Spezia winger Daniele Verde scores one of the goals of the season when he hits a cross with a spectacular bicycle kick that goes off the crossbar in the Serie A defeat to Lazio.
- Daniele Verde scored one of the goals of the season for Spezia against Lazio
- He met a cross with an astonishing bicycle kick for the equalizer
- The goal was undoubtedly one of the goals of the season, as Spezia fell
Spezia winger Daniele Verde may well have scored the goal of the Serie A season with a stunning bicycle kick against Lazio.
The 24-year-old Italian leveled Spezia after 73 minutes with a goal that should have won every game.
His stunning goal would not be rewarded, however, as Lazio scored a penalty in the 89th minute to take a 2-1 victory.
Spezia winger Daniele Verde scored one of the best goals of the season with a bicycle kick
He met a cross with an astonishing bicycle kick that showed great scope and technique
His shot shot in from the crossbar and there was nothing Pepe Reina could do about it
Lazio had taken the lead after 56 minutes against the Serie A minnows via Manuel Lazzari.
But with 17 minutes to go, Ghanaian international Emmanuel Gyasi won the ball on the left flank before hitting a cross into Verde’s path.
What followed was a magical moment when Verde, with his back to the goal, showed fantastic agility to jump on and made perfect contact with a bicycle kick.
His shot shot in from the crossbar and there was nothing Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina could do about it.
Verde ran to the Spezia staff on the sidelines before celebrating by blowing a kiss on the camera.
Unfortunately for Verde and Spezia, his goal did not get the result it deserved as former Manchester City player Felipe Caicedo scored late from the spot to give Lazio the victory.
Lazio would go on with two players sent off in injury time, with both Lazzari and Joaquin Correa getting their marching orders.
However, the two red cards were too late for Spezia to score a second tying run.
Spezia is six points clear of the relegation zone in Serie A in 16th place with nine games to go.
Lazio would score a winner in the 89th minute, as Felipe Caicedo scored with a penalty