Scoring goals from impossible angles after training seems to be the new trend for footballers.
Last month, a video of Lionel Messi scoring from well behind the goal went viral.
No wonder everyone was talking about it either, because it was an incredible effort from the Barcelona star. Even the onlooking Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets were impressed - scroll down to see it.
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But now, Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has uploaded an equally impressive effort on his Instagram.
While Messi had the luxury of being able to use the curl with the inside of his magic left-foot, Hazard went for a slightly different approach.
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The Belgian, from about 30 yards away, went with the outside of his right foot in an attempt to spin the ball back into the goal.
As you can see below, it was a magnificent effort.
But it’s not just Hazard's goalscoring ability that has been disappointing this season. The midfielder has failed to hit the heights of last campaign which saw Chelsea ease to the Premier League title, while he was crowned PFA Player of the Year.
And here's Messi attempt:
He has only shown glimpses of his ability this term and it’s seems that he isn’t totally satisfied with life in west London.
Just days before his side’s Champions League last-16 clash with PSG last month, Hazard made the astonishing claim to Le Parisien that: "It is difficult to say no to PSG, or to any of the teams capable of winning the Champions League.
"PSG are now in that category. And for me, winning the Champions League is my main aim.”
Obviously, caretaker manager Guus Hiddink was far from pleased with his comments and told reporters that Hazard "must get fit and show he is a top player and then for Chelsea, which is a top club, he can be of huge value.”
But after Chelsea’s impressive form, which has seen them steer clear of the relegation zone and into tenth, Hazard has insisted that he’s now happy at the club.
"I am always happy here. Even if I play badly, I'm happy. I know this is football but I try to keep a smile on my face every time,” he told Chelsea TV.
There’s no doubt that the former Lille winger still has world-class talent and, despite his quiet season, there will be plenty of major European clubs interested in signing him if he does want to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Which goal was better: Lionel Messi’s or Eden Hazard’s? Let us know in the comments box below!
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