Two super strikes: Artur Boruc (Celtic) and Mario Haas (Sturm Graz)

Wednesday night saw a bloated round of matches across Europe, and in an effort to help you sift through the action, here are two of the more noticeable goals of the night.

The first goal comes from Poland and Celtic keeper Artur Boruc, who managed to dispatch a brilliant penalty into the top corner during the Super Hoops 11-10 shoot-out victory over Dundee United in the cup.

Boruc’s wonderful penalty came as a surprise to everyone including manager Gordon Strachan, having witnessed the “Holy Goalie” badly cock-up on several occasions in the past few weeks.

Strachan: “I don’t know if Boruc meant to score with a chip into the top left-hand corner of the net. I know I wasn’t ready for that happening. I expected one of those lazy side-footers from Artur.”

Boruc’s brilliant penalty can be seen here.

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The second strike which will have likely been missed by most was netted in the friendly between Dinamo Bucharest and Sturm Graz last night.

While the Romanians ran out comfortable 5-2 winners, the goal of the night belonged to the Austrians’ Mario Haas.

Picking up the ball fully 40-yards out close to the left-hand touchline, Haas carried the ball forward just a couple of steps before letting rip with a fabulous strike that flew into the far top corner of the net. With the game being only an exhibition, the strike received a handfull of claps from those on the sidelines under surreal circumstances.

Mario Haas’s super strike can be seen here.