Jackson Martinez produces clever backheel volley

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Porto striker Jackson Martinez has the kind of tremendous strike rate that means its essential Europe's top clubs keep a close on his progress, but even by his own high standards the Colombian international had a night to remember on Wednesday.

Martinez took just minutes to break the deadlock in a League Cup tie against Academica Coimbra, but his second goal will be the strike that creates continent-wide traction and with good reason.

The 28-year-old put the finishing touches on a 4-1 win for Porto in some style, peeling away at the neat post before expertly dispatching a low corner kick home with a backheel volley that brought back brilliant memories of similar efforts from Zlatan Ibrahmovic and Gianfranco Zola.

Martinez still a man in demand

Add last night's brace to the scoring record of Portugual's top centre-forward and Martinez has now scored 23 goals in all competitions this season, a streak compiled in just 27 matches.

Perhaps quite surprisingly Martinez is now midway through his third season at the Estadio Dragao, with Porto managing to keep the pesky paws of Liverpool, Juventus, Arsenal and a host of other interested parties off their star striker.

He's got some way to go to match Zlatan or Zola in the volley stakes though, with the Chelsea legend's effort against Norwich City in 2002.

Compare the two for yourself by checking out Zola's moment of magic below...

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