By Chris Wright
With scoring from the half-way line suddenly all de rigueur again thanks to Charlie Adam and his monstrous effort against Chelsea at the weekend, we thought we’d follow suit with Bank Holiday Monday’s random great goal.
Scored by journeyman striker Giuseppe Mascara during his second stint at Catania (following a year on loan at Perugia) in the Sicilian derby against Palermo in 2009, this is how you do hit-and-hope properly – on the volley and everything.
In fact, Mascara gets such elevation on his wallop that it disappears from shot, eventually re-entering Earth’s atmosphere after a few seconds and pinging in sweetly off the underside of the Palermo crossbar…
Yowsers! There’s a joke about smudged make-up in there somewhere, we’re certain.
Not that it was a fluke mind you, with Mascara scoring several similar looping pot-shots during his career, including this belter against Inter Milan in 2003…
And this snappy, on-the-turn ripper against Udinese in 2009…
Beauties, all three.
We must thank Pies fan Joep for the nudge.
If you’ve got a bygone wonder goal you’d like to see featured in Random Great Goals, give us a nudge at email@example.com and we’ll give it a shufty.
A selection of other Random Great Goals on Pies…
Patrick M’Boma (Gamba Osaka) Destroys Defence With Interpretive Dance
Roberto Cabanas (New York Cosmos) Scores With Aerial Acrobatics
Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Is Grace Personified
Keisuke Honda (Japan) Manipulates The Laws Of Physics
Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Cracks One In Off The Post
Ray Wilkins (England) Gets His Lob On
David Beckham (Man Utd) Finishes With Aplomb
Rory Delap (Southampton) Scores An Overhead Kick!
Eduardo (Arsenal) Is One Deft Son Of A Gun
Ian Rush (Liverpool) Hooks One Home
Mark Hughes (Man Utd) Lobs The Grob
Davie Cooper (Rangers) Paints His Old Firm Masterpiece
Taison (Metalist) Strays Into Van Basten Territory
Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico) Finishes Off USA With Devastating Finesse
Ronaldo Obliterates His Peers During Unicef Charity Match