Top 12 Goals of the Week

In a week where there weren’t too many cock-ups, one footballer stood out like a shining beacon for the schmuck of the week award. Step forward Mr. Robinho.

Despite having wads of cash, Robinho is currently trying to survive a morale sapping famine that has seen the Brazilian go thirteen Premier League games without a goal. For a player who thrives on offensive play such a return is simply not good enough, and the crisis of confidence appears to be hitting home after witnessing Robinho’s appalling penalty attempt against Sunderland on Saturday.

Rolling a pathetic penalty straight to keeper Marton Fulop, watch how the incident went down from a Sunderland perspective here.

Onto the list.

On the chip/lob front we have a wonderful splattering of beauties in the form of goals 1, 7, 8 and 11. There were also a handful of top-draw volleys (goals 2, 4 & 5), a fine overhead-kick (goal 6), a couple of unstoppable rockets (goals 9 & 12) and a sublime solo effort befitting the best player in world football (goal 10).

And then there was the odd one out, a goal from the halfway line (goal 3).

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

1. Carlos Darwin Quintero (Santos Laguna v Atlante, Mar. 18, 2009)

2. Jimmy Hempte (Kortrijk v Club Brugge, Mar. 20, 2009)

3. Kenny Cooper (FC Dallas v Chicago Fire, Mar. 21, 2009) (first goal on the video)

4. Pavel Nedved (Roma v Juventus, Mar. 21, 2009)

5. Zoltan Gera (Fulham v Manchester United, Mar. 21, 2009)

6. Admir Aganovic (Westerlo v Dender, Mar. 21, 2009)

7. Pawel Sasin (Wisla Krakow v Cracovia Krakow, Mar. 22, 2009)

8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan v Reggina, Mar. 22, 2009)

9. Marcelo (Real Madrid v Almeria, Mar. 22, 2009)

10. Lionel Messi (Barcelona v Malaga, Mar. 22, 2009)

11. Dani Alves (Barcelona v Malaga, Mar. 22, 2009)

12. Albert Riera (Liverpool v Aston Villa, Mar. 22, 2009)


Narrowly missing the list were goals from Davy Arnaud (a fine brace), Leighton Baines, Luka Modric, Dario Srna, Bichi Fuertes and Ben Watson (which reminded us a lot of this).