Scoring a goal with a scorpion kick is one of the hardest skills in football. Here are seven truly unforgettable goals scored by some of the greatest players on the planet. Which one is your favourite? 

Sometimes things happen on the football pitch that leaves those watching in the stadium and at home speechless. Moments of impossible greatness that reaffirm football’s position as the greatest game on the planet.  

Football fans were treated to two of these moments recently when Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the goal of 2016 on the 26th of December against Sunderland, and then Olivier Giroud staked his claim for the goal of 2017 on the 1st of January against Crystal Palace.

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ThatMomentWhen You realise Olivier Giroud has just out-scorpion-kicked you.

Two scorpion kick goals within one week is more than enough reason to dig through the archives to pick out the most acrobatic and impossible goals ever scored. Here are 7 of the best. 

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7 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan
So good that the ref forgot to blow for offside!

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6 - Rafael van der Vaart
What better way to decide a game against your bitter rivals?

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5 - Pablo Hernández
Blink and you'll miss it.

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4 - Olivier Giroud
Goal of 2017 scored on the first day of the year?

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3: Motaz Salhani
Who says you can't score one from distance?

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2: Edinson Cavani
How low can you go?

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1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan does what Zlatan wants.

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Bonus: René Higuita
The mother of all scorpion kicks.

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