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Pick that out: Dorlan Pabón's Copa Libertadores wonderstrike

We’ve been treated to a lot of special goals this season and the Nacional midfielder has just chalked up another one.

Pabón wheels away as the ball sails towards the top corner.
Pabón wheels away as the ball sails towards the top corner.
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YOU KNOW HOW it is, there are just 30 seconds left until half time and you’re defending a free kick 40 yards out.

Your mind has drifted to thoughts of oranges and maybe a rubdown from the physio but as long as you pick up your man, you’ll be fine.

There’s no way he’s going to shoot from that distance.

However, Uruguay’s Club Atlético Peñarol hadn’t counted on the right peg of Nacional’s Dorlan Pabón.

The goal helped the Columbian side to a 3-0 win and the result sees them top group eight and advance to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores.

They’ll be joined in the last 16 by Chilean side Union, whose 2-1 win over Bolivar was enough to take them to the top of group three with a game remaining.

However, the penultimate round of group games will be remembered for Pabón’s screamer.


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