Yunus Musah scored his first goal of the season for Valencia and you can watch it here, so you can remember why this player was called up to the USMNT for the World Cup Qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
Musah wasted no time and in the 24th minute of the match, he scored a stunning goal that left the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, home of Atlético de Madrid, speechless.
But despite the great goal he scored, Musah could not do more to prevent the defeat of his team, which lost 3-2, just when he was winning the game.
Atletico Madrid, a team coached by Diego Pablo Simeone, has become a specialist in two things: scoring from corner kicks and comebacks.
Watch Yunus Musah goal here
It was in the 23rd minute of the match when Musah received a kilometer-long pass from the other side of the field, just when he was totally alone and unmarked, so the player took advantage of his circumstances and ran at full speed to get close to the opponent's goal.
When he got close enough, the North American unleashed a powerful right-footed shot that left the opposing defenders and goalkeeper as mere spectators, unable to do anything.
Musah's goal opened the scoring and filled the team led by José Bordalás with confidence, who immediately celebrated the goal.
Valencia's second goal of the match was not long in coming, and it was shortly before halftime, when Hugo Duro scored with a shot in front of Jan Oblak's goal, after receiving a pass between the lines.
Atletico Madrid's comeback that marred Yunus Musah's goal
However, as mentioned before, Atletico Madrid is a specialist in comebacks and this game is a clear example of that.
In the 63rd minute of the second half, Matheus Cunha took advantage of a corner kick to score the first goal for the Colchoneros.
In the 90th minute of the match, Angel Correa took advantage of a rebound that Jaume Domenech missed and scored the second goal for the home team, which was celebrated by the entire stadium.
And in the 90+3rd minute, Mario Hermoso took advantage of a back pass and, seeing himself alone and without cover, shot at goal to seal the match 3-2.
Musah facing a big opportunity in the USMNT
So far he has not scored a single goal in official competitions with the Stars and Stripes, so the one he just scored against a team of the caliber of Atletico Madrid, should serve to give him the necessary confidence.
In this way, the player could be a very good competition for Christian Pulisic and if at some point the captain of the North American team were to be absent, his place could easily be taken by Musah as a striker.
And the midfielder needs to take advantage of this opportunity as he made his debut for the USMNT starting on November 12, 2020, at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea drawing 0-0 against the Wales national team.
And despite making his senior debut for the Stars and Stripes 2 years ago, he has yet to make his presence felt on the scoreboard.
Therefore, Musah must take into account that this time his goals for his country's national team, if scored, will not only help him to increase his personal record but also to help his team to secure the ticket to the World Cup in Qatar 2022.