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Thiago Alcantara to Franck Ribery to Mario Mandzukic was a beautiful goal

Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, and Mario Mandzukic combined for a beautiful goal today in the semifinal of the Telekom Cup.

As you're well aware, Bayern Munich beat Hamburg 4-0 today in the 2013 Telekom Cup. If you haven't read Samrin's match recap, be sure to check it out.

One of the highlights from today surely was the second goal that Bayern scored. Here it is in glorious .gif form.

via Jay at

The goal was an absolute thing of beauty. Thiago plays a perfect ball over the top to catch the entire Hamburg defense off-guard. Ribery then takes it upon himself to show the world just how nimble he is with a quick 180 degree spin to receive the ball. However, before the ball hits the ground, Ribery plays a square pass over to a wide open Mandzukic for the easy tap-in past a stranded Jaroslav Drobny. The goal basically killed any hopes Hamburg had in the match and started a quick succession of two more goals that soon followed.

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