Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro scored a stunning long-range goal against Napoli and he revealed he had been practicing such goals.
The Brazilian scored the third goal for Barcelona, sealing the victory against Napoli.
And the 24-year-old who scored the spectacular volley from 30-yards out said he had been putting in work in training.
The 24-year-old said it was the type of strike he had been practicing.
“I’ve been practicing those kinds of shots a lot,” Casemiro said, via Marca.
“They’re important because of my position on the pitch.”
Casemiro said he simply wanted to generate as much power as he could when the clearance came his way.
“I’m lost for words,” he told UEFA .
“When I struck the ball I wanted to smash it, for the game, for the fans, for the Bernabeu. I love to play here, I can’t say any more than that.”
Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos also scored for Madrid after Lorenzo Insigne gave Napoli a surprise lead.
The second leg is in Naples on March 7.