Australia’s premier football division, the A-League, has garnered a bit of a reputation for being bizarrely entertaining and this morning’s action definitely didn’t disappoint.
Dubliner Andy Keogh’s Perth Glory took on Tim Cahill’s Melbourne City FC in the nib Stadium. The game got off to a dramatic start with the hosts opening from the penalty spot inside the first five minutes. Former Everton star Cahill equalised before the break but it was in the second half that things really came alive.
Goals from Keogh, Nebojsa Marinkovic and Chris Harold made it 4-1 to Perth a quarter of an hour left. Cahill and Nicolás Colazo got it back to 4-3 before Glory’s Adam Taggert popped up to seemingly kill off the game with just over 90 seconds left.
At this point, Perth goalkeeper Liam Reddy took it upon himself to evolve into some sort of Andrea Pirlo-esque regista.
Check out the mad incident below.
Can’t beat a bit of A-League
•Tim Cahill Brace
•30 yard free kick in of the bar
& this run from the keeper in the 90th minute. pic.twitter.com/RL3coTxipC
— •Scott (@MicroscoftPaint) 16 April 2017
That’s goalkeeping madness that Claudio Bravo could only dream of.
Melbourne pushed for another but, much to the relief of Reddy, the game ended 5-4.