Video: Finland goalkeeper showboats with back-heel flick pass

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Finland followed up last week's impressive 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Spain with a 3-0 demolition of Luxembourg in an international friendly at Stade Josy Barthel on Tuesday night.

Mixu Paatelainen's side made headline news when they recorded an historic result in Gijon on Friday, and now they find themselves in the limelight again, after substitute goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky's sensational piece of showboating skill.

The 23-year-old Esbjerg stopper produced a moment of genuine quality when an awkward back-pass left him stranded on the edge of his box, with a Luxembourg forward bearing down on him.

Unaffected by the oncoming danger, Hradecky used all his composure to beautifully back-heel his way out of trouble, completing a fancy flicked pass to a retreating defender, offering support along the 18-yard line.

It was the stand-out moment in an otherwise uninspiring clash that played out according to the pre-match script, with goals from Alexander Ring, Mikael Forssell and Joona Toivio confirming victory against ten-man Luxembourg, after Chris Philipps was sent off in the 53rd minute.

Watch highlights of the game in the video above - including Lucas Hradecky's neat back-heel flick (which occurs 7mins 15secs into the recording) - and leave a comment at the bottom of the article to share your favourite goalkeeper showboating tricks!


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