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WATCH: Livorno defender Emerson rips goal from 36 yards out

AS Livorno Calcio v Calcio Catania - Serie A

LIVORNO, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 15: Emerson Ramos Borges (L) of Livorno looks to challenge Sebastian Leto of Catania during the Serie A match between AS Livorno Calcio and Calcio Catania at Stadio Armando Picchi on September 15, 2013 in Livorno, Italy. (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)

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Nothing quite like a strike from distance to raise you up a bit on this lonely Thursday morning.

This gem comes from Livorno defender Emerson - as in Ramos Borges Emerson, not Émerson Ferreira da Rosa (in case you are seriously dialed in to the Emerson’s of Brazil scene and needed some clarification) - whose 62nd minute howitzer gave the Serie A side a 3-2 lead over Torino.

An Alessio Cerci penalty in the 87th minute ended up leveling things for the visitors but few left the Stadio Armando Picchi talking about much other than Emerson’s 36 yard bomb, set up by an ankle breaking double step over. Pretty standard really.

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