Wonder Goals: Douglas, Corinthians v Gremio

Ollie Irish

13th, September 2010

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By Ollie Irish

Here’s Gremio winger Douglas cutting in from the right wing  and… well, just watch what he does:

He just keeps on going and going and then twats it into the net, albeit with a lovely penultimate touch to take it past the defender: the icing on the nutmeg, so to speak. Tis a simple formula for a wonder goal.

Even better, the goal won the game for Gremio. It was Corinthians’ first home defeat of the season. They currently lie second in Brazil’s top league, three points behind Fluminense but with one game in hand. Gremio move up to 12th.

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8 Comments

  1. tommy says:

    any particular reason as to why he seemed reluctant to celebrate?

  2. barkynerve says:

    @Tommy, he was clearly doing a “That was nothing” celebration a la Cantona.

  3. David says:

    Well I think barky may be right, but he did used to play for Corinthians as a main started it seems for the 2008-2009 season, he even scored 10 goals. So I think It was more of a showing of respect maybe?

  4. Pete says:

    “Well I think barky may be right, but he did used to play for Corinthians as a main started it seems for the 2008-2009 season, he even scored 10 goals. So I think It was more of a showing of respect maybe?”

    this

  5. Johav says:

    defense in the brazilian Serie A always seems like those sunday morning games between that good group of friends you still kept from middle school, just with a hangover from saturday night.

  6. barkynerve says:

    @David & Pete, didn’t know that, so yeah, that makes sense.

    @Johav, Brazil are more known for their attacking array than their defensive capabilities, so I think it’s just that the attacking talent in the Brazilian league is far superior to its defensive talent. That being said, they HAVE had some terrific defenders over the years, but for every great defender, they’ve had 3 great offensive players.

  7. davih says:

    He didn’t celebrate because he’s an Corinthians supporter. He played his early days in football at that team and was just showing some respect.

  8. michael says:

    sweet finish

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