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Jean-Michel Assaad

I sat on the edge of my seat watching the second leg of the 2006 CAF Champions League between Safaxi Tunis and Al-Ahly FC Cairo. 

It was the 92nd minute and, with the first leg having ended 1-1 in Cairo, Safaxi had the advantage. 

But, in the 93rd minute, centre-half Shady Mohamed kicked the ball up-field, centre-forward Emad Metaeb headed it forward to fellow striker Flavio who nudged it to one side with his head, too. 

Up stepped the great 22, the magician, Mohamed Aboutrika … he met it on the half-volley with his sweet left foot and drove the ball into the bottom corner.

At that moment, I felt euphoric! What a sight! What a goal! What a legend!

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