5. HERNANDEZ WITH HIS EYE ON THE PRIZE
Milan ran out uncomfortable 3-2 winners versus Udinese, having to rely on a late goal from Ante Rebic to claim all three points.
Their second goal was the best of the match, as Theo Hernandez lingered on the edge of the penalty area to latch on to a cleared corner kick, volleying a left-footed cracker into the bottom right corner.
WHAT A HIT!— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) January 19, 2020
Theo Hernández fires Milan into the lead with a brilliant volley from the corner
The French defender has been a goalscoring revelation at the San Siro this season pic.twitter.com/GWH9dP37jo
4. BRILLIANT FROM BUDIMIR
Mallorca pulled off a surprising 4-1 victory over Valencia this weekend, with Ante Budimir scoring two.
It was his second that impressed the most, however, as the hosts put together a lovely move on the edge of the box which eventually saw Salva Sevilla pop a pass in to the feet of his team-mate, who cleverly evaded the challenge of his marker inside the box with a neat touch before sending a curling effort across goal into the top corner.
Magical Mallorca move!— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) January 19, 2020
Great build-up from Vicente Moreno's team, and Budimir finishes it off
With three first half goals, the relegation threatened Mallorca are running riot against Valencia pic.twitter.com/rDsFZsQjFS
3. MATCHWINNER MESSI
That headline could be slightly misleading as although Lionel Messi does indeed save Barcelona all the time with moments of individual brilliance, it was actually a piece of team brilliance which saw them narrowly defeat Granada 1-0.
The move starts with the Argentine who fires a pass in to Antoine Griezmann, who in turn sends a first-time ball to Arturo Vidal. The former Bayern man then superbly flicks a lay-off into the path of Messi, who finishes the move up with a lovely finish into the bottom left corner.
Tiki-taka has returned and Lionel Messi is scoring— Goal (@goal) January 19, 2020
And Vidal's assist is simply beautiful pic.twitter.com/m6peyQiDVi
2. TORREGROSSA TEARS IT UP
Brescia earned a point in a 2-2 draw at home to Cagliari with Ernesto Torregrossa scoring both goals. His second, which actually gave the hosts the lead in the second half before they were pegged back, was an absolute beauty.
After picking up possession midway through the Cagliari half, he turns swiftly to move forward before whipping a fantastic left-footed strike high into the top right corner. It was hit with his instep, but still had enough power to beat the goalkeeper from just shy of 30 yards.
Take. A. Bow.— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) January 20, 2020
Ernesto Torregrossa scored both goals for Brescia in a - draw with Cagliari
His second is worth another look pic.twitter.com/gXjKxsdqEZ
1, BOLD, BODACIOUS BOGA
Jeremi Boga equalised in the second half for Sassuolo against Torino, and it quite fantastic fashion. The finish is impressive enough - a brilliant strike arrowed into the top right corner from range - but it is his little nutmeg on Tomas Rincon which makes this goal even more special
WHAT a goal by Boga and WHAT terrific Italian name pronunciation from this Russian dude https://t.co/pkSji96n4s— The Calcio Podcast (@CalcioPodcast) January 18, 2020
There were a couple of belters in the Bundesliga which deserve recognition. Thiago made it three in Bayern's in over Hertha with a thumping finish into the top left corner, while Timo Werner slammed a strike home from the edge of the box.