Here’s Why It’s Nearly Impossible To Score A Goal Off A Corner Kick, The Hardest Goal To Score In Soccer

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What are the rarest feats in sports? In golf, the Double Eagle/Albatross is rarer than a hole-in-one. In baseball, an immaculate inning (3 Ks on 9 pitches) is rarer than a perfect game. And in soccer, the “Gol Olimpico” or “Olympic goal” is the rarest of all goals.

The Gol Olimpico is an unassisted corner kick that’s bent into the goal. For professional soccer players, bending a ball isn’t all that difficult but with the Gol Olimpico there are all sorts of...


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