Leandro Requina: The goalkeeper scores from the goal area, the longest possible record for a goal

(CNN) Argentinian Goalkeeper Leandro Requina scored one of the most outrageous goals you’re likely to see during Cobresal’s 3-1 win. Colo Colo In the top Chilean football league.

With his side already 2-0 up in the 77th minute, Requena hit what initially looked like a rather harmless goal kick.

However, with Colo-Colo goalkeeper Brian Curtis outside his penalty area, the ball bounced over his head and towards the goal.

To add to his embarrassment, Curtis stumbled when he unsuccessfully tried to chase the ball as it crossed the line.

According to TNT Sports Chile, the goal was scored from a distance of 101 meters which, if attested by Guinness World Records, would break the record for the longest goal in history.

The current record is 96.01 metres, which was set by Tom King in 2021 during a match between Newport County and Cheltenham Town in the English Fourth Division.

“I asked Juan Silva, the club’s manager, if the record application was really going to be submitted and he told me, ‘Yes, of course,'” Requina said. Pew Pew Radio.

“So we are now waiting for what is needed to actually check the distance. [Silva] Tell me that ANFP [Chilean Football Federation] He invited him to check the measurements of the field, which are 150 meters and a little.

“If that is the case, since it is five metres, it would make more sense than 100. The truth is that I am happy with all this, more than anything personally, but also for the institution, for Chilean football. An event like this makes me happy.

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Requena said he believes the altitude – Cobresal Stadium is 2,400 meters above sea level – may have played a part in his amazing goal.

“I wanted to take the kick quickly as we’ve done so many times at high altitude, trying to catch the opposition off guard, and the ball came out a little bit harder than usual,” Requina said. Pew Pew Radio.

“The first thing I did as soon as the ball left my feet was grab my head because there were two players in a clear position to counter-attack and I knew it had been a long time coming.

“When I saw the rebound made it difficult for Brian and he got past him, I thought the ball could go in.”

Guinness World Records told CNN that it has not yet received a request for this record.

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