Goals of the Week

Goals of the Week: Is Benzema's strike best of the season in La Liga?

The elite leagues in Europe threw up a few beauties over the weekend, including Karim's sublime effort

 
2:55pm on Monday 22nd June 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

LOVELY FROM LUKAKU

Inter looked sharp for the majority of their comeback game as they defeated Sampdoria 2-1 thanks to two first half goals, the first via Romelu Lukaku and the second from Lautaro Martinez.

The opener was a wonderful move; the Belgian receives a flick into his feet before bearing down on the Sampdoria penalty area. He shifts the ball left to Christian Eriksen who, instead of shooting, returns the favour with a neat one-two into the centre, where Lukaku confidently buries it underneath the goalkeeper.

BACK OF THE NETO

Wolves easily defeated of West Ham 2-0 at the Olympic Stadium, with Pedro Neto scoring the second of the goals six minutes from time.

Matt Doherty powered down the right flank before teasing a cross to the back post. It evades everyone apart from his Portuguese team-mate, who keeps his eye on the ball to smash a volley home in a flash.

GUEDES WON'T BE STOPPED

Valencia bounced back from their loss against Real Madrid with a 2-0 win at home to Osasuna, with Goncalo Guedes emerging as the man of the match with a goal and an assist.

It was his own strike which opened the scoring in the first half, and what a goal it was.

After collecting the ball deep on the left wing, he embarks on a dribble, encountering several Osasuna players on his way into the box, even falling down and picking himself up after being fouled. From there, he displays expert close control to continually evade incoming tackles before finishing superbly into the top right corner.

ARE YOU WATCHING, CHELSEA?

Over the past couple of weeks, rumours have intensified that Chelsea are preparing a big money move for Ben Chilwell of Leicester City.

In their scouting report of this weekend's match against Watford, it'll be noted that he is capable of scoring utterly sensational goals.

It was a topsy turvy game at Vicarage Road which ended 1-1, but Chilwell's strike was certainly the moment of the match as he takes the ball down brilliantly with his first touch, setting himself up perfectly for a drilled effort high into the top right corner. A really, really satisfying strike of the ball.

BRAVO, BENZEMA

Real Madrid defeated Valencia 3-0 on Thursday, with Karim Benzema scoring not only the best goal of the past few days, but potentially the goal of the season in Spain.

Marco Asensio clips the ball into the box and the Frenchman delicately lobs the cross over the top of the defender's head with his right foot before shifting his body to fire a left-footed volley into the top left corner - all without the ball touching the ground. Remarkable.

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