Nadiem Amiri’s sensational backheel goal for Bayer Leverkusen in their Bundesliga outing against Eintracht Frankfurt is an effort that gets better with every re-watch, and it somehow seems even more magical when looked at from these three new angles.
The 24-year-old midfielder exemplified calmness and finesse to send his side ahead early into the game, and his unbelievable effort demands admiration from fan and rival alike.
When Florian Wirtz set Amiri through on goal with a chipped pass over the Eintracht back line in the 10th minute of the match, Amiri displayed incredible technique to get away from his marker in the penalty area.
His first touch was extraordinary to take the ball away from the defender looking to win the ball back, and even though he was a little lucky with the deflection off the inside of fullback Erik Durm’s right leg: he made no mistake with the finish whatsoever.
The German showed cold blooded, clinical composure as he backheeled the ball into the back of the net from between Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp’s legs.
Every new angle showing Amiri’s incredible effort makes the strike better from every aspect, as his world class heroics left Eintracht Frankfurt defenders stunned in its wake.
Incredible goal in the Leverkusen game by Amiri pic.twitter.com/5w3nZN4UZU— Dezildez (@Dezildezzz) January 2, 2021
Amiri’s brilliant goal only proved to be mere consolation on the night as Bayer Leverkusen gave away their early lead to surrender all three points to a goal from Amin Younes and an own goal by Edmund Tapsoba.
Involved in a title race early in the season, it wasn’t the ideal result for Leverkusen who now have lost two games in a row.
Eintracht Frankfurt, however, despite conceding to Amiri’s moment of brilliance early in the game, grew in stature throughout the contest to edge out the result in their favour when the final whistle was blown at home.