South America can rejoice that the iconic football competition Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the European Champions League, is back. There were some beautiful goals in the first few games. One of them, however, ruled them all.
The South American league competitions kicked off some time ago and now the local Champions League is finally back too, under the name Copa Libertadores of course.
Some teams have already played their first matches and there have been plenty of goals to see. But one of them deserves a unique mention. It was a goal from an incredible 66 metres.
The strike by Paraguayan midfielder Matias Rojas almost makes you forget Patrik Schick’s now-iconic goal into the Scotland net at the 2021 European Championships, which he hit from almost halfway down the pitch.
Rojas scored his goal in the 16th minute of the match. He made his mark for Racing Club, the Argentine side looking to build on last year’s excellent second place finish in the top Argentine league.
The 27-year-old Paraguayan international scored to help the team to a 2-0 win over Chilean team Nublense.
In the Copa Libertadores group, Racing has Ecuador’s Aucas and Brazil’s Flamengo.
Rojas himself has been in excellent form this season. He currently has six goals in ten competitive matches. He is on course to have the season of his life.
Source: Copa Libertadores, Twitter, Transfermarkt
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