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Video: Brave 'keeper nutmegs opponent

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Footage of Swedish goalkeeper Christoffer Kallqvist cheekily nutmegging his opponent has surfaced on the interent. 

Kallqvist embaressed opposing striker Marcus Ekenberg with his team BK Hacken drawing 0-0 against Mjallby during the second half of the Swedish Allsvenskan tie on Sunday.

After being put under pressure from a back pass, instead of clearing the ball to safety he audaciously decided to put the ball between the incoming forwards legs before coolly passing the ball to a team-mate. 

After successfully pulling off the sublime bit of skill, Ekenberg showed good character to run over to the goalie and offer his hand to congratulate the keeper for his bravery.

The outcome could've been disastrous if it backfired on the shot stopper but fortunately for him it worked out and his team went on to win the match 2-0 – lifting his team to seventh place in the table while also keeping a clean sheet in the process.

The 29-year-old has yet to win a cap for Sweden and although he previously had trials in England with clubs including Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town, he has spent his whole career with the Gothenburg based club.

Such an attempt doesn't always pay off, just look back to Rene Higuita's failed attempt to round Cameroon's Roger Milla in the 1990 World Cup – costing his team a vital goal to send them crashing out in the process.

However, goalkeepers trying unorthodox tricks are a rarity in the modern game and when it does work it's a joy to watch. Other famous incidents like that same man Higuita's infamous “scorpion kick” still gets talked about today.

Kallqvist couldn't stop smiling after the incident and had every right to be happy after pulling it off.

Watch the footage here: http://youtu.be/dpQVQ1V5kQo

 

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