Eden Hazard unleashed a right-foot rocket last night, and the football world is still trying to catch its breath.
Those in attendance last night at Anfield surely knew they witnessed something special, and they got to do it to the soundtrack of thousands of Chelsea fans going wild and tens of thousands of Liverpool fans stunned into silence. That’s surely the most glorious soundtrack possible.
That said, for most of the rest of us, Hazard’s goal was accompanied by some television commentary. If you were lucky, you got to listen to Daniel Mann on Sky Sports blow his lid — “ohh, that. is. absolutely phenomenal!” — which was not bad and just about fitting for the occasion. (And then Jamie Carragher prattled on as he often does because he was on co-commentary for some reason.) The slightly less fortunate with English language commentary were stuck with Jon Champion (on ESPN+ for example).
But if you were watching on beIN Sports in French, you got treated to something extra special. From the opening “hop’la” when Eden nutmegs Firmino to the quick ooouuu from the co-commentator for the Moreno nutmeg, to ... well I’m not sure it’s possible to transcribe the sounds that follow ... but they’re glorious.