Goals of the Week

European Goals of the Week, Sep 20: Di Maria's up in Real, Muller pulls out a party trick

A full-back one-two from PSG, Cuadrado curls and Keseru volleys

 
4:19pm on Friday 20th September 2019
By
Paul Macdonald

Not a vintage week of goals in either the Champions League or Europa League, but there were some worth checking out.

PSG's destruction of Real Madrid featured a few lovely team goals, while Bayern get inventive to see of Crvena Zvedza.

5. OLD-FASHIONED WING PLAY

In a match that was far more thrilling than most people expected, Atletico and Juventus played out an entertaining 2-2 draw, but the Italian side were better for long spells. They scored two superb goals, the first a sweeping team effort rounded off by Blaise Matuidi, but Cuadrado's old-school shift and curl into the corner was more satisfying.

Watch Cuadrado's goal on YouTube

4. HEAD ON A SWIVEL

Sadly Thomas, this one's not about you, but rather the sheer impudence shown by Thiago Alcantara in creating the clinching goal in Bayern's win over Crvena Zvedza. Thiago's head is on a swivel, looking for options, and he flicks the ball over the wall right onto the foot of Muller, who sweeps home.

Watch Muller's goal on YouTube

3. ATTACKING FULL-BACKS

PSG really put Real Madrid to the sword in Paris, and their victory was capped off by the fact that in the closing moments their two most advanced players were the full-backs, Thomas Meunier and Juan Bernat. Meunier steals the ball from an errant Toni Kroos pass and bursts forward, sharing a one-two with Bernat to pass into the net. Whisper it - PSG look good.

Watch Meunier's goal on YouTube

2. KERESU CRACKER

The Europa League this week was more characterised by horrendous goalkeeping rather than good goals, but Claudiu Keresu's brilliantly-timed volley was a real highlight. A crossfield pass lands right on his right left foot at the edge of the area, and he send his effort outside of the post, bringing it back in brilliantly to find the corner. A great goal.

Watch Keresu's goal on YouTube

ANGEL IN PARIS

Angel Di Maria may struggle for game time this season considering PSG's ludicrous striking options, but with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all absent against Real Madrid, he took full advantage. The second of his strikes saw Gueye aggressively winning possession, allowing Di Mari to whip his shot beautifully into the corner and remind Madrid what he was always capable of.

Watch Di Maria's goal on YouTube

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Chicharito and Munir were on fine form foe Sevilla, the former curling in a superb free-kick while Munir's lob was as cheeky as it gets.

Watch Chicharito and Munir's goals on YouTube

Wahbi Khazri, of ex-Sunderland fame, smashed home a rocket at St Etienne went down 3-2 in Gent.

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