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Ilicic scores stunner from 50 metres!

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Pin Ilicic spotted the goalie miles off his line and scored. Capturas/MovistarLigadeCampeones
Ilicic spotted the goalie miles off his line and scored. Capturas/MovistarLigadeCampeones

Ilicic scores stunner from 50 metres!

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 4,365

Josip Ilicic was in the headlines in Serie A on Saturday. One of Atalanta's star players shone in the away game at Torino. He scored a hat-trick, but the 0-4 goal was something else. He decided to take a free-quick quickly from 50 metres and as the goalkeeper was outside the penalty box, he decided to go for goal. The Slovenian ended up beating him and Atalanta defeated Torino 0-7.

At 31, Josip Ilicic is a great Serie A footballer. He has been there for a decade and has always scored goals. But he may have had the game of his life against Torino. 

For various reasons, but he hit the headlines with one goal in particular. At 0-3, just after the start of the second half, he showed quick thinking and great vision

Atalanta were awarded a free-kick on the halfway line and Ilicic decided to take it quickly. He ran and belted the ball over the Torino keeper and into the back of the net. Sirigu in the Torino goal was outside of his penalty area.  He hit it so hard and accurately that Sirigu was a mere spectator. 

Seconds later, the Slovenian scored once again to get his third of the night and there were still 35 minutes left to play!

It was not just a tremendous night for Ilicic, but also for Atalanta. They were unstoppable going forward. The 0-4 goal meant Gasperini's men had scored with four of their 10 shots and nine of those were on target.

In fact, the rout continued towards the back end of the match. Luis Muriel joined in the fun by scoring two goals in the 86th and 88th minutes to make it 0-7, one of the biggest thrashings in Serie A history. 

 

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