Mar 9, 2017 13:51:53
The midfielder took advantage of a rogue goalkeeper to lift the ball into the net from his own half over a decade ago in the FA Cup
Xabi Alonso doesn't do tap-ins.
The Spaniard's retirement announcement was followed by a flood of well wishes and memories of some of his finer moments on the pitch.
One of those was an incedible 70-yard strike with which he scored in Liverpool's 5-3 victory over Luton in the FA Cup in 2006.
Having already scored from 40 yards in the fixture, and with the game at 4-3, Alonso took advantage of the opposition 'keeper who had gone up for a corner in search of an equaliser.
As the ball was half-cleared, however, Alonso effortlessly drove the ball into the back of the net from his own half.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 9, 2017
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