When Kemar Roofe set a Europa League record for the longest-range goal in the competition’s history last week, he probably thought it would stand for some time.
It actually lasted just seven days.
Roofe’s goal for Rangers from just inside his half was a beauty of a strike but it was bettered on Thursday by ex-Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez.
The 35-year-old, who now plays for Omonia Nicosia of Cyprus, rolled back the years against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, launching a free-kick from inside his own half over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Gomez’s goal was scored from 61.2 yards, eclipsing Roofe’s effort from 55.4 yards.
While Roofe’s goal helped Rangers to a 2-0 win against Standard Liege, Gomez’s was only a consolation as his side lost 2-1.
Gomez’s goal has caused some debate on social media, with some people claiming it should not have stood because the ball appeared to be moving when he hit it.
Not to worry, someone will probably break the record again next week…
- 40Ribeiro de Freitas
- 8Gomes da Silva
- 16Gomez Garcia-PencheBooked at 78mins
- 11BauthéacSubstituted forKousoulosat 90+3′minutes
- 13PapoulisSubstituted forAsanteat 81′minutesBooked at 86mins
- 18DurisSubstituted forKakoullisat 81′minutes
- 5Geraldo Rosa
- 70dos Santos
- 33TezeBooked at 69mins
- 30ThomasBooked at 46mins
- 23MaduekeSubstituted forFeinat 83′minutesBooked at 85mins
- 17Mauro Júnior
- 39Hungria Martins
- 55Saibari Ben El Basra
Match ends, Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2.
Second Half ends, Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2.
Offside, Omonia Nicosia. Michael Luftner tries a through ball, but Andronikos Kakoullis is caught offside.
Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Ioannis Kousoulos replaces Eric Bauthéac.
Goal! Omonia Nicosia 1, PSV Eindhoven 2. Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Mohamed Ihattaren (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Götze.
Offside, Omonia Nicosia. Ernest Asante tries a through ball, but Marinos Tzionis is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Philipp Max (PSV Eindhoven) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) is shown the yellow card.
Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
Adrian Fein (PSV Eindhoven) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Adrian Fein (PSV Eindhoven).
Ernest Asante (Omonia Nicosia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Donyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Ihattaren.
Substitution, PSV Eindhoven. Adrian Fein replaces Noni Madueke.
Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Andronikos Kakoullis replaces Michal Duris.
Substitution, Omonia Nicosia. Ernest Asante replaces Fotios Papoulis.
Jordi Gómez (Omonia Nicosia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ibrahim Sangaré (PSV Eindhoven) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordi Gómez (Omonia Nicosia).