Real Madrid are currently playing Valencia in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup.
And the deadlock was broken in the 15th minute following a quite remarkable goal from Toni Kroos.
The German midfielder caught out Valencia with a quickly-taken shot direct from a corner.
Valencia goalkeeper Jaume Domenech and his teammates were getting ready to defend the set-piece - but they were too slow for Kroos.
The World Cup winner curled in a beautiful right-footed shot, which Domenech failed to keep out despite his best efforts.
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Watch Kroos’s goal here…
Now, how’s that for quick thinking... Trent Alexander-Arnold, eat your heart out!
Many football fans watching the game were quick to make the comparison with Alexander-Arnold’s famous corner taken against Barcelona for Liverpool in the Champions League last season.
‘Corner taken quickly… Origi!’ are four words that will never be forgotten for Liverpool fans after Alexander-Arnold’s quick-thinking from a corner led to Divock Origi scoring the Reds’ winner.
Perhaps Kroos took some inspiration from Alexander-Arnold - who knows?
Regardless, full marks to the 30-year-old for having the quality to score from that position.
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