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Quiñonez’s thunderous thraker vs Palermo’s penalty purgatory

22nd April, 2011

Calcio sudamericano suggest that Martín Palermo might be tempted to postpone his retirement. Boca’s final match of the Clausura, against Gimnasia La Plata on the 19th of June, was to be the striker’s swansong. Estudiantes captain Juan Sebastián Verón believes however that Palermo can still be a force at the highest level and has openly appealed to his former international teammate to join him for another season. Palermo did spend the first five years of his professional career at Estudiantes and has over the years made no secret of his desire to finish his career there, but it remains to be seen whether or not he will respond to Verón’s entreaty.

The LP can only assume that Verón wants Palermo for his oft-celebrated dead-ball skills, in which case he might want to consider recruiting Wilson Quiñonez of Paraguayan second division side Sport Colombia, who throke this beauty of a free kick past his hapless opposite number in the Cerro Porteño goal from a mere 83 metres out. Judge for yourself. Here’s Quiñonez’s effort:

And here’s the great Martín Palermo:

Lest you think that this odd little post and the hardly effortless connection it attempts to draw between Messers Palermo and Quiñonez have been concocted for the express purpose of poking a little fun at the Boca legend, let me provide a link to an article by Tim Vickery offering a generous appraisal of the man’s achievements, and one to this video of his most eye-catching goals. Be it this year or next, let there be no doubt that the plaudits will be flowing freely when the great man does retire.

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