Top 10 Goals of the Week

As the next phase of the Euro 2012 qualifiers roll into town we wind down the frantic pace of football which has consumed the last seven days. Damn the international break!

Nevertheless we’ve once again been provided with a glittering compilation of strikes to complete our top goals of the week list, and we start with a few of howitzers from last Thursday night.

Following the long range missiles occupying positions one, two and three, we arrive to a brilliant executed free-kick from Argentina that shows how a quick brain can lead to a quality goal from distance.

In spot number five we have the requisite acrobatic effort of the week, quickly followed by the lob of week which set tongues racing in France.

The long range rippers are back in favour in position 7, before a picture-perfect free-kick from arguably the world’s best known footballer moves into spot eight.

That leaves two. Another thunderbolt occupies number nine while an unstoppable set-play closes things out at number 10.

Please remember, all we do is pick the top ten goals and put them in chronological order. We leave it up to you to decide which goal is the best.

All that’s left to say is sit back and enjoy!

1. Michel Bastos (Hapoel Tel Aviv v Lyon, September 27, 2010)

2. Marek Hamsik (Steaua Bucharest v Napoli, September 30, 2010)

3. Helder Postiga (Sporting Lisbon v Levski Sofia, September 30, 2010)

4. Emilio Hernandez (Gimnasia La Plata v Argentinos Jrs, October 2, 2010)

5. Rever (Atletico GO v Atletico Mineiro, October 2, 2010)

6. Mickael Ciani (Bordeaux v Lorient, October 2, 2010)

7. Andrea Pirlo (Parma v AC Milan, October 2, 2010)

8. David Beckham (Chivas USA v Los Angeles Galaxy, October 3, 2010)

9. Vagner Love (CSKA Moscow v Rostov, October 3, 2010)

10. Alex (Chelsea v Arsenal, October 3, 2010)


Narrowly missing the list were goals from Christophe Jallet, Federico Moretti, Lucio Flavio, Josip Ilicic, Viktor Vasin and Didier Drogba.

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