If Messi, Ronaldo or Neymar did this, football fans all over
the world would be falling over themselves to sing their praises. Rita
Martins, take a bow.
JJ Okocha used to do it on occasion
and every now and again Neymar will embarrass an opponent with it, but
we don’t see the rainbow flick used very often these days, mainly
because the person executing it looks like a complete idiot if it
doesn’t come off.
It’s one thing indulging yourself way out on the
pitch and another using the flick in a practical sense, as Portuguese
futsal sensation Rita Martins did recently with one of the best goals
we’ve seen in a long time.
Granted, the finish wasn’t all that
much – that it went in is all that matters – but the movement in the run
up to the goal and the execution of the flick itself is masterful and
brilliant to watch.
Like we said, if it was Messi, Ronaldo or
another at the top of the men’s game we’d be drooling in appreciation,
so take a minute to check out Martin’s wizardry in the video above.