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Must-See Goal: Dorlan Pabon

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Bend it like Beckham, meet Power it like Pabon.

Colombian side Atletico Nacional sits atop its group in the Copa Libertadores, and the play of Dorlan Pabon is a big reason why. The 24-year-old Colombian international attacker, who leads the tournament with six goals, sent a powerful, swerving free kick from more than 40 yards into the right upper 90 as part of Atletico Nacional's 3-0 victory over Penarol Tuesday night that is worth at least a few looks. 

Atletico Nacional is one of seven clubs that have already clinched places in the tournament's Round of 16, joining Brazilian sides Vasco de Gama and Fluminense, Chilean sides Union Espanola and and Universidad de Chile, Argentine side Lanus and Paraguayan side Libertad. With teams having just one or two group games remaining, 17 sides are alive for the final nine berths in the knockout round.

Video of Pabon's vicious strike is after the jump:



  1. Doubtful.

    He’s been tearing the Colombian league for a while now and if he doesn’t head to Europe this summer he’ll end up in Mexico.

  2. i think one of the side affects of penarol is dizzyness, so the swerve may not have been intentional. its a pharmaceutical company like bayern, right?


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