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Just like Cruyff- How two touch Edouard broke Hearts

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In the joy of Celtic’s midweek win over Hearts one piece of sublime skill appears to have been overlooked.

Ryan Christie’s finish was fantastic, James Forrest assist impressive but the first goal at Tynecastle was created with the sort of skill that Johan Cruyff would have approved of with his famous turn at the 1974 World Cup Finals.

Some skills are just instinctive as Odsonne Edouard demonstrated on Wednesday night.

Playing on a sodden uneven surface with four opponents closing in on you doesn’t leave too many options- unless you have the skill of French Eddy.

What could be more natural than to drag the ball back with the sole of your right foot followed instantly by a back-heel from your left to provide Forrest with a perfectly weighted pass?

The more you watch it the more it is appreciated.

Proving that he is human Edouard failed to get himself on the scoresheet on Wednesday night but only a fool would bet against him adding to his 15 club goals before 2019 is completed.

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