The long summer is finally starting to kick in. The Premier League is in our rear view, but at least he have some international action to keep our attention before the football world goes completely dark for a few weeks until preseason kicks into high gear.
Chelsea have players are all over the world playing in internationals. Branislav Ivanovic is with Serbia playing in three summer friendlies against Cyprus, Israel, and Russia. Today saw the second of that three-match swing take place against Israel. Ivanovic pulled off this unique goal to give his side the lead in the 33rd minute of the match:
After creating problems for Israel's goalkeeper, the Chelsea veteran fell to the seat of his pants, popped up like a spring, and finished with a sublime overhead kick. Serbia would eventually go on to win, 3-1.
While it's not a goal that will send shock waves through the world or anything, that's a very impressive goal to score. It took athleticism and composure to make sure he hit the target.
Well done, Brana!