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Rate The Scorching Overhead Kicks: Eren Derdiyok vs Julio Baptista – Who Did It Best? (Videos)

By Chris Wright

This weekend saw a couple of blinding overhead kick scored across the continent, with Eren Derdiyok and Julio Baptista both netting with rather sublime acrobatic efforts – question is, which one was better?

Exhibit A: Eren Derdiyok, BAYER LEVERKUSEN vs Wolfsburg

Scoop, rotate, fire…

Exhibit B: Julio Baptista, MALAGA vs Getafe

Bear in mind this was an injury-time winner…

http://youtu.be/UigLyv1AEHE

So, who did it best Pies fans? Who ya got?

For the record, we’re marking out for Derdiyok’s effort on this occasion – if only because he can probably technically claim the assist as well!

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By Chris on October 3rd, 2011 in Bundesliga, La Liga, Skills, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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16 Responses to “Rate The Scorching Overhead Kicks: Eren Derdiyok vs Julio Baptista – Who Did It Best? (Videos)”

  1. :) says:

    B. look how hard he hits it! perfect technique and it wins the match! onle thing better about the first one though is he does it all himself. it’s a tough one to pick

  2. :) says:

    i’m starting to change my mind!

  3. Ben says:

    B. Because you’d never expect it from O Animal (I’m not so familiar with Derdiyok though…)

  4. Al Neri says:

    I think A. Perfect 3 ball contacts, and excellent individual effort. Exhibit B is also amazing, but Derdyok did all by himself.

  5. Derdiyok. Perfect touch.

  6. Redskywalker says:

    Wow, Derdiyok’s is something special..

  7. Jon says:

    Derdiyok all the way.

  8. Markell says:

    Both excellent goals, one with incredible magnitude, the other with amazing ability, technique, and execution. I gotta go with Derdiyok for sheer outrageous skill. Pure class.

  9. Andy says:

    The Beast. Perfect timing and technique. Match winner.

  10. Patrick says:

    the first wins for sure. that’s just ridiculous!

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  12. ozzy says:

    Although Baptista’s finish was more powerful. Derdiyok did it with two defenders around him.

  13. Griffi says:

    B. Look how much air time he has. It looks like he’s in mid-air for 5 seconds!

  14. Madjair says:

    @ Griffi: Exactly! Baptista seems to execute his ‘Fallr├╝ckzieher’ in slow motion. Love it.

  15. thisISben says:

    Derdiyoks….was class

  16. Gibby says:

    Derdiyoks because he looks like he’s made a James Hunt of it but redeems himself. Two defenders get goalside thinking they’ve done their job then up pops a wee overhead kick over 3 players ! Class. Widnae get away with it in 5 asides though ! BLOOTER ! Ha

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