Raphinha put together a moment of magic to grab fans’ attention during Leeds’ 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Monday night.
The Brazilian lived up to his country’s reputation for ‘Joga Bonito’ as he made English veteran Gary Cahill look foolish during the first half.
Cahill had to foul Raphinha after this beautiful moment of skill
With the ball out on the right-hand side, Cahill shepherded Raphinha so he was facing away from goal.
The 24-year-old appeared to be heading down a dead end, but quickly turned things around.
With two swift touches, Raphinha produced a 270-degree turn and knocked the ball through Cahill’s legs.
As he went round to collect the ball on the other side of him, Raphinha was hauled down by Cahill resulting in a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area.
Bamford reacts quickest after Guaita thwarts Raphinha for his 100th career goal!
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In the game itself, Jack Harrison gave Leeds a flying start, with his deflected shot putting the home side in front in the third minute.
Harrison’s early strike was all that separated Leeds and Palace at half-time after the home side spurned several chances to increase their lead.
Leeds struck early in the second period to go 2-0 up.
Raphinha’s shot was well saved by Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita and Patrick Bamford followed up to turn home his 12th league goal of the season.
The result saw Leeds overtake Arsenal and go 10th in the table on 32 points, while Palace remained 13th on 29 points.