Second-Time Lucky — from Midfield!

by Nigel Assam

Iñigo Martínez of La Liga club Real Sociedad is more than lucky. In a match against Real Betis, he scored his second goal from midfield just a few weeks after his first of the season against Athletci Bilbao. Seeing Betis’s goalkeeper off his line, the defender decided to try his luck again and it was with him, giving his club the victory during extra time. Luckily it went in, as the victory ended his team’s winless streak of eight games. I wonder if the third time will be a charm . . .