Nothing screams July quite like preseason European club soccer friendlies, does it? (That’s a rhetorical question … I think.)
Here’s Red Bull Salzburg’s Martin Hinteregger launching a 70-yard bomb from inside his own half and catching the Schalke keeper napping off his line. Just a stunning strike.
If there’s every an “oh shit” moment in sports, it’s when keepers get caught drifting too far away from his goal on these long shots. There must be an instantaneous sensation of horror and helplessness in the split second they realize the ball is going to soar over their head and wind up in the back of the net. [Via 101GG]