There are nutmegs and there are nutmegs. The one Elkeson executed on Saturday was unforgettable just like Rivelino’s against Vasco da Gama, Juan Roman Riquelme’s against Rosario Central and Fernando Redondo’s against Manchester United.
Furthermore, it enabled the 26-year-old to score an incalculably important goal—the only one in the AFC Champions League final—that devastated Al Ahli and booked Guangzhou Evergrande a short flight next month to the FIFA Club World Cup. The above photo shows the scenes from the Tianhe Stadium.
An Elkeson goal helped the Chinese outfit reach the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals in 2013, before they lost to Bayern Munich. Guangzhou then lost 3-2 to Atletico Mineiro in a thriller for third place.
Will Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men do better at Japan 2015?