Leeds United defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 at Elland Road last night and afterwards, supporters raved about a moment of magic by Raphinha on Twitter.
The Whites won courtesy of strikes from Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford but it was Raphinha’s piece of unbelievable skill which had supporters losing their minds.
He has grown since signing for the Whites from Rennes during the summer for a relatively small £17 million and now looks to be an exciting addition to the Leeds ranks.
It was the 37th minute when the 24-year-old took control – and he nearly sent Gary Cahill spiralling into early retirement!
With his back to the Palace defender, he pirouetted, zipping the ball through the former England man’s legs and spinning to meet it the other side.
It bamboozled the experienced performer and has instantly become a hit on social media.
Raphinha has played 18 games since arriving at Elland Road, scoring four goals and registering four assists in Marcelo Bielsa’s team.
He has operated in a number of positions for the Whites, playing anywhere across the front four.
Supporters were quick to rave about the £60,000-a-week star man after last night’s game and they couldn’t believe their eyes at his mesmerising piece of trickery.
Here is what they had to say on Twitter.
— maximus 7474 (@Marc41952305) February 8, 2021
Raphinha has been a joy to watch this season. What a signing by Leeds.
— Jack S. (@Ub3reem) February 8, 2021
— Jordan Harris (@JordanHarris811) February 8, 2021
Raphinha though. What a signing.
— The Scratching Shed 🏆 (@TSSLUFC) February 8, 2021
Unreal! Looks dangerous every time he gets the ball
— Livin' in the Shake🌷 (@wakeywhite) February 8, 2021
I just love watching Raphinha play. Such an exciting talent. The absolute bargain of the summer from #LUFC. Got to finish them off early in the second half. COME ON LEEDS 💙💛💙💛💙💛
— Charlie Burley (@RadioBurley) February 8, 2021
Raphinha is a player on another level. https://t.co/SknjZrdMtr
— its.eugene (@badguygene) February 9, 2021
Such a top player. Glad we have him on a four year contract!!! https://t.co/USObbCJDFF
— Samuel Port (@sammyptweet) February 8, 2021