You could be forgiven for forgetting former Chelsea striker Loic Remy existed, but he scored one of the goals of the season in Europe today.
Watch this incredible clip below as Jonathan Ikone sets Remy up with a panenka assist from a free-kick, from which Remy expertly volleys home.
How about this for the cheekiest assist of the season?
Lille's Nanitamo Ikone panenkas the wall for Loic Remy to smash home on the volley ?
Wait for the reverse slow-mo ? pic.twitter.com/CFbb6llj4U
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Even more amazingly, Lille manager Christophe Galtier claimed this was not rehearsed on the training ground beforehand, but pure improvisation and instinct.
Manager Christophe Galtier explained to BeIN that this jewel of a combination between Jonathan Ikoné & Loïc Rémy was purely instinctive & had never been worked on before in training ? pic.twitter.com/opdWYuquKI
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 12, 2019
That’s genuinely hard to believe when watching it, as we can’t remember anything quite like this being attempted before.
Bravo, lads, what a goal!