Martin Palermo’s finest moment

The 2000 Copa Libertadores quarterfinals (second leg) between Boca and River Plate. The first leg had gone to their fiercest rivals, 2-1. Martin Palermo came on in the last 15 minutes. It was his first match after an ACL tear kept him out of action for six months. Boca were up 2-0.
Juan Roman Riquelme lays off the ball for a streaking Christian Gimenez who cuts the ball back from the sideline. Palermo with some space makes contact but his first touch is a trifle heavy and he stumbles a bit before gathering the ball and pivots towards goal. The clip with its effects captures that tantalizing moment.

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