Gervinho scores stunning solo goal against Colombia

Gervinho

Roma's former Arsenal player scored a sensational effort in Ivory Coast's game with Colombia.

The Ivory Coast's star winger Gervinho stepped up to net the World Cup's most recent wonder goal, and perhaps the most Brazilian in nature, during his side's narrow 2-1 loss to Colombia.

But then again, Gervais Yao Kouassi did earn his Gervinho nickname because of his Brazilian technique and dribbling style.

The Ivorian failed to make the grade during his short two year spell with Arsenal, frustrating fans despite his flair and dribbling skill. He scored 11 goals in 63 games at the Emirates, but none were as magnificent as this.

The ex Lille star burst into the box from the left wing, flying through a desperate double challenge by flailing Colombia defenders, before dancing around AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata to open up enough space to unleash a fierce strike that flew past goalkeeper David Ospina. The Nice stopper got a hand to it but the sheer power of the effort took it into the net.

It signalled a fightback for the Ivorians, who were 2-0 down before Gervinho's strike through a James Rodriguez header and a Juan Quintero drive. Though they came close to finding the leveller, they couldn't pierce the Colombian defence again.

It's fair to say the London giants failed to tap into his undoubted abilities, and the unpredictable winger has since gone on to prove himself a top talent in Serie A, scoring 9 times, and setting up another 12 as he helped Roma to second place last season.

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