Rangers fans have raved about a piece of skill pulled off by John Lundstram during the Gers’ 2-1 friendly win over Real Madrid on Sunday.
Lundstram only arrived at Ibrox a few weeks ago, signing on a free after leaving Sheffield United, but he already looks to have settled in.
The midfielder was named in the starting XI against Los Blancos, having featured in previous matches against Tranmere Rovers, Arsenal and Brighton, and he was excellent during his 45 minutes on the pitch.
He looked confident from the off and was a key driving force behind early Gers attacks, carrying the ball powerfully from the middle of the park and looking to play in teammates.
The 27-year-old came close to a first Rangers goal, too, forcing a save from Madrid keeper Andriy Lunin with a well-struck left-footed shot.
However, the standout moment from his performance was a lovely piece of skill pulled off around the halfway line on the right flank.
After being fed the ball into feet, he deftly flicked it by the on-rushing Marcelo – who was left totally wrongfooted – swivelled, and surged away.
The former Blades star didn’t quite manage to pull off the audacious raking pass he tried next, but the initial piece of skill was sublime, drawing oohs and ahhs from the crowd and praise from Clive Tyldesley on commentary.
After a clip was posted on Twitter by @Pena_Cartel later in the evening, fans heaped praise on Lundstram.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Is that Zinedine Lundstram bringing out the tricks pre-season 😍
— Aaronaldo (@Aaronaldo3883) July 25, 2021
What a 1st touch son
— Geo (@Geo1872W) July 25, 2021
We got this guy for NOTHING 👏🏻
— ♦ Billy Reid ♦ (@BillyRmagician) July 25, 2021
Awww it was tremendous!!!
— Brian (@BrianGraham87) July 25, 2021
Careers were ended tonight https://t.co/FL9bUcLnVO
— Michael (@MichaelG_79) July 25, 2021
— Joli Wasfi (@joliwasfi) July 25, 2021
— N55shy (@McNooshy) July 25, 2021
— Football Chat (@footballchat86) July 25, 2021
Been waiting for this very silky from the big man. https://t.co/Q03EONY8uo
— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) July 25, 2021
A divisive former Rangers player was pictured in the stands at Ibrox during the friendly.