As the season draws to a close, we’re seeing the bar raised in terms of quality by teams at both ends of the division – those chasing the title, as well as those clinging to survival in the league. As always, I’ve got an idea of the top goals I’ve seen, but also need your help. Thanks for the suggestions @Obagoal9 on Twitter, be sure to keep them coming! Now let’s see who meant business this week:
A. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Athletico Madrid – Love him or hate him, you have to admit that this guy is pretty good. With the pressure on at the top of the Liga table, Ronaldo served us up yet another Real Madrid hat-trick, which included two wonder goals, to draw level with Lionel Messi with 41 – yes four, one – goals for the season. Astonishing. (Ray Hudson with some legendary commentary)
B. Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Athletico Madrid – So I usually try not to put more than one goal by the same player in the poll in the same week, but two of these Ronaldo goals were pretty special. The way the ball moves is incredible. Check out the second:
C. Carlos Tevez vs. Norwich – So El Apache is well and truly back, it would seem. The Argentine has been looking good since returning from a 9 month exile, and put some extra shine on things with a fantastic hat-trick in an empthatic 6-1 victory over the tractor boys. Loved the golf swing celebration, as well as the one question MOTM interview. Could Tevez’s refusal to play earlier in the season have cost his side dearly? (Premier League seem to have pulled the goals from YouTube, but check 4:10 on the link underneath)
D. David Beckham vs. Portland Timbers – Golden-Balls shows that he’s still got it with this bending effort for the Galaxy this week. Although appearing a little slow to get to a heavy first touch, the former England captain makes up for it with a sweet bending strike into the postage stamp. Form is temporary…
E. Rory Fallon vs. Hibs – Who says Scottish football can’t serve up a belter from time to time? Unfortunately, this wonder-strike from Fallon wasn’t enough to take Aberdeen back to Hampden Park in a few weeks time for the cup final. Not a bad souvenir for the Don’s man to keep hold of, though.
F. Didier Drogba vs. Tottenham – So I opted for this semi-final strike by Drogba over Frank Lampard’s amazing free-kick, purely because I think it sums up everything about Drogba: pace, strength, direction and power – all of which are displayed in this thunderous opener. This was Drogba’s seventh at Wembley.
So that’s your lot this week. Be sure to vote and comment on who you think should be awarded the best strike of the week, here, Twitter or on Facebook!