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VIDEO: Lazaro scores absurd overhead backheel goal for Gladbach

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MARIENFELD, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Valentino Lazaro of Borussia Moenchengladbach gestures during day 4 of the pre-season summer training camp of Borussia Moenchengladbach on August 20, 2020 in Klosterpforte near Marienfeld, Germany. (Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

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Attention: Puskas Award nominators, Valentino Lazaro has submitted an entirely absurd overhead backheel/scissor/scorpion kick goal, for your consideration.

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In the end, it was only a late consolation goal as Borussia Monchengladbach lost 4-3 to Bayer Leverkusen, but it’s the kind of goal that should almost be worth double for the sheer audacity and the prolonged, “Wait, did he just do what I think he did?” moment as the ball looped toward the far post.

Lazaro, who spent just last season on loan to Newcastle United in the Premier League, scored just one league goal for the Magpies. It would be highly safe to say that it wasn’t as nice as Sunday’s offering.

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