Douglas Luiz scored an Olympic goal in Aston Villa's League Cup win. The steering wheel, a day before, became somewhat similar in the team's training
Olympic goal by Douglas Luiz with Aston Villa. (Photo: Capture)
Aston Villa player Douglas Luiz made the well-known saying come true: “Practice makes perfect”. This Tuesday, the midfielder went around the world thanks to the Olympic goal he scored against Bolton in the League Cup match in England. Behind the great conquest there is a story and the club revealed it through its social networks.
To put it into context, the team coached by Steven Gerrard began their journey in the tournament that takes place in parallel with the Premier League. Before the aforementioned goal, the local team took the lead with a surprising score by Dion Charles. So, the way the game progressed, the 'Villains' had to make an unexpected hit in order to match up.
Thus, in the 36th minute, Aston Villa had a corner kick in their favor. Immediately, Douglas Luiz asked for the ball to take care of the stopped ball. At the same time, the players from both teams met inside the area waiting for the service of the player who has also worn the shirt of the Brazilian team.
At the sound of the whistle, the 24-year-old footballer made the payment. A powerful shoe on goalkeeper Joel Dixon's posts. The effect caused that, while the balloon approached Bolton's '1', it also closed until it entered near the far post to score the best goal of the day in England.
As soon as the round entered the goal, the Aston Villa midfielder ran in a straight line to celebrate. Along the way he greeted one of his teammates and struck a pose (arms around waists) alongside his compatriot Philippe Coutinho. It didn't take long for the rest of the headlines to congratulate the Rio de Janeiro-born on the Olympic goal.
The story of the Olympic goal
After the match (1-4 victory and Gerrard's team qualification), Aston Villa uploaded a video of the last practice before facing the clash for the Carabao Cup. In the images, Douglas Luiz took a corner kick from a similar position. The Brazilian didn't care about the ball and also scored an Olympic goal.
“Yesterday in training…practice makes perfect ”, the 'Villains' stated about the action that Douglas Luiz had already rehearsed and that he was lucky to make it effective during the official competition.
Yesterday in training…
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 23, 2022