There is no such thing as a summer break when talking about world football. Proof in point: this week’s top 10 goals of the week list.
We begin with Euro 2012 where Super Mario thundered home a stunner against Manuel Neuer in the semis. From there focus shifts to North America, where the San Jose-LA Galaxy thriller on Saturday produced two special goals from Goldenballs and Chris “Wondo” Wondolowski.
Continuing the trip around planet earth, goal four supplied a thumper from Norway while goal five produced another pile-driver from Japan.
The second half of the top 10 is kick-started by the standout goal in the Euro 2012 final, and then we find four outstanding goals from South America.
Goal seven serves-up an assist of the season contender, goal eight a beautiful strike which won the U20 Copa Libertadores, goal nine is a thrilling volley from Peru, whilst we finish off with a special scissors-kick from Brazil.
Enjoy the goals & vote in our poll below.
1. Mario Balotelli (Italy v Germany, June 28, 2012)
2. David Beckham (San Jose Earthquakes v LA Galaxy, June 30, 2012)
3. Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes v LA Galaxy, June 30, 2012)
4. John Chibuike (Viking v Rosenborg, June 30, 2012)
5. Ken Tokura (Kawasaki Frontale v Vissel Kobe, June 30, 2012)
6. Jordi Alba (Spain v Italy, July 1, 2012)
7. Jo (incredible assist by Bernard) (Gremio v Atletico Mineiro, July 1, 2012)
8. Augusto Solari (River Plate U20 v Defensor Sporting U20, July 1, 2012)
9. Marcos Delgado (Leon de Huanuco v Sporting Cristal, July 1, 2012)
10. Julio Cesar (Palmeiras v Figueirense, July 1, 2012)