When Mexico took on Mali in their final match up of the group stages in the U-20 World Cup, they needed a win and big goal differential to find a way to advance to the elimination rounds. Thanks to a strong offensive output, El Tri did just that and they were able to advance.
One of the goals that came for the Mexican squad during the game was off of the foot of Jesus Escoboza. What makes the goal so special is that he only had one shoe on when he scored.
Sure, it was the opposite foot that he used to kick, but he was still able to plant his foot without cleats and fire the ball right in to the old onion bag.
Here is the video of Escoboza’s goal:
It may not be the most spectacular goal, but for Escoboza to outrun the defender and still find a way to sneak the ball in the back of the net is impressive.
The El-Tri U-20 squad will now be advancing to the next stage of the U-20 World Cup, where they will have a tough task in facing world dominant power Spain.