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Incredible ‘Golden Goal’! Defender scores 75-yard free-kick


Every now and then we see a goal that defies logic. A goal that makes us say: “He can’t score from there, can he?”

Just this season we have seen Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic score from his own half with a wind-assisted punt, while the likes of Emerson Boyce and David Beckham have achieved such a feat during their time in the Premier League.

But the latest wonder goal does not come from the Premier League. In fact, it comes from the USA. The third tier of USA football to be precise.

Rutgers-Camden were locked in a 2-2 draw with Loras during their semi-final of the NCAA Division III men’s championship and the whistle had just blown for full-time.

The two teams reappeared for half-an-hour of ‘over-time,’ though neither side would have expected what was about to unfold.

With just two minutes on the clock, the tie was settled thanks to the most outrageous golden goal.

With the Loras penalty area packed with Rutgers-Camden players, defender Keegan Balle opted to punt it long from deep inside his own half – 75 yards deep.

The ball flew through the air, floating over all of the outfield players inside the penalty area and, astonishingly, even the goalkeeper.