Goals of the Week

European Goals of the Week, Oct 29: Magnifique Martial

The Frenchman capped off a lovely Manchester United move, while Kylian Mbappe and Memphis Depay lit up Ligue 1.

9:00am on Tuesday 29th October 2019
Martin Macdonald


Moscow was in lockdown this weekend as the city played host to two major derbies. One of the fixtures saw Spartak take on Lokomotiv, and it was more heartbreak for the latter after they came within minutes of gaining a point against Juventus in the Champions League a week ago. Here, Spartak won 3-0, and the opener was converted by Ezequiel Ponce who ran through on goal after a delightful pass over the top of the defence by Zelimkhan Bakaev, before lobbing a finish over the onrushing goalkeeper.

Watch Ezequiel Ponce's goal on YouTube


Paderborn have been the whipping boys of the Bundesliga so far this season, as up until the weekend they had accumulated just one point in eight matches. They quadrupled their tally, however, after beating Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-0. The first goal came just before half-time and was scored by Abdelhamid Sabiri, who managed to dig out a quite brilliant, whipped strike into the top left corner from 25 yards with very little backlift.

Watch Abdelhamid Sabiri's goal on Twitter


With Lyon desperate for a Ligue 1 victory at home to Metz, Memphis Depay took the game by the scruff of the neck around the half-hour mark. The Dutchman initially looks for the pass after collecting possession in midfield, but then embarks on a superb run, jinking past Kevin N'Doram and leaving defenders in his wake with a burst of pace before flashing a cracking finish across goal into the corner.

Watch Memphis Depay's goal on YouTube


PSG were already dominating Marseille in Le Classique on Sunday after two goals from Mauro Icardi and a strike from Kylian Mbappe put them 3-0 up after 32 minutes, but they saved the best goal for last. It started with Keylor Navas, superbly collecting a backpass before combining with Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos to play out of the area. Marco Verratti eventually picks up the ball, with the Italian then finding Angel Di Maria, who slides a lovely pass through with the outside of his left foot to Mbappe, who casually chips Steve Mandanda in the Marseille goal.

Watch Kylian Mbappe's goal on YouTube


It was an eventful game at Carrow Road as Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners versus Norwich, with VAR interventions and penalty saves a plenty. Amongst the chaos was a beautifully crafted goal by the Red Devils to make it 3-0 as Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford linked up with some quick passing, with the latter back-heeling into the path of the Frenchman for an impudent chip over the diving Tim Krul.

Watch Anthony Martial's goal on YouTube

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