Dmitri Payet scored a staggering goal as Marseille beat PAOK 2-1 in the Europa Conference League.
Marseille were already 1-0 up thanks to Gerson (assisted by Payet, of course) when, in the closing moments of the first-half, the Frenchman met a Cengiz Under corner with a barely believeable half volley from the edge of the box.
The ball rifled off Payet’s foot and into the top corner of the net, leaving Alexandros Paschalakis in the PAOK goal with no chance. A stunning, breathtaking strike that deservedly wound up being the match-winner.
Predictably, Twitter enjoyed it a lot. Here’s how some people reacted:
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Podcaster Roger Bennett delivered an accurate description of Payet’s right-foot:
Dmitri Payet’s Right Foot is a Thermonuclear Weapon. One of most extraordinary goals you will see 🔥 🔥 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ExH91nmeWH
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) April 7, 2022
While the BBC’s Dan Walker was less eloquent but more accurately descriptive of the goal itself:
Thronker 🙌🏻 https://t.co/Q2eB2Yv65I
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) April 7, 2022
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Presenter Joe Thomlinson declared it the best goal he’s ever seen:
Probs the best goal I’ve ever seen u know… wtf is that Payet https://t.co/jLjZwiNXNY
— Joe Thomlinson (@joethomlinson) April 7, 2022
While Gary Lineker wasn’t quite THAT impressed, he did seem lost for words!
Oh I Say! https://t.co/I1qPctfw0o
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) April 7, 2022
Former USWNT international Yael Averbuch West was similarly speechless but used the power of emoji to express herself:
— Yael Averbuch West (@Yael_Averbuch) April 7, 2022
Others were just reduced to sentence fragments:
God Almighty https://t.co/3FdjaowNYc
— Brent (@logoffbrent) April 7, 2022
This is ABSURD https://t.co/reISJXZ0nU
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) April 7, 2022
What in the https://t.co/52PNshD4cD
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) April 7, 2022
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Sports Anchor Jonathan Acosta felt the goal should win the Puskas Award for Goal of the Year:
Give Payet the Puskas award for this goal right now https://t.co/iHGEjWZGbM
— Jonathan Acosta (@_jacosta) April 7, 2022
The one and only Tosin adored the filth of the strike:
FILTHY GOAL 😍😍 https://t.co/fkOaCXzraU
— . (@Nigerianscamsss) April 7, 2022
Meanwhile James Dart just saluted the brilliance of Payet:
As sweet as they come, from Dimitri Payet pic.twitter.com/pyUPhEClly
— James Dart (@James_Dart) April 7, 2022