Sebastian Giovinco is a free kick wizard, everybody knows that. He pulled out that magic in a competitive game for the first time in 2018 on Tuesday, scoring an absolute belter against Tigres UANL in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game (which finished 3-2 for Tigres).
The goal put the Reds through to the semifinals; the two-legged tie’s final score was 4-4, but Toronto’s pair of away goals gave them the edge. That means they’ve knocked the 2017 Liga MX Apertura champions out of the competition, and that they’ll have a chance to play another Mexican side in the next round.
Relive the insanity of Giovinco’s goal down below. This Spanish-language clip of it, from Univision Deportes I believe, is just wonderful. The commentator almost mumbles his first “golazo,” as if in disbelief that Seba managed to place it so perfectly in the corner.
Then he loses his mind. Have a look and listen.
¡GOLAZO! pic.twitter.com/tKBiyBBKc0— Deadspin (@Deadspin) March 14, 2018
(Video from @Deadspin on Twitter)
There are more angles here, where you can also see Jonathan Osorio taunting the Tigres fans in celebration.
Sebastian GIOVINCO of @torontofc scored the @RocketLeague Goal of the Game against @TigresOficial | #SCCL2018 pic.twitter.com/RZxxhCiRAb— Concacaf (@Concacaf) March 14, 2018
Where does this goal rank among Seba’s best? In terms of significance, it has to be pretty high...