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Even Owen approves: Lamela scores a stunner as Spurs hit 5 past Greeks

Tottenham Hotspur emphatically defeated Greek side Asteras Tripolis on 5-1 in Friday morning's (Oct 24) Europa League tie.

All talk on social media, however, revolved around Erik Lamela's 'rabona' goal, where he wrappedg his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasted the ball into the top corner.

The feat was so impressive that the applause (and disbelief) flowed immediately after the goal was scored.

You know it's a good goal when your teammates' first reaction is to hold their heads in disbelief.

 

 

Even Owen gave his stamp of approval. 

We bet he has seen it a couple more times after that.

 We're not 100 per cent sure but we think he likes Lamela's goal.

And of course, we have to introduce the star of the show: That jaw-dropping 'rabona' goal from outside the penalty box.

 

 

Guess what? He scored again, this time with a less spectacular but equally impressive volley.

In between, Harry Kane natted a hat-trick. 

The result seemed almost insignificant compared to the sheer technical brilliance from the Argentine’s moment of magic.

It was a rare glimpse of the talent that Tottenham fans had heard so much about but not seen much of since his club-record 30 million-pound (S$61.4 million) move from AS Roma last year.

“I have seen Erik do that in training – he has that in his locker,” said Kane, who himself had an eventful evening.

“I quite fancied myself in goal but when I saw the free kick wobbling towards me I wasn’t too happy,” the striker told ITV Sport.

The result breathed life into Tottenham’s Europa League campaign, giving them five points from three games.

Spurs are level at the top of Group C with Besiktas, who crushed Partizan Belgrade 4-0, their heaviest home defeat in European competition.

Sources: Reuters, Twitter, Vine

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