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Teenage cancer patient scores with a flourish in Villarreal/Celtic charity match

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I teared up after watching this video of a teenage Spanish cancer patient scoring for Villarreal in a charity match against Celtic.

These videos aren’t uncommon these days, but usually succeed in striking an emotional chord. In this case, 13-year-old Gohan is fighting an aggressive form of cancer and was given the chance to live out his dream of playing for Villarreal.

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After working a give-and-go with one of his heroes, Gohan dribbles through the Celtic defense before trying a fancy 360-shot that he eventually pokes home. He’s lifted onto the shoulders of his teammates and cheered off the field.

Cheers, Villarreal. And Godspeed, Gohan.

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