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Not a Drill: Alejandro Camargo's Two-Thirds Field Length Volleyed Golazo Is Legit One Of The Craziest Goals Ever

Check in with me in a few years if you've got some other crazy golazos. This one will likely stack up with the best of them.
December 5, 2016, 12:01am

#camargo y el gol del año!!
El tercero de la #udc sobre #OHiggins pic.twitter.com/Fxm4PNrunk
— Carlos G. Gómez (@gomez197) December 4, 2016

People. I know we here at VICE Sports come at you with "craziest goal you'll ever see" headlines every now and then. That isn't to trick you. It's just to do justice to what we're witnessing. There are a lot of crazy goals out there! Soccer is a pret-ty popular sport, you guys, and the sheer volume of games dictates that crazy shit will happen all the time. But, similar to Drake's intro to "Best I Ever Had," this is not to get confused: this not a test. This actually just might be the best we'll ever have.

In a Chilean first division match between C.D. Universidad de Concepción and O'Higgins, deep into stoppage time, the O'Higgins keeper tried to send a long ball downfield for a last ditch effort to draw level against Concepción, who were up 2-1. And the keeper struck the ball low and it picked up a considerable amount of pace and likely generated an insane amount of spin. And that's exactly when Concepción's Argentine midfielder Alejandro Camargo decided to strike the ball in mid air—with a vengeance. The circumstances could not have been more immaculate. (Concepción—get it?)

The insanity behind this goal is how Camargo managed to wrangle control on a ball that was traveling that fast and far. Not to mention the distance he had to send it to make it to the back of the net. This is a two-thirds field volleyed golazo we're looking at—struck from a pass originating from near-equal distance. My mind is absolutely blown.

Check in with me in a few years if you've got some other nutty golazos. Trust me, this one will likely stack up with the best of them.