Rio Ferdinand impressed by Mehdi Taremi’s ‘ridiculous’ bicycle kick after Porto’s forward scored acrobatic effort for late consolation in Champions League quarter-final defeat to Chelsea
- Chelsea beat Porto in total but conceded a late miracle goal
- Mehdi Taremi scored an incredible bicycle kick to seal the evening 1-0 victory
- His efforts were praised by both Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand at the BT Sport studio
Porto may have been eliminated from the Champions League by Chelsea, but Mehdi Taremi made sure they went out in style with an outrageous bicycle kick.
The attacker, brought in in the second half with his team in search of a 2-0 deficit from the first leg, came up with a magical moment.
Nanu hit the ball from the right and Taremi had time to adjust himself, adjust his body and go for a climax.
Mehdi Taremi scored an incredibly late goal when Porto beat Chelsea 1-0 that evening
Taremi’s attempt flew past Edouard Mendy into the top corner and there was nothing he could do
While slow motion replays showed the ball falling off his shin, there was no escaping the brilliance of his attempt.
It came in the 93rd minute and was too little, too late for Porto to force extra time in Sevilla, but at least it gave them something to laugh about.
Back at the BT Sport studio, both Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole reflected on the miracle goal.
Taremi’s blow came from his shin, but the acrobatic effort was still unbelievably impressive
Ferdinand called the goal ‘ridiculous’, while Joe Cole admired its ambition
Ferdinand said, “It’s a speculative ball, but the way it lines up … I think it’s off the shin pad, but it’s a ridiculous attempt.”
Cole added, “It would take an extraordinary effort, it’s inviting and I don’t care if it’s off his shin, it’s flown in the top bins.
Speaking of ambition, four bodies in the box, that was the first time they had so many in the box.
They really went out with a whine. The manager will kick himself for not leaving them off the line. ‘
Taremi has scored 12 goals this season and the Iranian 28-year-old can add his attack against Chelsea to the count with some satisfaction despite the aggregate score.
Taremi celebrated shortly before returning to restart the game in search of another goal