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Raise the Roofe! Wigan legend Jordi Gomez scores from EVEN FURTHER than Rangers' Keemar Roofe to break the Europa League's longest-range goal record... but should his super-strike against PSV have counted? Jordi Gomez opened the scoring against PSV Eindhoven with a sublime hit  The ex-Wigan man got his side Omonia off the mark though they later lost 2-1 Gomez's strike was a controversial one, given the ball was still rolling as he hit it A freekick had been given after a team-mate was felled in the centre circle 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 09:19 GMT, 30 October 2020 | Updated: 09:49 GMT, 30 October 2020

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It's just a week on from his European wonder strike but Keemar Roofe has already been rivaled by none other than former Wigan man Jordi Gomez.

Roofe set the Europa League alight after hitting a scorching effort from his own half in stoppage time to confirm a crucial 2-0 victory for Rangers in Belgium, and it seems the competition is now producing world-beating goals on a weekly basis.

As Cypriot side Omonia faced PSV Eindhoven on Thursday evening, Gomez sensed his opportunity in the 29th minute after a team-mate was fouled inside the centre circle and the referee immediately awarded a free-kick.

A foul in the centre circle saw ex-Wigan man Jordi Gomez try to audaciously go for goal

A foul in the centre circle saw ex-Wigan man Jordi Gomez try to audaciously go for goal

Gomez can be seen just behind the referee, between two PSV defenders, heading to the ball

Gomez can be seen just behind the referee, between two PSV defenders, heading to the ball

The ball was rolling as Gomez rushed in to hit

Without a second thought the ball was soon soaring

The fouled player was still on the floor as the ball started rolling towards the path of Gomez

Using his experience, ex-Wigan star Gomez didn't think twice before stepping up briskly to the ball and hammering it from his own half straight up and over the head of an out-of-place goalkeeper.

Measurements have shown the midfielder was some 54 metres out when taking on

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