Think Greek football and you think dull, regressive, negative. You think back to their gritty, against-all-odds Euro 2004 victory. But cast those prejudices aside because a Greek youth team has scored one of the best team goals of the year.
Straight from kick off, AO Giannina set out their intentions, pass, pass, pass. Opponents Atromitos look to close them down, look to press them back into their own half, and for the first few moments it looks like Giannina have run themselves into a bit of trouble.
But, like Barcelona against Real Madrid back in 2011 at the Bernabeu, Giannina refused to be knocked out of their stride by any full court press. They calmly stroke the ball around, their keeper risks calamity but weasels his way free, his teammates never missing a beat. Pop, pop, pop, the ball glides across the bobbly pitch, and Atromitos are chasing shadows.
Scouts all over the world will be booking their tickets for a flight to Greece. Arsene Wenger will have a couple on trial before the end of the week, Barcelona will be eying one or two for their famed La Masia academy.
Because what results is an incredible 20-pass move, from goalkeeper to striker, across the pitch and back again, before a neat finish caps it all off. Remember Esteban Cambassio at the World Cup in 2006, or Swansea's superb team goal against Blackburn in the Premier League last season? Well here's another masterclass in passing, only this team it's a bunch of teenagers showing everyone else how it should be done.
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