Is it possible to score a goal and its assist?
Martin Harnik… this was masterful.
When you score a goal like that, the touch around the keeper, the finish…
You run to the sideline and into your celebration move, lyrics on your mind:
I’m passing with myself… oh-oh!
— SV Werder Bremen (@werderbremen) January 27, 2019
Harnik gets the ball in stride between the last two Eintracht defenders, and in a moment comes up with this bit of world-class savvy:
The touch with a little English on it, scrambling to get back to it—and in.
The actual assist wasn’t bad, either, from Max Kruse:
So who would’ve thought, that an unsung 31-year-old Austrian playing on a mid-table team in the Bundesliga would have some ’02 Dennis Bergkamp in him?
The day may never come, when the judges award an official assist for such a play.
But in our hearts, our memories…
In our jaws that dropped to the floor, and then shot back up into a smile:
You were the assistance man of the day, Mr. Harnik.
Martin Harnik reflects on yesterday's 2-2 draw: "It was close because my opponent got a slight touch on the ball, but then it was just instinct to knock the ball round the GK. It was a big relief for me to score again."#werder #SVWSGE pic.twitter.com/GeaQB2R1Es
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) January 27, 2019
A tally for the goal. A tally for the assist.
And round of applause, for this virtuosic stroke of brilliance.