Ryan Gauld shows off incredible technique with terrific cross against Champions League hopefuls

Ryan Gauld continued his excellent form in the top flight of Portuguese football with an assist in Farense’s heartbreaking late defeat to Braga on Monday evening.

By Craig Fowler
Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 10:51 am
Ryan Gauld has been in excellent form for Farense this season. Picture: SNS
Ryan Gauld has been in excellent form for Farense this season. Picture: SNS

The former Dundee United man swung in a tantalising deep corner that was turned home by team-mate Pedro Henrique just five minutes after the hosts had fallen behind.

However, it was a pass later in the match that had everyone talking. Out on the right flank, the midfielder saw Henrique making a late run into the penalty box and decided to cut across the ball with his left foot, sending it swerving into the box like a shot as it sailed right onto the Brazilian attacker’s forehead.

This could well have been a winner for Farense but Henrique could only direct his header at goalkeeper Matheus. Farense were made to pay for the wasted chance as Andraz Sporar struck a 91st-minute winner for the visitors.

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Gauld, however, was rewarded with the man-of-the-match award – his seventh of the season.

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