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Stevan Jovetic scores stunning backheel winner for Inter v Real Salt Lake.

Stevan Jovetic scores backheel winner for Inter v Real Salt Lake

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This is one of the cheekiest goals you’re ever likely to see.

Stevan Jovetic entered the fray as a second-half substitute in Inter’s third pre-season match, against Real Salt Lake, a few hours ago and scored the winning goal with an audacious backheel.

The Montenegro international received a pass from deep from Daniel Bessa and, with his back to goal, brilliant back-heeled the ball through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez. Not even the last defender on the goal-line could prevent the 26-year-old’s clever shot from hitting the back of the net. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

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After scoring the goal, Jovetic celebrated nonchalantly - almost as if he has a habit of scoring such special goals on a regular basis. In fairness, he probably does in training.

"We looked surprised and we shouldn't be surprised that [Jovetic is] capable of that," RSL coach Jeff Cassar was quoted as saying by the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Video: Stevan Jovetic's backheel winner

Inter's first win of pre-season

Jordan Allen have Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute, but the half-time team talk of Inter boss Roberto Mancini was made easier when Danilo D'Ambrosio equalised minutes before the interval.

FC Internazionale Milano v Udinese Calcio - Serie A

Jovetic then popped up with his memorable winner in the 92nd minute, as Inter sealed their first victory of pre-season following a draw against Wattens and a 2-1 defeat to CSKA Sofia.

Tougher tests still to come

Next up for the Nerazzurri are Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

FC Internazionale Milano v Empoli FC - Serie A

Inter then take on Estudiantes, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic before the 2016-17 Serie A campaign gets underway.

Jovetic is a class act

Jovetic only managed to score six goals in 26 appearances for Inter last season - a poor return for a player of his immense talent.

The former Partizan star was one of the best players in Italy during his days with Fiorentina.

FC Internazionale Milano v Empoli FC - Serie A

A big-money move to Manchester City followed; however, with competition for first-team places so fierce, the forward only managed to show glimpses of his quality in England.

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