It didn’t take long for Hulk to give soccer fans in South Florida the show they came to see.
The aptly named forward capped Brazil’s 5-0 victory against Honduras by finishing off a superb team move on Saturday.
Leading 4-0 in the 73rd minute, Brazil opened up Honduras’ defense with a series of back-heel passes near the goal. Willian started the move by with a back-heel pass to Ramires. Ramires found Robinho at edge of the area with a similar piece of skill, and Robinho used the same trick to give the ball to Hulk near the spot. For good measure, Hulk used the back of his heel to control the ball and create some space before lashing his shot into the goal.
Brazil fans have criticized Hulk for his national-team performances, but he moved to silence them against Honduras. Just three minutes after entering the game, he set up Willian for the fourth goal. He scored Brazil’s fifth just three minutes later.
Brazil thrilled many of the 71,124 fans in attendance at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. The crowd set a new record for a soccer game in Florida, topping the 70,080 that saw Barcelona face Chivas in 2011.
See Hulk finish Brazil’s superb team goal in the GIF below.
Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer or @mkomard, his Facebook page or NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP