Dario Rodriguez: Great Goals Retold (vs Denmark, 2002 World Cup)

We all love a long-range volley, but when it comes from a defender in a vital World Cup game it becomes extra special. And when it follows some keepy-uppies from a team-mate... well. It’s a goal that’s very unique.

“It was our [Uruguay’s] first World Cup game in 12 years and one of the first matches in the competition, so it was very special for all of us,” says Dario Rodriguez before recalling his masterpiece. “We were losing 1-0. At half-time the manager, Victor Pua, had encouraged us, telling us we would level the score. We went back on the pitch with that attitude and soon there was a corner kick.

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