Kemar Roofe’s strike for Glasgow Rangers against Standard Liege has received the Europa League’s Goal of the Season award.
The Lowdown: Roofe scores stunning strike
The Gers were 1-0 up against Belgian outfit Liege in their Europa League group stage match going into the final minute.
Then, Roofe produced a moment of magic, scoring a remarkable lob from his own half after skipping past a couple of players.
The Latest: Roofe wins Goal of the Season
As such, Roofe has won the Goal of the Tournament from UEFA.
He beat the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Dele Alli to the accolade – Alli’s stunning bicycle kick against Wolfsburg was only good enough for second place.
The Verdict: Deserved
It is hard to argue with the outcome of the award, no matter who you support. It was a truly wonderful moment from the £5.4m-valued 28-year-old (Transfermarkt), and it displayed the ability and skill the former Leeds United forward possesses. He will likely never score a better goal.
Did Roofe deserve this award?
It was the icing on the cake for what has been a successful first season for Roofe at Ibrox. He netted 18 goals in 36 games in all competitions (Transfermarkt), helping the Gers win the Premiership along the way. He will be hoping for plenty more memorable European strikes as the 55-time Scottish champions embark on a Champions League campaign next time out.
In other news, Rangers are interested in this striker.
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