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Sports News of Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Harrison Afful scores Messi-esque goal in Columbus Crew 4-1 win over New York City

Ghana defender Harrison Afful scored a super-golazo as Columbus Crew crushed New York City FC 4-1 in the MLS Eastern Conference semi-final first leg on Tuesday night.

The right-back produced a Messi-esque style by outmaneuvered four NYCFC defenders in the box during stoppage time to score a stunning goal.

Before making his moves, Afful received the ball from Meram, who was credited with an assist.

In just the sixth minute, Federico Higuain took a quick shot in the box of NYCFC, only to have it deflected.

Kamara, Crew SC’s leading scorer this season, found the deflection and slotted it home to give the Black & Gold a 1-0 lead in the game that they would not relinquish.

The Black & Gold attacked the south end of the stadium in the 59th minute, and it ended in Artur’s first career MLS goal with Crew SC.

Meram brought the ball in on the run during the 69th minute and fired a shot towards NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

The ball ricocheted off the keeper’s hands and kissed the back of the net to produce a 3-0 lead.

New York City forward David Villa found a deflected ball in the box during the 78th minute and redirected it into the net to make the score 3-1.

The second and final leg of will take place on Sunday, 05 November at Yankee Stadium in New York.