It was dropped in 2014, the second half of the last game rose tags not yet five minutes old, as Manchester City's Edin Dzeko following a corner to head the ball high and the Ball - probably unintentionally - by the back of the head to the edge of the five meter space to bounce on. There, his captain, Vincent Kompany, and squeezed the ball over the line. It's the hit that Manchester city had secured the championship - and Kompany intervened into the heart of the collective ecstasy. In big steps, he stormed in the direction of the corner flag, was unruly, jumped into the air, fell to his knees, and was buried under his teammates.
That this story of an interior defender is dug five years later, for two reasons. For one, Manchester was the only remaining competitor in the championship then, as now, Liverpool FC. On the other, Kompany has scored again a great goal: 1:0-winning goal on Monday night against Leicester, after the ManCity before the last Premier League round on Sunday, the championship is very close.
Kompany's goal for 1:0.(photo: Action Images via Reuters)
moved As Kompany in 2008 as a 22-Year-old from Hamburger SV to the Skyblues, he was the first big Name that should follow in the following years, many more large and even bigger names (required with very many millions of pounds). What has seen Kompany back in Manchester city, who knows? What the club has seen in him, is rather well known: physical presence, tackling ability, aerial ability and leadership qualities. What you are likely to him have not quite brought, his long-range shot qualities.
"don't Shoot," shouted some, as Kompany withdrew
But Kompany received on Monday evening of the Ball, about ten meters behind the center line, ran a few meters and pulled unbedängt from 25 metres. You could understand the defence of Leicester City: Kompany had made to date for his club, still not a single goal out of the game, only to the Standards or the subsequent flanks, he was successful. It was a calculated risk, Kompany run and shoot.
floundering, But a few seconds later, the Ball struck strongly into the network, there is back and forth - as the DJ would be playing in the upper right top corner his song. Immediately Manchester's captain was with his big steps on the way to the corner flag. Again the audience went berserk, again, Kompany was buried under his teammates. "That was an unbelievable goal," whispered his Trainer Pep Guardiola, the title is in order shortly before his second championship in England. "What a shot. If it has a deserved, then he", exultant, also a team-mate Bernado Silva.
There are of course differences to the hit five years ago - even though both goals were scored for Manchester City of comparable importance, and are. In disbelief, the joy of the captain was not to be this Time - he wanted to achieve this hit exactly, better a footballer can shoot from distance, and to fly even when Kasper Schmeichel had suddenly learned that the Leicesters had not come to this Ball. "I have not heard before the shot, like me, some called out 'Shooting'," said Kompany later, "but I don't play so long in football to get young players to say, when I can have a try."
He smiled: "I'm such goals sometimes in Training. And I have always said that Once I try it in game and then I'll meet and you'll be very happy." Also Kompany has to wait after his goal in 2019, still a week until the real celebrations can begin. On Sunday City to Brighton & Hove Albion, hits the Table seventeenth, Liverpool is playing in parallel against Wolverhampton, but has a point behind. Kompany's to force the shot felt, at least as a preliminary decision.
not like to see Who keeps it with Liverpool, in the hits, about the now, everyone is talking about, as a centre-back who has caught a Sunday shot to the worst possible time. Who holds it, but with Manchester, a player who hits in the decisive matches, so even in 2018 in the League Cup final 3:0 against FC Arsenal. A player who could yet tear to each of its major hits is a trophy.