Goals of the week[end] 11th February 2013

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Here at Proven Quality you should know that we love ourselves a tactical stalemate as much as the next masochistic football addict but, if we’re honest, nothing gets us excited quite like a thunderbolt strike or well worked team goal. That’s why we’ve decided to start this series* of posts featuring the results of our tireless scouring of the web for great goals from around the world.

As videos often get taken down from the video sharing sites, we have downloaded some of the videos and created animated GIFs out of them. This means that if you are reading this on a mobile connection you might want to hit ‘back’ sharpish as the GIFs are massive. Alright, let’s get started…

Lucas Pratto

Delightfully named Lucas Pratto, on loan at Velez from Genoa scored this stunning strike to give Velez Sarsfield the win away at Argentinos Juniors.

Lucas Pratto goal versus Argentinos

Bryan Prunty

Dunbarton’s Bryan Prunty looks like he can’t quite believe that this overhead came off, helping his side to a 3-2 win away at Livingston in the Scottish First Division.

Diego Forlán

Ex Manchester United, Villareal and Atlético de Madrid striker and all-time top-scorer for Uruguay Diego Forlán has been plying his trade for Brazilian side Internacional since last summer and has managed 8 goals in 19 appearances for Dunga’s side so far. He scored this wonderfully cheeky lobbed finish in Internacional’s 3-0 victory over Pelotas this weekend.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, no stranger to great goals, scored this belter of a left-footed strike on his way to notching up a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Sevilla. Ronaldo’s 3rd goal is also definitely worth a look.

Christiano Ronaldo's first goal of a hat-trick against Sevilla

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale put in another imperious performance for Tottenham, scoring both of Spurs’ goals in their 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, the first, this impeccably placed free-kick.

Gareth Bale's free-kick against Newcastle

Duncan Watmore

Who’d have thought you would find a goal like this in the Conference North league? Altrincham’s Duncan Watmore went on this wonderful solo run to score the winning goal for Altrincham in their 2-1 win over Corby.

Duncan Watmore scores against Corby

Sunday Mba

Sunday Mba, presumably named with incredible foresight for the day he would score the winning goal against Burkina Faso and win Nigeria their third African Cup of Nations latched on to the rebound from a blocked Victor Moses shot and the rest, as they say, is history.

Sunday Mba's winning goal for Nigeria against Burkina Faso

Well that’s it for our goals roundup, let us know in the comments which was your favourite and don’t forget to follow us on twitter and like us on facebook and stay tuned for more.
*notice that we don’t specify how regular this series will be as this takes a lot of time and we are, frankly quite lazy.

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Founder of Proven Quality and a network of Football news aggregator sites, John is an Arsenal fan who writes about the mighty Gunners, French football and general football topics.
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