Heading into Sunday's A-League match between Western United and Western Sydney Wanderers, United left back Ben Garuccio hadn't managed a league goal in four years. The 26-year-old Australian admitted to wearing a new pair of cleats in today's game and that did the trick.
Garuccio got a brace in United's 3-2 victory, including the match-winner in the 68th minute with a beautifully improvised scorpion kick that beat goalkeeper Daniel Margush at his near post.
As the commentator says, "That's not a goal, that's a freak show! This is René Higuita on steroids!"
— Western United FC (@wufcofficial) February 20, 2022
Garuccio's run was nicely spotted and picked out by 31-year-old Serbian Aleksandar Prijović.
An outside-the-boot assist with a scorpion kick finish?@wufcofficial are bringing the goods
— COPA90 (@Copa90) February 20, 2022
He's now got two more goals than Perth Glory's Daniel Sturridge this season.