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Luis Suarez scores bonkers backheel goal, Messi breaks Ronaldo record in Barcelona win (video)

Joey Gulino
Luis Suarez's back-heel goal against Mallorca begs to be watched again and again. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Luis Suarez's backheel goal against Mallorca begs to be watched again and again. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Have you ever seen anything quite like this?

There are plenty of golazos in soccer, but a powerful, first-time backheel finish going away from goal?

Luis Suarez pulled it off as part of Barcelona’s 5-2 demolition of Mallorca. He slipped in behind the defense and stabbed Frenkie de Jong’s pass far post (via beIN Sports):

While the stakes here — team already up two goals in a December game against a relegation battler — are relatively low, it’s tough to recall something similar to this brilliance. Suarez himself called it the best finish of his career after the match.

Lionel Messi also recorded a hat trick, the 35th of his La Liga career, which is officially one more than Cristiano Ronaldo for most all time.

Here’s the goal that set the record:

Before kickoff at the Nou Camp, Messi was presented his recent Ballon d’Or award by his sons:

Barcelona moved back into first place in La Liga over bitter rival Real Madrid.

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