Anyone who thought the reduced amount of football in the last seven days would adversely affect the quality of the goals of the week list will be hugely mistaken. But we start with the bloopers where there was only one real candidate this week.
Saturday in Brazil saw powerhouse Botafogo play host to Goias in a match which the black-and-whites ran out comfortable 3-nil winners. It wasn’t all plain sailing though for The Glorious Ones, as defender Antonio Carlos was guilty of the miss of the weekend as, with the goal gaping, he scooped a shot over the bar from 4-yards out.
Onto the list, where an incredibly high proportion of the goals scored in the last week of world football have been crackers. In particular the U20 Toulon Tournament has thrown up a couple of blinding strikes (goals 1 & 7), while other friendlies supplied a solo stunner (goal 2) and a brilliant team move and finish (goal 10).
Club football also continues to be played in South America, and Santos have had a brilliant goal-scoring week (goals 3, 4, 8 & Wesley’s in the narrowly missed list). Elsewhere, the Copa Libertadores was the backdrop for an unstoppable curler (goal 6).
That just left a goal fit to win any cup final at position 5.
And just before you tuck into this week’s offering, just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday) the official 101 Greatest Goals of the 2009/10 Season list will be made public.
With that said, all we ask is that you sit back and enjoy this week’s 10 glorious strikes.
1. Lynel Kitambala (France U20 v Colombia U20, May 18, 2010)
2. Paddy McCourt (St. Pauli v Celtic, May 18, 2010)
3. Ganso (Santos v Gremio, May 19, 2010)
4. Robinho (Santos v Gremio, May 19, 2010)
5. Jesus Navas (Atletico Madrid v Sevilla, May 19, 2010)
6. Enzo Perez (Estudiantes v Internacional, May 21, 2010)
7. Bakary Sare (France U20 v Ivory Coast U20, May 22, 2010)
8. Wesley (Santos v Atletico-GO, May 22, 2010)
9. Charlie Adam (Blackpool v Cardiff, May 22, 2010)
10. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia v Wales, May 22, 2010)
Narrowly missing the list were goals from Ivan Rakitic (0.20 minutes into the video), Wesley, Diego Capel, Walter Montillo, Leandro Gonzalez, Sebastian Ubilla, Paco, Mads Jessen, Lucio Flavio, and Diego Milito.