Top 11 Goals of the Week

Before we even get to our bloopers, we have to bring your attention to three crackers which we missed out of last weekend’s selection.

In Japan, Jun Suzuki scored directly from a corner for Avispa Fukuoka against Kataller Toyama. Over in the Czech Republic, Mlada Boleslav’s Ivo Taborsky netted a brilliant overhead volley against Viktoria Plzen. While in the lower leagues in Mexico last Sunday, the Tijuana-Pumas Morelos was made memorable by a 35-yard lightning bolt from Alex Diego.

Onto the screw-ups where, apart from the howler from Aalborg keeper Karim Zaza against SonderjyskE from Friday night, we only have two offerings.

Sparta Rotterdam are sinking like the Titanic over in the Dutch Eredivisie, with the club just one point above the relegation zone having lost their last five straight matches. At the weekend they took a 4-1 spanking at Heerenveen, but they didn’t help themselves by almost refusing to stick the ball in the net.

Our winner of our schmuck of the week award, however, is Sao Paulo’s famed goalscoring goalie Rogerio Ceni. Playing against Botafogo in the Paulista Championship on Sunday night in Brazil, the shot-stopper was offered the chance to notch his 90th career goal with an early penalty. Always the showboater, Ceni looked to convert in style adopting the Paradinha method of taking spot-kicks in order to embarrass his opposite number Weverton. Classically though, it was Ceni left with egg on his face!

And after all that it’s time for this week’s list, and as usual we invite you to sit back and enjoy 11 glorious goals, as follows:

1. Ivan Bolado (Athletic Bilbao v Racing Santander, March 29, 2010)

2. Rodrigo Bana (Juan Aurich v Estudiantes, March 30, 2010)

3. Daniel Agger (Benfica v Liverpool, April 1, 2010)

4. Falcao (Porto v Maritimo, April 3, 2010)

5. Alexander Buttner (Vitesse v Groningen, April 3, 2010)

6. Hernan Losada (Heerenveen v Sparta, April 3, 2010)

7. Caio (Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayer Leverkusen, April 3, 2010)

8. Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Cagliari v AC Milan, April 3, 2010)

9. Bolo Zenden (Sunderland v Tottenham, April 3, 2010)

10. Joe Cole (Manchester United v Chelsea, April 3, 2010)

11. Ilan Araujo (Everton v West Ham, April 4, 2010)

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Narrowly missing the list were goals from Cillian Sheridan, Mark Janko, Manuel Fernandes, Facundo Coria, Igor Burzanovic, Dario Srna, Dmitri Molosh, Maarten Martens, Takahito Soma, Michel Bastos, Bojan Krkic, Ashley Young, Toby Alderweireld and Diego Lopez.