If you've never seen a soccer match, here's something that isn't supposed to happen. You're not supposed to score a goal directly from a corner kick.
That's because the angle is virtually impossible. We say virtually because one of the world's legendary players has just pulled it off.
Thierry Henry, of France, plays for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. In a recent game against Columbus, he scored two goals including one directly from a corner kick.
Columbus' backup goalkeeper had just come off the bench in the 85th minute and Henry tricked him into thinking he was going to take a short corner. As the keeper moved off his line, Henry shot the ball off the back post and in, for a goal.
Here's the video. Fast forward to :57 to see Henry's amazing goal.
Henry won the FIFA World Cup with France in 1998. He was nominated for the FIFA World Player Of The Year award twice, and spent most his career with Arsenal and Barcelona. He retired from international football in 2010 and joined the Red Bulls of the MLS.
Here's one fan's view of his goal off the free kick.
Here's another view from field level, along the sideline. Fast forward to :55.
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