Minnesota's Christian Ramirez scores classy lob against Portland Timbers

The Californian netted with a fine effort in MLS on Wednesday night.

In a match that featured two own goals, a penalty and two red cards, there was a real moment of quality from Minnesota's Ramirez as he gave his side the lead in the 47th minute.

The home side would come out 3-2 winners against the Timbers.

Ramirez scored his ninth MLS goal of the season after he latched onto an incisive pass from team-mate Kevin Molino, before delicately volleying the ball over Jeff Attinella in goal.

The 26-year-old explained after the game how the goal was pure instinct.

He told mlssoccer.com: “Kevin has a phrase: ‘don’t look at the eyes.’ I just knew he was going to find me. It was a great pass by him.”

Minnesota's win lifted them off the bottom of the Western Conference into ninth place, while Portland stay on 24 points in third.

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