Taison Barcellos Freda, to give him his full name, proved that the Europa League isn’t simply a poorly exposed graveyard for European football’s also rans. The Brazilian scored a volley for Metalist Kharkiv in their 3-1 home win over Rosenborg which was reminiscent of the great Marco van Basten’s wonder goal for Holland against the now defunct USSR in Euro ’88.
Is Taison’s as good as MvB’s? Is it better? Watch both goals, feel a little sad that you, like us, will only ever achieve such volleying excellence through the medium of FIFA 13 or PreEvo, and then make up your own mind. Enjoy.
Taison vs Rosenborg (2012)
Marco van Basten vs USSR (1988)