Maicon: Brazil 2-1 North Korea

Prior to his taming at the hands of Gareth Bale in the Champions League, Maicon had established himself as a swashbuckling full-back with a reputation for the spectacular, which he highlighted perfectly in the World Cup against North Korea.

Brazil, ranked No.1 in the world at the time, were expected to trample all over their lowly opponents in South Africa, but North Korea proved to be more than capable opponents for almost an hour.

Maicon did, however, break their resistance - and what a goal it was too - as he ran onto a though ball from Ronaldinho and swerved his shot past the goalkeeper from a seemingly impossible angle.

Watch it here.

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