18 years ago, Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos scored one of the most memorable goals of all time against France.
And today, we’ve finally found out how the former Real Madrid defender managed to pull it off…with a little help from science.
Yes, scientist Erez Garty has revealed exactly how Carlos not only put an insane amount of curl on the ball to ease it around the French wall but also bend his perfect strike into the back of the net.
After then-Brazil teammate Romario was fouled 35 metres from Fabien Barthez’s goal, Carlos stood up and prepared himself, knowing only the un-thinkable would result in a goal.
What happened next was a moment of such beauty that nearly 20 years later it’s still being discussed in pubs up and down the country.
But now with the help of Garty, we have the right words to epitomise just how glorious a goal Carlos’ really was.
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