It’s been a busy day here at Proven Quality towers, but it’s Monday and Monday means Goals of the Week. We don’t want to let our loyal reader down so here’s a very quick Goals of the Week[end] for you.
Chelsea were 2-0 down at Old Trafford when interim manager Rafa Benitez took the step, derided by the visiting Chelsea fans at the time of bringing off Lampard and Moses for Hazard and Mikel. The substitutions worked however, and Hazard scored this beauty before Ramires levelled the scores, meaning Chelsea will get another shot at Manchester United in a replay at Stamford Bridge.
He might be a horrible racist, but former Newcastle, Inter and Atletico Madrid midfielder Emre finished off his run past two Bursaspor opponents with a clinical finish as he equalised for Fenerbahçe in a match they went on to win 4-1.
Internacional forward Leandro Damião helped his team to a 5-0 victory over Sao Luiz in the Brazilian Piratini Cup.
Major League Soccer is fast becoming a Goals of the Week writers favourite thanks to many teams lapse marking and a loose adoption of the science of tactics and pressing. Usual suspect Daigo Kobayashi scored his first MLS goal in Vancouver Whitecaps’ 2-1 victory over Columbus Crew.
Messi came off the bench to seal a 2-0 La Liga victory for Barcelona over Deportivo de La Coruña with this wonderful run and chipped finish. With his goal, Messi set a new record for scoring in 17 consecutive matches. Lionel, help yourself to this week’s Goal of the Week record as well mate.