during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg match between Arsenal and Monaco at The Emirates Stadium on February 25, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

VIDEO: Geoffrey Kondogbia puts Monaco up over Arsenal with stunning goal

Many people, including me, have put Arsenal as the favorites to defeat Monaco and advance in the UEFA Champions League. Geoffrey Kondogbia is here to remind us of the unexpected that takes place in soccer.

Kondogbia ripped this stunning goal late in the first half. The ball deflected off Per Mertesacker but that didn’t take away from the goal itself. Poor David Ospina could do nothing to keep that ball out. All he could do in response was fall on his butt and appreciate a perfect ball.

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