Sometimes scoring goals can be a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
That was the case for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, who bagged the winner for Guangzhou Evergrande in their AFC Champions League round of 16 clash with Japanese side Kashima Antlers.
With the game scoreless, Paulinho got on the end of a corner kick that somehow made it through a host of bodies to the midfielder, who was crashing the six-yard box. He did not make a mistake and gave his team the edge in the 75th minute of the contest. The match would end 1-0.
It was Paulinho’s fourth goal of the AFC Champions League and seventh overall this season for the Chinese Super League side.
Paulinho and Guangzhou will aim to move on to the quarter-finals of the competition when they visit Antlers in the return league May 30 in Japan.