VIDEO: Thiago Santana’s midfield goal could get him the Puskas award

Thiago Santana scored a stunning goal from midfield, but Urawa Red Diamonds still faced defeat.
Desmond Efe-Khaese
2024-04-04 14:06:27

In a thrilling match moment, Thiago Santana scored a stunning goal from midfield in the 24th minute against FC Tokyo. Thiago, seizing an opportunity with the goalkeeper out of position, remarked, “I"ve tried several times before, but this was the first time I hit the mark." His decision was instant: “The moment I saw that the goalkeeper was far out, I made up my mind."


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However, Thiago"s spectacular effort wasn"t enough to secure a win for Urawa Red Diamonds, coached by Per-Mathias Högmo. The team fell to a 2-1 defeat against FC Tokyo, despite Thiago"s brilliant play below.

Before joining Urawa Red Diamonds, Thiago Santana had a notable stint at Santa Clara in LigaPro, scoring 15 goals in 33 games and helping secure promotion. “I was only behind Ricardo Gomes and Carlos Vinícius in the overall top scorers," he noted.