The David Alaba goal that bends the laws of physics | inside World Soccer

David Alaba scored the fifth-fastest goal in the Champions League history which defied the laws of physics to set Bayern Munich on their way to a 2-0 win over Juventus on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich player David Alaba scores physics-defying goal against Juventus
Bayern Munich player David Alaba scores physics-defying goal against Juventus

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With some fans in the Allianz Arena yet to take their seats, the hosts were ahead.

An uncharacteristically sloppy pass from Andrea Pirlo allowed Bastian Schweinsteiger to put Alaba into space 35 yards out.

Even then, there appeared to be little threat to the Juventus goal, but the 20-year-old Austrian's speculative effort clipped Arturo Vidal's boot that rather incredibly deceived Gianluigi Buffon.

The Juventus goalkeeper, having inexplicably committed himself to a dive to his right, was unable to scramble back across his line to keep out a ball that was not travelling at any great pace.

It was the worst possible start for the Bianconeri.

"Alaba's shot got a deflection and I was moving towards the right, but the change of direction caught me out," Buffon explained after the game.

"I had already made a step to the right and the ball changed direction mid-air."

Juventus never really recovered from that early setback and they eventually lost the first leg of their quarter-final Champions League tie 2-0.


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