Goals of the Week

European Goals of the Week, Oct 4: Incredible Liverpool team goal and Ludogorets rocket

Plus genius from Suarez and Bayern batter Spurs in style

 
11:10am on Friday 4th October 2019
By
Paul Macdonald

5. LEWY FINISHES DREAM TEAM GOAL

If your team is going to receive a comprehensive hammering at home, the opposition scoring a succession of stunning goals might take the edge off slightly, and that was the case in Bayern's 7-2 thumping of Tottenham. Five goals from this game alone could have made the list, but Bayern on the break is a thing of beauty. A sweeping move reaches Philippe Coutinho who nonchalantly flicks into the path of Robert Lewandowski, who slots home first time. Fantastic.

Watch Lewandowski's goal on YouTube

4. GNABRY BREAKS AWAY

And in the same game Serge Gnabry only managed to score four goals at the home of his former club's arch enemy. His first was an exquisite goal, with some neat one-touch passing on the halfway line before releasing the winger, who bore down on the Tottenham goal, shimmied his way across the area and lashed his finish with serious venom into the bottom corner.

Watch Gnabry's goal on YouTube

3. MESSI AND SUAREZ COMBINE

We could have quite easily selected Luis Suarez's precision volley that levelled the match against Inter at Camp Nou, but the combination of Lionel Messi's mesmerising dribble to create the assist and Suarez's sublime first touch before slotting home sets the second goal apart. Messi and Suarez's link-up play in the closing 20 minutes made the difference and here Suarez showed an underrated more subtle side to his skills.

Watch Suarez's goal on YouTube

2. LUDOGORETS ROCKET

The Bulgarian champions have been a surprise package in the Europa League so far, smashing CSKA Moscow on matchday one and recording a great away win in Ferencvaros with one of the sweetest strikes you'll ever see from Rafael Forster. His free kick is set, at least, 30 yards out and he just hits it as hard as he possibly can, the ball still gathering height and pace as it nestles perfectly into the top corner.

1. TEAM GOAL OF THE SEASON (SO FAR)

And to round off, Liverpool's fantastic flowing team goal in their bonkers game against RB Salzburg will take some beating in the team goal stakes this season. Patience in retaining the ball before finding the opportunity, when Robertson committed Salzburg players by pushing forward, passing the ball onto Jordan Henderson, and continuing his run into the box. He hung around in there to convert Trent Alexander-Arnold's first-time cross perfectly into the net. If ever a goal sums up a team, this was it.

Watch Robertson's goal on YouTube

1. HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Any other week, Luis Suarez's volley against Inter finds a place in the top five but this was an extraordinary round for good goals. Finding space on the edge of the area he times his connection perfectly.

Watch Suarez's goal on YouTube

Hakim Ziyech was once again superb in Ajax's impressive victory away in Valencia, and he opened the scoring with a vicious curling shot that whizzed over the head of Jasper Cillessen in the home goal

Watch Ziyech's goal on YouTube

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