Erik Lamela 's most amazing goal of the year
Erik Lamela 
Tottenham’s Erik Lamela, he of the left foot, scored one of the most audacious goals of the year when he pulled a left-footed rabona from outside 18 yards and put it in the top right against Asteras Tripoli in the Europa League on Thursday.

The best part about the goal is how unnecessary it is. Lamela could have easily tried to kick it with his right foot and curl it in the net.

Kicking it with your right foot and curling it in the net is for peons. It is for the simpleminded. Lamela has spent years, years, refusing to kick the ball with his right foot, and he isn’t going to let a little old thing like the ball being on the right side of his body stop him from this singleminded commitment to only kicking with his left.

He is like a man who has been denied one sense only for all his other senses to be elevated. Lamela has never kicked with his right foot, and this lifelong pursuit has built to this one moment, a moment of sublime brilliance with his left.

The fact that it was in a Thursday night Europa League group game against Asteras Tripoli is irrelevant. Lamela has waited his whole life for this stupid, brilliant, gorgeous goal. And now it is here.

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