Video: Pauleta Recounts His 2004 Goal Versus Marseille

A couple of days ago, Edinson Cavani recalled his favorite goal with Paris Saint-Germain, which is the free-kick against Olympique de Marseille at Orange Vélodrome.

Well, another PSG legend who has quite a few goals in Le Classique is Pauleta and one goal, in particular, was recently highlighted in the capital club’s newest video segment, “Flashback at the Parc des Prince.”

The lob he scored from a close angle back in 2004 is the goal that stands out. The 47-year-old went into detail about the development of the goal.

“These are very beautiful memories. It is a goal that marked me a lot. It was already my first goal at the Parc against Marseille,” Pauleta said. “It is a very beautiful goal with a very nice action and a magnificent pass from Juan Pablo Sorín. I was on the verge of offside.”

The Portugal international went on to add what went through his mind when he saw Marseille’s goalkeeper, Fabien Barthez, out of position.

“After I see that Barthez gets out of the goal, I arrive before him, and I guided the ball away from him. It is true that there was a lot of luck in this strike,” Pauleta said. “Already, when I go to the ball, I knew that Barthez never fell to the ground. In my head, I knew I wanted to strike. I didn’t know there was the defender right away.”

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