Arsenal fans were left amazed by Alessia Russo’s incredible touch before scoring a goal for England in their World Cup match against China. The Gunners forward showcased her exceptional control as she maneuvered out of trouble and released the ball into the channel. In a swift move, Russo trapped the ball and unleashed a shot that found the corner of the net, giving the Lionesses a perfect start in their group stage clash.
Not only are Arsenal fans loving Russo’s goal, but football legend Ian Wright also expressed his admiration on social media. Other fans praised Russo’s skill, with one saying, “That touch and run from Russo was quality.” Another fan tweeted, “I will never get tired of Russo being an Arsenal player.”
England continued their dominance in the match, with Lauren Hemp scoring their second goal after a brilliant pass from Lauren James. The first half saw England completely outclass China.
Just before halftime, Chelsea star Russo, whose brother Reece also plays for the Blues, scored a fantastic goal from a well-executed set piece.
Russo’s move to Arsenal this summer has generated excitement among fans for the upcoming season. The 24-year-old forward has already made an impact for the Lionesses at the World Cup, and her performances have been impressive.
Earlier this year, Arsenal made two world-record bids for Russo, with the second bid amounting to £500,000. However, Manchester United rejected both offers, only to lose the player for nothing after failing to secure European competition.
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On Tuesday night, Italian talent Alessia Russo touched the ball in a way that left Arsenal fans gobsmacked prior to scoring the opening goal for Italy in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The match between Italy and Australia in Valenciennes ended in a 2-1 victory for Italy with Alessia Russo scoring both goals. The 19-year-old, who joined Arsenal in October 2018, scored her first goal of the World Cup in the 39th minute with a low shot into the back of the net.
Before she did, however, she managed to take the ball past two Australia defenders with a single touch. And it was this single touch that left both Australia and Arsenal fans in awe.
In the build-up to the goal, Russo received the ball from a throw-in and quickly laid it off to her teammate, Valentina Bergamaschi. Still, she managed to keep the ball in play. As she laid off the ball, Russo moved to the right, leaving the path of the ball wide open for Bergamaschi to pick up again. Russo then continued moving until she got to the 18-yard line, where she was able to take a shot on goal.
The goal was made all the more remarkable by the fact that the ball Russo received from her teammate was not at all perfect, with it bouncing a bit before Russo managed to control it with a single touch.
Arsenal fans had to rub their eyes in disbelief at the sheer audacity of Russo’s skill. While Arsenal fans have seen this type of trickery from the youngster before, it was the perfect timing of it during such a crucial moment that really showed Russo’s calmness and skill.
Needless to say, Arsenal fans will be excited to see what Russo will be able to do for their club when the next Women’s Super League season kicks off. With her penchant for the outrageous, she is sure to be one of the must-watch Arsenal players of the season.