Corinthians Player Scores From Kick-Off

So should we consider this to be a great play by William of the U-18 Corinthians team, or a terrible mistake by the goalkeeper?  The shot is a good one, as he lofts it from center, right over an unsuspecting keeper and into the net, but shouldn’t the goalie have been prepared for this?  And even if he wasn’t, how hard can it be to backpedal towards the goal line and catch the ball, or at least tip it over the crossbar?

I’ll give William credit for his creativity and execution, but at the same time I can’t help but think that nine out of ten goalkeepers likely would have made that save.

Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

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