1 Ismael Matar, UAE v Lebanon

An unstoppable free-kick, struck from 30 yards into the far top corner.

Miroslav Stoch, Fenerbahce v Genclerbirligi

Sweetly struck right-foot volley from 20 yards, following a Fenerbahce corner.

Heverton, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma v Nagoya Grampus Eight

Two overhead kicks; the first by Everton Santos sets up the second, which is finished by Heverton.

Oscar De Marcos, Athletic Bilbao v Manchester United

A distinct hint of offside, maybe, but a finely worked team goal, notable for the flicked assist by Anders Herrera.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona v Sevilla

Plays a one-two before nut-megging the last defender and chipping the ball over the advancing goalkeeper.

Peter Crouch, Stoke City v Manchester City

A good first touch is followed up with a spectacular volley on the turn.

7 Thamsanqa Sangweni, AmaZulu v Witbank Spurs

A stunning volley of Crouchesque proportions from AmaZulu’s Thamsanqa Sangweni.

Sebastian Coates, Liverpool v QPR

Stunning acrobatic volley from the Uruguayan defender.


9 Marko Vucinic, Juventus v Milan

The Montenegrin appeared almost nonchalant as he collected the ball from outside the penalty area. There was nothing casual about his finish though.

10 Manuel Fernandes, Besiktas v Manisaspor

Dribbles past three defenders before unleashing a thunderous strike.

11 Santi Cazorla, Malaga v Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s 11-game winning run came to an end courtesy of a stunning fee-kick by Malaga’s Santi Cazorla which earned the visitors a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.

11 Zoran Tosic, CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid

Tosic belted home an unstoppable shot from outside the area.