Philippe Mexes goal: AC Milan defender scores early candidate for goal of the season with acrobatic volley against rivals Inter

Mexes scored a wonder-goal in the preseason match against Inter Milan in China

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Philippe Mexes just scores the best goal you will see in the entire pre-season, or maybe even the goal of the season. It’s even a candidate for the best goal ever.

Not only has the centre-back scored an absolute belter for his AC Milan side in the International Champions Cup, he did it against fierce rivals AC Milan.

The France international has shown a habit for goal of the season contenders in the past, having scored a brilliant bicycle kick against Barcelona in last season’s Champions League. But this one surpasses that and then some.

With the rather dull match locked at 0-0 after an hour, Milan midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura delivered a corner that looked miles off target and over everyone who were in the box.


AC Milan players celebrate Philippe Mexes' goal


Siniša Mihajlović jokes with Philippe Mexes after his wonder-goal

However, nobody had counted on picking up Mexes, who was steaming in unopposed from some way back. The 33-year-old was exactly nimble at the best of times, but he acrobatically leapt into the air and hammered the ball goal-bound while almost horizontal in the air. The ball shot past Inter goalkeeper Juan Carrizo and nearly tore a hole through the net, such was the power of the strike.

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Mexes has only come on at the break after replacing former Chelsea defender Alex, and the match finished 1-0 to the red and black half of Milan.