Here’s something you’ve never seen, straight out of the NBA:
The ankle-breaker assist.
Antoine Griezmann gets the ball in the attacking third, advances it quickly to Ángel Correa.
He brings it up, not quite enough space to go for goal.
Takes a few touches, and then, on a dime, he stops.
And before he even completes the move to the endline, Jemerson collapses.
Falling onto his “arse”, as a British commentator would say, five yards in front of the goal.
There needs to be a squad of rowdy streetball fans positioned around the sidelines for moments like these, poised to shout a mocking chorus of “Oooooohs!!!” whenever a player gets their ankles knocked out from under them, with a move like that from the striker.
— Kurt Stafki (@krtstfk) November 28, 2018
Removing the soul from a defender…
About as spot on as anything I’ve heard.
GRIEZMANN GOOOOOOL WHAT A FINISH
CORREA ENDING CAREERS IN THAT ASSIST
— A.U. (@parteyismo) November 28, 2018
Have another look at it, and the brilliance of Griezmann’s finish, too:
Griezmann is one of the best at finding space pic.twitter.com/MRAyWu4cWZ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 28, 2018
When a team like this plays a team like Monaco, these moments tend to find their way onto the field.
Class from Correa, class from Griezmann.
And so, after tonight’s game, we’ve got a new bit for the compilation videos: