Cole goal was poetry in motion
Some goals are just so beautiful, they leave you in awe. A move that lasted around six seconds in November 1998 was such an example, taking the breath away with its perfect execution.
Manchester United and Barcelona had already shared six goals at Old Trafford two months earlier, and the sides met again at the Nou Camp for a second encounter in what was known as ''the Group of Death
“ in that season's Champions League. The scoreline would, ultimately, be the same, but one of the strikes will live forever in the memory of any Reds fan who witnessed it.
There had been signs that Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole could form a deadly partnership, but this was the moment the duo revealed a rare telepathic understanding that would propel Alex Ferguson’s team towards unprecedented glory. If ever something clicked, it was at this moment on 25 November 1998.
There was still the small matter of finishing, though, but he perhaps went for the more difficult option of shooting to Ruud Hesp’s right, leaving the keeper with no chance. United were 2-1 in front, but the goal would have wider repercussions.This was footballing poetry in motion. Cole and Yorke in perfect harmony. A strike partnership on the same wavelength in a huge game at one of the world’s most iconic stadiums. A moment – and a goal – to treasure.
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