FORMER Sunderland player Wahbi Khazri made headlines on Saturday thanks to his wondergoal for St Etienne against Metz.
But Khazri found a way to become the talk of the league thanks to his 70-yard screamer at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
St Etienne were trailing following Farid Boulaya’s opener that put Metz ahead after just nine minutes.
But the hosts’ lead only lasted a mere seven minutes as Khazri picked the ball up from his own area and drove it all the way to the middle of the pitch.
That is when he caught goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja out of position and launched a powerful shot towards goal.
Oukidja ran towards his net but the ball’s speed was too much for him and he thus conceded what currently stands as a major candidate for goal of the season.
The forward celebrated in front of a shocked crowd and his goal proved to be essential as it led to a 1-1 draw.
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That was a major highlight for the Tunisia international’s career, something he didn’t have much of during his two-year stint at Sunderland.
The 30-year-old joined the Black Cats from Bordeaux in 2016 but only managed a mere three goals and two assists in 42 matches across all competitions.
The Tunisian left the Stadium of Light in 2017 on loan to Rennes following the club’s relegation to the Championship.
Khazri then departed from Sunderland altogether a year later for St Etienne.
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