Bundesliga

Watch the Bundesliga goals of 2019/20 so far

The German top flight returns this weekend, and here's hoping we see some more strikes like these!

 
1:00pm on Sunday 24th May 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

The 2019/20 German Bundesliga has proved to be one of the most entertaining campaigns in Europe so far this campaign, with Bayern leading the way against challengers Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Gladbach.

Throughout the season, and throughout each team, we have seen some truly cracking goals, but which ones have stood out?

Erik Thommy v Hertha

In February Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 3-3 with Hertha, with Erik Thommy scoring the best goal of the game.

After marauding down to the left wing to receive a pass, he proceeds cut inside into the box on his right foot before curling a gorgeous effort into the far corner, and while stretching no less as he slips and hits the deck just after making a connection on his strike.

Unfortunately for him, he would go on to score a comical own goal...

Thorgan Hazard v Gladbach

Dortmund made it five wins in a row in all competitions after defeating championship rivals, Gladbach, 2-1 away from home in March.

Thorgan Hazard would come back to haunt his former club to open the scoring with just eight minutes on the clock.

After initially taking a poor touch after Erling Haaland sent him into the box with a pass, he brilliantly sends three opposition defenders the wrong way with a feigned strike with his right foot before shifting possession behind him to curl a cracking effort into the left corner with his opposite foot.

Emre Can v Leverkusen

When Emre Can left Leverkusen in 2014, it seemed inevitable that if he were ever to return to the Bundesliga, his first match would be against his former club. In February, it happened, and he scored a screamer.

After signing for Dortmund on loan from Juventus in January, he made his debut for BVB away at Leverkusen where they, unfortunately for him, would lose 4-3.

However, the moment of the match belonged to him, as he scored a screamer. The ball breaks to him around 30 yards out, and after taking a touch to set himself, he sends an outrageous, curled effort into the top right corner despite the attentions of Kai Havertz, who very nearly gets there in time to make the tackle.

Axel Witsel v Freiburg

Axel Witsel scored a goal of the season contender at the beginning of October against Freiburg in truly spectacular fashion. An outswinging corner is sent in 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.

Marius Bulter v Freiburg

Union Berlin have performed to a higher standard than perhaps most expected upon their promotion to the Bundesliga. In October they were superb in victory against Freiburg, with Marius Bulter's fantastic goal in the opening minute a real highlight of that weekend. He flicks the ball over the defender before unleashing a wonderful strike into the far corner, sending the fans wild.

Patrik Schick v Freiburg

In Patrik Schick's first start for RB Leipzig, in December, he opened the scoring with lovely goal. He collects Timo Werner's pass into his feet and in one beautiful movement he swivels, leaving the defender for dead, and dinks his finish beautifully over the advancing keeper and into the far corner. A highly technical finish.

Philippe Coutinho v Werder Bremen

Philippe Coutinho put in one of the best performances you will see this season for Bayern in December as they demolished Werder Bremen 6-1. He scored a hat-trick and set-up another two, with his second goal being pretty special. After breaking in behind the opposition defence with a smart run from the left, he nonchalantly lobs a cheeky finish over the oncoming goalkeeper, as calm as you like.

Milot Rashica v Bayern

In that same match between Bayern and Werder Bremen, the visitors actually took a surprise lead early on which only served to motivate the German champions to smash in six goals in return. However, the consolation goal itself was a beauty, as Milot Rashica cleverly flicks the ball around Jerome Boateng in midfield before embarking on a pacey dribble through the middle, while his finish is slammed into the middle of the goal before the keeper can react.

Joshua Zirkzee v Freiburg

Joshua Zirkzee, 18, became Bayern's third-youngest goalscorer in the Bundesliga just before the turn of the year when he popped up in injury time to score the winner in a 2-1 away victory versus Freiburg. It was a really well-worked goal which led to the dramatic winner, too, as Robert Lewandowski cushioned a header down for Serge Gnabry, who in turn caught everyone out with a dinked pass through to the young Dutchman, who poked a finish under the keeper, sparking huge celebrations from the Bavarians.

Florian Neuhaus v Mainz

At the end of January Gladbach defeated Mainz 3-1, with the game memorable for Florian Neuhaus' goal from 40 yards. Mainz keeper Robin Zentner initially does pretty well to clear a long ball over the top, but is caught out while running back to goal by Neuhaus, who collects the ball, turns sharply, and lofts a spectacular finish over half the players on the pitch to score.

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