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Wonder goal assist is instinct: Carrusca

  • Wonder goal assist is instinct: Carrusca

Adelaide United playmaker Marcelo Carrusca says pure instinct led to his outrageous rabona goal assist.

Carrusca's wondrous rabona set up Dylan McGowan's extra-time winner in Adelaide's 2-1 FFA Cup fixture against Sydney FC on Wednesday night.

But the Argentine ace says he didn't think about performing the tricky rabona - the Spanish word for ribbon used to describe when a player wraps one leg around the other to play the ball.

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"It's like instinct ... I didn't think much," Carrusca told reporters on Thursday.

"I did the first touch and the ball was a little bit behind my right leg so it's easier to do (rabona) that than use my right leg."

Carrusca said the rabona was "something that when you were a kid you tried to do many times".

And while the trick move was frowned upon by many coaches in professional ranks, Carrusca said he had been given a licence to thrill at Adelaide United.

"(Coach) Guillermo (Amor) gives us freedom in the middle to do whatever we want - of course always in a good shape, speaking to each other all the time ... and keep the ball as much as we can," he said.

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