The Perfect Goal

by Philip MacDonald | Last updated

The Brazilian national soccer team that won the 1970 World Cup in Mexico was a team that we can always learn from. They played some of the best possession and attacking football seen to this day.

Watch the build up and finally triumphant goal that Carlos Alberto scored off the Pele assist in the 1970 world cup versus Italy. The Brazilian players were calm and collective with the ball in their defense third all the way into the offensive third before the goal was scored. What an incredible play to witness. I can only imagine what it must have felt like to be in the stadium and witness this moment of history with my own eyes.

I always like to study the great players from the past. The way the Brazilian team of 1970 played was truly beautiful to watch. It was exciting, thrilling and yet they made it look so easy. After all, the game itself should be played this way. It should be easy but in order to play this way each player must require an extremely high level of skill and soccer IQ.

Pele later called soccer “the beautiful game” and after watching this goal you’ll understand why. Enjoy!

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