The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
I still don’t understand how this works or how it happened or what bizarre experiments have to be performed on a human body to make it bend this way, but here it is: Ibrahimović’s shocking goal in Inter’s 2-1 win against Bologna today, a first-time, backward, back-heel roundhouse kick with his back to the goal and a defender lunging for the ball. Just something I thought should be preserved in some form on the site. Thanks to ursus for the tip.
by Brian Phillips · October 5, 2008