It's the Fernandinho derby tomorrow as City travel to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League tie. A key defensive lynchpin in Pep Guardiola's all guns blazing formation, an under-appreciated element of his game is a foot like a veritable traction engine.
Having fallen down a YouTube hole this morning I thought I'd best report back with my findings, 5 absolute scorchers from the Brazilian bruiser you (probably) won't have seen before.
DID YOU SEE THAT?
EAT MY GOAL!
OK, you've probably seen the last one before but I'd certainly forgotten about it.
My question for you to ponder as you come to terms with those howitzers is this - why does Fernandinho look so strangely similar to a super-slimmed down Adriano? And is the correlation between the former Inter man's last competant season in Europe (2005) and Fernandinho's emergence at Shakhtar (ALSO 2005) a little too convenient?
And they've both got a shot harder than Grant Mitchell? Ladies and gentlemen, I think I've solved the mystery of what the hell happened to Adriano's career.
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