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Video: In Italy, a dramatic goal, a delirious announcer ('Mamma Mia!') and a tumbling celebration

By Steve Goff

In added time of a scoreless Serie A match Wednesday, Cagliari was pressing for the go-ahead goal when a fortuitous deflection allowed Napoli to counter rapidly. Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi was launched on a breakaway for the winning goal. In his excitement, the play-by-play announcer spontaneously combusted and Lavezzi celebrated with an ungraceful fall. Watch and listen:

By Steve Goff  | November 11, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
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My daughter loved that! Had her LOL...
That crowd makes some of the hand wringing about MLS attendances seem a little silly.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 11, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

And that was the announcer for Cagliari..

Posted by: carmines757 | November 11, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

That reminds me of both Brazil's counterattack goal off a USA corner kick in the '09 Confederations Cup, and then in the finals Davies to Donovan.

Posted by: benonthehill | November 11, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Dude blew my speakers out. In two ways it reminds me of the FSC show in which they have one fan from each team do the commentary, (1) the excitability of the speaker when his team scores and (2) I don't understand a bloody word they're saying.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 11, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

all these terrible American and English announcers we are inundated with here in the US should take notes

Posted by: GraciasRiquelme | November 11, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Sounds vaguely familiar to another Italian who used to be in DCU's radio booth.

Posted by: mellon02 | November 11, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

That. Was. Epic.

Posted by: JkR- | November 11, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Spaghetti for dinner tonight.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | November 11, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Those wacky Italians.

Posted by: offthecrossbar | November 11, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

That was a pretty dramatic turn of events.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 11, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

all these terrible American and English announcers we are inundated with here in the US should take notes

Posted by: GraciasRiquelme | November 11, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

No they shouldn't.

That goal was really not that incredible to have such a scoregasm. You do that two or three times, it's gonna start coming off as fake.

Posted by: stancollins | November 11, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

That goal was really not that incredible...

Posted by: stancollins | November 11, 2010 4:01 PM

******************

It was a pretty dramatic turn of events.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 11, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Great finish.

Wow, those Serie A tickets must be really expensive...

Posted by: edgeonyou | November 11, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I always wonder about Serie A, when I see games or highlights. It seems like the only fans are behind the goal, or in the upper deck, if there is one. I really don't understand how Italian teams can compete financially with other European leagues.

Posted by: fischy | November 11, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

That was my reaction when my wife told me we are having meatloaf for dinner tonight.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | November 12, 2010 7:17 AM | Report abuse

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