- Leao scored a stunner
- Helped AC Milan bag a 2-1 win
- Striker was elated after the goal
WHAT HAPPENED? The Portuguese forward lit up the match with an acrobatic attempt just minutes into the second half. David Calabria swung in a cross from the right which was a little behind Leao and his marker Zeki Celik. However, the forward bent his body and stretched every leg muscle to pull off a brilliant goal which saw the ball nestle into the far corner with the keeper, Rui Patricio, rooted to his spot.
RAFAEL. LEÃO.— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 1, 2023
WORLD CLASS MAGIC. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/M7RVhOKoeZ
Sit back and watch this bicycle kick from Milan's Rafael Leão 🇵🇹🚲 pic.twitter.com/f4yvbxr3Wb— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) September 1, 2023
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Leao was elated after scoring the goal and admitted that he was trying to score this type of goal for a long time.
“It is a goal I’ve been trying to score for three years and I finally got it,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“However, the best thing was to get the win here, because it is always tough against Roma and these are three important points to stay top of the table.”
WHAT NEXT? Leao will have his confidence boosted before heading into the international break where he will have a job at his hand to fire Portugal to the three points against Slovakia and Luxembourg on September 9 & 12, respectively in the Euro 2024 qualifiers.