6 goals we’d like to see again
1 Antonio Di Natale, Udinese v Chievo
Hits an unstoppable, swerving right-footed free-kick with the outside of his boot into the top corner.
2 Erian Mealla, Nacional Potosi v The Strongest
An amazing back-heel volley from outside the area on the opening day of the Bolivian season.
3 Dries Mertens, PSV Eindhoven v Vitesse
A pacy run, a drop of the shoulder and a powerful shot into the top corner.
4 Dani Alves, Barcelona v Real Madrid
Latches on to a ricochet following a Barca free-kick and sends a blistering shot high across goalkeeper Iker Casillas and into the far top corner.
5 Idir Ouali, Le Mans v Guingamp
Shades of Marco Van Basten for Holland in 1988 as Ouali volleys into the far top corner past an outstretched Guingamp goalkeeper.
6 Cristian Villagra, Metalist Kharkiv v Dinamo Moscow
Sees the goalkeeper off his line and hits a looping free-kick from well inside his own half that goes in off the crossbar.
7 Clarence Seedorf, Milan v Lazio
Clarence Seedorf cuts inside on to his right foot and blasts a shot past the Lazio keeper, but it was the deft assist from Stephan El Shaarawy that really made this goal.
8 Alessandro del Piero, Juventus v Roma
Alessandro del Piero scored a lovely curler in Juventus’ 3-0 Italian Cup win over Roma..
9 Youssef Msakni, Tunisia v Morocco
Youssef Msakni slalomed past three players before stroking the ball past Morocco keeper in Tunisia’s 2-1 African Cup of Nations victory.
10 Lionel Messi, Barcelona v Malaga
Just another day at the office for Lionel Messi. A hat-trick for the Argentinian in Barcelona’s 4-1 win at Malaga, included this gem.
11 Maicon, Inter v Genoa
Maicon’s screamer in Inter’s 1-0 win over Genoa came from more or less a standing start and employed minimal backlift.
12 Caner Erkin, Fenerbahce v Manisaspor
Fenerbahce’s opener in their 2-1 win over Manisaspor came when Caner Erkin played a 1-2 before firing home the opener.
13 Oscar Trejo, Sporting Gijon v Malaga
Oscar Trejo scored a stunning injury-time winner to earn Sporting Gijon a 2-1 victory over Malaga.
14 Benoit Assou Ekotto, Tottenham v Everton
Even without the slight deflection, Benoit Assou Ekotto’s stunning long range strike for Spurs against Everton looked goal-bound.
15 Hatem Ben Arfa, Newcastle v Blackburn
Displaying Lionel Messi-like dribbling skills, Hatem Ben Arfa scored a wonderful solo goal for Newcastle United against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.