A video clip of Aston Villa’s Alisha Lehmann scoring an incredible rabona goal during a recent training session has gone viral on social media. Fans have been quick to praise the Swiss forward’s skill and technique, with some even comparing her to Cristiano Ronaldo. One supporter dubbed her the “female Ronaldo”, while others called her the “best player in the world”. Lehmann, who is the most popular Swiss athlete on Instagram with 12.3 million followers, regularly shares updates from training sessions and games on her page.
In the video, Lehmann can be seen executing the skillful rabona after her teammate played the ball slightly behind her while she was running into the box. The 24-year-old forward crossed her right leg behind her left to poke the ball into the top corner of the goal. Fans have praised the goal as “sensational” and “brilliantly taken”, with one supporter writing “she’s untouchable”.
Lehmann, who previously played for West Ham in the Women’s Super League, has now overtaken retired tennis legend Roger Federer as the most followed Swiss athlete on Instagram. While Federer has 11.4 million followers, Lehmann has 12.3 million fans. Fellow Swiss tennis stars Stan Wawrinka, Belinda Bencic, and retired player Martina Hingis fall well behind Federer and Lehmann in terms of social media following.
Despite Lehmann’s impressive goal-scoring abilities, she was unable to prevent Aston Villa from falling to a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday. Nonetheless, fans remain in awe of Lehmann’s talent, with some even suggesting she is better than the likes of Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez and struggling Chelsea duo Kai Havertz and Mykhailo Mudryk.