Wed Dec 22 01:51pm EST
What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a goal off of a pretty bicycle kick on a snow-covered pitch? OK, so there are lots of better ways that involve getting presents and biting the heads of gingerbread men, but Wesley Sonck's way is pretty good, too.
In a Belgian Jupiler League match between Lierse and league-leaders Racing Genk, Sonck helped Lierse earn a 1-1 draw by looping the orange winter ball into the back of the net with an overhead kick. Bicycle kick, chilena -- whatever you want to call it, it appears the opposing goalkeeper either slipped on the snow or thought the ball would go over the crossbar, keeping him from making an attempt at the save.
Elsewhere in Belgium, Brugge fans decided to initiate a one-sided snowball fight against Anderlecht's players as they attempted to take a corner kick.
The referee didn't appreciate this added obstacle to the visiting team's corner kicks and suspended play after just seven minutes. Anderlecht got their revenge, however, by winning 2-0 once play resumed and the snowballs subsided.
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