W Euro 2022: VIDEO – Alessia Russo backheel nutmeg goal simply iconic
The standout moment of the tournament is no doubt the Alessia Russo backheel nutmeg goal.
If there’s one moment, one goal that extends beyond this tournament, it is without a doubt, England’s Alessia Russo’s backheel goal.
It is simply iconic.
Russo has described the goal as being the upshot of a decision to find “the quickest route for me to get this ball in the back of the net.”
“the quickest route for me to get this ball in the back of the net.”
Footage of the goal has racked up views on social media, including over 2 million on BBC Sport’s Twitter.
“We said before the tournament and throughout that, we want to inspire the nation, I think that’s what we’re doing and making a difference. The whole country is proud of us and even more girls and boys will want to play football,” said England’s manager Sarina Wiegman.
Russo’s goal goes beyond just one moment, it will inspire young girls and boys wanting to get involved in the sport.
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