One of the most beautiful pieces of skill in football is the “Rabona”.
It was introduced to football by Ricardo Infante, who in 1948 played a match against Rosario.
It is an impressive skill when done correctly, as Erik Lamela, former Tottenham Hotspur star, proved last season with his Rabona strike against Arsenal.
However, when messed up a player can look very silly as Wolves’ Raul Jimenez found out the hard way.
The Mexican striker tried to cross a ball Rabona style with Brentford.
Unfortunately, the 30-year-old got it all wrong; instead kicking his own standing leg rather than the football.
Jimenez was unable to catch the ball and it bounced off his leg for a goal kick.
He also fell over, making matters worse for former Atletico Madrid and Benfica striker.
He can safely say that this was not his best moment in a Wolves shirt.
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At the time Wolves and Brentford were both locked in a 0-0 stalemate at the Molineux.
It was a must win match for Bruno Lage’s side who have endured a difficult start to the season with four defeats in their opening five Premier League matches.
Although their performances were quite good, they have not been able to score goals.
Jimenez’s effort could perfectly sum up their struggles in the final third of the pitch.
Although they can get themselves into good positions, they struggle to score when the need arises.
Lage’s side will need to be more consistent and clinical with their chances if they are to recover from their difficult beginning of the season.