Pick that one out! Australian starlet nets INCREDIBLE scorpion kick to give Under-23s the lead against Iran in the Asian Cup as young guns look to advance to knockout stages
- An Australian youngster scored an outrageous scorpion kick for the Under 23s
- The Olyroos are aiming to win the U23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan this year
- Stuttgart star Alou Kuol netted a mind-boggling goal in the first half
- He hooked the ball over his head using his heel to open the scoring
Australia demonstrated the star quality that has made them one of the favourites to win the AFC Under-23 Asian Cup after striker Alou Kuol netted a stunning scorpion kick against Iran.
Aurelio Vidmar’s side, having beaten Kuwait in their opening Group B match, are looking to advance to the knockout rounds of this year’s competition in Uzbekistan, having finished third in the 2020 edition of the tournament.
And it was Stuttgart forward Kuol who put the Aussies in front with an incredible effort that many young strikers dream of executing in their careers.
After good build up play in the final third, a cross was drifted in from the right hand side of the pitch. With the ball falling slightly behind him, the 20-year-old hooked his heel back and made contact with the ball, guiding it into the back of the net.
The Sudanese-born forward earned his stripes with A-League side Central Coast Mariners, scoring seven goals in 30 senior appearances before catching the eye of Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart.
More to follow.