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MrIrishman699

If in doubt, finish like you're 100% sure you're offside


No-Shoe5382

I was thinking that, he *definitely* thought he was offside. Bet he goes round the keeper if he thinks he's onside, that scoop is such a low percentage attempt, had to be perfect and it was.


ClimbRunRide

Absolutely. I almost expected him to not even finish. He took out so much speed and hurry just waiting for the whistle... Also, he did not even start to celebrate. Not even for a fraction of a second even though the whistle was not there yet until the ball crossed the line.


pancada_

I once scored a goal like this in a school tournament. Gk was closing in, no power, just pulling it upwards. One of my best football memories still.


souste

I did this in a school tournament too, my only ever goal for them. I was put through on goal at full speed and tried to do a small dink over the keeper and I caught too much of it and did a massive perfect scoop straight over the keepers head like this. Most satisfying feeling ever, felt like prime messi for a minute


pancada_

Same thing, wanted to chip like ronaldinho but didn't know how hard i had to hit it. Just yeeted it lmao


ovaltine_spice

Woah woah woah shhhhh! You never admit it was some luck. Repeat after me. "I totally meant it mate".


Hazakurain

Yeah, from the video they posted on twitter, you can see the 4 defenders and not even the attacker lol


MaskedBandit77

You can tell especially because of the way he just stands there and watches it go in instead of chasing after it, in case one of the defenders is able to catch up with it.


kl08pokemon

I practiced this for a while as my default finish in one on ones. After an embarrassing miss my coach took me aside and made me give it up lol


Conscient-

[Onside graphic if anyone needs it.](https://i.imgur.com/4s9tupT.png)


RunDNA

Screenshot from replay: https://i.imgur.com/PzxgQOL.jpg


paddiction

Comical defending there, it's a diagonal line


LiamAddison

Got the book of defending from Diagon Alley.


WalterHenderson

Thank you! From the goal video, it's hard to understand how he could possibly be onside. One second and a different perspective make all the difference.


entangled_dicks

Thank you


Milkybals

This is interesting to see because his upper body looked clearly off in the replay


grympy

It’s always because of the camera angle…


Milkybals

It could also be when exactly it decides the pass is being made to freeze frame, which I’m curious how this system does it


tuliomartins_tm

When they show the graphic, they show in video the transition from the play to the 3D render. Don't know why they always post only the screenshot here instead of a mini video of it happening since I see a lot of confusion from people regarding when they froze the frame


MartiniScorsese

Think they now have sensors in the ball that know exactly when the ball leaves the foot.


Blizzard_admin

Football embracing technology has been beautiful to see


Maleficent_Resolve44

Yep. Goal line tech, VAR, automated offside etc. I wonder what’s next.


SixKatzi

Yup they called it a 'heartbeat' with each touch on the ball


Koolmite

Yup, that's perspectives for you 😌


smala017

The defender's back *toe* holds him on. Crazy. Completely impossible to ask a human to make this call with the naked eye.


noobchee

I thought the opposite tbh


dimiderv

You're the MVP


SkittlesPizza

*onside graphic


Sandman_0007

Balotelli would be proud


kevkevverson

Shades of John O’Shea


aymoji

And get sent off Van Persie style


nut0003

That was every bit the finish of someone who thought they were off and it didn't matter either way, so casually lifted it over


Albert_Neinstein

What


VincentSasso

He looked well off


CoroIsMyDaddy

Props to the linesman for letting the sequence of play finish


VincentSasso

That’s why you don’t flag, I suppose


Dickinmymouth1

This is why it really gets on my tits when the commentators moan so much about an offside being flagged late. It’s worth the times where a few seconds of play are wasted because the lino just flags offside a bit late if it means we don’t lose goals that turn out not to be offside because the lino flagged too early


Rickcampbell98

Looking at you alan shearer, Lee Dixon does it as well proper annoying.


rob_the_jabberwocky

John Hartson as well


idgaf_neverreallydid

I hate those idiot commentators so much. Like use your fucking common sense, there’s an obvious reason why they do that. Scared of somebody getting injured when people will get injured regardless


tebby101

Same man. The same commentators will complain like dummies if an onside play is flagged offside too early.


ThePenix

I'm still salty about mbappe in CL against bayern, it's really similar to this play where pavard put him onside from the other side of the pitch, called offside when it was a 1v1 vs the keeper. We won but still...


YooGeOh

Funny because on the same channel on the very next game just a few minutes later, Dion Dublin launched into a rant about how he "still doesn't understand" why they wait to put the flag up. Like Dion, mate. Check the game that finished 30 minutes ago you wally


BogdanPee

Look at the lines, he was kept on, great run


No-Shoe5382

His feet were clearly on but his upper body looked offside, be interesting to see a proper slow-mo replay of it cos they haven't shown one yet.


BogdanPee

For me it seemed like the serbian defender had his shoulder very forward and that kept him on, he was sorta leaning, if he stood still it would have been offside.


Guy_with_Numbers

He wasn't leaning fully towards the goal, he was still just curving his run when the pass came through. His upper body is much less forward as a consequence.


Nabooish

In the graphic you'll see that the foot of the serbian defender was keeping him onside.


milesvtaylor

Scoops haagen-dazs


ChungusDaFungus

hahah fair fucking play


wilyacalmdown

the composure lol


EdwardBigby

Easy to stay composed when you're sure you're offside


journey_bro

The best uncelebrated goal I've ever seen.


Bruce666123

Second best goal so far


TannedStewie

Contender for Goal of the Tournament and he was just taking the piss lol


DittoDat

Is your first the Richarlison goal?


Bruce666123

Oh yeah, not even close


reditakaunt89

We're here to gift the world great goal tags.


elkaxd

Most bizarre goal this tournament so far lol


rambo_zaki

Finish of a man who was 100% sure he was offside.


mpoozd

And 100% sure he was thinking they can't win the game


omfgkevin

Might as well try something cheeky! Now he has a great chip goal to his name and the tying assist.


admiralawkward

nah mate, that's pure filth


TuvixWasMurderedR1P

Top 2 goals of the WC so far right next to Richarlison's goal


neefhuts

Al Dawsari as well


siriBackInWakanda

There are 5 good goal so far. Richarlson, Messi, Enzo, this and that Saudi goal.


Morethanlikely

Asano's goal was very nice. Also Kramaric's second yesterday, that first touch was divine


bluesky_03

Gavi


siriBackInWakanda

Completely forgot. Yep amazing goal.


eunauche

Messi’s goal isn’t up there with the other ones


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No-Shoe5382

He definitely thought he was offside as well. Wonder if he would've scooped it like that if he thought he was onside, looked like going round the keeper was the more sensible option.


Eismann

I am convinced he only did that finish because he was absolutely sure he was offside anyway.


GibbyGoldfisch

Never thought I'd see the day Aboubakar was possessed by the spirit of Karol Poborsky and didn't even celebrate


OldExperience8252

Celebrated a bit after the VAR call


ubsaral96

When he was playing for Besiktas for the first time, he started a bit off and when he scored finally he celebrated a bit oddly. The fans were joking about he scores so few so he even doesn't know what to do when he scores. Fortunately he got his form back and played a great season for us.


lockieleonardsuper

Up there for best goal and probably the one that will be remembered


Arlborn

Considering the sheer number of articles, interview solicitations, social media following and mentions and daily conversations in general Richarlison is getting over here after THAT goal, I am pretty sure that one will never be forgotten by Brazilians. ​ That goal literally made him famous to all Brazilians, not just soccer fans. It has also finally highlighted him as the most progressive player in the soccer team, which basically made half the country big fans of his.


Mzfazva

My man got 7m likes on his insta post after that goal. Can't imagine how popular he is with Brazilians right now


SlashV8

I'm portuguese and I saw a lot of stuff about him on social media. He definitely seems like a really good person.


aninstituteforants

Given the context it's easily one of the most bizarre I have ever seen.


Zloggt

Bizarre, yet also pretty cool though


sl0uma

he was like: I'm already offside so why not...


XpOz222

This goal is exactly why Alan Shearer needs to shut up. It is absolutely correct for the lino to wait for the play to finish.


[deleted]

The US commentary was absolutely dreadful as well. The exact conversation 5 seconds before they gave the goal, super condescendingly: Announcer 1: "Everyone in the stadium knew he was offside." Announcer 2: "Even looking again? Really..."


burglin

That was awful commentary, but Jacqui Oatley was - as I’ve come to expect from her - terrific


FoxOntheRun99

Jacqui is good!!


BuskingThruLife

They are the most biased idiots I have heard. One of them straight up said Matt Turner is one of the best in the world lol


[deleted]

lol I just had to google him because I have no idea who that is


Granturismo5t

The commentator we get in Canada made it seem like offside for sure and took a lot of hype away from it.


Floripa95

Can't believe there are people who want to give room for human error with the technology we have in this WC


kevkevverson

Shearer is a fucking idiot, stealing a living as BBC’s principal pundit.


DoItForMcGarnagle

Absolutely does my head in, as if waiting 5 seconds more is so painful


WalkingCloud

Yeah, this should be required viewing for all commentators who like to rage about the flag not going up until after the move.


FoxOntheRun99

Yes, with all this technology at their disposal, let them finish the phase of play ie put it in the net. Then get them to check it. No harm and if it's legit then it's legit. Nothing worse than robbing a team a legitimate goal.


Cucumberino

Man just having fun, fair play


moise_kean

🤟


big_dong_de_jong

🤙🤙


chaves4life

Abou : 1 goal in WC Salah: 0 Just saying.


AgriSoul

Feels like that chip is mocking Serbian attempt earlier lol


ThatsMyCleverIdea

Except he delivered


always-talkin-sshit

That doesn't erase the mockery, it makes it more savage


fonkeh

Abubakar was inspired by that :D


0100001101110111

No way he goes for that if he actually thought he was onside lol


Docteur_Pikachu

I'm a footie newbie. Can you explain that please? Why would he attempt to score instead of moving past the goalie because he thought he was offside? Is it because he thought he might as well try a fun trick since it wouldn't count?


AdPotential9974

>Is it because he thought he might as well try a fun trick since it wouldn't count? Yes, basically


JOAOFELlX

Can't see much on your profile besides Houston. But if you understand anything about the NFL. Think about it as in when there's a flag on defense, the offense will play higher risk knowing they have the free play because it will be first down anyway even if sacked or intercepted.


Docteur_Pikachu

Nah, I'm a Frenchie who moved there, lol. American football really sucks though, sorry my gringo friends. No other sport shows you several different game at the same time because of how many breaks and downtime there are.


Hizenboig

Show us the VAR. Had to be a bees dick in it


Depleted_

https://imgur.com/4s9tupT


chilibomb

2.56 bees dicks in fact.


joebangles1

You’ve messed up that decimal place


KJones77

Insane finish


sidaeinjae

That’s a damn sexy chip!!!


bdzz

Great use of VAR! Linesman said offside on field > VAR reviewed and it's a goal


smeg_

Ah man someone gotta post the entire celebration then.


Mcool18

What a cheeky chip, that must’ve been very tight


TheAmazingSlowman

Shows Milivojevic-Savic how its done.


FreezyPop_

Absolute chad finish


boris-d-animal

Cameroon Finish


Obamendes

How do you post faster than the VAR check for the same goal?


Bruce666123

Qatar bought a Nasa computer


SiNosDejan

He chipped it in hoping it was on side


tealyg99

Brilliant finish


Klostermann

This is why you have to play to the whistle, half the defenders are jogging


StardustFromReinmuth

He is better than Salah after all.


ludi_pes

Is there a video of celebration? Would like to see when they realized they scored for real.


DittoDat

It wasn't a wild celebration as the VAR check took ages and they were still behind. He just did a heart symbol and carried on.


lockieleonardsuper

Love it, no chance he would have been so casual if he didn't think he was offside


Baltic_Gunner

The man said if he played for Liverpool, he could do what Salah does. And the goes on to do *that*. Ice fucking cold


Dispari7y

not often a goal makes me actively laugh out loud


[deleted]

They've just shown it. He was on by an inch lol


D1ad1e

The balls on this man


Hutzbutz

my professional [analysis](https://imgur.com/tQNgDxD)


WG696

It's impossible to tell from this angle where along the diagonal red line the vertical red line should be drawn.


spandexmatch

SALAH COULD NEVER


earbleedingcountry

Better than Salah's Puskas goal tbf


Moaestro

How are people debating VAR?


ICoCoMoCoI

Unexpected, but how about his shoulder?


GeraldJimes_

What an outrageous goal. He's fucking Poborsky'd him


Ashamed-Aide8470

Fifa 15 ultimate team is real after all


ltplummer96

Like when you launch a grenade across the map and kill the entire team level of "oh shit I just did that"


hammouti

Beautiful lob


Neither-Assignment16

Trying to back up his statements about salah i see lol


steamulus

The composure to do that


stiofan84

Jesus Serbia's offside trap is *dreadful.* Great finish though, he Poborsky'd the shit out of that.


IRapePandas

Thats a goal??


Muraria

lol nice goal


izzanizcool

this was insane lmao


currently_at_my_job

.


ibrahimims

Can we get a picture of the moment the ball got released?


mr_popcorn

What a chad finish. His non-celebration and look away as it hits the net accidentally made him look cool 😆


Jon98th

Lol he 100% thought he was offside and decided to do some Maradona shit


bkop

The commentary team being so smug about him "definitely being off" all the way to the moment VAR said good goal is amazing to me. They couldn't even fathom it being a good goal.


SeasonalAuslander

That is an incredibly tight call. Delightful finish though!


DeffDeala

What a finish


MONSTATURKEY_420

Um excuse me what the fuck


pop-culture-salad

That's so satisfying to watch


OnlineDopamine

Zero fucks given


OneBall22Players

Ahaha the good old lob. You dont see that very often.


AppleWrench

Oh shit it's about to get spicy out of nowhere


Slim97Shady

Damn, fair enough


niallmul97

And who would have thought that it would be Croatia - Canada, and then Serbia - Cameroon that would end the goal drought this WC


Shandow14

Does anyone have the VAR replay?


Pece17

What a goal


smeg_

Can someone post the longer version where we see the VAR


kamikazechaser

Maybe [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/footballhighlights/comments/z6sgw2/cameroon_vs_serbia_world_cup_28nov2022/)


CaiHaines

Goal of the tournament


FootballWithTheFoot

Crazy he got that far that quick, so many comments claiming he was offsides lol


PrisonersofFate

Incredible composure. Aboubakar was interviewed by French TV after the game, comes out so likeable


matfalko

I wish I had 1/100 of this guy’s composure


idosade

Wait no offside?


DerpSenpai

RB put him into play, this replay makes it look like he is miles off but also he did a very good sprint and the serbian defender just didn't care


idosade

Yeah seen the official var image. The rb sold


teagwo

Looked a tad offside. What a goal though.


MagicMagMM

that was disrespectful af


Select-Stuff9716

He thought he was offside I think haahhaa


BrtGP

Glad that didn't go to waste


RRR92

WHAT A FUCKING FINISH THAT IS!


SilenoZ_

Damn, what a goal. Amazing match so far!


Soft-Concentrate-654

Fruityloopz


tipytopmain

Lmao even he thought it was offside. Such a great goal had a reserved celebration.


wpreggae

Smooth AF


Sn4tam

Best Cup goal


A3xMlp

Looks like even our defense was too sure it was offside. Play to whistle morons.


er_primo_der_rafa

BETTER THAN SALAH


alopes16

HE'S BETTER THAN SALAH


Littletoof

Better than Salah confirmed


Nabooish

The absolute cheek of the mam :D


americaMG10

Golaço!


davidpuc

the best offside trap i've seen in my life


NorthernCrest

Goal of the year


AmagiSento

Aboubakar is so good. I have no idea why the guy doesn't start


1984-2112

Former FC Porto's Vincent "I'm better than Mo Salah" Aboubakar.


42069BBQ

Bruh the fact that was not offsides was ridiculous, what an incredible pass and score.