Goal of the day: Nicolás Gaitán (Benfica) vs Estoril | inside World Soccer

A moment of magic from Nicolás Gaitán set Benfica on their way to a 3-1 win at Estoril on Sunday.

Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitán celebrates after scoring a goal against Estoril
Benfica midfielder Nicolas Gaitán celebrates after scoring a goal against Estoril

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The two sides remained scoreless until the 37th minute when Gaitán put the visitors ahead in spectacular fashion.

After Óscar Cardozo floated in a corner, the Argentine met the ball first and produced a sumptuous mid-air backheel that arced gracefully beyond a slew of yellow shirts and into the net.

It was a delightful finish from a player who has struggled for form in recent months.

Substitute Lima doubled the visitors' advantage with a goal on 59 minutes before Eduardo Salvio capped the victory seven minutes later.

Gonçalo Santos was able to pull back a consolation goal for Estoril two minutes from time, but there was not enough time to spark any sort of comeback.


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