As is our standard format, before we tuck into the main course of the best goals from the last seven days of world football, it’s time to shine the light on some of the biggest screw-ups of the week.
Satisfying the need for quality own goals, over in Mexico Club America defender Guillermo Cerda produced a classic on Saturday in his side’s 3-1 win away at Jaguares. Cerda’s intentions were spot on as he tried to intercept a through-ball and kick the ball out for a corner, but the hapless centre-half got his bearings all wrong and only managed to curl a beauty into the bottom corner.
Crap goalies were also in vogue at the weekend, with two gloved fools showing their ineptness by turning balls into the back of their nets in mega-hand failures.
First to flop on Saturday night was New York Red Bulls’ shotstopper Bouna Coundoul, who covered himself in shame against Chivas USA when he embarrassingly pushed the ball over the line when trying to gather to ball in his arms. But he wasn’t the only muppet between the sticks, as over in Portugal on Sunday bottom-club Belenenses had keeper Bruno Vale to blame for getting his positioning all wrong and seeing a Djalma shot bounce off the turf, onto his chest, and in the goal.
But taking the prize for biggest blooper of the week has to be the officials at the Austria Vienna-Sturm Graz match on Sunday. Quite simply the only goal of the game, scored by Austria’s Roland Linz, was a travesty as the goalscorer was standing behind the goalie before turning the ball into the net in one of the worst failed offside decisions of the season.
And after all that itâ€™s time for this weekâ€™s list, where we invite you to sit back and enjoy 10 glorious goals, as follows:
1. Christian Bolanos (Start v Valerenga, April 5, 2010)
2. Roberto Carlos (Corinthians v Rio Claro, April 7, 2010)
3. Luis Nani (Manchester United v Bayern Munich, April 7, 2010)
4. Arjen Robben (Manchester United v Bayern Munich, April 7, 2010)
5. Mladen Petric (Standard Liege v Hamburg, April 8, 2010)
6. Steven Craig (Celtic v Ross County, April 10, 2010) (pictured)
7. Wilton Figueiredo (Kalmar v Malmo, April 11, 2010)
8. Sotiris Ninis (Panathinaikos v Iraklis, April 11, 2010)
9. Krisztian Vadocz (Osasuna v Zaragoza, April 11, 2010)
10. Javi Martinez (Athletic Bilbao v Almeria, April 11, 2010)
Narrowly missing the list were goals from Kevin Nolan, Lionel Messi, Ezequiel Miralles, Bakari Kone, Steven Davis, Bobby Zamora, Didier Ya Konan, Hanno Balitsch, Adam Szalai, Cassio, Wade Elliott, Edin Dzeko, Abdelkader Ghezzal, Roberto Guana and Igor Gabilondo.