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Watch Federico Higuain's sensational bicycle kick for Columbus Crew SC vs. the Portland Timbers.

By The SI Staff
March 06, 2016

With Columbus Crew SC trailing the Portland Timbers in a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup, Federico Higuain turned to the spectacular to bring last season's runner-up back on level ground. 

With his back to goal, Higuain delivered a phenomenal bicycle kick from close range in the 68th minute to negate Diego Valeri's opener. Unfortunately for Higuain, the score didn't last for long, as Fanendo Adi restored Portland's lead 11 minutes later. That doesn't take away anything from Higuain's effort, for which he flicked the ball to himself off a cut-back cross from Ethan Finlay and instinctively hit an overhead kick goalbound with his back to the target.

STRAUS: Valeri, Higuain bring Argentine influence to MLS

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