It’s the goal that brought Lionel Messi to his knees in ecstasy and secured Barcelona the UEFA Champions League, and it’s David Villa’s favorite goal of his career.
The Spanish legend, who is retiring at the end of the season, has picked his goal against Manchester United in the Champions League Final as his favorite goal in an interview on Cadena SER.
⚽ @guaje7villa, en @ElLarguero— El Larguero (@ellarguero) November 13, 2019
"Si piensas en un gol que haya sido además de bonito muy importante fue el de la final de la Champions en Wembley. Por todo: final de Champions, Wembley, ante el Manchester United, nos ponía 3-1... es el que aglutina un poco todo"#VillaConManu pic.twitter.com/bEUdtHOfJq
“Because of how important it is, and also, because some choose the most beautiful or most difficult goal... in the end, if you have to find a goal that is both beautiful and very important because of the situation, it has to be the one in the Champions League Final in Wembley,” Villa said.
”Because of all that it is: a Champions League Final, a rival like Manchester United, a stadium like Wembley, and it was also a really beautiful goal, no? And it gave us a sense of calm. We were up 2-1, and it was the 3-1 to seal the Champions League trophy. It’s a goal that combines a bit of everything.”
Here’s Villa’s curling, outside-the-box effort: