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Video: Villarreal’s Fornals scores outrageous 40-yard stunner

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Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals’ incredible 40-yard wonder goal will probably be a solid candidate for the FIFA Puskas award next year

Villarreal have had mixed fortunes in La Liga this season, but Wednesday night’s 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao moved them up right up to ninth in the league table.

While Ramiro Funes Mori and Karl Ekambi scored, it was Fornals’ goal and performance got the fans talking on social media afterwards.

The 22-year-old Spaniard set Villarreal on their way with a phenomenal 40-yard volley at the San Mames.

Mohamed Salah may have just won the FIFA Puskas award on Monday, but this strike will surely be a contender for the next edition.

But it wasn’t just the goal that had fans awestruck with Fornals showing off a skilful move that left his opponent completely bamboozled in a 15-minute display of the most exquisite football.