Ruslan Malinovskyi scored one of the best goals of 2022 so far for Atalanta vs Juventus on Sunday evening.
The two teams went into the Serie A clash separated by just two points.
Atalanta knew a win at Gewiss Stadium would see them leapfrog The Old Lady into fourth place.
Malinovskyi started the game on the bench. He entered the fray on the hour-mark with the score locked at 0-0.
Gian Piero Gasperini would have been hoping that Malinovskyi would provide the spark the home side needed.
And he did just that as he scored an absolute howitzer just 16 minutes after coming on.
Atalanta had a free-kick some 30 yards out. It was played short to Malinovskyi, who proceeded to unleash a thunderbolt which fizzed into the net.
It was a stunning goal and you can watch it below…
RUSLAN MALINOVSKYI THUNDERBOLT!! 😱😱— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 13, 2022
The Ukrainian comes off the bench and produces a moment of magic to open the scoring for Atalanta.
Struck that so cleanly 💥 pic.twitter.com/PSXyxqv1RD
Wow. That is just special from the Ukrainian. That goal from behind his strike is a thing of pure beauty.
That was the 28-year-old’s 26th goal in an Atalanta shirt. It may well be his best.
Unfortunately for Atalanta, they could not hold on as Danilo netted a 92nd minute equaliser and the two sides shared the spoils.
Atalanta remain in fifth, having picked up 44 points from their opening 24 games.
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Juventus are two points better off in fourth, although they have played one more game than Gasperini’s side.
Juve are next in action on Friday, when they take on fierce rivals Torino at Allianz Stadium.
Atalanta, meanwhile, will host Olympiacos in their Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday evening, before travelling to Fiorentina for their Serie A clash three days later.