No footballer within the history of the game has been extra worthy of a set of his goals set to Alan Partridge’s “half as a traction engine” commentary as Serie A cult hero Adriano.
Though the Brazilian couldn’t keep his Professional-Evo thrust in actual life, he was a force of nature on his day. There was a reason his left thigh had a fame as essentially the most deadly round, so we thought we might price the frontman’s most thunderous thunder.
These will not be Adriano’s best goals total – he additionally scored some exceptional particular person goals and fastidiously trimmed finishes – however 10 of his best rockets. If you cannot think about Andy Townsend saying the ball “stayed hit”, we do not depend it.
10. Sport Recife
This was after Adriano returned home to Brazil, together with his powers received.
Nevertheless it definitely wasn’t down and out at Flamengo – this was one among 19 goals from 30 video games as they received Serie A Campeonato Brasileiro in 2009.
you are in bother when he teases this fashion.
8. Steaua Bucharest
It was just a friendly strike and removed from its most well-known or well-known strike, however we love how emphatic this finish is. Adriano Pure.
The closest vary goal we have gone for right here, it nonetheless does great to pull this ball down and contact it prefer it does on the half volley.
However we have included this one primarily for the context: a crucial equalizer within the last minute of injury time within the 2004 Copa America final against the old Argentine enemy. He went on to score the primary penalty kick as Brazil beat Marcelo Bielsa’s side within the shootout.
A year after the Copa America final, Adriano suffered Argentina once more, on the peak of his powers within the 2005 Confederations Cup.
He scored twice against Germany within the semi-final, and twice once more as Brazil beat La Alibiceleste 4-1 within the final.
Named event player and top scorer with 5 goals, this one wasn’t even the best of the lot…
Keep in mind when Greece completely upset the percentages with a collection of rearguard demonstrations to one way or the other win Euro 2004?
France, the Czech Republic and Portugal discovered no approach by way of, however a year later there was no stopping Adriano.
It is just a foolish distance to score from, and you may’t even blame the keeper. Three minutes later he signaled one other by dribbling from his own half.
We advocate placing the audio on for some traditional Italian commentary right here.
Adriano’s short stint at Roma in 2010-11 – eight appearances, no goals – by no means met expectations.
However how might it’s that after they noticed it for itself it might hinder goals like this?
2. CSKA Moscow
* Alan Partridge’s voice *: “SHIT! Did you see that !? ”
1. Real Madrid
This will have solely come from outside the field, however the proximity one way or the other makes this extra satisfying. He squeezes it ridiculously hard, and flies in on the underside of the crossbar – what else do you need from Adriano’s goal?
That is No. 1 by way of pictures we least wish to get in the best way, which after all makes it No. 1 total.
Select your favourite camera angle for Adriano’s free kick against Real Madrid, 17 years in the past tomorrow pic.twitter.com/moB4oxWcjG
– Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 13, 2018
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