One Month Into 2018, We’ve Got A Strong Contender For The Puskas

River Plate’s Nacho Scocco beat seven Olimpo players before scoring for River Plate on Saturday.

Ignacio “Nacho” Scocco scored perhaps the best goal of 2018 on Saturday during River Plate’s Argentine Primera Division match against Olimpo. Scocco scored a brace, leading Los Millonarios to a 2-0 victory, but the lasting memory will be this sensational solo effort, calling to mind the likes of international compatriots Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona.

The play-by-play from the commentator is absolutely sensational as well, it must be said. Scocco’s surname really lends itself to the ol' goooooooool call.

Scocco is a 32-year-old native of the Santa Fe Province in Argentina. He started his career with Newell’s Old Boys (Messi’s one true love) before stints with Pumas in Mexico, Greece’s AEK Athens, Abu Dhabi’s Al-Ain, Brazil’s Internacional, England’s Sunderland and now River. 

Fun fact: Scocco has scored two goals in one appearance for Argentina, making him the finest international footballer of all-time.