1 Ivan Perisic Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
A left-foot volley from just outside the penalty area after Arsenal fail to clear a free-kick.
2 Xavi Barcelona v Osasuna
An intricate move of more than 12 passes is finished with a delicate lob.
3 Osmar Ferreyra Independiente v Atletico Rafaela
An outrageously high lob from just inside the opposition’s half.
4 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Ajax
Counter-attacking football at it’s best as Real sweep from one end of the field to the other at pace and with precision passing in their Champions League clash.
5 Eren Derdiyok Bayer Leverkusen v Wolfsburg
Controls a pass on the volley as he runs into the penalty area before acrobatically finishing
with his back to goal.
6 Julio Baptista Malaga v Getafe
A bicycle kick from 13 yards that flies into the top corner of the net, giving the opposition goalkeeper no chance.
7 Inigo Martinez Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao
Sociedad’s young centre-back will always remember his first goal as a professional, scoring from inside his own half with a sweetly struck left-footed shot in the Basque derby, against Athletic Bilbao, with an effort so precise and powerful that the slightly advanced opposition goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz had no chance.
Martinez and his team-mates eventually lost 2-1, but at least the 20-year-old had the consolation of his moment of inspiration, a one-off described by former Sociedad midfield star Xabi Alonso as the best finish ever to be seen at the San Sebastian club’s Anoeta stadium.
Alonso should know what he is talking about. After all, he was on target with a similar long-ranger in Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Luton Town back in 2006.
The youngster seems to have a flair for “exploits”. A month ago, in Spain’s under-21 game against Georgia, he somehow scored one of the strangest own goals, as a 30-yard backheel caught keeper David De Gea unaware.