Former Liverpool ace becomes hero in Mexico with super strike

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Former Liverpool attacker Luis Garcia can rest assured his latest strike certainly did cross the line.

Mention Luis Garcia to fans of Liverpool or Chelsea, and the phrase 'ghost goal' is sure to be among the first to spring to mind.

Garcia's toe-poke back in 2005 saw the Reds conquer Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final and set up an epic final in Istanbul, and the Spaniard is still busy plying his trade.

Now 34-years-old, the former Spanish international now plays for Mexican side Pumas, having signed for the club last summer from rivals Puebla.

Prior to that his recent European adventures had taken in a season at Panathainaikos and previously Racing Santander after leaving Atletico Madrid in 2009.

His best days may be well and truly behind him; he hasn't had an international cap since 2007, but he still possesses game changing ability.

He scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win at the weekend over Atlante, a match significant because the victory ensured Pumas' place in the Mexican league's end of season play-offs.

And quite a goal it was. With Pumas breaking away Garcia took possession and with it, matters into his own hands. His teammates and opponents expected him to cross the ball, but the Spaniard had other ideas.

He rifled the ball into the top corner of the net from the edge of the box, entirely catching his opponents off-guard and outdoing them with the pace and power of the shot.

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