Real Madrid's Marco Asensio shaves friend's head after scoring vs. Betis
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio has made good on his goal celebration during Sunday's 5-3 La Liga win at Real Betis by shaving the head of a mate.
After heading in the opening goal at the Benito Villamarin, Asensio ran his hand over his hair in a gesture that he explained afterwards to beIN SPORT was "dedicated to a friend who I'd said that if I scored a header it would have to be shaved."
????? @marcoasensio10 has become a specialist in opening the scoring for us this season!— Real Madrid C.F.?????????? (@realmadriden) February 19, 2018
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The promise was duly fulfilled with the young Spain international doing the honours himself. Perhaps if his football career does not work out as planned, the barbering trade might offer another way of making ends meet.
Detrás de la celebración del gol de Asensio se encontraba una apuesta.. ¡Y no ha tardado en cobrársela! ? https://t.co/gh2KM1VNuT— TikitakAS (@AS_TikitakAS) February 19, 2018
That does appear unlikely at this point, with Asensio now having 10 goals and five assists in 35 games for Madrid this season, and many fans and pundits around the Bernabeu wanting him to start more regularly ahead of Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema.
Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan