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Watch: Villareal’s Sansone strikes from midfield


Nicola Sansone’s strike against Real Sociedad was brilliant to begin with, but the fact that it proved to be the match-winner for Villareal made it all the more special.

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Already up a goal in the first half, Sansone received the ball near midfield in the 26th minute before looking up and unleashing a lobbed strike from just inside the halfway line to give Villareal a 2-0 lead.

Sociedad keeper Geronimo Rulli did his best to track back and make a play on the ball, but Sansone’s finish was simply too good.

Watch Sansone’s phenomenal long-range effort below.