...By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media.
In May 2021, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker scored an injury-time winner against West Brom, but that finish pales in comparison to Sandro Aruvaino’s acrobatic equaliser for Dutch outfit UOW ’02.
The fourth-tier ‘B’ team were on the verge of a 2-1 defeat to RKVV Vaesrade when a 98th-minute free-kick gave Aruvaino the opportunity he needed to save the day.
Pulling off a seamless bicycle kick at the death, the goalkeeper secured a share of the spoils for his team.
The late leveller was reminiscent of Lucas Covolan’s 95th-minute equaliser for Torquay in the 2021 National League play-offs.
However, what Aruvaino’s effort lacked in grandeur and importance compared to that moment, it more than made up for in sheer audacity and execution.
Aruvaino’s incredible goal has earned him worldwide praise and acclaim, with fans lauding his audacity and execution.
His enthusiasm and joy were evident in his post-match interviews, and it’s a moment he’s unlikely to forget anytime soon.
Goalkeepers scoring goals are rare, but when they do, they tend to be memorable.
Sandro Aruvaino’s incredible overhead kick to secure a late draw for UOW ’02 has earned him widespread admiration and praise.
The goalkeeper pulled off a feat that is unlikely to be replicated anytime soon, showcasing his footballing skills in the process. The moment has also prompted fans to recall other memorable goals scored by goalkeepers in the past.