AC Milan star Philippe Mexes has one job and that is to stop goals going in. But from time to time he can break away from his everyday duties to leave the opposition stunned.
That is exactly what he did against his team's fiercest rivals Inter Milan earlier today, connecting with a Giacomo Bonaventura corner with his right foot to score what could quite possibly be the best volley in football history.
Usually inside the box for corners, Inter's defenders were puzzled to see the Frenchman lingering outside the box and would have surely counted themselves lucky when Bonaventura fired the ball over everyone's head.
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But Mexes managed to manouvre his body into the most awkward of angles to unleash a ferocious shot. It went flying into the top corner, leaving Christian Abbiati with no chance.
Luckily for Inter, the game is just a meaningless tie, arranged as part of the Chinese equivalent of the Champions Cup. While friendlies are generally non-events, it is likely this volley will go down in history.
Here is the video from two different angles.
He's got previous
But this was no fluke from Mexes, oh no. The centre-back has already produced one of the best bicycle kick goals football fans are ever likely to see.
The video below shows his famous striker against Anderlecht in 2012. But which one is better?
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