Joao Carvalho often divided opinion during his time at Nottingham Forest and last night he scored an amazing goal.

The 26-year-old is currently on loan from Olympiacos at Portuguese outfit Estoril where he will spend this season.

Carvalho has enjoyed playing regular football this season and has actually made 34 appearances for Estoril.

Forest Carvalho
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The man who made 20 appearances for the Portugal under-21 outfit was in fine form last night.

Estoril took on Arouca in the top flight and Carvalho scored an absolute cracker of a goal for his team.

Despite the man who was once Forest’s club-record signing scoring in a huge win, it’s been a struggle for Estoril.

The team should have enough to survive relegation this season but it could be a close call.

Carvalho was often slammed by some Forest fans, with another section of supporters feeling he was vastly underused.

During his time on Trentside, he made 75 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals and claiming nine assists.

His strike last night was arguably the pick of the bunch during his whole career, however, with supporters stunned.

He cut in from the left and smashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner of the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

Carvalho scored an amazing goal and some Forest fans won’t be surprised

It’s probably fair to say that Carvalho has underachieved during his career given the amount of talent he possesses.

The Reds didn’t really see the best of the player but they did get glimpses of what he was all about.

On his day he was brilliant but to defend his critics somewhat, his best days were all too infrequent.

It’s hard to deny the quality of this goal, however, and the challenge for him now will be to start producing this on a regular basis.

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