Goal of the day: Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) vs Real Betis | inside World Soccer

Iñigo Martínez scored an incredible injury-time winner from his own half to give Real Sociedad a 3-2 success at Real Betis.

Real Sociedad player Iñigo Martínez shoots from inside his own half to score against Real Betis
Real Sociedad player Iñigo Martínez shoots from inside his own half to score against Real Betis

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The visitors were 2-0 up with less than 15 minutes to go thanks to goals by Imanol Agirretxe and Carlos Vela before substitute forward Jonathan Pereira went on for Betis and netted a pair of goals to apparently salvage a point for his team.

But there was time for some late drama as Martínez took possession, pushed forward and caught Betis goalkeeper Casto Espinosa off his line with a perfectly placed left-footed lob from just inside his own half.

"It was an amazing shot," said Sociedad coach Philippe Montanier, who added that Martínez regularly practices his long-distance shooting.

"(Espinosa) is a good goalkeeper, but we knew that he tends to play far off his line."

Betis coach Pepe Mel added: "The ending to the game was just cruel."


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