Villarreal striker Carlos Bacca lit up what was an especially dull opening 25 minutes of the Europa League final with an audacious rabona cross.
Bacca, a seasoned striker at this level, makes up 50% of a strong Villarreal forward line, their party piece, with Gerard Moreno, the goal scorer on the night, providing the other half.
The Colombian centre-forward has not been as prolific in a Villarreal shirt as he was for either Sevilla or AC Milan, but that’s not to say his quality hasn’t shone through.
Have a look at this quite beautiful rabona cross he executed during the first-half of the contest, which landed on the head of Pau Torres, but marginally behind him.
Carlos Bacca got inventive for Villarreal ?? pic.twitter.com/AQL7XL8yKU
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This is what we love to see in the beautiful game, and Spanish teams do it better than anyone else. A touch of flair, a sprinkle of showboating, and to do it in a European cup final is all the more commendable.
We salute you, Carlos Bacca.
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