Yunus Musah channels inner Gareth Bale with a monster 40 yard run against Valladolid

Yunus Musah of Valencia showed off incredible burst of pace as he covered almost half the length of the pitch in a lung busting sprint in their last La Liga encounter against Real Valladolid.

Musah ran 40 yards to outsprint opposition defenders in a monstrous run, that was reminiscent of a memorable goal scored by a certain Welshman against FC Barcelona seven years ago in a Copa Del Rey final.

Valencia were leading 1-0 thanks to a Carlos Soler goal when Musah, a substitute on the night, was subbed onto the pitch in the 90th minute in order to provide fresh legs and help defend their lead in the final minutes of the game.

As Valencia won possession of the ball back from a Valladolid attack, they found Musah as an outlet on the right flank, who ran for the hills once he got the ball at his feet.

Musah outsprinted a couple of Valladolid defenders in a run where he was momentarily out of the football pitch, but the young American speedster ran back onto the pitch to feed an unmarked Manu Vallejo, whose tame attempt at goal was saved by shotstopper Jordi Masip.


The sprint is uncannily similar to Bale’s memorable run against Barcelona in the 2014 Copa del Rey final, except the fact that it took place on the other half of the pitch, and the ball ended up in the back of the net in the end.

Valencia held on to their lead on the night, as they emerged victorious by a one goal margin.

It takes immense technique and incredible raw pace to outsprint opponents in the very highest level of football, and the aforementioned passage of play showed that the eighteen-year-old American has both in abundance.

Check out the video of Musah’s run below –


By Sagarneel Chakraborty

Living and breathing everything regarding the beautiful game for a decade. Avid follower of all things football, with a soft corner for the Blues.

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