A brilliant goal you won’t have seen: Emir Bajrami (Elfsborg) vs Djurgarden

One of the great volleys of the modern era was Marco van Basten’s famous strike in the 1988 European Championship final against the former USSR, as the Dutchman found the far top corner from what should have been an improbable angle. (Watch here.)

Every so often a strike comes along which immediately triggers memory flashbacks of the famous Oranje strike. Last season that honour went to little known Shinnik Yaroslavl striker Roman Monarev, who managed to acrobatically score one of the goals of the season against Spartak Nalchik. (Watch here.)

And on Sunday in Sweden history looked to repeat itself once more, this time as Elfsborg forward Emir Bajrami managed to bag a copycat effort of the Van Basten-esque volley in reverse.

Playing against Djurgarden in the Allsvenskan the moment of brilliance arrived in the 18th minute. Stefan Ishizaki picked up the ball on the right hand side and the number 24 swung in a delightful cross to the back stick where Bajrami was stationed unmarked.

Appearing to strike the volley with the most minimal of effort, Bajrami nonchalantly crashed the ball into the far corner of the net.

Emir Bajrami’s stunning volley can be seen 0.15 minutes into this video.