‘This has to win the Puskas Award’: Scorpion kick lights up Australian A-League
The 19-year-old goalscorer, Rile McGree, just helped his team to their first Grand Final in 10 years too.
This goal from the Australian A-League is so good it would be rude not to get straight to it – so here it is.
The player rounding off a sparkling team move with an even more remarkable scorpion kick was Riley McGree of the Newcastle Jets.
Did he mean it? Even he doesn’t seem 100% sure.
Upon watching the replay I actually think I meant that...— Riley McGree (@McgreeRiley) April 27, 2018
Great result by the boys, bring on the grand final next week.
What’s more, the 19-year-old midfielder’s equalising goal inspired the Jets to a 2-1 victory over Melbourne City and carried them to their first A-League Grand Final since 2008.
What in the world!!!! What a goal Riley McGree! One of the best ever!— Tara Rushton (@TaraRushton) April 27, 2018
The goal has been widely touted as the best in the history of the Australian competition, and some have even suggested it should win the Puskas Award – Fifa’s goal of the year prize.
1. This is the best goal this season anywhere on the planet. This has to win the Puskas Award— James McManus (@JamesMcManus1) April 27, 2018
2. Riley McGree is the most Australian name ever. https://t.co/DNb6OsSKC5
An Australian name yes, and one you may well be hearing more of in the future, one way or another.
The Jets will face either either Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory in the final.