An olimpico goal — one scored directly from a corner kick — is always a sight to behold. Damián “Kitu” Díaz of Ecuador’s Barcelona SC scored one of the most unique olimpicos ever seen on Thursday in the Copa Sudamericana when he caught the Montevideo Wanderers’ goalkeeper out of his goal during the corner kick.
Díaz spotted the goalkeeper standing six yards away from his goal and had the audacity to curl the ball into the goal while the goalkeeper wasn’t looking. Brilliant.
Damián Díaz Olimpico Goal
— CONMEBOL Sudamericana (@Sudamericana) April 8, 2022
What a sick Olympic goal by Barcelona SC’s Damian Diaz pic.twitter.com/gazuoePlPZ— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) April 8, 2022
Díaz’s goal in the 54th minute extended Barcelona’s lead to 4-1 on the night, and his side went on to win the game 4-2.
This is the sneakiest corner kick since Liverpool did this to the European Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League in 2019.
#OnThisDay May 7, 2019: The entire world witnessed the best ever corner kick taken!
— Jose Mesa Corrales (@JmesaSports) May 7, 2020
The Ecuadorian’s olimpico golazo is the first I’ve seen in a game since Megan Rapinoe scored this stunner vs. Australia during the Olympics.
¡Y POR ESO SE LLAMA GOL OLÍMPICO!Pero qué clase de GOLAZO nos ha regalado @mPinoe
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) August 5, 2021