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Striker's ‘Scorpion Kick’ Goal Makes Bolivian Football History
Written by Pablo Andres Rivero On 7 December 2012 @ 21:18 pm | 2 Comments
In Bolivia, English, Latin America, Spanish, Sport, Video, Weblog
Nacional Potosí , a modest first-division football club from Bolivia, kicked off the 2012 football season playing against The Strongest  at home. During the second half of the match, Gastón Mealla, a 24-year-old Nacional Potosí striker, made an improbable heel volley, a ‘scorpion kick', scoring from outside the box.
I can't understand how so much people can vote for the two bicycles in the penalty box, when you have a never seen scorpion kick from outside the box like that.
It's worthy of the taekwondo kicks of Zlatan [Ibrahimovic]. It's wonderful, powerful, and nobody ever done a scorpion kick from a so long distance.
PickleKunAMV, another YouTube user, also wrote :
I'm Colombian and love [Radamel] Falcao [whose goal was nominated among the top 3] but this should win the Puskas award.
Roberto Acosta (@btoae ) [es], an active sport journalist and Twitter user based in La Paz, argues that such a spectacular goal was not among the most voted because,
@btoae : Hay una sola toma del gol, quizá le quita algo de espectacularidad, la LFPB no se caracteriza por la calidad en transmisiones ni pensar en HD.
@btoae : There is only one shot of the goal, maybe it takes some spectacularly away, HD or good quality broadcast is not a feature in the LFPB [Bolivian Professional Football League].
Moreover, Roberto Acosta also states that these awards are oriented towards big football stars:
@btoae : El Balon de Oro 2012 de FIFA es como los Oscar para Blatter, es dificil imaginar una pelicula de bajo presupuesto en una terna.
@btoae : The FIFA Ballon d'Or 2012 is like the Oscars for [Joseph] Blatter, hard to imagine a low budget film being short-listed.
Despite not making the top 3 goals of the year, Gastón Mealla's astonishing, but low-quality broadcast scorpion kick will remain as one of the most spectacular goals of Bolivian football history.
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URLs in this post:
 Nacional Potosí: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nacional_Potos%C3%AD
 The Strongest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strongest
 FIFA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA
 2012 Puskás Award: http://www.fifa.com/ballondor/puskasaward/index.html
 Skrileks: http://www.youtube.com/user/Skrileks
 commented on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZrMesZmUtk
 wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dMdgeJoCFk&lc=cyouLp73pe-VgUPtzs3rK9bD1EDlY-JwsPVvaIRuBCM
 @btoae: https://twitter.com/btoae
 @btoae: https://twitter.com/btoae/status/277037047083061248
 @btoae: https://twitter.com/btoae/status/277037355968372736
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