5. MONTPELLIER'S SWEEPING TEAM MOVE
Monaco's minor revival was well and truly ended by Montpellier, who defeated them 3-1 and it could have been a lot more. Their third goal in the second half summed up their performance, sweeping through the Monaco back line at pace. Florent Mollet neatly steps over the ball and heads out wide to receive a pass back from Gaetan Laborde and measures a sensational cross for Andy Delort, who lashes into the roof of the net.
4. LUKA HERE
Modric has slipped out of the picture at Madrid since winning the Ballon d'Or but he is still a useful member of the squad and against Granada he collected a pass on the edge of the area and lashed it first time with immense power into the top corner of the net. Also a special mention for Gareth Bale's outrageous outside-of-the-boot assist for Karim Benzema top open the scoring.
3. ADAMA GOOD GOAL
Traore was outstanding both defensively and offensively in the sensational win over Man City at Etihad, but for the first breakaway goal he owes a debt of gratitude to the fleet-footed Raul Jimenez. The Mexican snaked his way forward and lured Nicolas Otamendi into diving in, slipping the ball sweetly through his legs before giving Traore all the time he needed to roll into the corner of the net. The type of goal you feel you'll be seeing a lot of this season, both in the execution and also in its ramifications.
How to counter attack, featuring Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez pic.twitter.com/oGCjwCUaCQ— Goal (@goal) October 7, 2019
2. SUAREZ MAKES VOLLEYS AN ARTFORM
The number of brilliant volleys of all kinds - from the conventional to the acrobatic - is almost a character trait of his playing style, and after lashing one in against Inter in midweek, he added another to his repertoire in the easy win over Sevilla. With the ball lofted in his direction and his back to goal, he through himself into the technique impeccably, finding the bottom corner. As simple as a tap-in for Suarez.
Luis Suarez’s amazing bicycle goal against Sevilla pic.twitter.com/HFNzlueXso— FGFootball (@football_fg) October 6, 2019
1. WITSEL DOES A SCHOLES
Paul Scholes made the edge of the penalty box volley from a corner a speciality of his but Witsel did a pretty good job of emulating him in the 2-2 draw with Freiburg. The corner is an outswinger meaning the Belgian has to backpedal quickly to get himself into position, but he does, and connects with the ball so sweetly that it's past the goalkeeper before he's even moved. A shame it wasn't a winner, as Dortmund stumbled again.
Steven Bergwijn's mazy dribble and composed finish sent PSV on their way to victory against VVV.
Moses Simon's winning goal for Nantes owes everything to a spectacular piece of sprinting from Kader Bamba on the win to give him an easy header.