Irish Soccer Player Channels Lionel Messi With Sensational Summer Cup Goal

StoryfulNewsPublished: August 2, 2018
Published: August 2, 2018

Rathmullan Celtic’s Niall Carruthers channelled his inner Lionel Messi during a summer cup game in Rathmullan, Donegal, on Tuesday, July 31. Carruthers’ side took part in a 5-2 win over Whitestrand United in the Joseph Sheridan Memorial Cup, and the game was set alight by a sensational goal from Carruthers. A clip shared to Vimeo by Rathmullan native Paul Deeney shows Carruthers getting the ball in the box as he successfully tricks three defenders and the goalkeeper before hitting the ball into the back of the net. The clip had earned over 7,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Paul Deeney via Storyful

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