Manchester City’s new signing Wilfried Bony pulled an amazing bit of skill over the weekend at AFCON 2015.
The move, called an “elastico” because it involves a quick snappy change of direction, was popularized by Brazilian legend Ronaldinho during his mesmerizing career.
To add insult to injury, Bony’s “elastico” nutmegged Malian defender Molla Wagué, the latter scrambling to cover the ball to safety as it went in between his legs.
No one will know why Wagué impeding Bony’s run wasn’t called a penalty, but we sense that the referee must have thought Bony’s skill was punishment enough.
To be fair to Wagué, he isn’t the first defender to fall victim to Bony’s bag of tricks.