Top 10 Goals of the Week

Before we get onto our list, there is one video to bring you from the Iraqi National League from the weekend where the live TV broadcast managed to broadcast almost simultaneous and indentical goalkeeping cock-ups while the picture was divided into a split-screen.

As the live broadcast of the Al Shorta-Al Hasanain match was being beamed out to the masses, footage from the Maysan Umara-Al Kufa game was flashed up on the left hand side as the hosts took a lead inside the opening two minutes of the game.

Maysan’s opener was all down to the butter-fingers fail from Al Kufa’s keeper who manged to only palm a tame shot onto the post before Haidar Ibrahim steamed in to poke the ball over the line. But just as viewers were watching that action unfold, on the right side of the screen Bashar Saad managed to claw a goal back for Al Shorta (who were 2-down at the time) after the Al Hasanain number one made a horrible attempt to catch a corner, which also ended in failed.

Try not to go cross-eyed as we bring you the split-screen double Iraqi goalie gaffs.

Onto the list, where things get serious at the start of 2010 with an incredible selection of ten glorious goals.

All tastes are catered for with howitzers from distance (goals 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9), an acrobatic scissor-kick (goal 3), mouth-watering volleys (goals 5 & 7) and two outstanding overhead-kicks (goals 6 & 10) comprising the top ten.

As always, all we ask is that you sit back and enjoy!

1. Clint Dempsey (Stoke v Fulham, Jan. 5, 2010)

2. Ettore Mendicino (Crotone v Cittadella, Jan. 5, 2010)

3. Marco Borriello (AC Milan v Genoa, Jan. 6, 2010)

4. Fabio Quagliarella (Atalanta v Napoli, Jan. 6, 2010)

5. Radoslaw Majewski (West Brom v Nottingham Forest, Jan. 8, 2010)

6. Eugene Dadi (Wellington Pheonix v Brisbane Roar, Jan. 9, 2010) (pictured)

7. Bafetimbi Gomis (Strasbourg v Lyon, Jan. 9, 2010)

8. Massimo Maccarone (Inter Milan v Siena, Jan. 9, 2010)

9. Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid v Mallorca, Jan. 10, 2010)

10. Noh Alam Shah (Arema Malang v Persema Malang, Jan. 10, 2010)


Narrowly missing out on this week’s list were goals from Sebastian Leto, Gholamreza Rezaei, Koo Ja-cheol, Wesley Sneijder, Sergio Canales, Carlos Marchena, Freddie Kanoute, Steven Pienaar and Lionel Messi.