Crazy Getafe goal sinks Real!

Posted: February 25, 2008 in football

You won’t see a funnier goal than this all season .. especially as it’s at mighty Real Madrid’s expense and gave Getafe their first-ever win at the Bernabeu. The Guardian’s excellent La Liga man Sid Lowe takes up the story: “The clock showed 62.59 when Arjen Robben put Raúl’s ball into the net. Racing to the corner, he leapt in the air celebrating. A crowd of team-mates joined him, jumping on board and somehow managing not to injure him. Unfortunately, they also managed not to see the linesman standing right next to them, his arm raised like Prince Harry at a fancy dress party. Over in the middle, Raúl and Ruud van Nistelrooy were busy scratching their heads, when a bemused look came across Robben’s face. The referee had (rightly) disallowed the goal for offside. David Belenguer took the free-kick quickly and Francisco Casquero was through a midfield as gloriously uninhabited as José Antonio Reyes’s head. A ball to Pablo Hernández, a return to Ikechukwu Uche, a first-time finish and Getafe were one up.”

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