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Watch: Payet scores 25-yard Puskas Award-contending goal with thunderbolt half-volley for Marseille

08:10 GMT 08/04/2022
Payet Marseille
The former West Ham playmaker has always been a mercurial talent, with his ball-striking ability on full display in the continental competition

Dimitri Payet has always been a player that is capable of producing moments of jaw-dropping magic, and the Marseille star did just that during a Europa Conference League clash with PAOK as he fired in an early contender for the 2022 Puskas Award.

Ligue 1 heavyweights were already leading 1-0 as half-time approached during a continental outing against Greek opposition, but the roof was taken off Stade Velodrome by a stunning volley from a mercurial France international.

Former West Ham star Payet loitered on the edge of the box as Marseille lined up a corner in the 45th minute, with the ball fired into him as he spun on the spot and made a perfect connection with a 25-yard thunderbolt that scorched into the top corner.

Watch Payet's stunning goal for Marseille

Marseille went on to win the game 2-1, meaning that they have one foot in the semi-finals ahead of a return date with PAOK next Thursday.

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